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Torri Park May 20, 2014 at 09:04 am
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Gary Jeanfaivre May 20, 2014 at 10:36 am
Thank you to everyone who voted in the contest! We've announced the winners:Read More http://darien.patch.com/groups/volunteering/p/congratulations-community-service-high-school-essay-contest-winners_7dbe5c61
Tom Gibney May 21, 2014 at 09:14 pm
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Kim April 24, 2014 at 09:09 am
How do you get someone to come and do volunteer yard work? My mom keeps talking about having someoneRead More come and do her yard work as my dad can't and it is very hard for her as well.
Gary Jeanfaivre April 24, 2014 at 09:21 am
Hi, Kim -- I'd be happy to put a call out for volunteers on our Facebook page, just give me an emailRead More address that I can include for people to reach out.
A screenshot of the Newtown High School Facebook page.
Bruce Walczak TheNewtownRooster.com March 18, 2014 at 08:53 am
What a great example. I hope the BOE members read this, as we not allowed to mention Sonya's name toRead More ther Board at their meetings, no names are allowed.
Anna Wiedemann March 18, 2014 at 10:14 am
Our youth are amazing. Way to go Sonya!
Sam Mihailoff. Credit: Gary Jeanfaivre
Richard Hooker July 23, 2013 at 04:38 pm
the title of “the trouble maker.”? I can think of PLENTY of other titles I can think of,Read More and will not post here due to the explicit language
Sam Mihailoff July 24, 2013 at 10:33 am
one last time with feeling... EXIT 11 COMMUTER LOT SATURDAY JULY 27th 10:00 AM - NOON
Jack H July 24, 2013 at 12:45 pm
“granite benches…to adorn a garden at a to-be-built memorial in town” And if theRead More yet-to-be-decided-on memorial doesn’t include benches – then what? (…just curious)
Donna Monteleone Randle May 25, 2013 at 08:04 pm
Thanks for a great article, Davis!
Davis Dunavin May 26, 2013 at 12:19 pm
Thanks Donna, but I can't take credit for this one -- that belongs to my colleague Gary Jeanfaivre.Read More I'll pass on the good words!
Glenn July 18, 2012 at 01:26 pm
Point of the article is Local guy does good, makes sacrifices for the betterment of humanity... TheRead More end. If you think patch needs to be an accurate source for personal water consumption, you are the one "way off base"
DAY July 18, 2012 at 03:55 pm
Unfortunately, the article is another example of this Patch reporter's political activism. SheRead More really should have a disclaimer in every story she writes. Expect many more stories along these lines, and expect to be accused of being a Neanderthal when you question them. It is all good and well - pun intended - that the subject of the story and DIGDEEP have undertaken the noble endeavor of helping people gain access to water in underdeveloped countries. However, how they carry out their agenda here in the U.S. should be closely monitored; they are marching under the banner of “human rights” (see their website), and in the lexicon of today’s progressives, human rights is code for collectivism – as in, you will no longer own that pond or lake you thought was part of your property. I don’t know if this is the case with the group at hand, but many similar organizations often have non-profit status and easily gain legal standing in courts to block people from conducting activities on their private property.
JED July 20, 2012 at 12:49 am
I don't think the focus of this article should be on how many gallons of water to flush, brush yourRead More teeth etc. It SHOULD be on the 54,000 Americans that do not have access to water! Don't you find this to be a total disgrace?
Nurseninja July 9, 2012 at 02:14 pm
Good Job Newtown! This is how it looks when we work together.
Roseanne Loring July 9, 2012 at 06:28 pm
It is SO very nice to read a story with such a wonderful ending. Thank you, Virginia and theRead More members of your tireless group!!
Kay Mc July 10, 2012 at 02:44 pm
Congratulations to the people of Newtown for a job well done. You can be an example to the rest ofRead More our state, especially in our town of Hamden. We still don't have an animal shelter, even after working for it since 2006. It is so discouraging, but you give us hope that it's possible. Thank you for that.
Daniel Patti July 3, 2012 at 12:33 pm
Lois you are a wonderful person for doing this.
Lois Imbriano Barber July 4, 2012 at 01:21 am
Thank you Daniel so much for those kind words but it is actually I, who feels honored to be part ofRead More giving these young men their homes. Hope you have a wonderful 4th of July!
Sam Mihailoff June 12, 2012 at 04:13 am
No I am not perfect, but do know the location of each fire department and their respctive names re:Read More Ms. Bachman; we are not talking about an individual who lives on the other side of the country and screws up, although one might hope basic American History would be known...Thankfully she is OUT of the national political picture. However, if the Boston Patch made the same gaff, it might be time to have a little heart to heart with the editor.
Lois Imbriano Barber July 4, 2012 at 01:27 am
That's OK Christine. As Shakespeare said, "Sandy Hook, by any other name would smell asRead More sweet."
Lois Imbriano Barber July 4, 2012 at 01:33 am
Thank you so much Rick for voting for a Beautiful Baby or two. Can I count on you for a candidateRead More next year? LOL
Kathy Howell May 25, 2012 at 12:53 am
Good Job Girls!!! What a WONDERFUL Project!!! ... :) ... <3 Kathy <3
irene May 25, 2012 at 05:35 am
good job girls
Mary Ann May 25, 2012 at 11:45 am
They may try to get fleece also. I am a shelter volunteer and laundry "washer", andRead More fleece is SO much less bulky to wash and especially DRY. Fleece blankets can be cut to smaller pieces. Some people may wish to try to get the fleece "ends" from a fabric store for free.
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