In the summer of 2014, Newtown Health Director Donna Culbert received a notice from the state Department of Health flagging the presence of an emerging but rare infectious disease that had been isolated in several ticks in Connecticut, that also turned up in a number of other states, including neighboring New York, Pennsylvania, and Maine.
The tickborne Powassan virus neuroinvasive disease (POWV) was first identified in Connecticut in 2008, Ms Culbert said, and has since been found in local deer populations.
EASTON — For the seventh year, Aquarion Water Company will issue free fishing permits to any unemployed person over the age of 18. Veterans and active duty service members may also receive free permits this year.
On Wednesdays, April 22 and May 6, between 8 am to 3:30 pm, qualified anglers can obtain a free fishing permit by going to Aquarion’s Aspetuck Environmental Center at 714 Black Rock Road in Easton.
Anglers should bring a valid Connecticut fishing license and official proof of unemployment or a military ID/DD Form 214.
On rare occasions, one sees a concert so excellent that it becomes genuinely hard to come up with the words to describe it. The Máirtín O’Connor Trio’s show at Newtown Meeting House, hosted on April 10 by The Shamrock Traditional Irish Music Society, was one of those concerts.
Everything was perfect. The band members were energized and the house was filled with an appreciative audience. One cannot imagine a better start for the trio’s nine-day East Coast tour.
SHERMAN — Orwellian London in 1984 is a dark, disturbing and dangerous place. Its essence is captured in Sherman Playhouse’s current production of George Orwell’s 1984, adapted by Robert Owens, Wilton E. Hall, Jr and William A. Miles, Jr. This dramatic, expository piece was immaculately directed by Kevin Sosbe.
Governor Dannel P. Malloy has announced that in accordance to a proclamation from President Barack Obama, US and state flags should fly at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, April 15, in recognition of the national Day of Remembrance for President Abraham Lincoln.
C. Marina Marchese, founder and owner of Red Bee Honey, will be the featured speaker at the upcoming meeting of the Garden Club of Newtown on Tuesday, April 28, at 1 pm, at C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street.
Ms Marchese, a beekeeper, lecturer and author, will discuss her book Honeybee: Lessons from an Accidental Beekeeper as well as a book she co-authored with Kim Flottum entitled The Honey Connoisseur: Selecting, Tasting and Pairing Honey.
Cindy Dessel and Janis Nezvesky-Schertzer love helping people and believe customer satisfaction should be the number one goal of any business. With the opening of Concierge Associates, LLC, in October 2014, the Sandy Hook residents are combining their more than 30 years of experience in corporate relocation, customer service, and people skills to turn the overwhelmed feelings brought on by life events into manageable and pleasant experiences.
Police and fire officials are investigating an intentionally set fire which was discovered on the night of Monday, April 13, at an unoccupied one-family house under renovation at 52 Taunton Lake Road, overlooking Taunton Lake.
There were no injuries to firefighters in the incident which caused “moderate” damage to the white Cape-style house, which has a finished second-story. The house is owned by Anna Lisek Boland of Hawleyville, according to Fire Marshal Bill Halstead.