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  • Photography Exhibition At Booth Library; Opening Reception Saturday

    C.H. Booth Library, at 25 Main Street, is hosting a photography exhibition of works by members of Candlewood Camera Club during the month of March. The collection is on view in the lower meeting room.

    An opening reception is scheduled for Saturday, March 7, from 2 to 4 pm.

  • Change Of Plans For CWU Human Rights Celebration

    The annual Church Women United Human Rights Celebration, this year following the theme “Journey Toward Peace,” will be held in the Community Room at Nunnawauk Meadows on Saturday, March 7, from 1:30 to 3 pm.

    The guest speaker for the local celebration being hosted by the CWU/Newtown-Danbury unit will be Elizabeth Ricci.

  • Reminder: It’s FCCF Giving Day; 24 Hours To 'Give Where You Live' For Nonprofits

    Ten Newtown non-profit organizations received donations totaling over $25,000 through the inaugural FCCF Day of Giving last year. Fifteen organizations based in Newtown are among the 401 registered groups for this year’s 24-hour event, which is now underway.

  • Booth Children’s Department Days Away From Reopening

    New carpet tiles cover the floor of the Children’s Department of the C.H. Booth Library and ceiling tiles were being placed Tuesday, March 3, as the library moves toward a quick recovery from a second dousing in just over two years, from frozen and burst pipes.

  • Seniors Fill First Of Several Community Center Information Sessions

    Senior citizens and residents interested in learning more about the new senior center, a phase I component of a larger Community Center project, filled every available seat in the main room of Newtown Senior Center  on Thursday, February 26, as First Selectman Pat Llodra, architects, and planners offered information and answered questions.

  • Hearing Set On Sewer Expansion For Multifamily Complex

    The Water & Sewer Authority (WSA) has scheduled a public hearing for next week on a development firm’s controversial request that the sewer district be expanded in Sandy Hook to provide sewer service for a proposed large multifamily housing complex.

    The WSA public hearing is slated for 7 pm on Thursday, March 12, at Town Hall South, 3 Main Street.

  • Closings Or Cancellations? Contact The Bee

    A Winter Weather Advisory is currently in effect for Newtown, and the entire state. The sun may be shining at midday, but a Hazardous Weather Outlook is also in effect, with the National Weather Service calling for snow to begin falling after 4 pm Tuesday, March 3. Another 1-2 inches of snow may be on the ground before sunset.

  • Home Schooling Parents Upset With Sandy Hook Panel Proposals

    HARTFORD — Parents’ rights organizations from across Connecticut, including homeschoolers, contend they would be treated unfairly by some public policy recommendations prompted by the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

    Believing their parental rights are at risks, the various groups have joined forces to form the new Parental Rights Coalition.

  • Panel To Finalize Recommendations To Malloy

    HARTFORD (AP) — The panel of experts reviewing the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown is officially wrapping up its work after two years.

    Members of the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission are scheduled to finalize their report to Governor Dannel P. Malloy on Friday. The group of experts released a 256-page draft report in early February, calling for new gun control measures, detailed school building standards, and a new approach to mental health care.

  • The Normal Biology Of Aging vs Dementia

    St Rose of Lima will host its next Outreach Ministry seminar on the normal aging process.

    “The Normal Biology of Aging vs Dementia” will be presented Tuesday, March 10, beginning at 6:30 pm. It will be in the Monsignor Conroy Room at St Rose of Lima School, 40 Church Hill Road.

    Dr Susan Varano will lead the discussion, which will educate attendees on the physical and cognitive signs of normal aging.