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  • Holiday Closings & Reminders

    All town offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4, in honor of Independence Day. It is also a holiday for the USPS, so there is no regular mail delivery/pickup or retail services. 

    The Senior Center and C. H. Booth Library also will be closed. The transfer station on Ethan Allen Road will also be closed. 

    Retail sales of alcohol will be allowed on Thursday. Not all stores will opt to be open, however; operating hours are the decision of each business owner.

  • Tornado, Flash Flood Warnings Issued

    A Tornado Warning and a Flash Flood Warning have both been issued for Fairfield County.

  • Limited Yankees Newtown Day Tickets Available

    Over 4,000 tickets have been given to the town by the New York Yankees for Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles.

    Many families who had originally requested tickets are now unable to use tickets, so there have been some returns.

  • NYFS Annual Meeting Honored Volunteers, Others

    Representatives of Cos Cob’s Kids in Crisis stood with Newtown Youth & Family Services (NYFS) Executive Director Candice Bohr, second from left, during NYFS’s Annual Meeting, held on Monday, June 24. Kids in Crisis earned NYFS’s H.D. Bassett Award.     

  • NFA Purchases 27 Acres For Preservation

    “Just close your eyes and listen,” said Newtown Forest Association President Robert Eckenrode. He stood on an overgrown old farming road beside a stream; its splashing sounds mingled with birdsong and a gentle breeze. Referring to a 1934 aerial photograph of the 27.6-acre parcel at 196 Hattertown Road that the NFA recently purchased, member Bart Smith observed that the area where he and Mr Eckenrode explored Wednesday morning, probably once meadows, remains unchanged.

  • Selectmen Slated To Approve $67k In Salary, Wage, Benefit Bumps July 1

    The Board of Selectmen is due to take up several capital and wage related transfers Monday night, July 1 at one of two regular summer meetings planned before September. 

    The two highest profile actions on the agenda are the transfers of $161,579 from the Capital budget line to Contingency. Then a combination of two transfers from contingency will provide wage and benefit bumps totaling $67,477.

  • Father's Day Ribbon Cutting A Joyful Celebration

    Members of the Hurley family crowd around the flagpole in front of Lorraine and Mike Hurley’s South Main Street home, Sunday, June 16, to cut a yellow ribbon, signifying son-in-law Lieutenant Colonel Ben Wallen’s safe return from Iraq. From left are Rusty and Grace Kuehling, Micaela McMurrough and Mike Hurley. Maggie Kuehling reaches for the yellow ribbon, while brother Shawn gets tough.   

  • A Fine Send-Off For Library Director

    Dozens of people gathered at a special reception, Friday afternoon, June 26, to honor departing C.H. Booth Library director Janet Woycik. Hosted by the library Board of Directors, guests included many who have rubbed shoulders with Ms Woycik over the years, including staff, former staff, and town officials. All were there to celebrate Ms Woycik’s three decades plus of dedication, and to send her off knowing how much she was appreciated.

  • Moving Communities Forward Is The Goal For Facilitator

    It takes stamina, experience, and a belief in one’s self and others to turn chaos into transformation.

  • Maine Man Proposes Large-Scale Horse Facility In Town

    Imagine an Old Sturbridge Village-like complex complete with a farrier/blacksmith shop, general store with a potbelly stove, farm animals, and several horse barn structures for riding lessons and performances … right here in Newtown.

    George Mason is trying to make what he believes will be a $30–$50 million project a reality. He has been doing legwork for months with the purpose of setting up a living tribute to those lost in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings this past December.