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MONROE, CT — Monroe’s new first selectman, Terry Rooney, will be among the town’s municipal candidates to be sworn in at an inauguration ceremony in the Council Chambers of Monroe Town Hall this Monday at 7 p.m. Rooney will fill…

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Small Business Saturday is this weekend

MONROE, CT — Residents shopping for a clothes and accessories, a bottle of wine, toys for their children and taking their family out to dinner this Saturday have no shortage of options in Monroe. When schools, youth sports organizations and…

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Monroe had five house fires in five weeks

MONROE, CT — Electrical and cooking hazards, improper disposal of fireworks and the build up of lint in a dryer played roles in starting fires in people’s homes over the past few weeks, according to Monroe Fire Chief Kevin Catalano. Volunteer firefighters from the Monroe, Stepney and Stevenson companies responded to five house fires in the last five weeks. “It’s an unusual volume of house fires in a short period of time for the town of Monroe, but each cause was unique,” he said. “We are very fortunate that no one was seriously injured in any of these fires and…

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Families share fond memories with their children at Awesome Toys

Jessica Snyder, of Trumbull, smiled while watching her 20-month-old daughter, Peyton, hold a bouquet of colorful balloons while riding a toy unicorn on the floor of Awesome Toys & Gifts, a new store at 464 Main St. in Monroe, Saturday afternoon. Among the aisles, Riley Rotherham, 4, of Monroe, took a stuffed dog off a display, examined it, held it close to her, looked up at her mother, Kristen, and said, “she’s pretty.” Nick Tarzia, the owner of Awesome Toys, said his store provides memories families can’t experience online. “You go on the computer and you spend time scrolling with…

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