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  • Firehouse Plans Under Land Use Agency Review

    Newtown Hook & Ladder, Company No. 1, the volunteer fire unit that serves the borough and adjacent areas, has filed plans for its proposed new firehouse for local land use review and action.

    The Borough Zoning Commission (BZC) has submitted those plans to the Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) for review and comment. The P&Z serves as the borough’s planning agency.

  • Ram Pasture Tree Lighting Donations, Sponsorships Sought

    The Chamber of Commerce of Newtown has expanded its fundraising for the 30th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at Ram Pasture, scheduled this year for Friday, December 5. The event will begin with musical performances at 6:30 pm, and culminate with the tree lighting at 7, followed by caroling, hot chocolate, and visits with Santa and Mrs Claus.

  • 54th Annual Rotary Pancake Day Will Fuel The Holidays

    The 54th Annual Rotary Pancake Day returns to the Alexandria Room of Edmond Town Hall, Saturday, December 6, from 8 am to 1 pm. Rotary members will be staffing the kitchen, turning out fluffy flapjacks and homemade sausages from Butcher’s Best. The $7 ticket for adults and $3 ticket for children under the age of 10 includes applesauce, orange juice, milk, hot chocolate, coffee, or tea, as well. If one serving does not quite do the trick, there is no need to be shy.

  • Newtown Acts Of Kindness Book Drive Underway

    The Newtown Foundation is seeking donations of books in like-new or new condition that are an appropriate reading level for elementary age school children.

  • Annual Newtown Fund Tag-A-Gift Program Underway; Unwrapped Gifts Needed By December 8

    Newtown Junior Women’s Club (NJWC) and Education Connection have launched the annual Tag-A-Gift Program, one part of the annual Newtown Fund Holiday Basket Program.

  • Stuff-A-Bus, Saturday At Stop & Shop

    For the second year in a row, All-Star Transportation is hoping shoppers will help fill a school bus with donations for Newtown Social Services.

    A Stuff-A-Bus event will be held Saturday, November 22, from 9 am until 3 pm, at Stop & Shop in Sand Hill Plaza, 228 South Main Street.

    Donations of any nonperishable goods will be accepted, according to Social Services Director Ann Piccini.

    “We’re really low on everything,” Ms Piccini said this week. “We’ve used up all the excess pasta we had on the shelves.”

  • Theater Review: ‘Five Women’ Is Not Just For The Girls

    RIDGEFIELD — The opening night of Alan Ball’s Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, celebrated last Friday night at Ridgefield Theatre Barn, was well received by a fully sated, sold out audience.  The cabaret style seating lent itself to the camaraderie and intimacy of the piece. We felt like flies on the wall of the bedroom set, so much so that audience members felt compelled to chime in.

  • Theater Review: An Astounding Cast, A Strong Director For ‘The Normal Heart’

    BROOKFIELD — The Brookfield Theatre of the Arts production of Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart, under the direction of David Bass, is pretty much flawless.

    Full disclosure here, I love this play.  It pulls back the curtain on a dark time in American history, when many were willing to turn a blind eye to a plague striking an entire population deemed to be different. Because of their preferences, they were marginalized in their time of suffering and need. Tissues should be provided with the tickets.

  • Police Reports, November 8-18, 2014

    Mt Pleasant DUI

    Police report that at about 10:30 pm on November 13, they stopped motorist Kathryn Casas, 37, of Danbury for making a motor vehicle violation on Mt Pleasant Road, near its intersection with Susan Lane.

    After investigating, police charged Casas with driving under the influence and with failure to drive in the proper lane.

    Following processing, police released Casas on $1,000 bail for a November 26 arraignment on the charges in Danbury Superior Court.

  • Garden Club Of Newtown Preparing For Annual Greens Sale

    Members of The Garden Club of Newtown held one of their first workshops for the annual Greens Sale on November 18. Many ladies created ornaments that will be used to decorate fresh evergreen wreaths that will be sold on December 6.