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  1. Newtown's Bolinsky Participates In Autism Awareness Day At State Capitol

    Newtown's Bolinsky Participates In Autism Awareness Day At State Capitol

    NEWTOWN, Conn. -- State Rep. Mitch Bolinsky (R-106) joined his legislative colleagues for a ceremony at the State Capitol recognizing Autism Awareness Day on Wednesday, April 6.“It was wonderful to see so many advocates, families, and legislators gathered in support of those with autism,” said Bolinsky, who represents Newtown. “Keeping this much needed conversation going about services ...

  2. Man Pleads Guilty In Steroid Ring Involving Former Newtown Police Sergeant

    Man Pleads Guilty In Steroid Ring Involving Former Newtown Police Sergeant

    NEWTOWN, Conn. -- Deirdre M. Daly, United States attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that John Koch, 49, of Coventry, pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of conspiracy to distribute anabolic steroids in connection with a steroid ring involving former Newtown Police Sgt. Steven Santucci.According to court documents and statements made in court, a long-term investigation ...

  3. Malloy Names New Leadership Team At Embattled DMV

    Malloy Names New Leadership Team At Embattled DMV

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has announced his selection of a new leadership team to operate the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles. Michael R. Bzdyra of Wallingford has been appointed to serve as commissioner of the state agency, and Judeen Wrinn of Middletown has been named deputy commissioner. They will begin their new jobs effective Friday, March 18.“For ...

  4. Bethel's Boucher Argues For Small Business Retirement Plan Marketplace

    Bethel's Boucher Argues For Small Business Retirement Plan Marketplace

    FAIRFIED COUNTY, Conn. -- State Sens. Toni Boucher (R-26) and L. Scott Frantz (R-36) unveiled a proposal to help Connecticut families save for retirement by making private sector retirement savings plans more accessible to small businesses. The proposal calls for a marketplace set up by the state to promote low-cost, high-quality plans offered by the private sector. The plan, which ...

  5. Norwalk Economic Development Director Gained Experience In Newtown

    Norwalk Economic Development Director Gained Experience In Newtown

    NORWALK, Conn. -- As economic development director for the City of Norwalk, Elizabeth Stocker handles a host of responsibilities to help the city’s business community succeed.Stocker said her role is threefold: to help bring businesses into the community, retain them and help them expand.Interfacing with area businesses, providing resources for startup companies and working with the ...

  6. Rep. Bolinsky To Meet With Constituents In Newtown

    Rep. Bolinsky To Meet With Constituents In Newtown

    NEWTOWN, Conn. -- State Representative Mitch Bolinsky (R-106) will meet with constituents in Newtown on Wednesday, March 16, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main St. Newtown residents are welcome to join Bolinsky to discuss the 2016 legislative session, which began on Feb. 3, or any other concerns that they may have with regard to state government. For questions ...

  7. WCSU President To Speak At Newtown Chamber of Commerce

    WCSU President To Speak At Newtown Chamber of Commerce

    NEWTOWN, Conn. -- The Newtown Chamber of Commerce will hold its next monthly breakfast meeting on Wednesday, March 9, from 8 to 9 a.m. at Sal e Pepe Contemporary Italian Bistro, 97 S. Main St.The event will feature John B. Clark, president of Western Connecticut State University. The meeting is free and open to the public.

  8. C.H. Booth Library In Newtown Seeking Feedback In Community Survey

    C.H. Booth Library In Newtown Seeking Feedback In Community Survey

    NEWTOWN, Conn. -- The Cyrenius H. Booth Library, 25 Main St., is seeking the community’s participation in a survey that will help structure the library’s priorities for the next three years. The survey takes between 10 and 15 minutes to complete. All responses will be kept anonymous. Participants are asked to bring their paper copies to the second floor of the library by Friday, Feb. ...

  9. Connecticut Officials Advise Pregnant Women To Avoid Zika Virus Regions

    Connecticut Officials Advise Pregnant Women To Avoid Zika Virus Regions

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- State health officials continue to monitor for the Zika virus and alert the public of the potential to contract the virus while traveling abroad. Pregnant women especially are being advised to postpone travel to affected areas.“Until more is known, and out of an abundance of caution, pregnant women in any trimester should consider postponing travel to the ...

  10. Newtown Celebrity Chef To Host Dinner At Edmond Town Hall

    Newtown Celebrity Chef To Host Dinner At Edmond Town Hall

    NEWTOWN, Conn. -- Newtown resident Chef Plum will host his inaugural “Winter Warms the Soul” dinner on Saturday, Jan. 30, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main St. The event will feature Plum’s versions of several traditional New England dishes. The menu is slated to include New England clam chowder, Welsh rarebit and Boston cream pie.Tickets for the dinner, which is open to ...

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