Normally, Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps members race out of their headquarters responding to emergency calls.
But on November 14, volunteers and partners from Hiram Lodge No. 18 in Sandy Hook will be joining Mason and NVAC member Chris Capozza inviting local families with young children to race into the ambulance headquarters at 6 Washington Square for a program that can make a critical difference if a child goes missing.
Newtown taxpayers and residents have until noon on Monday, October 19, to submit questions they may have for candidates running for the Board of Finance this coming Election Day.
Continuing an annual tradition, The Newtown Bee is hosting its 2015 Candidates Forum October 20, from 7 to 9 pm, in the Edmond Town Hall Theatre. This year, the forum will introduce local Democratic and Republican Board of Finance candidates.
The pre-election forum will be produced by Associate Editor John Voket.
On Saturday, October 24, from 4 to 6 pm, the Newtown Republican Town Committee will host a Candidate Meet and Greet at Newtown Country Club, 2 Country Club Road. Light refreshments will be served.
The event is open to all Newtown voters and offers an opportunity to talk to local GOP candidates. Many of these candidates, incumbents as well as newcomers, will be present and look forward to talking with residents.
In a pair of recent press releases, local Democrats are coming out swinging just weeks before voters go to the polls. The local candidates and Democratic party leaders are railing against local Republicans they say have dominated local government and its decisionmaking processes for far too long.
For those who are interested in separating food scraps from trash so it can be made into compost, but do not want to do it in their backyard, Newtown residents are being invited to join a new drop-off program, which will be available in town in the coming weeks.
The Housatonic Resources Recovery Authority (HRRA) is expanding organics recycling into Newtown this fall. The program will kick off November 14 at Newtown’s Transfer Station, on Ethan Allen Road.
Two new water fountains and a dog fountain will be installed in early spring along the new trail at Fairfield Hills. Walkers and joggers passing by the Victory Garden will be able to quench their thirst there and at another location near Glander field. The estimated cost of $28,000 will come from a Fairfield Hills Authority (FHA) account.