Here is the lineup for Monday’s 53rd Newtown Labor Day Parade, as provided by the Newtown Labor Day Parade Committee. The theme of this year’s parade is “Write On, Newtown!”Step-off is at 10 am from the corner of Currituck Road and Main Street, and marchers will follow Main Street to its end, then turn left onto Glover Avenue, and then turn left onto and follow to the end of Queen Street. Participants are asked to be at their lineup position by 9:15.The judges and parade committee are seated in front of Bank of America. Emcees are stationed on Main Street near the flagpole, Glover Avenue (new this year), and also in front of Bank of America.The Labor Day Parade Committee wishes to remind paradegoers to stand and salute the American flag when it passes, particularly the large National Flag that will be carried by a color guard at the beginning of the parade. (Read more)...
The 53rd Newtown Labor Day Parade will start at 10 am on Monday, September 1. The parade forms on Main Street, near its intersection with Currituck Road. The parade proceeds southward on Main Street, turns left onto eastbound Glover Avenue, and then turns ...
Progress on building a school in Liberia that was funded by an anonymous couple on the West Coast and Reed Intermediate School’s Pushcart Warriors has been halted, due to the spread of Ebola.
Reed fifth grade teacher Karen King, who has been involved with the effort to build the school, has been keeping up to date with both the organization building the school, New Life Christian Academy, and with New Sight Eye Center, also in Liberia.
Both the school and the eye clinic have been supported through local efforts in the past.
Governor Dannel P. Malloy said August 26 he has accepted the resignation state Department of Correction (DOC) Commissioner James E. Dzurenda, 48, effective August 29. After more than 27 years of state service, Mr Dzurenda accepted an offer from New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to assume the post of First Deputy Commissioner for that city’s DOC. Mr Dzurenda formerly served as the warden at Garner Correctional Institution in Newtown, serving in that role from April 2005 to mid-2009. Gov Malloy has named Deputy DOC Commissioner Scott Semple, who served as the warden at Garner CI from mid 2009 until last November, to serve as DOC acting commissioner.
As teachers headed back to school in Newtown this year they are better equipped to respond to specific students in need after participating in the first phase of Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) training sponsored by the Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation, Inc. Youth Mental Health First Aid is an internationally recognized, evidenced-based program that has been shown to save lives, expand knowledge of mental health and treatments, increase services provided, and reduce stigma associated with mental health challenges. Individuals trained in the model report greater confidence in helping others, greater likelihood of advising people to seek professional help, and decreased stigmatizing attitudes.
The Inland Wetlands Commission (IWC) is expected to postpone its public hearing on a proposed 23-lot cluster-style residential subdivision in Dodgingtown, which initially had been scheduled for the evening of Wednesday, August 27.
Volunteers are still welcome to work with Newtown Forest Association members in planning the private land trust’s 90th anniversary celebration. Join the NFA at Tuesday night’s planning meeting and again on September 2 at 7 pm at the NFA Office, at Holcombe ...
Parents and school community members should have received a letter from Director of Dining Services Dan Shields and Resident Dietitian Jill Patterson, RD, within the past two weeks from Chartwells School Dining Services to introduce its new Simply Good program ahead of the 2014-15 school school year. Different versions of the letter were sent out to describe the program for the elementary schools, for Reed Intermediate School, for Newtown Middle School, and for Newtown High School.
Standing before the veterans’ mural at the Newtown Municipal Center last Tuesday was Alison Forger, who told a brief story about veteran Eugene Struzik, “rhymes with music,” she said. The Monroe resident recently won the essay contest, earning the Newtown VFW Post 308 scholarship award. Alison and the others were gathered at the municipal center for the formal presentation of the scholarship award and recognition.
The Board of Selectmen has appointed seven residents to what is expected to be a slow and thoughtful analysis of all town public facilities with a focus on Town Hall South, the current Newtown Hook & Ladder headquarters, and the multipurpose building that houses the local senior center and a preschool. The appointees include former Selectman William Brimmer, Fairfield Hills Authority member Walt Motyka, Borough of Newtown Senior Burgess Jay Maher, who has been closely engaged in sidewalk projects, Legislative Councilman Paul Lundquist, Board of Finance member James Filan, Jr, Scott Cicciari, who is leading a fundraising effort to develop a new police station, and Michael Marinaccio, who has participated in the Fairfield Hills Master Plan advisory process.