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  • Fire Reports May 9 - 16, 2013

    The dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications report the following fire calls and the responders:

     

    Thursday, May 9: 10:35 am, alarm, 34 Taunton Hill Road, Hawleyville and Dodgingtown responded; 7:40 pm, motor vehicle accident, I-84, Sandy Hook responded.

  • St John’s Donut Stop Returning

    St John’s Episcopal Church will have its Donut Stop, with just-cooked donuts served during the first hours of The Great Pootatuck Duck Race, on Saturday, May 25. The church is at 5 Washington Avenue in Sandy Hook, and the sale will run from 9 am until noon, or while supplies last.

  • The Sandy Hook Christmas Tree Will Remain Standing

    The Sandy Hook Christmas tree will remain standing, following  an eight-person unanimous vote by the executive board of The Newtown Forest Association (NFA) Thursday night.

    The board of the NFA, which owns the property where the tree grows, met May 9, and “reaffirmed a tentative decision” made in prior weeks to keep the tree up for an undetermined amount of time, said NFA President Robert Eckenrode.

  • Forest Association To Discuss Replacement Of Sandy Hook Christmas Tree

    The future of Sandy Hook’s iconic Christmas tree will be the topic of discussion Thursday evening, May 9, as the Newtown Forest Association (NFA) board members determine an appropriate time to take it down, said NFA President Bob Eckenrode.

  • Green Ribbon Ride Rolls Through Town

    Approximately 2,000 motorcycles participated in The Sandy Hook Green Ribbon Ride, a special motorcycle ride-fundraiser that thundered through Newtown on Sunday, May 5. The route brought riders into town along Route 34  — these riders were on Berkshire Road, just north of Old Mill Road — and then took them across Wasserman Way before turning onto Route 25 and heading south, toward Trumbull

  • "Strength For Service To God And Country:" NUMC Inaugurates Distribution Of Daily Meditations For First Responders

    The new books, like the originals, are meant to fit easily into large pockets. The paperback measures 4½ by 5½ inches.

     

  • Peace Flag Workshops: Four Opportunities To Create Banners For Boston

    If you wish to experience peace, provide peace for another. If you wish to know that you are safe, cause another to know that they are safe. If you wish to better understand seemingly incomprehensible things, help another to better understand. If you wish to heal your own sadness or anger, seek to heal the sadness or anger of another.             —His Holiness The Dalai Lama

     

  • Amen!

    During a Sunday morning service that was filled with activity, this young parishioner at Newtown United Methodist Church seems to have found himself lifted in prayer. The 10 am worship service on April 28 included the welcoming of new members to the Sandy Hook church, the presentation of new devotionals for first responders, and — going on in the background — the blessing of NUMC church members who will be heading to Haiti this weekend.

  • Fire Reports April 25 - May 1, 2013

    The dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at Town Hall South report the following fire calls and the responders:

    Thursday, April 25: 9 am, alarm, 139 Toddy Hill Road, Botsford, Sandy Hook, and Hook & Ladder responded; 4:08 pm, motor vehicle accident, near 44 Berkshire Road, Sandy Hook responded; 5:18 pm, investigation, 44 Berkshire Road, Sandy Hook responded.