• State Senator Visits Newtown Schools

    State Senator Tony Hwang (28th District) has been making his way through the Newtown Public Schools, visiting with students.

    According to his office, Sen Hwang intends to visit each of Newtown’s schools, and he has already visited Middle Gate Elementary School, Hawley Elementary School, Head O’ Meadow Elementary School, and Newtown High School. Sen Hwang also visited St Rose of Lima School on Friday, January 30.

  • Asian Brushwork Painting Group Begins; Next Gathering March 19

    The recently formed Plum Blossom Asian Brushwork painting group will hold its next meeting at Cyrenius H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street, on Thursday,  March 19. The group is scheduled to meet from 2 to 4 pm in the library’s board room.

  • St Patrick's Day Luck Of The Irish Zumba Class/Dance Party Planned

    The public is invited to join Megan Sajovic for a Luck of The Irish Zumba Fitness master class on Tuesday, March 17. The class — which Ms Sajovic promises will be a giant dance party — will begin at 6:45 pm in The Alexandria Room of Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street.

    Ms Sajovic is a licensed ZIN member. While the class is called a master class, Ms Sajovic says no experience is needed to participate. All levels and ages are welcome.

    “Grab your green and get on the dance floor,” said Ms Sajovic.

  • P&Z To Consider Hawleyville Sewers, Open Space Proposals

    The Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) is scheduled to consider a range of topics at its March 19 meeting, including the planned Hawleyville sanitary sewer system expansion project. The panel also is slated to discuss some open space acquisition proposals, plus three sets of proposed changes to the zoning regulations.

    The session is scheduled for 7:30 pm on Thursday, March 19, at Newtown Municipal Center, 3 Primrose Street.

  • Four-Vehicle Crash Sends Three To Hospital, Snarls Traffic

    Police report that a four-vehicle accident occurred about 4 pm on March 11 at the four-way intersection of Berkshire Road (Route 34), Bennetts Bridge Road, and Grays Plain Road in Sandy Hook.

    The collision resulted in three people being transported to the hospital for medical evaluation. Also, the incident created extensive travel delays during the evening rush period.

    The driver of one vehicle involved in the accident needed to be extricated from the wreckage by Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company.

  • Robert Geckle Honored As United Way Hometown Hero

    DANBURY — United Way of Western Connecticut (UWWC) hosted its second annual Hometown Heroes Benefit Dinner at the Ethan Allen Hotel, Saturday, March 7. The event honored local businesses and community individuals who distinguish themselves through philanthropy and volunteerism, and make a difference in the lives of others.

    Among this year’s 14 Hometown Hero honorees was Newtown’s Robert Geckle.

  • Flagpole Photographers Meeting, Program Updates

    On Thursday, March 19, Flagpole Photographers Camera Club will host a general meeting and photo competition.

    March’s assigned subject is “Bridges.” Club members will be challenged to showcase their creativity for capturing various photography of bridges. There will also be competitions in Digital, Black & White and Open Color.

  • Sandy Hook Cyclists Ready For Another Ride To Washington

    For the third consecutive year, a group of 26 hearty cyclists will pedal their way from Edmond Town Hall to the US Capital in Washington, DC, to support a number of what the team describes as “common sense legislation to reduce the epidemic of gun violence that plagues our nation.”

  • ‘Modeling For Makers’ Gala To Benefit Library Technology

    Guests will be surprised at who they see strutting down the catwalk at the “Modeling for Makers” gala event, Saturday, April 18. Hosted by the C.H. Booth Library Board of Trustees, heads will turn, said former board member Cathy Geckle, who along with another former board member, Mary Thomas, is organizing the library fundraiser that will take place at Rock Ridge Country Club.

  • Library Program To Address Tech Questions

    Bestselling author Abby Stokes will be at C.H. Booth Library on Thursday, April 9, to help “digital immigrants” understand the fast-changing world of technology. For those Baby Boomers (and beyond) not born with a keyboard or mouse in their hand, Ms Stokes will provide comprehensive and jargon-free information with a reassuring and friendly approach.