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  • Selectmen ‘Reset, Refocus’ Community Center Process With New Committee

    Residents who had expected to vote on a local community center project at the upcoming budget referendum may not see that question come up until Election Day after the Board of Selectmen agreed to remove the local advisory question from the April 28 ballot.

    By unanimous vote of the selectmen April 6, and on the recommendation of First Selectman Pat Llodra, the planned ballot question requesting to build a planned senior center and aquatic complex using a $15 million gift from General Electric will be put off.

  • EverWonder Open For General Admission, Field Trips, Birthday Parties & Summer Camps

    EverWonder Children’s Museum officially reopened to the public on April 4 for general admission, programs, field trips, birthday parties and summer camps.

    Tamara Barry, executive director of the children’s museum on Pecks Lane, said the board of directors decided to reopen before the new space was fully renovated.

    “With the high public demand, we decided to open with our current exhibits and some new ones, and make upgrades as we go forward,” she said.

  • Free Movies This Weekend At Edmond Town Hall

    The theater at Edmond Town Hall will be screening two movies this weekend, and the public will have the opportunity to see both free of charge thanks to Ingersoll Auto of Danbury.

    All screenings on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of Paddington and St Vincent will be offered for free. Regular admission for movies at the town hall, at 45 Main Street, is $2.

  • Free CPR Training Sunday

    Lee Ives of Dental Associates will host a CPR training program open to the community on Sunday, April 12, from 10 am to 1 pm, at the Dental Associates office at 11 Church Hill Road.

    In order to help educate the community on easy, lifesaving tools, Ms Ives has offered her time and the use of Dental Associate’s equipment to bring the community-based program Heartsaver CPR to Newtown.

    While the program  is free, space is limited to the first 15 people who respond.

  • Opening Reception April 10: New Canaan Exhibit Features Work By 2005 NHS Graduate

    “Vanilla” is a 2009 work created by Ms Gaddis on canvas, using eggshells.

  • Historical Society Program To Display Southbury’s Resistance To Hitler

    By 1937 Adolf Hitler had been in power for four years and had begun spreading his tentacles beyond Germany to the rest of Europe and even to America. One means of expansion was the German American Bund, or association for German American youth. Ostensibly a camp to promote American values and outdoor pursuits, the real purpose was to establish Nazi principles on American soil.

  • Graduation, Moving Up Ceremony Dates Set

    The Board of Education voted to schedule the Newtown High School graduation ceremony and the Newtown Middle School Moving Up ceremony during its meeting on Tuesday, April 7.

    Both ceremonies will be held at Western Connecticut State University’s O’Neill Center in Danbury.

    The NHS graduation ceremony will be held  on Tuesday, June 16, at 4 pm.

    The NMS Moving Up Ceremony will be held on Monday, June 15, at 5:30 pm.

  • Absentee Budget Ballots Available Thursday, April 9

    Town Clerk Debbie Aurelia Halstead announced that absentee ballots will be available for the annual budget referendum during office hours Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm.

    The town clerk’s office, within Newtown Municipal Center, 3 Primrose Street, will also host special absentee voting hours on Saturday, April 25, from 9 am to noon.

  • Lace Up, Spring Forth: It’s Start Walking Month

    Following the April 7 meeting of Newtown VNA, members joined Director of Health Donna Culbert (third from left) for a quick step outdoors in honor of Start Walking Month. Ms Culbert is hoping resi-dents of all ages will consider adding walking to their regular routine. Kellen Vollinger, grandson of VNA member Anna Wiedemann, was happy to join the group. He is holding the hand of VNA President Mary Tietjen.

  • Wallingford Man Arrested On Harassment Charges In Calls To Schools

    MONROE — Monroe police arrested a Wallingford man about 10:35 am on Tuesday, April 7, charging him with five counts of harassment and one count of disorderly conduct for allegedly placing five telephone calls to Sandy Hook Elementary School in Monroe and accusing the staff there of fabricating the December 14, 2012, school shooting incident in Sandy Hook.