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  • Key Rock Road Speed Issue Under Review

    Police officials plan to research whether adding more “speed tables” to the northern section of Key Rock Road would solve a motorist speeding problem there.

    That speeding occurs when westbound drivers on Sugar Street (Route 302), which is a thoroughfare with a 40-mph speed limit, turn left and travel onto southbound Key Rock Road and are moving at speeds faster than Key Rock Road’s posted 20-mph speed limit.

  • Theater Review: ‘Stop Kiss’ Offers A Tender Journey Through Needless Violence AT Theater Barn

    RIDGEFIELD — The Ridgefield Theatre Barn is presenting Diana Son’s Stop Kiss in its fall lineup. The play, under the capable direction of Marla Manning, provides an intimate story of how we choose who we love and how those choices are adjusted by the world around us.

  • Sandy Hook Events Launch Two-Week Arts Festival

    Art lovers perused more than a dozen demonstrations, exhibits and pop-up galleries while music lovers braved sizzling temperatures to enjoy a Beatles tribute band Saturday, September 6, as the 2014 Newtown Arts Festival sprang to life with overlapping events sponsored by Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity (SHOP).

  • RCN To Host Free LinkedIn Workshop, September 19

    UPDATE (Wednesday, September 18): This article has been updated to reflect the correct start time for the LinkedIn workshop

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    The Resiliency Center of Newtown (RCN) will host a free LinkedIn workshop in conjunction with Nutmeg Healthcare Recruiters on Friday, September 19. The workshop will run from 10 am until 2 pm at RCN.

  • Fundraiser Planned For Breast Cancer Research

    The Newtown office of William Raveis Real Estate invites the public to “Wine and Cheese In The Barn,” a fundraiser in support of breast cancer research.

  • Shrimp Boil Fundraiser Planned

    The Great Room was filled to capacity last November when Newtown Congregational Church hosted its first shrimp boil to benefit Back Bay Mission. Centerpieces celebrated locations in and around Biloxi, Mississippi, home of the mission, and tables were set family style. The church will host its second annual event this weekend.

  • 13th Anniversary Of 9/11: Flags To Be Lowered For Patriot Day

    In honor of the 13th anniversary of 9/11, the President has ordered that all flags be lowered today. Flags should remain lowered until sunset.

    In a proclamation released yesterday, President Barack Obama said in part: 

  • Interesting Moments In Baseball History, Monday With Historical Society

    With just a few games left in the regular Major League Baseball season, Newtown Historical Society will head for the virtual ballpark for its first program of the 2014-15 season.

    Newtown resident Chris Spiro will present “Interesting Moments in Baseball History” in the community room of C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street, on Monday, September 15, at 7:30 pm.

  • Tickborne Disease Awareness Survey Launching

    The effort to better understand the public’s perception and behavior regarding tick bites and tickborne disease is stepping up, according to Health District Director Donna Culbert.

    “Newtown, through a proposal/bid process, has contracted with MORE Advertising, and is launching a short survey which will capture the public’s current knowledge and perception of risk about tickborne diseases,” she said in a release.

  • Light A Candle For Ben Wheeler, Friday Night

    Friday, September 12, would have been Benjamin Wheeler’s eighth birthday. Friends are joining members of the Wheeler family to remember Ben and the other children and educators lost at Sandy Hook School with light.

    Ben loved lighthouses. To share the light of Ben’s spirit, all are invited to place a candle safely in a window, doorway, or porch on Friday evening. Ideas include using a real candle, an LED candle, an electric window candle, a luminary, a lighthouse lamp, etc.