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  • Some Family Members Find More Grief In Money Distribution

    HARTFORD  – More than six months after losing their loved ones in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, families say dealing with questions over how to distribute the millions of dollars sent to help Newtown heal is instead causing them more pain.

  • A Big Reason To Like Summer Break: Big Time Rush!

    James, Logan, Carlos and Kendall — a/k/a/ Big Time Rush — are scheduled to make a very special stop in Newtown, to perform for a few thousand residents at Fairfield Hills, later this month.

  • National Weather Service: Tornado Hit Fairfield County

    It wasn’t a big one, but Fairfield County was hit by a tornado on Monday, July 1, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

  • Llodra Calls For A ‘Period Of Rest’

    A post by First Selectman Pat Llodra at OneNewtown.org suggests it is time for all residents to move “into a quiet period of rest, recuperation, and healing.”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.     

  • 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.