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  • The Way We Were

    May 20, 1988

    The 50-year history of the Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire Company Inc dates back to the summer of 1938, when the company organized, elected officers, and starting canvassing and holding dances to raise money for firefighting equipment. The company also started its own softball team. Hawley Warner, who was active with the company during those first few years, recalled that in addition to Mr Hanlon, Dr Maruice D.Corrigan also played an active role in getting the company started.

  • The Way We Were

  • Muddy Angels Will Shift Gears When They Arrive In Newtown Next Week

    The 2013 East Coast ride of the Muddy Angels, a long distance cycling event that honors EMTs and paramedics who have become sick, injured or were killed while performing their duties, will arrive in Newtown for a special ceremony on May 22. The event will honor those who were involved in the events of 12/14. Riders are shown here during their approach to Times Square in a previous ride.

  • Columbine Survivor To Speak At C.H. Booth Library

    Columbine High School shooting survivor Amber Wright will present a book talk on her children’s book, It Gets Better, on Thursday evening, May 23, in the C.H. Booth Library meeting room. The program will run from 6:30 to 8 pm.

    Ms Wright, an elementary school teacher and mother, witnessed the shootings in the library of her high school on April 20, 1999, in which 13 of her classmates and teachers died. She was just 17 years old and a senior at the school at that time.

  • Danbury Community Orchestra Premieres NHS Student’s Original Composition

    Nearly 18 months after he first began writing it, Newtown High School senior Alex Lampel had the pleasure of hearing his original orchestral symphony performed by a 100-piece orchestra at Western Connecticut State University’s Ives Concert Hall. Under the direction of Stephen Michael Smith, Alex’s work, Chromatic Metamorphosis, was brought to life on Sunday, May 5, as part of the orchestra’s final concert for the season.

  • Theater Review: "The Little Dog Laughed," And Nobody Napped, At The Little Theatre

    When a production is billed as a comedy, it is not always clear what to expect. Frequently, audiences are treated to a farce, with lots of doors from which spouses emerge at inopportune times, or through which lovers and other problems are shoved, so as not to be caught on forbidden ground. Then there are screwball comedies, whose humor depends on bizarre situations, like Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn singing “I can’t give you anything but love, Baby,” to a leopard as they try to retrieve a missing dinosaur bone.

  • Ballots And Baked Goods

    Odyssey of the Mind team mom Heather Almeter with her daughter, Arline, at Newtown Middle School earlier this afternoon. Mrs Almeter’s son, Aidan, is a member of a team that will be heading to Odyssey of the Mind world finals later this month.

  • Children’s Authors And Illustrators To Visit Newtown, May 17-18; Free Public Programs May 18

    “Reimagined Fairy Tales,” with Barbara McClintock and Jerry Pinkney, will open the panel discussions by children's authors and illustrators on Saturday, May 18, at Newtown Middle School. All Newtown residents are invited to attend any portion, or the full day, of free events.

  • Gestures Of Kindness, Part Nine— Residents Continue To Receive Love, Provide Inspiration To Others

    A two-day food drive at Six Flags New England conducted over the two-day 2013 season opening weekend filled more than two trucks with donations for Newtown Food Pantry. It was one of countless gestures of kindness that continue to be done for the residents of Newtown since 12/14.

  • Children’s Authors And Illustrators To Visit Newtown, May 17-18; Free Public Programs May 18

    During Children’s Book Week, May 13-19, authors will visit schools on Friday, May 17, and give a “Turning the Page, New Stories for Newtown” presentation at Newtown Middle School for residents on Saturday, May 18.