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  • Dancing To Live Music During Debut 'Choose Love' Concert Event

    Bill Wisnowski, left, and Leif Smith, right, accompany Susan Lang with the folk sounds of My Dad’s Truck on August 16, for the kick-off performance in the Choose Love Concert Series. The Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity (SHOP) is hosting the event held outdoors, on the Sandy Hook Village Green, weekly through mid-September. 

  • Selectmen Merge Land Use, Planning, Development Departments

    The Board of Selectmen moved quickly to reorganize Newtown’s Land Use, Planning, and Economic Development functions following the recent departure of Director of Economic and Community Development Director Elizabeth Stocker, who has taken a new job with similar responsibilities in Norwalk.

  • Police Planning Speed Enforcement Project

    Town police have received approval for an almost $17,000 grant, and plan to use the money for traffic speed enforcement now through the end of September, and also to acquire some new radar-based speed detection equipment.

    Lieutenant Christopher Vanghele said August 15 police received word on August 13 that the state Department of Transportation’s (DOT) High-Risk Rural Roads Speed Enforcement Program has endorsed Newtown receiving the funds.

  • Community Craft & Tag Sale Planned

    Hawleyville Volunteer Fire Company and Big Buddha Cigar Lounge will co-host a Community Craft & Tag Sale on Sunday, September 14, from 9 am to 4 pm. The event will be presented at each host’s location: 34 Hawleyville Road and 27 Hawleyville Road, respectively.

    Hawleyville Fire members will be grilling food, and also offering drinks for purchase.

    Children’s entertainment will include fire truck demonstrations and face painting.

  • ‘The Artificial Jungle’ Opens September 5 At Town Players

    The Artificial Jungle by Charles Ludlam opens September 5 at The Little Theatre, home for Town Players of Newtown, 18 Orchard Hill Road.

  • Wedding Bells Chime Twice For Roberts Family

    Wedding bells did double duty Sunday, August 10, at Newtown Meeting House, when Chris Roberts and Laura Garcia-Dore, and Carolyn Roberts and Rob Poit were joined in marriage in back-to-back weddings there. It is the first time in her 22 years as administrator, said Sherry Paisley, that a double or back-to-back wedding had been scheduled at the Meeting House.

  • Two Newtown Artists In Silvermine Faculty Exhibition

    NEW CANAAN — The Silvermine Arts Center, 1037 Silvermine Road, will present a special faculty exhibition, Thursday, August 21, through Thursday, September 11, in Silvermine’s Sara Victoria Hall, with an opening reception scheduled for Thursday, August 21, at 6:30 pm.

    Among the teaching staff showing at the exhibit are two artists from Newtown, Rachel Morris and Joanne Conant.

  • Sip Wine, Celebrate Land Preservation

    Residents are invited to celebrate 90 years of open space preservation and protecting Newtown’s rural character by Newtown Forest Association (NFA) when members host a Sunset Wine Tasting on Saturday, September 6. Small fare, a jazz trio, silent auction and, weather permitting, a spectacular sunset will all be part of the event scheduled to run from 4 to 8 pm at Holcombe Hill Wildlife Preserve, 55 Great Hill Road. Tickets are $35 per person.

  • ‘Helping Is Healing’ For All On Ben’s Lighthouse Colorado Trip

    Twenty Newtown teenagers and five chaperones traveled to Loveland, Colo., the final week of July, repairing homes damaged during flooding there last fall.

  • Flags To Return To Full-Staff At Sunset

    HARTFORD – Governor Dannel P.