Parent Connection receives $10,000 AT&T Grant

By Shannon HicksNewtown Bee, November 6, 2018 The announcement of the grant was made on October 16 by NPC Founder Dorrie Carolan; Harry Carey, director of external affairs, AT&T; Newtown First Selectman Daniel Rosenthal, and State Senator Tony Hwang. The four sat down at NPC’s headquarters to discuss the grant early that Tuesday afternoon, having just returned from Fairfield, where …

Opioid Public Forum Held At Edmond Town Hall

Alissa Silber Newtown Bee, October 7, 2016 The Newtown Prevention Council conducted a community forum about Connecticut’s opioid crisis on Wednesday, October 5, at the Edmond Town Hall. The meeting gave the public the opportunity to openly discuss their questions and concerns while talking with a panel of experts in the field, including addiction specialists, law enforcement, those in health …

Fairfield Hills duplex has new life with nonprofit

NEWTOWN — All the noise this summer at the town’s Fairfield Hills campus has been coming from the demolition of the 225,000-square-foot Canaan House – one of the huge abandoned red brick buildings left from the former state psychiatric hospital that Newtown took over a decade ago. But on Monday night, Newtown VIPs and friends of a home-grown nonprofit assembled …

More on New Building

Former State Hospital Staff Housing Renovated For Parent Connection June 3, 2016 Newtown Bee / Kendra Bobowick The smell of fresh earth-toned paint filled rooms at the duplex building at 63 Washington Square in Fairfield Hills. Ross Carley and several other Fairfield Hills Authority members, along with First Selectman Pat Llodra, Land Use Director George Benson and interested resident Richmond …

Parent Connection Lease Of Duplexes Moves Closer To Approval

Newtown Bee November 1, 2013 Kendra Bobowick “It’s a good lease,” said Fairfield Hills Authority member Ross Carley, regarding an agreement now being finalized between Newtown Parent Connection (NPC) and the town. Its terms have been approved by the Fairfield Hills Authority, but the lease is still in draft format, said Director of Economic and Community Development Elizabeth Stocker. The …

BOS Approves Grant To Repurpose FFH Duplex for NPC

Newtown Bee October 24, 2013 John Voket “We’re off and running!” That was the closing comment from First Selectman Pat Llodra after the Board of Selectmen unanimously approved a $500,000 funding resolution, that upon final acceptance, will activate grant funding to re-purpose a vacant duplex at Fairfield Hills for the Newtown Parent Connection. Now in its 20th year of service, …

Parent Connection eager to expand

Newstimes 9-20-2013 NEWTOWN Dorrie Carolan and Donna DeLuca are two mothers who have been sorely affected by drug use. Carolan’s eldest son, Brian, 28, died in 1999 of a prescription drug overdose after a decade of treatment and struggle with addiction. DeLuca’s son, Christian, now 31, was spared death, but “was notorious” in the community during his decade-long battle with a heroin addiction, …

6/18/13 Soccer Revolution Benefit

The Newtown Parent Connection, Inc. (NPC) will hold a special soccer doubleheader fundraiser, Soccer Revolution, at Veterans Memorial Stadium in New Britain, on Tuesday, June 18. The doubleheader of soccer action features the New England Revolution of Major League Soccer against Real Boston Rams of the United Soccer League’s Professional Development League in the first match. In the second game, …

Soccer Revolution fundraiser

Revolution and New York Cosmos (NASL) join Real Boston Rams (USL PDL) for benefit on June 18 NEWTOWN, Conn. – The Newtown Parent Connection, Inc. (NPC) is proud to announce a very special soccer doubleheader fundraiser, Soccer Revolution, at Veterans Memorial Stadium in New Britain, Conn., on Tuesday, June 18. The special doubleheader of soccer action features the New England …

Reaching Out To Help Parents And Youth Fight Addiction

Commentary Printed in Newtown Bee Donna DeLuca 10/2/2009 September was “Recovery Month.” Approximately 150 families have sought solace in the weekly Hope & Support Group sponsored by the Newtown Parent Connection Inc. Our kids are afflicted with the insidious disease of addiction; some fighting for their lives. We, their parents, fight for their lives as well — and for ours. …

Newtown Assesses Drug Problem

Newtown Assesses Drug Problem By Melissa Bruen STAFF WRITER New Times  11/16/2008 06:43:02 PM EST   NEWTOWN — Dana Schubert, resource officer at Newtown High School, said there is a drug problem in town, not just in the school system. He was speaking Thursday night at the “Local Trends in Substance Use and Abuse” forum sponsored by the Newtown Parent …

Dare To Discuss Drugs Forum Revealed Local Trends

Newtown Bee Paul Lundquist, president of the Harrison Group, a strategic marketing and research firm approached town leaders with the offer to initiate a survey and clarify residents’ opinions regarding Fairfield Hills. That was the plan.As with many plans, it graduated to topics such as residential development, traffic issues, schools’ infrastructure, tax levels, even Lyme disease. Of paramount importance was …

Parent Connection Forum Will Address ‘Urgent’ Survey Concerns

Newtown Bee The talk will be facilitated by substance abuse expert Elizabeth Driscoll-Jorgensen, and feature panelists from all factions of the community. Participants will hear the most recent information regarding the reality of alcohol and drug use among the youth in Newtown and surrounding areas.The panelists will speak candidly about the current issues from their personal and professional perspectives. Participants …

Gore Arrest Prompts Parent Connection Warning

Newtown Bee By John VoketIf it can happen to the son of a former Vice President, twice, it can happen to you. That is the message the two co-founders of the Newtown Parent Connection want to drive home following the high profile arrest of Al Gore, III, last week, on the second incident of drug possession since 2003. But unlike …

The Bully, The Bystander And The Witness – All Are At Risk

Newtown Bee by Kendra Bobowick“You’re going to pay for this. Nothing goes on in this house without me saying it does.”“How could you do this to me?”The familiar hand-me-down parenting phrases had many in the audience nodding in recognition Tuesday evening during Reed Intermediate School Assistant Principal Anthony Salvatore’s presentation “Parenting The Bully, The Bullied, The Bystander, Or The Witness: …

Celebrity Cyber-Lawyer: Dangers Of Web Socializing Abound

Newtown Bee By John Voket There is probably no better way for a student to learn about Australia than to hook up with a fellow student from Down Under to get the information first-hand through an Internet-based social networking site. But internationally known cyber-safety expert Parry Aftab warned parents and educators Tuesday, that “online, a 47-year-old [child molester] looks just …

Parents Hear The Reality Of Inhalant Abuse

Newtown Bee By Nancy K. Crevier Describing Isabel Burk as “a gift to Newtown,” Alice Jackson, assistant superintendent of schools, introduced the nationally known expert on health, prevention, and educational issues to a group of more than 75 adults at Reed Intermediate School Wednesday evening, February 8. Ms Burk’s forum, “Protecting Your Children in the Vulnerable Years: The Invisible Threat …