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.
Shortly after he took his oath of office to represent Newtown in Connecticut's 106th District, Mitch Bolinsky came to The Bee with a stack of proposals, and to talk about what he hoped to accomplish in his freshman term. He returned to the newspaper a few days after the close of that historic session armed with a different set of documents.
As he headed into his first few weeks at the capitol, Rep Bolinsky said he had “come out of the box with 16 or 17 bills.”
Dr Gerard Brooker, second from right, a retired teacher and former Newtown Board of Education member, was invited to be part of the groundbreaking ceremony on June 13 for the first memorial that will honor teachers and education personnel who died protecting children while on the job.
First Selectman Pat Llodra’s latest post at OneNewtown.org indicates it is time for all residents to move “into a quiet period of rest, recuperation, and healing.”
On Thursday, June 27, Mrs Llodra used her blog to announce that while countless offers have been extended to residents in the days, weeks and months following 12/14, the town has decided that no additional special events will be added to the town’s calendar.
Sam Irving gives a thumbs up from the seat of a race car ride on the opening night of the St Rose Parish Carnival, Tuesday, June 25.
The annual event will continue on the parish grounds until Saturday, June 29, running nightly from 6 to 10:30 pm. The carnival features rides and games by Stewart Amusement, as well as a kiddie tent with face painting and crafts, and nightly entertainment.
Baro, the town police department’s German shepherd, who was retired from service recently due to health problems, died on Tuesday, June 25, while under medical care at Newtown Veterinary Specialists, police said. According to a statement released by the Town of Newtown on June 26, Baro had “many officers at his side” when he died Tuesday afternoon.
A pond along the southern side of Deep Brook Road, opposite the skate park at Dickinson Park, flows beneath the road and feeds the tributary flowing across an open field. Resident and landscape architect Billie Cohen envisions boardwalks and viewing platforms bringing guests out over the water to experience wildlife there.