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  • Lessons From An Accidental Beekeeper, At Garden Club Meeting

    C. Marina Marchese, founder and owner of Red Bee Honey, will be the featured speaker at the upcoming meeting of the Garden Club of Newtown on Tuesday, April 28, at 1 pm, at C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street.

    Ms Marchese, a beekeeper, lecturer and author, will discuss her book Honeybee: Lessons from an Accidental Beekeeper as well as a book she co-authored with Kim Flottum entitled The Honey Connoisseur: Selecting, Tasting and Pairing Honey.

  • Concierge Associates Brings Personal Touch To Property Management, Relocation

    Cindy Dessel and Janis Nezvesky-Schertzer love helping people and believe customer satisfaction should be the number one goal of any business. With the opening of Concierge Associates, LLC, in October 2014, the Sandy Hook residents are combining their more than 30 years of experience in corporate relocation, customer service, and people skills to turn the overwhelmed feelings brought on by life events into manageable and pleasant experiences.

  • Police, Fire Officials Probing Suspicious House Fire

    Police and fire officials are investigating an intentionally set fire which was discovered on the night of Monday, April 13, at an unoccupied one-family house under renovation at 52 Taunton Lake Road, overlooking Taunton Lake.

    There were no injuries to firefighters in the incident which caused “moderate” damage to the white Cape-style house, which has a finished second-story. The house is owned by Anna Lisek Boland of Hawleyville, according to Fire Marshal Bill Halstead.

  • Police Plan Enforcement Crackdown On Distracted Driving

    Town police plan an enforcement crackdown on distracted driving, focusing on motorists who use handheld cellphones to talk and also those who text while driving.

    Police Sergeant Aaron Bahamonde, who heads the police department’s traffic enforcement unit, said the project will run from April 13 to April 27.

    Police plan to use traditional measures and innovative tactics to enforce the distracted driving laws while participating in the national enforcement project known as, “U Drive, U Text, U Pay,” he said.

  • Realtors Hosting Benefit For Dog Pound

    Building on a National Association of Realtors strategic plan, calling for local boards to invest in their communities, the Newtown Board of Realtors will host “Donation Day at the Pound.”

    “We are a town of dog lovers,” said Barbara Frey, president of the Newtown Board of Realtors. “We wanted to do a big food pantry drive, but our state legislators were already doing a big campaign. So we thought, why not do something for our dog pound?” Ms Frey said.

  • Tim McGraw Concert To Support Sandy Hook Promise

    HARTFORD — Tim McGraw has announced that on Friday, July 17, at XFINITY Theatre in Hartford, he will hold a concert to benefit Sandy Hook Promise. One-hundred percent of the net proceeds of this event will support Sandy Hook Promise, founded in the wake of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, with a mission of protecting children from gun violence.

  • Politicians Introduce Jesse Lewis Empowering Educators Act

    HARTFORD US Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) on April 13 introduced The Jesse Lewis Empowering Educators Act to provide teachers powerful tools and training to support students’ social and emotional learning. The bill is named in honor of Jesse Lewis, who at six years old was among the children killed on 12/14. US Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) is a co-sponsor.

  • Lakeside Sweeping, Land Acquisitions, Revisions Approved By Selectmen

    Land acquisitions and lot line revisions shared the Board of Selectmen agenda with a request aimed at improving water quality on Lake Zoar, as the officials convened for a regular meeting April 6.

    Public Works Director Fred Hurley appeared before selectmen with a memo from the Lake Zoar Authority requesting priority scheduling of street sweeping and storm basin cleaning in five waterfront communities. Mr Hurley said after consulting with Health Director Donna Culbert, he decided to bring the authority’s request to selectmen.

  • Garner Corrections Officers To Host Tip-A-Cop For Special Olympics, Wednesday

    DANBURY — Officers with the Garner Correctional Institution will host a Tip-A-Cop event to benefit Special Olympics Connecticut at Buffalo Wild Wings on Wednesday, April 15, from 5 to 9 pm. Buffalo Wild Wings is at 26 Backus Avenue.

  • Duck Race Tickets Are On Sale

    The Newtown Lions Club Duck Race ticket sales are underway.

    Members were out past weekend selling tickets at various establishments around town. Lions Club members will continue selling tickets around town until May 17. Tickets will also be available on Race Day — Saturday, May 23.