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  • Firefighters Successfully Participate In Sandy Hook 5K

    The firefighters who participated in the 2015 Sandy Hook 5K assembled on the northwest lawn of Newtown Municipal Center, just yards away from the Start-Finish line, after completing the road race on March 28. Members of East Litchfield Kent, Pleasant Valley, and Washington fire companies were joined by six members of Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue for the event. 

  • Spring Project Will See Extended Trail At FFH

    Trails at Fairfield Hills will be extended this spring, adding nearly another paved mile through the sprawling, scenic campus.

    Addressing the Fairfield Hills Authority earlier this month, Parks and Recreation Director Amy Mangold explained the trails project, which will extend the existing paved passive recreation surface. With a budgeted $300,000 in this year’s capital improvement plan (CIP), a recent bid came in from LRM Construction for $291,000, which was “great,” Ms Mangold said.

  • ‘Spring Is In The Air’ At Avancé Day Spa; May 3 Celebration Planned

    “Weightless” is a collage by Vibeke Dressler, one of five artists with work currently on view at Avancé Day Spa.


  • Movies, March Madness & MLB Opening Day, All On ETH Big Screen

    A family film and sporting events will dominate the movie screen at Edmond Town Hall this weekend and early next week.

    Penguins of Madagascar will open Friday, April 3, at the movie theater within the historic building at 45 Main Street. It will continue until April 9.

  • Town Turf Fields Still Closed

    Newtown Parks & Recreation has announced that the turf fields at Treadwell Park and Tilson Field will once again remain closed for at least another 24 hours, if not longer. The fields have not yet been opened for the season.

    In an announcement issued early Wednesday afternoon, April 1, the town department said that as of today “approximately 20-25% of the surface is still frozen therefore the field is not safe to open. This primarily includes the corners and sideline areas directly adjacent to the edges.

  • Access Health CT Announces April Health Care Special Enrollment

    HARTFORD — Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman and Access Health CT CEO Jim Wadleigh have announced a special enrollment for residents who did not have health care coverage in 2014 and are subject to a tax penalty on their 2014 federal taxes. Special enrollment began April 1 and runs through midnight on April 30, 2015.

  • Police Department Receives Reaccreditation By State Council

    The Newtown Police Department has received reaccreditation from the state’s Police Officer Standards and Training Council (POSTC), signifying the department’s continuing compliance with a broad range of law enforcement standards.

    The recognition provides the department with certain credentials in the field of municipal law enforcement.

  • Llodra: Pause Will Help Town To Find A Way Forward With Community Center

    Only two men attempted to attend a community center information session Tuesday evening, March 31. They didn’t get word that it had been canceled several hours earlier.

  • Dorian Quintet With Spencer Myer On Piano, April 12 At Edmond Town Hall

    Recognized by critics, audiences and professional musicians alike for its uniquely polished and passionate performances, the Dorian Wind Quintet is known worldwide as one of chamber music’s preeminent and longest continuously-active ensembles.

    The quintet has literally been around the world, concertizing in 49 of the 50 United States and Canada, touring Europe 18 times, and playing throughout the Middle East, India, Africa and Asia. The Dorian made history as the first wind quintet to appear at Carnegie Hall.

  • Concert Preview: Máirtín O’Connor Trio Bringing ‘A Great Sense Of Adventure’ To Meeting House Performance

    The Máirtín O’Connor Trio have toured the world with legendary Irish singer Christy Moore, with Australian guitar master Tony Emmanuel, and with the beloved fiddler Martin Hayes’ Masters of Tradition ensemble. They have played to full capacity audiences in venues such as Lincoln Center and UCLA’s Royce Hall.