Newtown Savings Bank donates $5,000 to The Kennedy Center

For several decades, Newtown Savings Bank has supported individuals with disabilities served by The Kennedy Center. Most recently, the bank donated $5,000 to this major rehabilitation agency for the purchase of equipment for their businesses which will create new employment opportunities for the individuals they serve. The Kennedy Center operates six businesses including Kennedy Employment Services, Cutting Edge Lawn Service/Landscaping, … read more

‘Newsies’ opens tonight: Menken shares love of song with cast

From the time he was the same age as the youngsters in “Newsies,” Alan Menken wanted to be a composer. The acclaimed composer who wrote its score visited Masuk on Thursday, July 26, to talk with the cast, crew and people from Newtown’s NewArts Foundation. “Newsies” debuts Friday, Aug. 3, at Masuk High, and the foundation is mounting this production … read more

Holiday fair to aid local teen’s quest for service dog

People can get their holiday shopping done, all while helping one Monroe teenager get closer to getting a life-saving diabetic alert dog. Kimberly’s Diabetic Alert Dog Campaign holiday vendor fair — with all proceeds going directly to the non-profit organization Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers (SDWR) — will be held Saturday, Dec. 9, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the … read more

Dog-killing disease makes comeback in Connecticut

Animal Control Officer Kelly Fitch urges people to vaccinate their pets for leptospirosis, a dog-killing disease. — Susan Hunter archive photo

A disease that used to be prevented as part of routine dog vaccines but went dormant made a comeback and recently infected dogs in Easton and Monroe. Easton Animal Control Officer Kelly Fitch is advising all dog owners to get their pets vaccinated for leptospirosis, also known as lepto. “A 2-year-old dog passed away from lepto lost last week,” Fitch … read more

Eversource to conduct area aerial inspections this week

Beginning this week, Eversource will be conducting aerial inspections of high-voltage electrical equipment on rights-of-way throughout Connecticut. This semiannual inspection is an important part of the company’s ongoing commitment to providing reliable electric service.  The work involves the use of a helicopter equipped with heat-sensing, infrared scanning technology which can detect potential equipment issues before they occur. “Over a million … read more

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