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  • Clergy, Residents Celebrate Passover Seder Together

    Seated at the head table for the Interfaith Seder, as seen during a ceremonial washing of their hands, from left, were Monsignor Robert Weiss, Reverend Leo McIlrath, Reverend Mel Kawakami, Rabbi Shaul Praver, Pastor Kathie Adams-Shepherd, John Woodall, Reverend Caroline Hamilton-Arnold, and Reverend Matthew Crebbin. 

  • Town's Artificial Playing Fields Open; Others Still Closed

    Newtown Parks & Recreation has announced that the synthetic/artificial fields at Treadwell Park and Tilson Field have both opened for regular scheduled use as of today.

    “All other natural surface fields will remain closed until further notice,” the department announced via email early Thursday afternoon.

  • McEvoy To Offer Next SCAN Program, April 8

    The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown (SCAN) will have Newtown artist Dick McEvoy painting a pastel landscape at the next meeting of SCAN, on Wednesday April 8, beginning at 7:30 pm.

    This demonstration will take place in the lower level of Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main Street (at the flagpole). The public is invited, free of charge.

  • Firefighters Successfully Participate In Sandy Hook 5K

    The firefighters who participated in the 2015 Sandy Hook 5K assembled on the northwest lawn of Newtown Municipal Center, just yards away from the Start-Finish line, after completing the road race on March 28. Members of East Litchfield Kent, Pleasant Valley, and Washington fire companies were joined by six members of Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue for the event. 

  • Spring Project Will See Extended Trail At FFH

    Trails at Fairfield Hills will be extended this spring, adding nearly another paved mile through the sprawling, scenic campus.

    Addressing the Fairfield Hills Authority earlier this month, Parks and Recreation Director Amy Mangold explained the trails project, which will extend the existing paved passive recreation surface. With a budgeted $300,000 in this year’s capital improvement plan (CIP), a recent bid came in from LRM Construction for $291,000, which was “great,” Ms Mangold said.

  • ‘Spring Is In The Air’ At Avancé Day Spa; May 3 Celebration Planned

    “Weightless” is a collage by Vibeke Dressler, one of five artists with work currently on view at Avancé Day Spa.


  • Movies, March Madness & MLB Opening Day, All On ETH Big Screen

    A family film and sporting events will dominate the movie screen at Edmond Town Hall this weekend and early next week.

    Penguins of Madagascar will open Friday, April 3, at the movie theater within the historic building at 45 Main Street. It will continue until April 9.

  • Town Turf Fields Still Closed

    Newtown Parks & Recreation has announced that the turf fields at Treadwell Park and Tilson Field will once again remain closed for at least another 24 hours, if not longer. The fields have not yet been opened for the season.

    In an announcement issued early Wednesday afternoon, April 1, the town department said that as of today “approximately 20-25% of the surface is still frozen therefore the field is not safe to open. This primarily includes the corners and sideline areas directly adjacent to the edges.

  • Access Health CT Announces April Health Care Special Enrollment

    HARTFORD — Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman and Access Health CT CEO Jim Wadleigh have announced a special enrollment for residents who did not have health care coverage in 2014 and are subject to a tax penalty on their 2014 federal taxes. Special enrollment began April 1 and runs through midnight on April 30, 2015.

  • Police Department Receives Reaccreditation By State Council

    The Newtown Police Department has received reaccreditation from the state’s Police Officer Standards and Training Council (POSTC), signifying the department’s continuing compliance with a broad range of law enforcement standards.

    The recognition provides the department with certain credentials in the field of municipal law enforcement.