• Labor Day Holiday Closings

    All town offices will be closed on Monday, September 7, in honor of Labor Day .

    Newtown Senior Center, the schools, and C.H. Booth Library also will be closed. The transfer station on Ethan Allen Road will be closed. (The transfer station is regularly closed to the public on Mondays. It will not be open on Labor Day for commercial service.)

    The offices of The Bee Publishing Company will also be closed on Monday.


  • Ice Cream Social To Share The Scoop On Local Volunteer Opportunities

    An ice cream social on September 12 will offer opportunities for residents to explore volunteering opportunities in the greater Newtown area while also enjoying Ferris Acres Creamery ice cream. 

  • New Equine Therapy Program Offers Treatment Option

    “We’re serving as a bridge to connect people to the horses. The horses are really the therapists,” said PATH (Professional Association for Therapeutic Horsemanship) certified therapeutic riding instructor Diana Kruzshak.   

  • Creative Writing For Young Authors: ‘The Fantastic’ At The Library

    C.H. Booth Library is offering a series of creative writing sessions for young adults in grades 6-8.

    The first writing session, “The Fantastic,” will explore the genre of fantasy writing. Participants will create imaginary worlds and use elements of magic in their stories. The fantasy theme will serve as a guide to the basic craft of fiction.

    Each session will allow time for writing, sharing, and discussing stories in progress. Students will also have the opportunity to work on collaborative writing projects.

  • Film Festival Volunteers Sought

    The 2015 Newtown Film Festival is just a few weeks away, and volunteers are needed.

    Festival Founder Cristin Carlin is hoping to find a few people who would be willing to hang festival fliers around town as soon as this weekend.

  • Picard At Next SCAN Program

    The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown (SCAN) will welcome Alain Picard, an acclaimed portrait artist, for its next event.

    Mr Picard will demonstrate painting a portrait of a model at its meeting-program on Wednesday, August 27, at 7:30 pm. The meeting will be in the lower level of Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main Street (at the flagpole).

    The demonstration is open to the public, free of charge.

  • Interviews Slated For Police Chief Candidates

    Police Commission Chairman Paul Mangiafico said this week that the town’s search for a person to replace Michael Kehoe as police chief is proceeding well.

    “It’s going very well,” Mr Mangiafico said at a September 1 Police Commission session.

    An executive-level personnel search committee has reviewed the ten applications for the job that were submitted, he said. Applications closed on August 14.

  • Police Commission Rejects NHS Request For Oakview Road Access

    Following lengthy discussion at a September 1 session, Police Commission members, serving as the local traffic authority, rejected a request from Newtown High School officials to allow limited staff access to the school in the morning via a gated emergency accessway extending from Oakview Road.

  • Rotary Preparing For Largest Annual Fundraiser: Jim Osborne Memorial Golf Classic

    TRUMBULL — The Rotary Club of Newtown will present The Jim Osborne Memorial Golf Classic at Tashua Knolls Golf Club on Monday, September 14. The event will feature a BBQ lunch, shotgun scramble followed by dinner and cocktails, along with a live auction and raffle.

    Cost is $190 per golfer, or $760 per foursome.

    Registration will open at 10:15 am at Tashua Knolls Golf Club & Restaurant. Players can use the practice range until 11:30, when lunch will be served. Scramble start will follow.

  • Labor Day Parade Line Of March

    Here is the lineup for Monday’s 54th Newtown Labor Day Parade, as provided by the Newtown Labor Day Parade Committee. The theme of this year’s parade is “Celebrating the Fine Art of Newtown,” and longtime resident and artist Ruth Newquist will serve as grand marshal.