Community News: 574 Wines donates $1,000 to Special Olympics CT

Monroe police officers received a $1,000 donation for Special Olympics CT from 574 Wines, 574 Monroe Turnpike, which donated the money from a portion of its proceeds from March 6. Store manager Ty Nicholson recently presented the check to officers.

Candidates on local FM radio

MONROE, CT — Monroe and Newtown voters will have the opportunity to listen to the candidates vying for the open 112th Assembly District seat of the Connecticut House of Representatives.

John Babina, of Monroe, co-founder of WMNR Fine Arts Radio, will record separate interviews with all three candidates running in the Special Election, to be held Tuesday, April 13, 2021.

The pre-recorded interviews with Republican Tony Scott, Democrat Nick Kapoor and Independent William Furrier will air on WMNR Sunday, April 11 at 6 p.m. Each candidate will be given 20 minutes.

Voters can tune in to 88.1FM or stream the program via wmnr.org/listen. WMNR is primarily a classical music radio station, which has operated in Monroe for nearly 40 years. To learn more visit wmnr.org.

Teacup Bird Feeders, Gardens

The Monroe Women’s Club is selling Teacup Bird Feeders and Teacup Gardens for a fundraiser. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Monroe EMS.

MONROE, CT — Townspeople shopping for gifts for Easter and Mother’s Day may want to consider the Monroe Women’s Club’s teacup creations.

The club, whose members are dedicated to community service, is selling $15 Teacup Bird Feeders and $20 Teacup Gardens. A portion of the proceeds from fundraiser will benefit the Monroe Volunteer Emergency Medical Service.

The one-of-a-kind gifts are made from vintage/recycled teacups and saucers, coming in a variety of different styles, patterns and colors. The Teacup Bird Feeder includes five ounces of wild birdseed.

To order, fill out the form, make out a check payable to Monroe Women’s Club, and mail it to Monroe Women’s Club c/o Veronica Condon, 9 Stable Ridge Road, Monroe, 06468.

Delivery to Monroe homes is free. Pickups must be arranged for out-of-town orders. The fundraiser runs from March 14 to May 31. For information, call 203-331-6662 or send an email to [email protected].

Voting info for 112th District’s Special Election

Voters will go to the polls to cast their ballots for the open 112th District seat in the Connecticut Assembly on Tuesday, April 13.

The candidates include Anthony “Tony” Scott of Monroe, a Republican; Nick Kapoor of Monroe, a Democrat; and Independent Party candidate William “Bill” Furrier of Newtown.

All four regular polling places will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

  • District 1: Fawn Hollow Elementary School, 345 Fan Hill Road
  • District 2: Stepney Elementary School, 180 Old Newtown Road
  • District 3: Monroe Elementary School, 375 Monroe Turnpike
  • District 4: Masuk High School, 1014 Monroe Turnpike

Monroe’s Safe Polls Plan requires masks for all voters and workers and six foot social distancing will be practiced. Residents may also bring their own black or blue ballpoint pen to use for voting.

Click here to confirm your voter registration status and location of your polling place.

For new voters, the online, mail-in and in-person voter registration deadline is Tuesday, April 6, 2021. If you have a valid Connecticut driver’s license, learner’s permit or non-driver photo ID card issued by the Connecticut DMV, the easiest and quickest way to register to vote is online. Click here to register online.

You may also print a mail-in registration form from the Registrars of Voters website. Mail-in registration applications must be postmarked by Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Call the Registrars of Voters Office at 203-452-2820 to schedule in-person registration.

Those whose rights to age, citizenship or residence mature after April 6 may apply in person on a daily basis until Monday, April 12, 2021. Call the Registrars of Voters Office at 203-452-2820 to schedule in-person registration.

Town registrars will also hold a limited registration session in their office at Monroe Town Hall on Monday, April 12, from 9 a.m. to noon. There will be no Election Day Registration held for this election.

Due to COVID-19, all eligible voters will have the choice to either vote in person or via absentee ballot for this election. Absentee ballots are now available. Click here to visit the Town Clerk’s webpage for information on applying for an absentee ballot and voting by absentee ballot.

CFJ’s Virtual Jubilee this Friday

BRIDGEPORT, C T — The Center for Family Justice will celebrate its 125th anniversary as a nonprofit during its Virtual Jubilee Gala this Friday, March 26, honoring the many volunteer leaders who have helped advance its mission of supporting survivors of domestic and sexual violence in six local communities, including Monroe.

The event will being at 7 p.m. and the evening’s program will honor 28 of the nonprofit’s past and present Board Chairs, who have led the agency through a period of significant transformation and growth.

Tickets for the virtual gala are $50 each and or can be purchased in groups three for $125. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. To purchase tickets, visit CFJ’s web site CenterforFamilyJustice.org or call CFJ’s Development Team at 203-334-6154.

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