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  • 'Trick Or Read' A Special Treat For Halloween Visitors To Main Street

    Monroe residents, who wished to remain anonymous, are assisted by librarian Kim Weber, second from right, as they set up a “Trick or Read” tent in front of C.H. Booth Library on Thursday, October 31.

  • Halloween’s Triumphant Return

    Halloween was celebrated by residents of all ages this year, thanks to the return of seasonal weather following two storms that dampened the holiday in Newtown. On Main Street, a number of residents decorated their homes to welcome the hordes of costumed guests that were expected Thursday. The owners of The Balcony House at 34 Main turned their dwelling into Main Street Motel for the night.

  • Kent Artist’s Wife Brought Area News To Newtown— George Laurence Nelson Feted By Kent Historical Society

    On Saturday and Sunday, November 2 and 3, the Kent Historical Society will present its final campaign this year to increase awareness of former Kent resident and early 20th Century artist George Laurence Nelson. On both days, from noon to 4 pm, the Kent Community House, at 93 Main Street, will be filled with student artwork from local schools, all original works with a George Laurence Nelson theme.

  • Seniors Scare Up A Game Of Bingo

  • ‘Howl-O-Ween’ Party Held To Benefit Newtown Park And Bark

    As volunteers put the final touches on a hay-hunt, other helpers at the Saturday, October 26, “Howl-o-ween” canine costume party readied additional stations. The family event was sponsored by Newtown Parks and Recreation, and benefited the Friends of Newtown Park and Back and was held on the Fairfield Hills Campus.

    Activities included a relay race, a haystack treasure hunt, a hot dog toss, and a “tic-tac-paw.”

  • Halloween Walk In Sandy Hook Draws Trick-Or-Treaters

    Tommy, left, and Mikey Trudeau posed for a photo during the Saturday, October 26, SHOP (Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity) Halloween Walk.

  • Screening Of ‘The Conjuring,’ With Special Guests, Shed Light On Local Paranormal Investigators

    Following a special one-night encore showing of The Conjuring on Thursday, October 24, an audience at Edmond Town Hall Theatre was treated to a question and answer session with Lorraine Warren and Tony Spera.

  • Local Organization Offering Ways To Honor 12/14

    Newtown Action Alliance (NAA), an action-based grassroots organization founded after 12/14 by Newtown residents that is dedicated to reversing gun violence in this nation, and its sister organization, The Newtown Foundation, focused on educational, healing, and cultural programs, invite the public to take part in three projects designed to move our community forward as the first anniversary of 12/14 draws near.

  • Registration Filled For Therapy/Comfort Dog Walk-A-Thon

    Newtown Kindness will be hosting a Therapy/Comfort Dog Walk-A-Thon this Saturday, November 2. The organization received so much support that registration hass been closed to any further people who wish to participate.

    The walk will take place on from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm at the Fairfield Hills campus.

  • Theater Review: Martin’s ‘Underpants’ Enjoyable As Long Wharf Opener

    NEW HAVEN — A century ago a German playwright named Carl Sternheim wrote a ribald comedy satirizing the manners and aspirations of the rising bourgeoisie. Ninety years later, the actor, comedian and serious writer Steve Martin, took Sternheim’s play — Die Hose — and adapted it into an equally raunchy farce, The Underpants, which is serving currently the season opener for Long Wharf’s C. Newton Schenck III Theatre.