A 25–60-year sentence awaits Richard Crafts for killing his wife, Helle, three years ago, although lawyers for the former pilot say they will appeal the conviction because of widespread publicity generated by the sensational case. Mr Crafts, 51, was found guilty of murder Tuesday in Norwalk Superior Court. The prosecution alleged he killed his flight attendant wife, cut the body into pieces with a chainsaw and ran some of the body parts through a woodchipper to destroy the evidence.
DANBURY — Two “brothers from other mothers” and one of the hottest Texas Blues guitarists in the nation will converge in a super group configuration November 29 on the stage of Danbury’s Palace Theater.
Michael Allman, Charles Neville and Jeff Pitchell will be coming together performing a night of rock and blues that is sure to include popular favorites from across those two genres and beyond.
Newtown High School will present Lend Me a Tenor, Thursday, November 20, to Sunday, November 23. Written by Ken Ludwig, Lend Me a Tenor is a comedy that takes place at the Cleveland Grand Opera Company in 1934. When the general manager attempts to welcome a famous tenor for a one-night-only engagement, problems ensue.
The school announced the production on Friday, November 14.
A special birthday party took place Monday morning, November 17, when former and current drivers, and board members of Newtown Meals on Wheels (MOW) gathered in the meeting room at C.H. Booth Library to celebrate 40 years of service to the community.
Goldrush, a local progressive bluegrass group, will add its contemporary sound to the usual holiday music that fills the first weekend of December in Newtown each year, with the new Jingle Bell Jam concert, Saturday, December 6, in the Alexandria Room of Edmond Town Hall. From 7 to 8 pm, concertgoers will be treated to classic holiday songs “with a Goldrush flair,” promised Mary Beth Sippin, the band’s founder.
Occupation: My businesses are Brilliant Soul, for energy healing, and All Calm Down, for guided healing meditation. I’ll be starting guided healing meditation Friday, December 5, at 9:30 am, at the Resiliency Center on South Main Street, and then on every first Friday. I’ve been an energy healer for a little over 13 years. I get to hear what keeps people from being blissfully happy, and do energy healing on multiple planes of existence. I also teach reiki classes, at my home.
SUNY Oneonta students created hundreds of hearts on Saturday, November 1, which will be hung throughout Newtown next month. December marks the second anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, and SUNY students hope their gifts will be seen as gestures of caring and support, from one community to another.