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Savanna Cedrone competes as Masuk’s lone gymnast

Savanna Cedrone is Masuk High’s one and only gymnast. Because she has no Panthers’ teammates to practice and compete with, she works alongside Newtown High gymnasts at Newtown Gymnastics Academy throughout the winter season, which is winding down. Cedrone is…

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Monroe man sustains gunshot wound

MONROE, CT — Monroe police officers were dispatched to Laurel Drive at 9:26 p.m. Tuesday night for a report of a man in his 40’s with a gunshot wound to his upper leg. Police said their initial investigation suggests the…

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Planning & Zoning: How development decisions are made in Monroe

MONROE, CT — Residents often blame Planning and Zoning Commission members for bringing “too many” pizza places and nail salons to town or for approving unpopular housing proposals in residential neighborhoods. But, rather than relying on their own personal preferences, commissioners can only deliberate on the applications before them and are held to strict local, state and federal regulations. Chairman Michael O’Reilly, Planning and Zoning Administrator Kathleen Gallagher and Community and Economic Development Director William Holsworth recently met with The Sun to explain the town’s land use process, so the public has a better understanding of how decisions are made.…

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Bus transportation costs rise by close to $100,000 for Masuk Athletics

MONROE, CT — Masuk High School Principal Steve Swensen recently presented a $880,904 Athletic Department budget with a $124,969 increase for fiscal year 2024-25 to the Board of Education. The bulk of the 16.5 percent hike is $96,196 more for transportation. While All-Star Transportation, the district’s bus company, is fulfilling…

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No one out pizzas Monroe

MONROE, CT — National Pizza Day is this Friday and pizza lovers who want to celebrate don’t have to go far for a slice, whether it’s thin crust or deep dish. Monroe has at least a dozen places to satisfy residents’ cravings. On Thursday afternoon, Andy Vasiliou, owner of Country Pizza & Restaurant, 418 Main St., pulled a large onion pizza out of his oven for a takeout order. “We’re known for our pizza,” Vasiliou said, adding the sausage pizza is Country Pizza’s most popular pie. “It’s homemade. We make our own.” Of the popularity of pizza, he smiled and…

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Masuk girls basketball team looks to rebound in states

MONROE, CT — Two days after closing out the regular season with a 42-34 win over New Fairfield, Masuk High’s girls basketball team lost to them in a rematch to begin the playoffs. No. 6 New Fairfield defeated the No. 3 Panthers 47-29 in the South-West Conference Tournament quarterfinals on Friday night. “Obviously not the outcome we wanted, but we will learn from this loss to get better together,” Masuk Coach Dan Young said. “We will be motivated to come back stronger as a team for the state tournament.” It was a 26-20 New Fairfield lead at the half, but…

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