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  • Autumn Festival Concert, Sunday At Trinity

    On Sunday, November 2, at 4 pm, Music @ Trinity will present an Autumn Festival Concert featuring flautist Mary Larson, clarinetist Ed Wojtowicz and friends.

    The secular musical event will take place at Trinity Church, 36 Main Street in Newtown, with professional singers Michele McBride, Cynthia McCorkindale, Gordon Jones, John Sullivan, and Boyd Schlaefer singing works of Bernstein, Handel, Spohr, and the setting of Robert Frost’s poem “The Road Not Taken” by Randall Thompson.  

  • Macroinvertebrates Collected In Water Quality Study

    “Riffle-dwelling benthic macroinvertebrate sampling project” is a mouthful. Put more simply, a private coldwater fisheries conservation group recently sponsored a field project during which volunteers armed with collection gear retrieved various examples of such tiny animals from local streams and rivers in seeking to gauge those waterbodies’ cleanliness, and thus suitability as trout habitat.

    The type and number macroinvertebrates present serves as a general indicator of the waterbodies’ ecological health.

  • Former Pastor Pens Words Of Remembrance

    “When days are dark and joy seems but a dream, And countless sorrows overwhelm the heart, Lord, send Your Spirit, comforter and friend, To strengthen hope and bid all fear depart.”

    ~ from At Every Turn, by Gregory J. Wismar and David vonKampen

     

  • Ben’s Lighthouse 'What Happens Next?' Panel Discussion Tuesday At Library

    Ben’s Lighthouse will host a panel discussion on Tuesday, October 28, at 7 pm, at C.H. Booth Library.

  • Unusual Water Prompts Testing Near Deep Brook

    Sediment, possibly from Fairfield Hills, may have washed into a Deep Brook tributary, Land Use officials learned Monday, October 20.

  • Lake Authority: ‘Rake Away From The Lake’

    Making a request of the lakeside community, Candlewood Lake Authority (CLA) members have asked residents to “rake away from the lake this fall.”

  • Opening Weekend Draws Hundreds To New Ambulance HQ

    Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps Chief Michael Collins, left, and longtime Ambulance Corps advisor and Trustee Robert Grossman, MD, prepared to cut the ribbon, officially opening the new ambulance headquarters on Wasserman Way on the Fairfield Hills campus. Last weekend, volunteers welcomed local officials and supporters for grand opening activities Saturday, and hosted a special open house for fellow emergency and fire responders Sunday, followed by a public open house.

  • Firehouse Proposal Gains Architectural Endorsement

    Following an architectural review, the Borough of Newtown Historic District Commission on October 16 granted Newtown Hook & Ladder Company, No. 1, a “certificate of appropriateness’ for the new firehouse that the fire company proposes for construction at 12 Church Hill Road.

    The commission unanimously approved issuing the certificate following a public hearing.

  • IWC Reviewing Dodgingtown Subdivision Proposal

    The Inland Wetlands Commission (IWC) this week concluded its public hearing on The Preserve at Newtown, a proposed 23-lot residential subdivision on 167 acres in Dodgingtown.

    IWC members closed the hearing on Wednesday, October 22, following 25 minutes of discussion among IWC members and the developer about technical aspects of the project.

  • 12.14 Foundation’s ‘Midsummer’ Cast Wraps Up Complex Recording Process

    When all is sung and done, owners of the soon-to-be-released original soundtrack of The 12.14 Foundation’s A Rockin’ Midsummer Night’s Dream will be able to sample from either the “Moon” or “Stars” cast CDs, or they can enjoy all the subtle diversities between the two.