MAY 2020 - AUGUST 2020

MONROE, CT — High-tech met high need as local teens began an online, beginner coding camp Monday to inspire the next generation of programmers and raise money for the Monroe Food Pantry... READ MORE

(Alison Cross)

MONROE, CT — Covid-19 may have put beach vacations on hold, but Wolfe Park remains open for residents to soak up summer sun and fun — poolside... READ MORE

MONROE, CT — A local author’s short story won an award from a statewide writing competition for published media. John-Paul Marciano’s “Torn” took home third place in the single-story category of the Connecticut Press Club Communications Contest.

The story follows Gerhard Engel, an officer in Nazi Germany, as he debates reporting a Jewish girl to the Gestapo. Speak up, and the girl goes to a concentration camp. Stay quiet, and Gerhard risks a camp sentence himself... READ MORE

MONROE, CT — The last edition of the Monroe Courier landed on doorsteps and front lawns over a year ago. What endeavors have the editors and reporters undertook since leaving the paper? Where are they now? Well, last week, one former editor self-published a book of poetry.

Kenneth Briodagh, of Orange, released “Stories and Sins” on July 25. The book is the culmination of years of writing... READ MORE