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  • The Way We Were

    May 26, 1989

    In conjunction with the week-long run of the classic film, Gone With the Wind, the Edmond Town Hall managers arranged for an encampment of the men and women of Battery B of the First Rhode Island Light Artillery on the front lawn of town hall. The brigade pitched camp on Saturday morning and settled in for the whole weekend, offering passersby and moviegoers a glimpse of life in the army camps during the Civil War.

     

  • Two Great Concerts Featuring Two Dynamic Frontmen: Barry Gibb And Brandon Flowers

    As a music journalist, I couldn’t ask for a better two-night run, which recently included a band fronted by a dynamic young musician whose material was mostly unfamiliar, and a show featuring a very established artist where virtually every song was a chart topping hit. It was an added bonus that catching each of these acts knocked two more shows off my ever-shrinking concert bucket list.

  • Seniors Get A Lesson On Technology

    AT&T representative Steve Godbout and AT&T Director of External Affairs Harry Carey joined State Representative Mitch Bolinsky at the Newtown Senior Center, Monday, May 19, in a collaboration to demystify some of today’s newest gadgets.

  • Snapshot: Walter Motyka

    Occupation: When I came out of the Air Force, I was hired by High Voltage Engineering in Boston, about 45 years ago. I’ve earned degrees in engineering and have worked in disciplines as varied as testing Van De Graff accelerators, technical support of NASA projects and the space telescope, facilities management for high-tech companies, as well as strategic planning and logistics for Fortune 100 companies worldwide.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    My back arched and my tail stood up straight last week when I heard about two acts of vandalism at Sandy Ground playgrounds, built in the tri-state area to honor each woman and child killed on 12/14. In another show of love winning over evil, however, both senseless acts have been turned on their head. Nelba Marquez-Greene has said that she would like to have a message board installed at the playground in Hartford honoring her daughter, Ana Marquez-Greene.

  • The Way We Were

    May 19, 1989

    The town meeting to vote on a proposed $150,000 appropriation fro an E911 emergency dispatch system was set for Thursday at 8 pm at the Newtown High School auditorium. The proposal calls for having a single E911center located in the police department, with two dispatchers at all times — one to handle police calls, the other to handle ambulance and fire calls.

     

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  • Sunday Cinema Series To Celebrate The Greatest Year Of Film History

    UPDATE (Saturday, May 18, 2014): The 7 pm screening of Ninotchka that was originally scheduled to be offered on May 25 has been postponed. Organizers will screen that at a later date, TBA. In its place, a second screening of The Wizard of Oz will be offered at 7 pm on Sunday, May 25.

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  • Pony Rides For A Purpose Brought Smiles To Children In Memory Of Jessica Rekos

    Jessica Rekos had a love for horses. On May 4, less than a week before what would have been her eighth birthday, the community celebrated the way she might have wanted to herself. The Pony Rides For Jessica Team and King’s Bridge Farm joined forces and held the second annual fundraiser, Pony Rides For A Purpose, in honor of Jessica, a riding student at King’s Bridge who was killed on 12/14.

  • Lighthouse Festival, Colorado Relief Highlight Ben’s Lighthouse Summer Plans

    Two teens paint the lower section of Fayerweather Lighthouse in Bridgeport on Saturday. Ben’s Lighthouse hosted a work session for Newtown middle and high school age students.

  • Lions Club, SHOP Partner For Great Pootatuck Duck Race & Town Festival

    The 14th Annual Great Pootatuck Duck Race will be taking place this year — as it pretty much has for the past 13 years — on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend (there was that one little hiccup last year, when weather caused the event to go from a day-long festival in the park at 3 Glen Road to a quick, rainy raffle drawing).