Search Tips

Community Answers maintains 2 online databases; Organizations (information about local, nonprofit agencies, programs and services) and the town Events Calendar.

You can search in 2 ways – text search or by browsing our Organizations or Events to find information.

Text Search tips:

  • Keep your text phase simple
  • Use as few words as possible
  • Choose descriptive words
  • Check spelling
  • If there are special characters in your search, try using them exactly as is, such as “Crohn’s” or without the special characters, such as “Crohn”
  • Try alternative words: instead of “Elderly Housing” try “Senior Housing”
  • Alternate the singular or plural form of words if you did not find an exact fit: “babies” instead of “baby”
  • If looking for a specific phrase, place in quotes: ex: “Jewish Family Services”
  • When you reached the Advanced Search Page and your results are still too many – Filter using the drop down menus by Event/Organizations and then by Category

Browsing Events & Organizations:


  • Navigate the Calendar
  • Click on “Event List” at top of the Calendar to see details of upcoming events

TIP: When browsing Events, if you click on a specific Category such as “Family” you will be shown the calendar with events for just that specific interest.

Organizations & Services:

On the Home Page go to Organization Categories and

  • View All and select the Category to browse through or
  • Click on Major Category to view your options for further browsing

TIP: When you find an Organization of interest, you can click on the Categories and Tags found at the bottom to find similar Organizations.

Still Need More Help:

Community Answers would like to help.

  • You could contact us Mon – Fri   9:00 – 3:00 pm at 203.612.9590 or email
  • Please fill out this Help Form and we will contact you within 1 business day.


We make every effort to stay up to date. However, Community Answers cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information or for the quality of the organizations or events listed on this site. Community Answers has no liability for any damages related to the use of its databases.

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