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  • ‘Unity In Diversity’ Programs Preview, March 23-April 15

    The cable television program Unity in Diversity can be viewed on Charter Community Vision (channel 192) each Monday at 12:30 pm and again on Wednesday at 5:30 pm. The program features interviews with prominent pastors, rabbis, imams and other spiritual leaders of a variety of local faith communities.

  • A Snowy Start To Spring

    This photo, taken at 6:45 Friday evening in Sandy Hook — at the time of the Spring Equinox 2015 — shows accumulating snow in place of ground that had begun making an appearance as winter came to an end. By Saturday morning, Newtown had 4-5 inches of fresh snow on the ground. 

  • Firefighters Banding Together For Sandy Hook 5K

    The third annual Sandy Hook 5K will bring together 1,500 adults and 250 children on Saturday, March 28, to honor the memories of those who were killed on, as well as to offer continued support to those affected by, 12/14. An additional 100 runners will participate virtually, having signed up online with a commitment to run in their hometowns. Proceeds from all race fees, as well as funds raised by individuals and groups participating on March 28, will benefit The Newtown Memorial Fund.

  • Interfaith Seder Being Planned For Palm Sunday

    The Newtown Interfaith Clergy Association will continue its tradition of an interfaith Seder, this year being planned for Sunday, March 29.

    The 2015 event, which this year coincides with Palm Sunday, will be hosted by Newtown Congregational Church, at 14 West Street.

    The ceremony of tradition, food, and song will begin at 2 pm. It will take place in NCC’s Great Room, located on the upper level of the church.

  • Developer Proposes 74-Unit Housing Complex In Sandy Hook Center

    The Water & Sewer Authority (WSA) is reviewing a request for sanitary sewer service at an 11.8-acre site at 10 through 22 Washington Avenue in Sandy Hook Center, where a local developer/builder proposes the construction of a 74-unit apartment complex known as The River Walk at Sandy Hook Village.

    WSA members agreed on March 12 that the sewering proposal would be the subject of a WSA public hearing on April 1.

  • Men’s Breakfast Club Announces Guest Speakers

    The public is invited to join the Men’s Breakfast Club at Newtown Senior Center, 14 Riverside Road, the first Thursday of every month, at 9 am. Breakfast sandwiches can be preordered by calling 203-270-4310, by noon the day before each program, at a cost of $2 per sandwich.

    Breakfast camaraderie is followed by a speaker at 9:30 am.

    On April 2, the Men’s Breakfast Club welcomes Mike Zacchea, who will talk about veterans issues and what is happening on the ground in Iraq now.

  • Snow Leading To Closings & Cancellations

    Mother Nature is not letting go of winter easily today. She is hanging on to winter like a stubborn lion, not a gentle lamb.

    Newtown, and the region, is expected to see a little more snow before the Vernal Equinox arrives at 6:45 this evening.

    According to the National Weather Service (New York, NY Office), snow is expected to arrive in Newtown “mainly after 1 pm,” and will continue well into the overnight hours. Accumulation of up to 5 inches is possible.

  • State, Local Supporters Converge As New Middle School Health Center Opens

    With the snip of an oversized pair of shears, a group of about a dozen local and state officials, supporters, and local school staffers celebrated the opening of a new and independent health center at Newtown Middle School March 13.

  • Finance Board Recommends $111.7 Million Budget With Lower Taxes, Mill Rate

    After hearing from one member of the public who spoke in support of the school district budget, the Board of Finance on March 12 unanimously recommended a 2015-16 budget proposal of $111,730,513 to the Legislative Council, representing a 0.6 percent increase over the current year.

    Finance Board Chairman John Kortze subsequently presented those recommendations to the council on March 18.

  • New Partnership Will Provide Library Cards For Kindergarteners

    A partnership between C.H. Booth Library and Newtown Public Schools will offer library cards for all kindergarteners entering the district next school year.

    “I’m really pleased with the partnership and the willingness from the Booth Library pertaining to Newtown Public Schools, particularly with the early childhood initiative,” said Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, during the Board of Education’s meeting on Tuesday, February 17.