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  • Tales From Fairfield Hills: Down On The Farm

    NANCY CREVIER
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    August 31, 2012, Friday

    Tales From Fairfield Hills: Down On The FarmBy Nancy K. CrevierIn every city there are residents who are troublesome, and residents who are upstanding. And that is no different when that “city” is a psychiatric institution, said Harland “Pete” Zeno, who worked on the farm and grounds of Fa...Read Full Article

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    NANCY CREVIER
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    August 31, 2012, Friday
  • Francis Forno Named River Glen Medical Director

    JOHN VOKET
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    August 31, 2012, Friday

    Francis Forno Named River Glen Medical DirectorSOUTHBURY — River Glen Health Care Center of Southbury recently announced that Dr Francis J. Forno was named the facility’s new medical director.One of the few physicians in the greater Danbury area that practices family medicine, Dr Forno also ha...Read Full Article

  • Theater Review—

    SHANNON HICKS
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    August 31, 2012, Friday

    Theater Review— Chemistry Among A Trio Gives ‘Tryst’ A Polished Presentation In Hartford                 By Julie Stern HARTFORD — Maybe it is just the flattering sense of being selected as a confidante, but it is hard to hate a villain who confides so honestly to you about...Read Full Article

  • Medicare Savings Program Can Provide Extra Cash

    JOHN VOKET
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    August 31, 2012, Friday

    Medicare Savings Program Can Provide Extra CashWATERBURY — Eligible Medicare recipients with an individual income of $2,309 per month ($27,708 yearly), or a couple earning $3,127 monthly ($37,524 yearly) may be entitled to an extra $99.90 per month. The Medicare Savings Program is one of the few...Read Full Article

  • Fall Programs For Babies And Toddlers

    NANCY CREVIER
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    August 31, 2012, Friday

    Fall Programs For Babies And Toddlers SOUTHBURY — Registration is now being accepted for early childhood programs sponsored by The Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut, 444 Main Street North....Read Full Article

  • To The Class Of 2016: Advice For The First Year of College

    ELIZA HALLABECK
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    August 31, 2012, Friday

    To The Class Of 2016: Advice For The First Year of CollegeBy Steve Bonanno & Sarah Scinto Newtown High School’s Class of 2012 will take on a new title this fall: The Class of 2016 — at colleges and universities around the country. Moving on from high school to college can seem like a huge...Read Full Article

  • NBLA Reminds Riders Of Trail Etiquette

    ANDY HUTCHISON
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    August 31, 2012, Friday

    NBLA Reminds Riders Of Trail EtiquetteThe Newtown Bridle Lands Association reminds horseback riders of the following rules of the trails:1. The trail does not belong to you. You are a guest on the trail (even at a race), just like everyone else. Treat all those you meet as guests and remember to b...Read Full Article

  • How do you pamper yourself?

    ELIZA HALLABECK
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    August 31, 2012, Friday

    How do you pamper yourself?Lisa Ferrari: I read a ton of books.Dean Johnson: I play videogames.Emma Early: I get my nails done. Amarina Beard-Galati: I go to the creamery. Greg Pierce: I take long rides on my Harley. Skyler Bast: I read Thomas Hobbes, the philosopher....Read Full Article

  • Occupation: I’m a jack of all trades. Right now, I’m a “camp counselor” for my kids, taking them crawdad hunting, fishing, swimming, all that summer stuff. During the school year, I volunteer at the schools a lot. I have an adjunct lecturer p

    NANCY CREVIER
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    August 31, 2012, Friday

    Occupation: I’m a jack of all trades. Right now, I’m a “camp counselor” for my kids, taking them crawdad hunting, fishing, swimming, all that summer stuff. During the school year, I volunteer at the schools a lot. I have an adjunct lecturer position at Brown University, teaching environmen...Read Full Article

  • Free National Preparedness Month Webinars Announced

    JOHN VOKET
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    August 31, 2012, Friday

    Free National Preparedness Month Webinars AnnouncedWASHINGTON, D.C. — This summer millions of business across the country were forced to close their doors in the aftermath of power outages, approaching wildfires, and flooding caused by tropical storms. Business interruptions, even lasting just a...Read Full Article

  • Employment Index Shows Declines For State, Region, Nation

    JOHN VOKET
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    August 31, 2012, Friday

    Employment Index Shows Declines For State, Region, NationHARTFORD — The July 2012 Monster Employment Index (MEI), analyzed by the Connecticut Economic Resource Center, Inc (CERC), shows Connecticut has stepped back down from the increase seen last month. This decline was also seen for the New En...Read Full Article

  • Tribute To Leonard Cohen, Phil Ochs At Love & Knishes

    JOHN VOKET
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    August 31, 2012, Friday

    Tribute To Leonard Cohen, Phil Ochs At Love & KnishesSOUTHBURY — Diverse musical programs will wrap up the summer season and delight guests during upcoming Love & Knishes Lunch programs. Adults from many neighboring towns will enjoy good cheer, live music, and delicious food catered by C...Read Full Article

  • Victims Calling Domestic Violence Hotline Report Emotional, Verbal, Physical Abuse

    JOHN VOKET
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    August 31, 2012, Friday

    Victims Calling Domestic Violence Hotline Report Emotional, Verbal, Physical AbuseHARTFORD — A vast majority of Connecticut domestic violence victims reaching out for help thus far this year through the National Domestic Violence Hotline are reporting emotional, verbal, and physical violence. Ad...Read Full Article

  • Waldorf School Summer Camp Culminates With Harvest Feast

    ELIZA HALLABECK
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    August 31, 2012, Friday

    Waldorf School Summer Camp Culminates With Harvest FeastBy Eliza HallabeckFor Housatonic Valley Waldorf School camp students, some of what they learned this summer was on display for parents and family members on Friday, August 17, when a culminating harvest feast was held.Camp Director Carrie Rei...Read Full Article

  • Newtown resident Shannon Seaman graduated magna cum laude from Roger Williams University, Bristol, R.I., in May with a bachelor of fine arts degree in creative writing with a minor in history.

    ELIZA HALLABECK
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    August 31, 2012, Friday

    Newtown resident Shannon Seaman graduated magna cum laude from Roger Williams University, Bristol, R.I., in May with a bachelor of fine arts degree in creative writing with a minor in history. Jensine Eckwall, a 2009 Newtown High School graduate, has won the Zankel Scholarship from the Society of...Read Full Article

  • Collin Anthony Viglietta

    NANCY CREVIER
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    August 31, 2012, Friday

    Collin Anthony VigliettaKristine and Christopher Viglietta of Newtown are pleased to announce the birth of a son, Collin Anthony Viglietta, born July 31, in Danbury.Collin weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces at birth and was 19 inches in length.His sister, Gwendolyn, 10, joins her parents in welcoming Coll...Read Full Article

  • A Last Blast Of Summer Fun

    KENDRA BOBOWICK
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    August 31, 2012, Friday

    A Last Blast Of Summer FunWearing sun-kissed cheeks and bathing suits, children filled the Treadwell Park playground and pool last week. Soaking in the last lazy August days of their summer break before the 2012-13 school year began in Newtown on August 28, clusters of friends were playing in the...Read Full Article

  • Gasoline Prices Rise As Fall Election Season Nears

    CURT CLARK
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    August 31, 2012, Friday

    Gasoline Prices Rise As Fall Election Season NearsBy Keith M. Phaneuf©The Connecticut MirrorDemocratic state legislators appeared to be out of luck this summer in their bid to make relief at the gasoline pump a campaign issue. Almost immediately after capping a volatile tax that jacks up gasoline...Read Full Article

  • Newtown Support Groups

    NANCY CREVIER
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    August 31, 2012, Friday

    Newtown Support GroupsFriday, August 31   AA, Newtown United Methodist Church, 92 Church Hill Road, 8 pm, beginners meeting, open discussion.  Saturday, September 1    Daily Reflections meeting, St Rose School (Monsignor Conroy Room), 46 Church Hill Road, 6:30 to 8 pm.   Sunday, September...Read Full Article