How’s this for bipartisanship: Republican Tom Foley and Democrats supporting Governor Dannel P. Malloy agree that Quinnipiac University’s poll declaring the race a tie is accurate — and that last month’s survey giving Foley a six-point lead was faulty.
“I think this poll is right on,” Foley said. “We never had a six-point lead.”
The Board of Education approved on Tuesday, October 7, the fourth phase of the Sandy Hook School building construction project to be forwarded to the state.
Previously, at its September 16 meeting, the school board heard a presentation from Diversified Project Management’s Geralyn Hoerauf, Consigli Construction’s Aaron Krueger, and Svigals + Partners’ Julie McFadden, who each reported on the progress of the Sandy Hook School building project. Phase 4 of the project will focus on building construction.
Newtown Historical Society will host Candlelight Tours of its headquarters, on Saturday, October 25.
The Matthew Curtiss House, at 44 Main Street, will be open for visits that evening between 5 and 8 pm.
The Matthew Curtiss House is a fine example of Connecticut saltbox architecture. Constructed circa 1750 and purchased by Matthew Curtiss Jr. in 1781, the historical society purchased and restored it to its original condition in 1970. Docents will lead tours of the historic building by candlelight.
A 300th Anniversary Harvest Dinner on Friday, October 17, will conclude Newtown Congregational Church’s tercentennial celebrations. The event will begin at 6 pm in The Great Room at the church, 14 West Street.
Tickets are $15 per person and are available at church office through October 12.
Capacity is 150 people, so time is running out to purchase a ticket to reserve a seat for the catered roast turkey dinner with all the trimmings by LeReine’s Cuisine. Pumpkin pie is being provided for dessert.
The Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV) recently released its 2014 Environmental Scorecard, the latest in a 15-year series of documents which rate Connecticut’s state legislators by the votes they have cast on key environmental bills. Lori Brown, CTLCV Exec. Director, said the Scorecards tally votes on major issues and show a numerical score for each legislator.
During its second meeting in as many weeks, the Newtown Charter Revision Commission met October 7 at the Senior Center to continue laying out plans to enhance the effectiveness, integrity, and user-friendliness of the community’s constitutional document.
Attention young poets, singers, mimes, magicians, and more: the ninth monthly Saturday Night Open Mic For Newtown Youth, grades 5-12, will take place on Saturday, October 18, from 7:30 to 9:15 pm, in the Great Room at Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West Street.
Microphones, keyboard, guitar amp and more will be available. A welcoming atmosphere and an enthusiastic all-ages audience makes this a great night every time.