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  • Public Invited To 2015 Relay For Life Kickoff January 28

    Are you ready to Relay?

    The official free public kickoff rally for the 2015 Newtown Relay For Life is set for Wednesday, January 28, at 6 pm. The event is being hosted by LeReine Frampton at LeReine’s Cuisine, adjacent to the All Star Transportation offices at 31 Pecks Lane.

  • Flagpole Intersection Roundabout Suggested To Aid Traffic Flow

    A state Department of Transportation (DOT) official is offering some ideas on how the Main Street flagpole intersection’s traffic problems can be alleviated through a redesign of the five-legged intersection.

    William Britnell, principal engineer in DOT’s highway design unit, said that creating a “roundabout” at the flagpole intersection would improve traffic flow there, alleviating the vehicle-turning conflicts that occur at the intersection, which becomes congested at times.

  • Resiliency Center Event Rescheduled: Guided Meditation Friday Morning

    Carla Bates Barzetti will lead guided healing meditation at The Resiliency Center of Newtown (RCN) on Friday, January 16, from 9:30 until 10:30 am.

    This program had originally been planned for January 9, but was rescheduled to this week, according to RCN Office Manager Jennifer Holguin.

    Each month’s guided meditation session focuses on a different virtue. January’s is joyfulness.

  • Sandy Hook Advisory Commission To Meet Friday

    HARTFORD — The Sandy Hook Advisory Commission is next scheduled to meet Friday, January 16, at 9:30 am, at the Legislative Office Building.

    The commission is Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s 16-member panel of experts tasked with reviewing current policies and making specific recommendations in the areas of public safety, with particular attention paid to school safety, mental health, and gun violence prevention.

  • Final Chances To Cast Votes For — And Maybe Help A Resident Win —13th Festival Of Lighthouses Contest

    NORWALK — Time is running out to cast a vote in the 13th annual Festival of Lighthouses Contest at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.

    The creative display of 24 large model lighthouses made by local artists, amateurs and students will close on Monday, January 19. 

    The exhibit, which has been open since November 22, works like a juried art show except that thousands of Maritime Aquarium visitors are the jury. Visitors can follow the homemade beacons through the galleries and cast a vote for their favorite.

  • New York Man Arrested For Drug Store Theft

    Following a foot pursuit midday on January 7, police caught and then arrested a New York City man who allegedly stole nearly $1,200 worth of merchandise from a South Main Street drug store in a shoplifting incident.

    Police Sergeant Aaron Bahamonde said police received a call for help about 12:12 pm from Walgreens Pharmacy at 49 South Main Street, informing them that a shoplifting theft had occurred there. The store is on the northern corner of South Main Street and Mile Hill Road.

  • Ben’s Bells Newtown Administrator Finds Managing Kindness A Pleasure

    Tricia Guiry of Bethel started her new position as studio and community relations manager at Ben’s Bells Newtown in November, and has tackled the job with enthusiasm, and a determination to match the dedication of the dozens of volunteers at the 17 Church Hill Road studio, she said.

  • Superintendent To Host Forum At The Senior Center

    Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, will hold a one-hour community forum on Wednesday, January 28, starting at 2:30 pm, at Newtown Senior Center, 14 Riverside Road.

    During the gathering, the superintendent will share information on the present state of Newtown schools and will also share information on how the community can be an active partner with teaching and learning. In addition, Dr Erardi will share new initiatives that the Board of Education has introduced within the 2014-15 school year.

  • AMBER Alerts To Be Sent Through Facebook

    HARTFORD — A new tool was unveiled this week to help find children who have been abducted.

  • Eagle Scout Project Backpacks Collection, Sunday

    On Sunday, January 18, Seth Barrett, a local Boy Scout from Troop 370, will be hosting an item drive for his Eagle Scout project.

    The event will be held in the front horseshoe of Newtown Middle School, 11 Queen Street, from 10 am to 4 pm.