• Council Requests Final Revision Draft Changes, Close To Endorsing Charter Overhaul

    After a marathon five-hour-plus meeting November 4 during which the Legislative Council completed its final review of a charter revision draft, Council Chair Mary Ann Jacob said she was hopeful that suggested changes sent back for consideration would be completed in time for council members who charged the Charter Revision Commission to approve a final overhaul of the community’s constitutional document.

  • Town & Country Garden Club And Members Win State Honors

    The Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut held its annual Awards Luncheon at the Aqua Turf in Plantsville on October 28. The Federation encompasses 128 Garden Clubs from around the state.

    The Town and Country Garden Club of Newtown was proud to return home from the luncheon with four major awards.

  • ‘The Treason Trial Of Aaron Burr’

    There are many enigmatic figures in America’s history but one of the most puzzling is Aaron Burr. Well connected, and well on his way up the public career ladder, he ended in disgrace, a vice president later tried for treason.

  • With Hamilton’s Text Message Admission, School Board Directs Chair To Look Into Hiring An Investigator

    The Board of Education voted at its meeting on Wednesday, November 4, to direct its chair to look into hiring an investigator following an announcement by board Secretary Kathy Hamilton that she had shared a text message of a digital conversation by the board months ago.

    The topic of the text message and an e-mail, both of which the board has referred to as “leaked communications,” have been discussed at multiple meetings in recent weeks.

  • Panel To Discuss Community Center Survey Results November 10

    Nearly two-thirds of the residents who took the a survey concerned a possible Newtown Community Center in September and October were women, and at least 50 percent of respondents were between ages 40 to 55 years old, according to a recent release.

  • Selectmen Make Ethics Referral On Leaked E-mail Case

    For the first time in memory, the Newtown Board of Selectmen unanimously voted to make a referral to the local Board of Ethics after meeting in closed session garding what was described on their agenda as: “Attorney-Client privileged communication and discussion of employer rights and responsibilities regarding employee non-work related behaviors.” The closed session preceded the board's open meeting on Monday, November 2.

  • Euclid Quartet At Edmond Town Hall, November 22

    Celebrating its 17th anniversary season, Euclid Quartet is known for performances filled with passion, virtuosity, and sensitivity. The have captivated audiences and critics across the country, from Carnegie Hall and school classrooms to radio and television broadcasts.

    Newtown Friends of Music has invited the Euclid Quartet to perform on the stage of Edmond Town Hall on Sunday, November 22, at 3 pm.

  • COA Helping Seniors Enroll In Emergency Alert System

    Members of the Newtown Commission on Aging (COA) will be available to help senior residents enroll in CodeRED, Newtown’s emergency alert system, this month.

    COA members will be at Newtown Senior Center, 14 Riverside Road, each Monday for the rest of November starting at 3 pm. The CodeRED system sends phone or e-mail messages to inform residents about emergencies.

  • Costumes Encouraged: Classic Romantic Comedy Ready To Roll For Sunday Cinema Series

    Blake Edwards’s 1961 romantic comedy Breakfast at Tiffany’s will be shown at 4 and 7 pm Sunday, November 8, at Edmond Town Hall. Costumes are encouraged and awards will be given to the best look-alikes from the film.

    Jen Rogers, coordinator of the Sunday Cinema Series, is looking forward to Sunday.

  • Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary Planning Open House

    The Sandy Hook Fire & Rescue Company Ladies Auxiliary is looking for new members.

    To introduce themselves to the community, and to answer questions about their work, the auxiliary will host an open house on Tuesday, November 10, at 7 pm. After a brief business meeting, members will introduce themselves to guests and explain their role as a support group for the fire company.