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  • The Wrong Strategy

    To the Editor,

    Obama’s interview on CBS over the weekend did nothing to diminish the threat we face from ISIS. Once again he tried to shift the blame for the short fall of his administration to others. It seems this is one strategy he knows.

  • Meet Your Neighbor At A Bonfire October 4

    UPDATE (Tuesday, September 30, 2014: Please note this story has been updated to reflect a change in plans for refreshments for Saturday night’s event. 

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  • Silver Bridge Construction Bids Under Review

    The state Department of Transportation (DOT) plans to select by October the firm which will make major renovations to the steel-truss span over the Lake Zoar section of the Housatonic River, commonly known as Silver Bridge. The bridge links Glen Road in Sandy Hook to River Road in Southbury.

    DOT is reviewing five bids submitted for the bridge renovation project, according to DOT spokesman Kevin Nursick.

  • Theater Review: A Cast United By Strengths, In Sherman’s ‘Estate’

    SHERMAN — Stella Gordon vehemently believes that a house divided cannot stand. She ferociously protects her domain while her recalcitrant family dukes it out to get what they think they have coming to them. Thus is the premise of Horton Foote’s Dividing the Estate, now being presented by The Sherman Players.

  • CEO Proposes Psychiatric Hospital For Fairfield Hills

    A new proposal for reuse that echoes Fairfield Hills’s origins has come before the authority overseeing that property.

    On Monday, September 22, Fairfield Hills Authority members and several town officials heard from HealthVest facility CEO Richard Kresch, MD, who discussed plans for a psychiatric hospital. He told authority members that his company acquires distressed facilities or develops new ones.

  • Theater Review: Broadly Comedic And Moving ‘Avenue Q’

    NEW MILFORD — TheatreWorks New Milford is currently offering the edgy, puppet populated and Tony Award winning musical Avenue Q, with music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marks, book by Jeff Whitty, and based on the original concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marks. These are adult-only puppets with a message for the child in all of us.  

  • Rare Disease Advocacy Organization To Celebrate 40th Anniversary With Unique Broadway Event; Two Residents Featured

    NEW YORK CITY — On Thursday, October 23, the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance (TS Alliance), a rare disease advocacy organization, will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a special event on Broadway featuring the world premiere and reading of the play Four Decades|One Community.

    Newtown resident Martin Blanco will direct the play, and fellow Newtown resident David Wheeler will appear as a featured actor.

  • Governor Malloy: Land Transfer Will Honor 12/14 Victim

    HARTFORD — Joined by lawmakers and the family of Catherine Violet Hubbard, Governor Dannel P. Malloy on Wednesday, September 24, handed over the deed for approximately 34.44 acres of land in Newtown to The Catherine Violet Hubbard Foundation, Inc. during a ceremonial bill signing of Special Act 14-13, which facilitates the transfer of the state-owned land for the creation of an animal sanctuary and wildlife preserve.

  • Questions Sought For Bee Candidates Forum

    The annual tradition of The Newtown Bee hosting a forum for residents to meet and learn about candidates on the November ballot continues this year with a planned forum featuring six legislative contenders.

    The event is set for Tuesday, October 21, at Edmond Town Hall, with a meet and greet session in the lobby at 7 pm, and the forum running from 7:30 to 9 pm.

  • Hospital Staff Rallying Around Nurse With Rare Bone Marrow Disorder

    DANBURY — A bake sale on Friday, September 26, from 7 am until 11 pm at Danbury Hospital’s Robolitti Conference Center will raise funds to help cover costs for one of the hospital’s own.

    John Young, an RN at the hospital for RN at Danbury Hospital for more than 30 years, was recently diagnosed with Amloidosis, a rare bone marrow disorder. His family, friends and coworkers are coming together in support of Mr Young, as well as his wife Beth and their two teenage daughters.