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  • Lisa Unleashed: Take My Dog To Your Work Day

    Seventeen years ago Pet Sitters International (PSI) came up with the idea of taking your dog to work for a day as way to celebrate the canine-human bond and promote companion animals. They picked the Friday following Father’s Day. During the early years, when as a pet sitter myself, my company offered tips to other businesses that wanted to join in on PSI’s Take Your Dog To Work Day (TYDTWD) for the first time.

  • Analyses Of Local Ticks Show Two Emerging Pathogens

    One recent morning at Bridgeport’s Seaside Park, US Senator Richard Blumenthal joined Connecticut State Epidemiologist Matthew Cartter, MD, MPH, advocates and patients in calling for additional federal funding for Lyme research to develop better tools for diagnosis and reporting of the disease.

    At the event, experts shared the latest statistics on Lyme prevalence in Connecticut.

  • Antiques Market Returning Saturday

    The second annual Newtown Antiques Market will be Saturday, June 27, 10 am to 5 pm, on the grounds of the beautiful Fairfield Hills campus.

    The one-day, festive, outdoor show and sale benefits Newtown Historical Society and its mission of preserving historic structures, mounting noteworthy exhibits, and promoting local history.

    Frank Gaglio of Barn Star Productions, based in Rhinebeck, N.Y., said he and his company are thrilled to bring back the event.

  • Unwind Your Imagination With Duct Tape Crafts

    C.H. Booth Library will host another Duct Tape Projects workshop with Katie Stevenson, Tuesday, July 14, from 3 to 4:30 pm.

  • Sandy Hook School Holds Awards Assembly

    Student accomplishments made throughout the 2014-15 school year at Sandy Hook Elementary School were celebrated on Monday, June 15, during the school's annual awards assembly.

    "We're going to celebrate some of our fourth graders," said Sandy Hook School Principal Kathy Gombos near the start of the event, "and everyone, and their really hard work."

    The 2014-15 school year, Dr Gombos said, was a "great year" and the school community is ready for the summer.

  • Town Disaster Mitigation Plan Gains Federal Approval

    The town has gained federal approval for the Newtown Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan, a planning document which the town will use in preparing to reduce the potential damage caused by natural disasters.

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has endorsed the plan, which has been six years in the making, said Rob Sibley, town deputy director of planning and land use. Mr Sibley also is a town deputy director of emergency management.

  • Steel Framework At Sandy Hook Elementary To Be ‘Topped Off’ June 30

    Next Tuesday’s “topping off” ceremony, where the final steel construction beam at the new Sandy Hook Elementary School is signed by the entire construction team and hoisted into place, will mark a significant milestone in the critical local building project that one key official involved said is going extremely well.

  • Preliminary SHS Playground Designs Presented To PB&S

    Preliminary designs for the new Sandy Hook School building’s playgrounds were presented by representatives of a design firm at the Tuesday, June 23, Public Building & Site Commission meeting.

    The commission also heard a presentation on the artwork planned for the school during the meeting.

    A number of meetings were held with a school playground committee, according to William Richter, a principal of Richter & Cegan of Avon, a landscape architecture and urban design firm.

  • Rolled Dump Truck Closes Botsford Hill Road For Six Hours

    A large, loaded 12-wheel construction dump truck, which was traveling on Botsford Hill Road early on the afternoon of Saturday, June 20, flipped over onto its right side and leaked diesel fuel.

    The incident triggered an environmental cleanup project that caused a section of that street to close to through-traffic for more than six hours, resulting in detours, officials said.

  • Four Vehicles Involved In Flagpole Intersection Crash

    An accident involving four SUVs occurred at the flagpole intersection of Main Street, Church Hill Road, and West Street at about 7:07 pm on June 20.

    Police said motorist Edward Monarch, 87, of Little Compton, R.I., who was driving a 2014 Buick Encore SUV westward on Church Hill Road, stopped at a stop sign, as motorist Eugene Kallivrousis, 23, of 52 Georges Hill Road was driving a 2007 Nissan Murano SUV northward on Main Street.