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  • Winter Waterskiing In Sandy Hook On ‘All Things Connecticut’

    All Things Connecticut, the CPTV series that last week included a visit to Curtis Packaging in Sandy Hook, will return to town for another visit with its next episode.

  • Angels At The Super Bowl

    Astute local viewers of Sunday’s Super Bowl may have noticed a familiar flash of green when NBC zoomed in on New England Patriots Running Back Shane Vereen at the end of the game: the Super Bowl Champion was wearing a green and white Angels of Sandy Hook bracelet on his right wrist.

    The bracelet was viewed again when Vereen reached out to touch The Vince Lombardi Trophy when it was walked to a dais by former Super Bowl champion Kurt Warner following the game.

  • Delayed Opening For Library

    UPDATE (11:44 am): The library has opened.

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    C.H. Booth Library will be opening late this morning, after the building's sidewalks and stairways cleared of snow.

    Library Director Brenda J. McKinley says she hopes to be open by 11 am, “but we are asking people to call before coming over just to be sure.”

    The library, at 25 Main Street, can be reached at 203-426-4533.

  • Governor Extends Property Tax Payment Deadline, Newtowners May Pay Online

    With Newtown Municpal Center closed Monday, February 2 because of bad weather, First Selectman Pat Llodra posted a notice on the Town website reminding residents they could make last-minute property tax payments without a late penalty via the Tax Collectors web page.

  • Closings & Cancellations

    The following closings, cancellations or delayed openings have been announced for Monday, February 2, 2015 (newest announcements will be added to the top of the listing):

    *Yoga Dimension morning classes were cancelled. The status of afternoon and evening classes have not yet been determined.

    *All town meetings scheduled for today have been cancelled. Public Building & Site Commission meeting has been rescheduled already, for 7 pm tomorrow at Newtown Municipal Center (change of location).

    *Newtown Municipal Center will be closed today. 

  • Governor, Local Officials Urging Residents To Stay In Place

    While there is no travel ban in place this morning, Governor Dannel P. Malloy and local officials are encouraging state residents to stay in place if possible while the current snow storm moves across the state. All eight counties of Connecticut are under a Winter Storm Warning this morning.

    Gov Malloy activated the state’s Emergency Operations Center at 4 am, to monitor conditions across the state during the current storm. On Sunday evening he announced that all state employees would have at least a delayed start to their work week.

  • More Snow On The Way

    A storm system in the central part of the country will push east, setting the stage for a widespread precipitation event across the central and eastern United States through Monday. A wide swath of accumulating snow is forecast from Nebraska to New England.

  • 26 Victims or 27? Sandy Hook Commission Considers Role Of Shooter’s Mother

    HARTFORD (AP) — The Sandy Hook Advisory Commission debated Friday whether the victims counted in the dedication should include the shooter’s mother, a woman who has been faulted for contributing to the tragedy by fostering his fascination with guns as he grew increasingly socially isolated.

  • Reed School Celebrates ‘Danny Appreciation Day’

    Reed Intermediate School students were dressed less casually than normal on Friday, January 23, in honor of a Massachusetts boy the students learned about through a video online.

  • Winter Tips For Feeding Birds

    We are quick to hustle off to the grocery store when winter storms threaten. But what about the many songbirds that do not have such a handy source of food available, just when it is most needed?

    Bird feeders can provide that source of energy for Connecticut’s birds that overwinter, and offer natural entertainment for the humans perched inside, watching the birds perched outside.