Butcher’s Best delivered all the makings of a home-cooked Thanksgiving feast — turkey, potatoes, stuffing, and green beans — to Families United in Newtown (FUN) for a Thanksgiving Pot Luck meeting Saturday, November 21, at Christ the King Lutheran Church.
FUN is a recreational program for families with special needs children created in 2009 in memory of Tyler Jones.
Police said motorist Nicholas Reppenhagen, 37, of Derby was driving an unspecified vehicle southward on a curve near 16 New Lebbon Road about 11:15 am on November 21, when the vehicle crossed into the opposite lane, went off the left side of the road and then struck a tree.
After investigating, police charged Reppenhagen with driving under the influence and with failure to keep to the right on a curve.
Newtown Police Department is reminding motorists to “Click It Or Ticket.” As part of a national seatbelt enforcement campaign, law enforcement agencies around the country will be stepping up enforcement just ahead of one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. The current campaign was launched November 23, and will continue to November 30.
Fairfield County Giving Day will return on March 10, 2016.
The event is an intense 24-hour online fundraising competition that unites the community around local causes close to the hearts of those who live in or support Fairfield County groups and organizations. Next year will mark the third annual Fairfield County Giving Day effort, a project of Fairfield County's Community Foundation.
Newtown Parks & Recreation is issuing a reminder that the pool at Newtown High School will not be open for open swim Wednesday through Saturday, November 25-28, due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
Residents with parks/pool passes are usually granted access to the NHS pool five days each week. Open Swim is offered Mondays from 7:15 to 9:15 pm and Saturdays from 1 to 5 pm. Open Lap Swim is offered Tuesdays, 6-6:30 pm; Wednesdays, 7:15-9:15 pm; and Thursdays, 6-6:30 am.
The Town of Newtown has received a number of complaints in recent days and weeks concerning representative from a group called Citizens Campaign for the Environment (CCE) soliciting in local neighborhoods.
The Town issued a statement on Friday, November 20, in regard to a number of complaints received by the First Selectman’s office.
Renowned recovery expert and author Dr Bruce Perry believes that when it comes to individuals — even entire communities — struggling to recover from trauma, healing happens faster and more effectively if those involved don’t try to go it alone.
First Selectman Pat Llodra is seeking residents to fill several opening on local appointed boards and commissions. In some cases the appointments are required to be affiliated with a specific political party, while in other cases unaffiliated voters are encouraged to consider serving.
Current openings exist on:
*The Conservation Commission: One vacancy for a Republican or unaffiliated voter and one open position available to any registered voter.