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  • And Now, Something New: Park & Read!

    Mary Kate Halmose wants to start a lending library-type program at several town parks. For her Girl Scout Gold Award project, she pictures a weather-protected enclosure for Dickinson and Treadwell Parks, and Eichler’s Cove Marina.

    Sitting before the Parks and Recreation Commission Tuesday, January 14, she offered her ideas and answered questions.

    Member Jan Brookes asked, “So, some people could donate books, and others could borrow?”

  • NHS Artists Featured In Connecticut Regional Scholastic Art Awards Show

    Newtown High School students, from left, Katherine Jennings, Isabella Saraceni, Hannah Godbout, Abigail Kohler, and Rebecca Ainley have artwork featured in a show at the Hartford Art School for the 2014 Connecticut Regional Scholastic Art Awards. The show is on view through January 29. 

  • Ideas Abound For Permanent 12/14 Memorial

    The permanent memorial to the lives lost April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School in Colorado was created with the participation of the Columbine school community and the efforts of an original group of 100 people, according to Doug Ireland, division chief for the Littleton (Colo.) Fire Rescue. It was Chief Ireland who cautioned the Newtown community in January 2013 that a permanent memorial to 12/14 would be “a slow process,” noting that it was eight years before the Columbine memorial was completed.

  • Eclectic Singer Songwriter Martin Sexton Heading To Playhouse For January 18 Concert

    Journeyman guitarist, singer and songwriter Martin Sexton will be heading to the Ridgefield Playhouse for a January 18 show with support from The Brothers McCann. He recently spoke to The Newtown Bee focusing on current and future projects, discussing his current preferences for guitars, and the use of his songs in film and television.

  • Snapshot: Dr Meri Rosco

    Occupation: I’m an evidence-based chiropractor specializing in nutrition, sports medicine, and muscular anomalies. I even treat cellulite. Everything I do, there’s research to back it up. What I do is massage, a lot of muscle lengthening, and tension reducing techniques, rather than adjustments. My office is in the old Victorian house on the corner of The Boulevard. I work part-time at Extreme Fitness Martial Arts in Plaza South, too.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    I’m happy to hand out my first Good Egg Award of the year. Beginning in early December, at the Sandy Hook Tree Lighting, the Foundry Kitchen and Tavern in Sandy Hook Center began handing out customized baseball caps in return for donations to support the Newtown Fund Holiday Basket program. This program uses 100 percent of the proceeds to support Newtown families in need, throughout the entire year, with food and fuel assistance, utility bills, rent, and medical expenses.

  • The Way We Were

    January 13, 1989

  • Upgrades A Draw For Top Performers— Jazz Pianist Fred Hersch To Play Edmond Town Hall

    UPDATE (January 9, 2014): This story has been updated to reflect the correct ticket price for the Fred Hersch performance.

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  • New Technology Moves Edmond Town Hall Into 21st Century

    “It’s all coming together in February,” said Mary Fellows, a member of the Board of Managers at Edmond Town Hall, referring to the upgrades to the infrastructure of Edmond Town Hall. The cornerstone of the historic building at 45 Main Street was laid in 1929.

    “When Edmond Town Hall was built, there was a part-time first selectman and a town clerk — that’s it,” Ms Fellows said in a phone interview December 30.

  • Llodra’s Pleas For Acts Of Kindness Generate Efforts Across The Nation

    For several days before the somber anniversary of 12/14, First Selectman Pat Llodra led a panel of community leaders through a half-dozen press conferences that were attended by state, regional, and national media.