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  • Matthew Curtiss House Docents Offer A Look At Newtown’s History

    Greeting guests as they enter the Matthew Curtiss House museum on Main Street, junior docent Mairin Hayes appears at the door as an authentically dressed Colonial girl. She welcomes guests to her 1750s world perfectly preserved inside the circa 1750 saltbox home.

    For Mairin and others, history holds an allure. She enjoys giving others a glimpse of the past. As the new year begins, the Newtown Historical Society hopes to welcome new volunteer docents in that effort.

  • Local Police Officers Getting A New Look: New, More Practical Uniforms

    A good measure of the crime deterrence of police on patrol stems from their high visibility both in their vehicles and on foot.

    During the past few years, town police have phased in some changes in their marked patrol vehicles, moving from large, dark blue sedans to smaller black and white sedans, and now to black and white SUVs that are specially designed for police patrols.

  • ‘The Immigrant Experience,’ At Next Genealogy Club Meeting

    The Genealogy Club of Newtown will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, February 11, in the meeting room of C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street in Newtown.

    The meeting will start at 7 pm, but club members will also be arriving early to converse with other genealogists, and offer help with research problems for guests and attendees.

    This month’s speaker will be club chair Toni McKeen, who will discuss “The Immigrant Experience.”

  • Historical Society Guest Speaker To Discuss ‘Women’s Work In WWII’

    UPDATE: Due to the weather of Monday, February, 9, the historical society has decided to postpone this program. A new date will be announced.

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    We’ve all heard the phrase The Greatest Generation, used to describe for the men and women who fought in World War II, but what of the girls they left behind?  The war caused profound changes at home, and Newtown Historical Society will look at some of them in a presentation by John Cilio.

  • When Winter Was A Pitched Battle With The Elements

    Supermarket shelves swept clear of basic food items. Schools and businesses closed. Travel banned. It is the Storm of the Century — and it happens at least once each winter season.

    Modern technology keeps the public informed about every nuance in the weather. If a storm is in the making, there is a rush to stockpile necessities and a flurry of cancellations and postponements.

  • 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.