- Friday, June 28, 2013
Representing Transition Newtown, Barbara Toomey handled the tender green leaves with care as she pressed young pepper and cabbage plants into the ground Thursday, June 20. She and Parks and Recreation Director Amy Mangold had help from Transition Newtown member Zachary Marmo, who graduated early from Newtown High School in December and will soon attend college. He added a cluster of tomato plants to row 41 — the Parks and Recreation/Transition team’s row.
- Thursday, June 20, 2013
A six-bay, 14,500-square foot ambulance garage is a step closer to construction at Fairfield Hills. The Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Association Inc. (NVA) Board of Trustees on June 12 voted unanimously to move forward with an estimated $4.5 million new emergency medical service facility on the corner of Wasserman Way and Mile Hill South across from Reed Intermediate School.
- Thursday, May 16, 2013
Pack up your pooch and head over to Fairfield Hills on Saturday, May 18, for to Newtown’s 4th annual Strutt Your Mutt.
This fun and healthy family event sponsored by the Friends of Newtown Park and Bark and Newtown Parks & Recreation will take place from 11 am until 3 pm, on Simpson Street (near the municipal center). Dogs must be leashed at all times.
- Thursday, May 9, 2013
The 4th annual Strutt Your Mutt event will be Saturday, May 18, from 11 am to 4 pm, at Fairfield Hills.
Organizers are encouraging all dog owners to “grab the leash and join us.” The entry fee is $5 per dog, cash only.
Guests can see demonstrations in dog agility and obedience, and enjoy vendors’ tables.
- Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The scent of fresh-turned soil and dust on the breeze drifted across a “Beautiful, quiet field,” between Keating Farm Road and Mile Hill South Tuesday, May 7, said Harvey Pessin. He watched as Parks and Recreation machinery graded earth, preparing a new site for the community-oriented Victory Garden that he founded three years ago.
- Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 1:11 pm
In the final minutes of a marathon five hour meeting May 3 that started with some raw and emotional input from Sandy Hook School staff, a Newtowner who played a key role on 12/14 sat down before a school building task force and described what he was witnessing.
Gene Rosen, who found six students from the school in his neighboring driveway that fateful December morning and sheltered them until parents and police arrived, took a few moments to dial down his own emotions before he spoke.
“I heard the agony of this process,” he said, his voice hitching.
- Thursday, May 2, 2013
Police report that at about 4:10 pm on April 25, motorcyclist John Allen, 58, of Shelton was riding a 2010 Victory V-10 eastward on Berkshire Road, as motorist Pastor Estrada, 59, of Waterbury, who was driving a 2001 Saturn SC-1 coupe, was attempting to make a left turn out from a driveway at 44 Berkshire Road onto westbound Berkshire Road.
- Friday, March 22, 2013