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  • Snapshot: Lynda Weber

    Occupation: I am the owner and instructor of Yoga Dimensions in Newtown. I’ve been an instructor for over ten years, and we’ll have been at our South Main Street location for ten years in April 2014.

    Family: I have two boys. Jamie is a sophomore at Salve Regina University in Newport, R.I., and P.J. is an associate editor at a publishing company in New York.

    Pets: No pets, right now.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    Happy New Year!

  • The Way We Were

    January 6, 1989

    The Legislative Council voted 17-0 January 4 to approve a resolution “censoring” First Selectman Rod Mac Kenzie for violating the town charter by overspending certain line item accounts without having authorization. Mr Mac Kenzie did not comment at the council meeting. But he said afterwards that he considered the motion illegal, because, he maintained, the council lacked the authority to censure anybody.

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  • Llodra’s Pleas For Acts Of Kindness Generate Efforts Across The Nation

    For several days before the somber anniversary of 12/14, First Selectman Pat Llodra led a panel of community leaders through a half-dozen press conferences that were attended by state, regional, and national media.

  • A Bid To Return To The Limelight With One Sweet Lighthouse

    Donna Kern Ball cleared the shelves at two local supermarkets of Hostess products when it was time to start collecting baked goods for her third entry in the annual Festival of Lighthouses Contest at The Maritime Aquarium. Hundreds of Twinkies, Ho Hos, and Hostess cupcakes went into the creation of this year’s entry, which remains on view at the South Norwalk venue until January 20. 

  • Newtown Offers Plenty Of Wintry Sites, Waiting To Be Discovered On Foot

    Those with a taste for the outdoors can step across the Pootatuck River at an old bridge meant years ago for foot traffic between Glen Road and Dayton Street. The bridge is just a few steps away from the entrance to Rocky Glen State Park. The location is one of many that offers the opportunity to walk through a scenic part of Newtown’s history.

  • The Way We Were

    December 30, 1988

    The town will formally take on ownership of the former Newtown Congregational Church on December 30. The transfer of the property to the town and a simultaneous signing of a lease by the Heritage Preservation Trust of Newtown, Inc is the culmination of nearly four years work to preserve the 180-year-old building.

     

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  • Royal Party For Children A Magical Event

    Nearly three dozen children accepted the invitation to the Royal Party hosted by The Resiliency Center of Newtown on Monday, December 23, singing along with music therapist Jennifer Sokira, making crowns, wands, and shields with art therapists Nicole Porter-Willcox and Lisa Donohue-Olivieri, and dining on pizza provided by Franco’s Pizza & Pasta of Newtown.

  • Newtown Cyclocross Challenged Riders At Fairfield Hills

    Almost 200 cyclists gathered on Saturday, December 21, for Newtown Cyclocross at Fairfield Hills. The cyclists tested their athletic skills on a challenging hilly 1.75-mile cross-country course that included pavement, snow, mud, turf, and sets of barriers, requiring riders to occasionally run and carry their bikes across unridable terrain. 

  • Snapshot: Jen Reilly

    Occupation: I’m a teacher, but right now I’m taking time off to be with my kids. Most recently, I was teaching fifth grade at St Rose School. I’ve taught just about every elementary grade over the years, at various schools.