• Theater Review: A Well Designed Conclusion For Town Players Season

    Elegantly introduced by tuxedo clad director Gene Golaszewski, Design for Murder unfolds as a whodunit in the classic style.

    Town Players of Newtown are currently presenting George Bateson’s play. Last Sunday’s matinee had audience members agog at intermission, quizzing each other as to who did do it. It was fun for all.

  • Theater Review: A Once-In-A-Lifetime Production Of ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’

    RIDGEFIELD — In the eat-or-be-eaten world of 1970s Chicago real estate, fast talking brokers would sell their mother worthless swamp land just to score a closing.  Nowhere is this pressurized environment portrayed more fully than in David Mamet’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, Glengarry Glen Ross, now in performances at Ridgefield Theater Barn.

  • Ana Grace Project Planning 'Love Wins' Events For Town, Trauma Responders

    Jimmy Greene and Nelba Marquez-Greene hold a photo of their late daughter Ana Grace during a news conference shortly after 12/14. The couple, along with their son, Isaiah, have been working to honor Ana Grace by establishing a foundation focusing on a number of partnerships and a music scholarship initiative at Western Connecticut State University. They are planning a community event in Newtown December 2, as well as a daylong mental health conference at WestConn the following day.

  • Ram Pasture Tree Lighting Scheduled

    The Newtown Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a fundraising drive for the 31st Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and luminaria display that will be part of the annual tree lighting at Ram Pasture. This year’s event is scheduled for Friday, December 4.

    Activities including caroling and visits with Santa will begin at 6:30, and the tree will be lit at 7 pm. The tree is on the western side of Hawley Pond, near the corner of Elm Drive and Hawley Road.

  • 3D Printers Are Not Just Kid Stuff

    This story was updated November 16 to clarify information on the acquisition of the 3D printers.

    The chbMakers will offer their next Open House on Saturday, November 14, from 8 am to 5 pm, throughout the C.H. Booth Library on Main Street. The event will allow the public to learn about and experiment with the various activities that make the library more than just a place from which to borrow books.

  • The Hit Men Are Aiming To Make Musical Memories At Ridgefield Playhouse

    After decades behind the scenes, some of the greatest musicians instrumental in the success of artists including Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, Tommy James & The Shondells, The Critters, Carly Simon, and Barry Manilow, among others, united to form The Hit Men.

  • Supporters Rise To The Great Pumpkin Challenge

    A pair of children in costumes were among those who slowed down on Halloween to take an up-close look at the pumpkins on display at 14 Main Street.

  • Newtowner Nate Hapke Debuting Local Film At New Haven Film Fest

    Former Newtown resident Nate Hapke will be winging his way back from his day job as a production manager on the set of General Hospital to debut his award-winning short film Thom & Gerry at the New Haven International Film Festival.

  • Snapshot: Casey Diminico Ragan

    Occupation: I am a computer teacher at Rockwell K-3 School in Bethel. I get to teach the fun stuff — computer programming, robots — all the stuff kids enjoy.

    Family: My husband, Ryan, is a teacher in New Fairfield. He teaches elementary math. Our daughter, Riley, is 7 years old and in the second grade at Hawley School. Our son is Jake, and he is 3 years old, and at St Rose Preschool.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    So what was the scariest part of the past week? Halloween or Election Day?

    Hard to believe we are just now getting a photo of this dashing couple of Pumpkin Race Decorating judges.  Judges Justin Scott and Amber Edwards were dressed the part at the Lions Club annual Pumpkin Races, Saturday, October 17. One look at them, and participants knew their efforts would be taken seriously. One more look, and I’m sure their stellar careers took yet another leap up the ladder.