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  • Top of the Mountain

    More news has arrived from America Responds With Love, the charity organization that took on multiple pallets of stuffed animals donated to Newtown after 12/14, for distribution to others in need. You might remember that Richard McDonough of America Responds reported in July that 200 of the stuffed pillows and animals had been provided to Aurora, Colo., for healing purposes. Now Aurora is paying it forward, donating 100 of the stuffed animals to Cañon City, Colo., as that town recovers from devastating springtime fires.

  • Theater Review: Dark Comedy Given Great Treatment In New Milford

    Lesley Neilson-Bowman’s artfully battered costumes, and Glenn Couture and Richard Pettibone’s grimly realistic sets help to capture the essence of a bleak time and a lonely place in Martin McDonagh’s The Cripple of Inishman. Featured in the TheatreWorks New Milford cast are, from left, Keir Hansen, Ali Bernhardt, Sonnie Osborne, James Hipp, Susan Pettibone, Tom Libonate, and Jane Farnol.

  • New Book Will Be A Collection Of Letters To The World

    “Write about our community,” Suzanne Davenport challenged residents of Sandy Hook and Newtown, and nearly 100 people responded.

  • ‘Sole Sisters’ Walking For Cancer With New Friends

    Aimee Tabor is among the many Sandy Hook parents making new connections and friendships since 12/14. She is among a group of roughly a dozen women in town who have formed The Sandy Hook Sole Sisters team, combining efforts with New York residents to do the October two-day, 39-mile Avon Breast Cancer walk and fundraising event in New York City.

    The story began in May, when friendships with a group of mothers in Rye, N.Y., began with an invitation to a day of healing.

  • Snapshot: Peter McNulty


    (Editor's Note: This article has been updated with Mr McNulty's correct job title.)

    Occupation: I’m a principal systems enineer for United Technology Aerospace Systems Company in Danbury. I’ve been there since 1980, when it was Perkin Elmer.

    principal systems engineer for United Technology Aerospace Systems Company in Danbury.

  • The Way We Were

    September 23, 1988

    Authorities still are waiting for laboratory results from samples taken at the scene of The Smoke Shop, which was damaged in a fire August 31. Although the cause of the fire remains suspicious, Deputy Fire Marshal William Halstead said that at this point, he won’t be able to definitively label the fie as arson unless the testing shows that an accelerant was used to start the fire.

     

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  • The Top of the Mountain

    Well-known gardener and author Sydney Eddison got a mention in the Thursday, September 12, Home section of The New York Times for a 1989 plant trade with home and interior designer Peter Wooster. Mr Wooster’s Roxbury gardens were the focus of the article, and in one of his gardens, apparently, are lilies from Ms Eddison’s garden. Her gardens received cuttings of Mr Wooster’s brugmansia in that long-ago exchange.

  • Open House And Revolutionary Camp Reenactment Held At Historical Society Headquarters

    Newtown Historical Society hosted an open house at its headquarters, The Matthew Curtiss House, on Sunday, September 15.

    For the open house, members of The Fifth Connecticut Regiment conducted a reenactment of a revolutionary encampment.

  • Benefit Tag Sale Held For Hawleyville Fire & Rescue Company

    The Stony Hill Four Corners Association held a community tag sale on Sunday, September 15, to benefit Hawleyville Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company.

    The Stony Hill Four Corners (SH4C) Association comprises businesses along and around Stony Hill Road between Exits 8 and 9 of Interstate 84 in both Hawleyville and the Stony Hill area of Bethel.

  • 2013 Firehouse Ride Set For September 29

    Dodging a burst of rain Tuesday morning, September 10, Hook & Ladder Company No. 1 members Tim Hoeffel and Chief Ray Corbo stepped inside the firehouse garage at 45 Main Street with Newtown Savings Bank Manager Ryan Storms.