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  • Police List Road Closures, Parking Bans For Labor Day Parade

    Newtown Police Department has announced temporary road closures, detours and No Parking zones that will be in effect on Monday, September 1, before, during and immediately following the 53rd Annual Newtown Labor Day Parade.

  • Labor Day Parade Line Of March

    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.

  • State DOC Commissioner Takes NYC Corrections Post

    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.

    In his new position, under NYC DOC Commissioner Joseph Ponte, Mr Dzurenda will oversee the jails in each of the city’s five boroughs, plus Rikers Island.

  • Public Hearing Rescheduled For Residential Subdivision Proposal

    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.

    Town land use officials said on Tuesday that the public hearing on the proposed The Preserve at Newtown would be rescheduled to 7:30 pm on Wednesday, September 10, at Newtown Municipal Center, at 3 Primrose Street.

  • Help Plan A Wine Tasting, Anniversary Event With The NFA

    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 on September 2 at 7 pm at the NFA Office, at Holcombe Hill Wildlife Preserve at 55/65 Great Hill Road.  All are welcome to help plan the details of the upcoming Sunset Wine Tasting on September 6, sell tickets, or volunteer on the day of the event. Tickets will be available for sale this evening from 7 to  8:30 pm in the offices as well.

  • Board Of Selectmen Seats Facilities Review Committee

    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.

  • Daniel Barden Highland Mudfest Organizers Donate $25,000 To Sandy Hook Promise

    Organizers of the 2nd Annual Daniel Barden Highland Mudfest made a $25,000 donation, August 21, to the Sandy Hook Promise (SHP) General and Community Funds. The donation will be split equally between these funds. 

  • Chartwells Introduces ‘Simply Good’ Program

    Parents and school community members should have received a letter within the past two weeks from Director of Dining Services Dan Shields and Resident Dietitian Jill Patterson, RD,  from Chartwells School Dining Services, to introduce its new Simply Good program ahead of the 2014-15 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.

  • VFW Scholarship Award Winner Talks About A Veteran She Admired

    Standing before the veterans’ mural at the Newtown Municipal Center on August 19 was Alison Forger, who told a brief story about veteran Eugene Struzik, “rhymes with music,” she said. A Monroe resident and daughter of Newtown VFW Post 308 men’s auxiliary member Walter Forger, Alison entered the VFW’s annual essay scholarship program and won this year’s scholarship award. Her essay was about Mr Struzik, “the 95-year-old man” who shook her hand in church after mass, she wrote.