• No Crosswalk Signals?

    To the Editor:

    Like others perhaps, we are very concerned for the safety of pedestrians, bikers and vehicular traffic at many of our town center crosswalks. With three crosswalks and more than five access vehicular paths plus parking and departing vehicles, the flagpole intersection will see a dramatic change coming any day now with the new addition of this high traffic generating business – a new restaurant and bakery.

  • Truck Vs Pole Leads To Road Closure On South Main Street

    A Frontier crew begins to unload a utility pole from a trailer Wednesday morning, after a full-size dump truck struck and broke a pole in front of 277 South Main Street. Detours have been set up to keep drivers off the approximate 800-yard stretch of South Main Street that runs between its intersection with Botsford Hill and Meadowbrook roads, and Button Shop Road.

  • Danbury Restaurant To Host Ability Beyond ‘Families Rock’ Event

    DANBURY — On Saturday, November 14, Two Steps Downtown Grille will host Ability Beyond’s 3rd Annual “Families Rock” event from 7-11 pm. Ability Beyond is a leading nonprofit providing services and programs to nearly 3,000 individuals with disabilities in Connecticut and Westchester.

    Two Steps Downtown Grille is donating part of its food and beverage sales during the four-hour event to Ability Beyond. Admission is free, there will be raffles, and the event is open to the public.

  • Police Probing Thefts From Vehicles

    Newtown Police are reporting a rash of thefts from unlocked parked vehicles overnight from late Saturday, November 7, to the early morning hours of Sunday, November 8, in the residential neighborhoods centering on Currituck Road and Walnut Tree Hill Road.

    Police said they received about ten reports of valuables taken from unlocked vehicles, including money and electronic navigation devices. None of the thefts involved forced entry because all of the vehicles entered were unlocked, police said.

  • NUSAR Fundraiser Rescheduled

    Newtown Underwater Search And Rescue’s annual comedy basketball fundraiser with the Harlem Superstars has been rescheduled from Saturday, November 14, to Saturday, November 21, due to a scheduling conflict.

    The NUSAR Dream Team will host the Harlem Superstars in a 7 pm game at Newtown High School gymnasium, 12 Berkshire Road.

  • Chamber Breakfast Event: ‘Paint The Town Purple’

    In an effort to help foster business opportunities in the greater Newtown area, Newtown Chamber of Commerce continues to host free monthly networking events open to all local business professionals.

    The next event will be held at Sal e Pepe Contemporary Italian Bistro, 97 South Main Street, on Wednesday, November 11, from 8 to 9 am. The guest speaker is Alyssa Amaturo of the American Cancer Society.

  • Sandy Hook Fire Substation Expansion Begun

    Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company members recently broke ground for their fire substation expansion project at 249 Berkshire Road.

    Sandy Hook Fire Chief Bill Halstead said it is expected that the expansion project would be completed by the end of April. The groundbreaking occurred on October 24. The project will more than double the size of the building.

  • Newtown Savings Bank Continuing Title Sponsorship Of 30th Annual Holiday Festival

    For the 30th year, Newtown Savings Bank will present the Annual Newtown Holiday Festival. One of the area’s longest running holiday events, the benefit for Newtown Youth & Family Services (NYFS) will take place this year on Sunday, December 6, from 11 am until 4 pm.

  • Change Of Plans For Garden Club: ‘Holiday Decorations From Nature’s Bounty’ Postponed To November 18

    The Town and Country Garden Club of Newtown will host a program on Wednesday, November 18, by Carol King Platt titled “Holiday Decorations from Nature’s Bounty.” The program will begin at 7 pm, and will be at Newtown Senior Center, 14 Riverside Road in Sandy Hook.

    Please note this date has been postponed by one week from the original date of the program.

  • New Guest Speaker Slated For Working Women's Forum, Wednesday

    The Working Women’s Forum, an association of local professionals and entrepreneurs, will feature a presentation on “Selling Skills for Non-Sales People” on Wednesday, November 11.

    Please note this is a change from the previously announced program for this month’s Working Women’s Forum schedule.

    Sales Trainer Jon Barber will offer a program that could be described as “everything you have always wanted to know about selling but were afraid to ask.”