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  • Hawley Hatchlings Greeted By Kindergarteners

    Hawley Elementary School kindergarten teacher Deborah Pond smiled with pride when she explained how well her students recently handled having an incubator with chicken eggs in it in the classroom.

  • Forums Slated On FFH Residential Uses Begin Saturday

    The possibility of incorporating a residential element into Fairfield Hills redevelopment has again entered conversations, which will be opened to the public this month.

  • Community Center, Mental Health Facility Enter FFH Discussions

    Plans for a community center and a proposed mental health facility filled conversation during the Fairfield Hills Authority’s meeting on Monday, November 24.

  • Officials Recommend Funds For Additional Demolition At Fairfield Hills

    What can the town do to generate activity for demolition at Fairfield Hills? First Selectman Pat Llodra told the Fairfield Hills Authority members Monday, November 24, that town officials recently have had “quite a bit of discussion” about the question.

    She soon handed members a draft of Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) recommendations that include three $3.5 million requests over consecutive years between 2015 and 2018 for demolition.

  • Two-Session Mental Health First Aid Training Planned

    Mental Health First Aid training is for anyone, 18 years and older, who wants to learn how to help a person who is experiencing a mental health challenge.

    Like CPR teaches the lay person what to do in the case of a cardiac emergency, Mental Health First Aid teaches non-mental health professionals how to help someone who is experiencing a mental health illness or challenge.

  • Group Resumes Fundraising Drive For New Police Station

    A nonprofit group is resuming its fundraising drive to collect money that would be used to build a new police station for the 45-member town police department.

    Town police have long sought new quarters to replace their existing facilities at 3 Main Street in the building known as Town Hall South.

  • Hawks Will Host Xavier In State Semis On Saturday

    Newtown High School’s football team will host Xavier of Middletown in the state playoff semifinals on Saturday, December 6. Kickoff at Blue & Gold Stadium is set for 2 pm.

    The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) announced the seedings and matchups today; visit casciac.org for complete tournament information.

  • Christmas Trees Arrive For Annual Sandy Hook Fire Fundraiser

    Firefighters Tom Bernath, left, and Scott Allen check a tree as it is unloaded at the Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue main station at sunset on Friday, November 28. As they come off the truck, trees are measured for height, and then stacked so that all similar sizes and types are grouped together. Up on the truck, at left, is Sandy Hook Lieutenant Kevin Stoyak, preparing to drop another tree down for processing.

  • Concert Placed Hope, Love, And Healing ‘Within Our Reach’

    A music-loving crowd stepped out of a balmy autumn afternoon and into Newtown Congregational Church on Sunday, November 23, to enjoy a special concert organized and produced by Newtown musician Jim Allyn, with the support of Newtown Cultural Arts Commission.

  • Historical Society Seeking Artifacts Of Sandy Hook’s Irish Population

    Newtown Historical Society (NHS) is seeking loans of photographs, letters, poetry, journals, needlework, crafts, clothing, and similar items from the late 19th and early 20th Century, as it relates to the Irish population of Sandy Hook, for an upcoming exhibit.