• Lower Flags Monday Morning; Holiday Closings Posted

    In observance of Memorial Day, all United States and state flags should be lowered on Memorial Day Monday, May 25. In accordance with US Flag code, flags should be lowered from sunrise until noon on the day that Americans honor those who have served and those who continue to serve in the Armed Forces.

    Newtown VFW post will have its annual Memorial Day Commemoration Ceremony on Monday, beginning at 11 am. The public is invited to join post members for the brief ceremony, which will take place at the post, 18 Tinkerfield Road.

  • Ferris Acres Creamery Seeking Solutions To Traffic Congestion

    Ferris Acres Creamery, a family-operated ice cream stand that opened for business at 144 Sugar Street (State Route 302) in 2004, has become a popular destination for both residents and out-of-towners, seeking to enjoy the pleasures of ice cream amid the bucolic setting of a working dairy farm.

    Over the years, the creamery’s reputation has grown, attracting increasingly large numbers of people to the site.

  • Remembering All Veterans

    Setting out flags in honor of veterans Friday were Newtown Woman’s Club GFWC members and volunteers, from left, Jan Happel, Betty Warner, Marion Thompson, Dave Thompson (with his back turned), and on the far right are Millie Anderson and Pat Bailey. Hidden from view is Coke Cramer. The women set the flags out at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument/The War Memorial at the intersection of Hannover Road and Main Street.

  • With Minor Modifications, Newtown’s Dancing Traffic Agent Cleared To Dance Again

    NOTE: This is an extended version of a story published on May 19, with comments from Kathy Ballwig Holick.

  • Eminent Domain Action Secures Utility Right-Of-Way For SHES

    After failing to reach an acceptable settlement with the owner of a private residential road adjacent to Sandy Hook Elementary School, the town has sought and received court authorization to take an underground right of way to stretch new gas utility pipes to the school site by eminent domain.

  • Avielle Foundation Pitches Collaboration With School District

    Jeremy Richman introduced himself to the Board of Education during its meeting on Tuesday, May 19, before he explained an interest in a collaboration between The Avielle Foundation and the school district.

    Dr Richman then said that as the parents of Avielle Richman, one of the victims at Sandy Hook School on 12/14, he and his wife, Jennifer Hensel, began the foundation to stop violent events and to answer why such events occur.

  • Selectmen Quiz Mental Health Hospital Developer On Security, Admissions

    Selectmen this week peppered a principal developer of a planned new, state-of-the-art mental health recovery hospital being eyed for Fairfield Hills with questions about security, and the potential for patients’ comings and goings to interfere with recreational activities on the town-owned campus.

  • After $6M In Reported Losses, Town Retaining Pension Consultant

    It was not lost on local officials that in a 20-year window, Newtown’s pension investments have met a benchmark goal set by local policies. It was the last five years that have prompted a call for hiring a pension consultant.

  • Residents Sought For Commission Posts

    First Selectman Pat Llodra is seeking residents to fill several openings on local appointed boards and commissions. In some cases the appointments are required to be affiliated with a specific political party, while in other cases unaffiliated voters are encouraged to consider serving.

    Current openings exist on:

    *The Conservation Commission, with one vacancy for a Democrat or unaffiliated voter and one open position  available to any registered voter;

  • VFW To Host Memorial Day Program

    The public is invited to attend a Memorial Day Commemoration Ceremony on Monday, May 25, at 11 am, at VFW Post 308, Freedom Defenders Way (formerly 18 Tinkerfield Road, off of Mile Hill Road).

    The program will be under the leadership of Quartermaster Jim Lewis. 


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