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  • Parade Committee Hoping For Financial Support From Residents

    What would you do, if you had only a third of the funds necessary to present a $30,000 event? If you are the Newtown Labor Day Parade Committee, you would have faith, and move forward with the plans for the 53rd annual parade, scheduled to put its best foot forward Monday, September 1, at 10 am.

    Nonetheless, said Parade Committee President Beth Caldwell, it would be nice to have a little more wiggle room, this late in the game.

  • Dennis DeYoung Visits: Two Theatrical Firsts Prepping To Premiere In Newtown

    Rock star Dennis DeYoung has performed before millions of fans as a musician and actor; has been honored with a number one hit and People’s Choice Award for his touching ballad, “Babe” as a member of the rock band Styx; and has contributed his creative talents to full-scale musical productions.

  • Snapshot: Kyle O'Connor

    Occupation: I’m a recent graduate of the nursing program at the University of Pennsylvania, and will be a student at the Yale University School of Nursing, pursuing my master of science in nursing, a two-year program. Right now, I’m the head life guard and head swim coach at Rock Ridge, and I’m also hosting and busing tables at Sal e Pepe; and I’m doing yard work.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    It’s proof positive: The Newtown Bee is read far and wide. John Renjilian, rare books expert with the Friends of the C.H.

  • The Way We Were

    July 21, 1989

    The town plans to contract with various companies for rebuilding and chip sealing roads, as well as for sweeping sand from roads. The town will rely more on contractors for such tasks, with less involvement by Highway Department crews. This will allow department employees to do more routine road maintenance, such as clearing brush from roadsides and vacuuming sand from drainage pipes.

     

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  • Theater Review— Bad People Worth Catching In A Good Play: ‘Bonnie And Clyde’ A Strong Production

    Marilyn Hart and Adam Stordy are the famous gunslinging outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, who are in turns loving and playful and angry and quarrelsome in Adam Peck’s play about the pair, currently in production at TheatreWorks New Milford.

  • Shortts Phase Out Garden Center To Focus On Connecticut-Grown Farm Fare

    After several challenging years straddling two separate agricultural industries, Jim and Sue Shortt of Sandy Hook have gone with their gut — settling on the line of products they hope will please everyone else’s gut, that is.

  • Tiny House Appeals To Couple’s Sense Of Adventure

    Luise and Shawn Gleason plan on running away.

    Late day sunlight in their Huntingtown Road apartment fell across a vase of wild asters and black-eyed Susans set on a table strewn with books about tiny houses. This summer, the Gleasons will build their own tiny traveling house, and take it with them wherever they go.

  • ‘Wags ‘n’ Tales’ Fetches An Emmy For Local Producer

    Ken Fay, an elder at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Newtown, found himself in an unexpected and thrilling situation on June 7: being applauded by former Star Trek star and well-known actor Leonard Nimoy. Both men were at the New England Emmy Awards presentation at the Copley Plaza in Boston, recipients of what was a first for both of them, an Emmy from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

  • ‘Safety Town,’ For Students Entering Kindergarten, Offers A Multitude Of Lessons

    Parents can never be sure how their children will react to their first day of kindergarten. Some children hop on the bus without hesitation, and maybe slow down long enough to give a wave to their anxious parents before starting a new adventure with future friends. Others will cling, or cry, or worse, making the first day difficult for everyone involved.