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  • "Angels On Game Day": Sandy Hook Bracelet Made It To The Super Bowl

    Shane Vereen remembers hearing about the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School. He wears a green and white wristband inscribed with Angels of Sandy Hook on his right wrist, a daily reminder of a cold Friday morning in December 2012 when Sandy Hook suddenly became known around the world.

    “Our coach told us after practice,” the New England Patriots running back said Thursday afternoon. “He called the whole team together and he explained the situation, what was going on.”

  • ‘24 Hours That Changed the World:’ A Discussion Series For Lent

    Trinity Episcopal Church will host a discussion series for Lent based on the Adam Hamilton book, 24 Hours That Changed the World.

  • Severe Cold Weather Protocol Extended Again

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy is directing the state’s Severe Cold Weather Protocol to be extended and remain in effect through Monday, February 16, as dangerously cold temperatures continue to impact the state.

    The Severe Cold Weather Protocol activates a network of procedures among the relevant state agencies to ensure that the most vulnerable receive shelter from the cold.

  • Girl Scouts To Host Hearts Of Hope Children’s Event

    Girl Scouts in Troop 50113 are set to host an event on Monday, February 23, for children in third through sixth grade to participate in making Hearts of Hope.

    The event will be held from 7 to 8 pm at St Rose of Lima School, 40 Church Hill Road.

    Participants will paint clay hearts that will be donated to a worthy cause through Hearts of Hope, a volunteer-driven nationwide community service program that has a chapter in Newtown.

  • School Board Honors Mackenzie Page

    With her family and friends in the audience, Newtown High School junior Mackenzie Page was honored by the Board of Education during its meeting on Tuesday, February 3.

    The board has a practice of highlighting individuals and groups during celebrations of excellence at its meetings. Mackenzie, who has brought The Great Pumpkin Challenge to Main Street for four years, was the latest to be honored.

  • Protecting The State’s Water, Next At Town & Country Garden Club

    Margaret Miner, the director of Rivers Alliance of Connecticut, will be the guest speaker for The Town & Country Garden Club on Wednesday, February 11.

    Ms Miner will cover three topics during her program: landscaping and buffers to protect water quality, pesticides, and statewide water planning.

    The program will begin at 6:30 pm, and is open to all. It will be at Newtown Senior Center, within the multi-purpose building at 14 Riverside Road.

  • Parem Hwah Asian Brushwork On View At Library

    The work of Mary Barrett Anders, who presented Asian brushwork classes at HealingNewtown, is the focus of an exhibit of her work at C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street in Newtown. Located in the showcase outside the children’s library, the exhibit — a collaboration between the library and Newtown Cultural Arts Commission —  will be on display through March 1 during regular library hours: Monday through Thursday, 9:30 am-8 pm; Friday, 11 am-5 pm; Saturday, 9:30 am-5 pm; and Sunday, 12-5 pm.

  • Newtown Activists Introduce Bill Banning High-Capacity Magazines

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Newtown activists on Thursday helped introduce the first gun safety bill in this Congress, officially kicking off the gun control debate on Capitol Hill.

    The bill would ban large-capacity ammunition magazines for everyone but military members and law enforcement officers. It was introduced by State Representative Elizabeth Esty (D-5th District) in the House and Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) in the Senate.

  • WSA Poised To Approve Hawleyville Sewer Planning

    After years of discussion and months of technical planning, the Water & Sewer Authority (WSA) is poised to give its consulting engineering firm approval to draw the final plans for extending the Hawleyville sanitary sewer system.

    The municipal facilities project is intended to foster economic development in the section of town near the Exit 9 interchange of Interstate 84.

  • WSA Meeting Tonight: Developer Wants To Build 350 Dwellings At 79 Church Hill Road

    Based on engineering data submitted to the Water & Sewer Authority (WSA) on a high-density multifamily housing complex proposed for a 35-acre site at 79 Church Hill Road, the developer is seeking to construct 350 dwellings there.

    Fred Hurley, town director of public works, said the WSA would formally receive that application for wastewater treatment capacity from 79 Church Hill Road, LLC, at its meeting slated for 7 pm on Thursday, February 5, at the sewage treatment plant office building at 24 Commerce Road.