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  • Local Fire Companies Ready To Grill For Great Newtown Reunion

    Agreements have been reached among members of the Great Newtown Reunion Committee, Hook & Ladder Fire Company No. 1, and Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company, with each of the fire companies heading up separate catering responsibilities for the gathering July 27 at Fairfield Hills.

  • America Responds With Love— Newtown Donations Distributed By Nonprofit That Can Find Homes For Them

    America responded with love following the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. So much love, in fact, that it could not be contained within the borders of the town.

    Teddy bears and other stuffed toys, pillows, and comfort articles of all sizes blanketed Newtown after 12/14. Well-wishers across the country and all over the world sought to bring solace to Newtown’s children and families in a universal gesture of comfort, the hugging of a stuffed toy that asks for nothing in return.

  • The Top Of The Mountain

    It’s that time of year again when the temps start to rise and you begin to think about opening your pool. As a fundraiser for the company, Botsford Fire Rescue has been delivering pool water to the local area for a number of years and its ready to begin doing so again this year. For more information, including where to send donations or to schedule a delivery, call 203-364-4135.

  • The Way We Were

    April 29, 1988

    First Selectman Rod Mac Kenzie will look into the possibility of establishing an impoundment area for abandoned vehicles. Abandoned vehicles are towed to local garages where they are kept for a period of time without compensation to the garage. Storing these vehicles sometimes created eyesores and zoning problems, according to the first selectman.

     

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  • Snapshot: Courtney Myslewski

    Occupation: I am the Kids’ Program Manager, at Newtown Youth Academy. I’ve been at NYA since October 2009.

    Family: My husband is Matt. We’re high school sweethearts from Newtown High School. We got married in 2011. Both of our parents still live here in Newtown.

    Pets: We don’t have pets, but we currently live with roommates who have two dogs. I guess the dogs are more like our nephews.

  • NYC Ballet Dancers Offered Private Lessons In Newtown

    New York City Ballet Principal Dancer Tiler Peck walks through a room of students, helping them with postures and positions as needed. Ms Peck and her fiancé, fellow NYCB Principal Robert Fairchild, made a special visit to Sandy Hook on April 22 to lead a pair of master classes at The Graceful Planet. Students from Newtown Centre of Classical Ballet were also part of the special sessions.

  • Newtown’s Chance To Pay It Forward

    For local volunteer Eileen Byrnes, hanging Hearts of Hope — palm-sized ceramic hearts accompanied by a message of love — all around Newtown for Valentine’s Day, the two-month anniversary of the 12/14 shootings, was “like being the Easter Bunny. It was so much fun.”

  • Spring Concert Celebrated Growth For Newtown, Raised Funds For Police Union

    Newtown Music Studio Director Jackie Gaudet, center wearing a scarf, joins students and friends in a sing-along opening the April 6 Spring Benefit Concert at Newtown Congregational Church.

  • Snakes, Possums And Nitrogen All Part Of Children’s Museum Program At Library

    “Don’t try this at home,” warned Jonah Cohen with The Children’s Museum of West Hartford. Telling a group of parents and children at C.H. Booth Library on Saturday, April 13, about electrical conductors and insulators, Mr Cohen, outreach and public programs manager, next proposed a quick test on a pickle.

  • Spring Fling Block Party Invites Community Back To Sandy Hook Center

    Local merchants hope to see Sandy Hook Center, pictured from the top of a Sandy Hook fire truck ladder last autumn, teeming with visitors April 27 as the local business association SHOP holds its free Spring Fling Block Party.