• Traffic Concerns Change Design Of Hawleyville Project

    Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) members at a September 3 public hearing learned about certain revisions that a developer has made to a major mixed-use development proposal for Hawleyville in response to traffic-related concerns raised about the project at an initial P&Z public hearing in late August.

  • Cross Country And Field Hockey Teams Prepping For Tuesday Openers

    As midsummerlike temperatures greeted the cross country team participants for practices in the first week of September, they had cool-weather success on their minds. By the time the late October South-West Conference championships roll around, the 90-degree heat will likely be long gone, and Newtown High School’s runners hope to be leaving many of their competitors in the dust on their way to conference success.

  • Flyboarding On Lake Zoar

    A small jet boat’s propulsion is directed through a hose hooked to the boots, which Lindsey Hulet uses to jet around Lake Zoar. Flyboarding, he says, is "a real workout on the legs," but it also fun once someone takes the time to follow instructions. 

  • High School Prepares For Approaching NEASC Visit

    As the Board of Education heard during a presentation at its September 1 meeting, years of work will culminate with a visit representatives of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) next month.

    “I’m really excited to be a part of this process with such an outstanding school and a dedicated staff who have put in such a great deal of time and energy and enthusiasm over the last few years,” said NHS Principal Lorrie Rodrigue.

  • Police Schedule Prescription Drug Take-Back Event

    On Saturday, September 26, Newtown Police Department in conjunction with the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will hold a collection event during which members of the public may bring their unwanted prescription drugs to the police station at 3 Main Street for proper disposal. The event will run from 10 am to 2 pm.

  • Community Forum On Parent Partnership Slated

    A Community Forum titled “Parent Partnership: Influence, Inspire, and Ignite Teaching and Learning” has been scheduled by the Newtown Public Schools for Wednesday, September 16, at 7 pm at Newtown High School’s Lecture Hall, 12 Berkshire Road.

    The event will be a one-hour community forum for all kindergarten through twelfth grade parents.

  • Effective Support For Suicide Survivors Inspires Many Left Behind To Service

    This is the second part of a series of reports during National Suicide Prevention Month.

    On the one-year anniversary of her father’s suicide September 5, Zelda Williams posted a brief message on the social network site Instagram to all her fellow survivors, and to those who, like her dad, suffer silently with chronic depression.

  • P&Z Rejects Zoning Change Proposal For Elderly Housing

    Following lengthy discussion at a September 3 Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) public hearing, P&Z members unanimously rejected proposed new zoning regulations on “elderly housing.”

  • New Education Foundation Taking Shape

    A week after announcing the launch of a Newtown Education Foundation, a meeting was held at Reed Intermediate School on Wednesday, September 2, for community members to learn more and volunteer for the foundation’s executive board, according to co-founder Kristen Bonacci.

    Ms Bonacci, Aaron Carlson, and Casey Ragan, all Hawley Elementary School parents and PTA members, founded the foundation. The foundation was announced and introduced to the public on Wednesday, August 26.

  • Flags Should Be Lowered For 9/11 Remembrance

    Hook & Ladder firefighters will be lowering the Main Street flagpole this morning, honoring those who were killed on 9/11.

    President Barack Obama this week issued a proclamation concerning Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, saying in part that “on September 11, 2001, America experienced the worst terrorist attack in her history when nearly 3,000 men, women, and children were taken from us, leaving their families and our Nation with a void that can never be filled.