News Nearby: 600 Plus Turkeys Donated, Pigs on the Loose & Full-Day K

See what's happening in neighboring Patch towns today.


Bethel Middle School Principal Kevin Smith has been selected as Gary Chesley's successor as Bethel Public Schools superintendent.


The Board of Education voted 4-3 in favor of mandated full-day Kindergarten for all Brookfield pupils. .


Stew Leonard's grocery store donated more than 600 turkeys to non profits and churches Thursday, helping provide what will become meals in Danbury, Ridgefield, Bethel, New Milford, Brewster, NY, Southbury, Norwalk, New Haven and Stamford.


In a wild story, a traffic hazard was reported at the junction of Wheeler and Old Coach Roads. Four pink pigs with curly tails were on the move. .


A suspect accused of illegally using his company credit card to purchase thousands of dollars in gas gave a little extra information in his interview with police, information that, according to the suspect’s warrant, has to do with a $40,000 robbery last year. .


In exciting sports news for a relatively new high school football program, Oxford High School will have its pigskin game this week featured on NBC as its game of the week. .


The town of Southbury might pick up people's storm-related debris after several residents complained. .


Producers for a nationally-televised TV program were in Woodbury recently to visit . The shop's pewter candlesticks were featured Thursday night on the Discovery Channel/Science Channel's show How It's Made.

Drew Turkenkopf November 19, 2011 at 11:43 AM
Wow, just think of how many more hungry families would be helped if instead of the turkeys being donated, said turkeys were spared (or i guess never produced for the purpose of being killed) and the resources (grain, water) were used to help poor families, about 13x more families could be helped. (plus no needless turkey slaughter.) This would help feed more than 8000 families. Wouldn't that be a much and helpful use of resources?
Steven DeVaux November 19, 2011 at 12:21 PM
Nah. Brookfield should allow a wild turkey hunt so like with the deer and woodpeckers we can solve the food shortage problem for families in distress. Have you seen all the donations the last two weeks at the Wooster Mtn. range? Hunters are donating five times what other are. Kudo's to all the hunters! Solving overcrowding and food shortages all at the same time while enjoying their constitutional right to keep and bear arms. God bless. Besides Brookfield is still not helping it's families at this time of thanksgiving anywhere near any of the neighboring towns like Bethel, New Milford, New Fairfield, Newtown or Danbury. Opinions don't produce what actions do. That's the difference between Brookfield and the rest of the surrounding towns.
Steven DeVaux November 19, 2011 at 01:36 PM
Susan, Thank you for that offer. I think giving, without the knowledge of who is recieving is the true act of giving and I practice that. Hunger is something year round, not just a feel good for the holidays. Regular donations through programs such as the Salvation Army in which 100% of the donations wind up in the hands of those in need anonymously are my choice. No politics whatsoever.
Steven DeVaux November 19, 2011 at 02:01 PM
Susan, Stew's gave away 1,929 turkeys to people in towns they didn't do business in nor derive any benefit from. That, in my opinion, is giving. I don't believe that being provincial, politicizing things for people that are hurting, is any community I would endorse, especially when town hall is handling the funding. That's the very definition of political.
Steven DeVaux November 19, 2011 at 03:16 PM
Susan, I help people regardless of where they are domiciled or what their political affiliations are. It's about helping people with no strings attached.


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