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Working Families Party endorses Dan Smolnik for 107th District

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 The Connecticut Working Families Party is announcing its nomination of Dan Smolnik, a  Democrat, for state representative in the  in the 107th district, which includes Brookfield and parts of Bethel and Danbury.  Smolnik, a local attorney and member of the local Democratic Party and a former chairman, is challenging veteran Republican incumbent David Scribner for the […] [Read More]
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Adaptive skiers offer “Ski Newtown” event Sept. 21

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  LOF Adaptive Skiers will be hosting “SKI NEWTOWN,” a water sports event for Newtown children ages 7-18 on Sunday Sept. 21 at Eichler’s Cove Marina on Lake Zoar in Newtown from 9:30AM-3:30AM. The event is designed to teach beginners how to waterski or wakeboard and help intermediate skiers/boarders advance to the next level. “We specialize in […] [Read More]
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Hartford arts academy renamed in honor of Sandy Hook victim

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   The Capitol Regional Education Council is taking steps to ensure that love will always win.   In an effort to recognize the caring and compassionate nature of Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting victim Ana Grace Marquez-Greene, one of 20 first-graders killed in the shooting that also killed six educators, CREC will rename the CREC Greater […] [Read More]
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Newtown school district receives $3.1 million federal grant

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Newtown Schools Superintendent Joseph Erardi Jr. In an effort to continue helping Newtown’s students, staff and parents recover from the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre of 26 first-graders and educators on Dec. 14, 2012, the U.S. Department of Education announced Wednesday the district has been awarded another $3.1 million Project SERV (School Emergency Response to Violence) grant. […] [Read More]
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Brookfield meeting on tax incentives postponed

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Brookfield First Selectman Bill Tinsley cancelled a special Board of Selectmen meeting scheduled for 4 p.m. today to consider a tax incentive plan for a Four Corners developer because he does not want to rush the process. Tinsley called the meeting because he wants any proposal that the selectmen decide to go forward to a town […] [Read More]
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A public “splatter” art display to be created at Newtown festival

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NEWTOWN — The challenge is this. Create a ten-foot tall, wood sculpted flower with individual petals to be painted without ever touching the petals. Sound daunting. Well, Newtown artist David Brooker will spend the two days of the festival, Sept. 13 and Sept. 14 on the Fairfield Hills campus on Wasserwan Way showing people how […] [Read More]
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Brookfield launches economic development website

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The Brookfield Economic Development Commission is proud to announce the launch of its new website: www.brookfieldedc.org.  The website will feature news and information of importance to our local businesses.  Website content will also benefit those potential new Brookfield Businesses as they seek to locate in the area.  Obviously, it is our desire that potential investors take […] [Read More]
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Esty spares Brookfield VA nurse’s job

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U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, stepped in to help a Brookfield woman who faced possibie termination from her job as a Veteran’s Hospital nurse pending her efforts to obtain citizenship. Prem Babu, a permanent resident and nurse for six years at the West Haven VA Hospital, received a letter of termination to go into effect on Friday because of […] [Read More]
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New mental health initative launched in Newtown

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  NEWTOWN  – As teachers head back to school this year, the Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation sponsored an eight-hour training in youth mental health first aid, an internationally recognized program in helping those who need assistance get the professional help required. Individuals trained in the model report greater confidence in helping others, greater likelihood of advising people to seek […] [Read More]
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No firm answers yet in fatal Brookfield crash

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Brookfield Police Major Jay Purcell said Tuesday afternoon that the investigation into the cause of the collision on Candlewood Lake Road that killed one 19-year-old driver, and injured a second, 16-year-old driver, is continuing as the department awaits final words from the medical examiner’s office. But Purcell stated that no charges are expected to be […] [Read More]
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