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  • Nutmeg Book Award Selection Committee Experience ‘Beneficial’ For NMS Student

    As just one of two young people selected in January 2013 to serve on the 15-member Connecticut Nutmeg Book Award 2015 Intermediate Selection Committee, Newtown Middle School eighth grader Michael Arther read more than 30,000 pages in 120 books over the course of eight months — 40 of those books during last summer’s break from school. Seeking out the opportunity and committing to the challenge was not unusual for Michael, said his father, Fred.

  • Despite Reorganization By LLS, Newtown Will Have 2014 Light The Night Walk

    While organizers of the tenth Relay For Life of Newtown are in their home stretch this week, making final preparations for their 12-hour event taking place May 31–June 1 at Newtown High School, organizers of a similar event are beginning to ramp up their annual efforts.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    VFW Commander James Rebman commented on Monday at the Memorial Day ceremony that he recalled watching Memorial Day parades way back in 1968 “and the guys with the funny hats.” Well, now Jamie, a veteran, is one of those guys in the funny hats, he observed, and Memorial Day has taken on a whole new meaning to him.

  • The Way We Were

    June 2, 1989

  • The Great Pootatuck Duck Race & Town Festival Winners Are…

    The race began with a splash.

    This year’s 2014 Great Pootatuck Duck Race on May 24 drew a bustling crowd. Parents and children filled the river’s banks in Sandy Hook Center, lining fences along the water near The Foundry, and across the rushing current, filled the lot behind Porco’s Karate Academy on Church Hill Road.

  • Snapshot: Elana Bertram

    Occupation: I am a patent attorney, dealing with trademarks, copyrights, and business issues around intellectual property. I’m a solo practitioner since 2011, at Hawley Legal Resources in Hawleyville.

    Family: I’m married to Eric Dolce, who is also an attorney. We have a young son. Michael is 6 months old, and already climbing the furniture. He’s a bundle of energy and enthusiasm.

  • ‘New Stories For Newtown’ Program Returning

    Thanks to funding through the Books Heal Hearts program at C.H. Booth Library, said Children’s Librarian Lana Bennison, she and committee members Ross MacDonald, Janice Bernard, Yvonne Cech, Kim Weber, and Georgia Monaghan are able to present two days of well-known author and illustrators to students and residents of Newtown.

  • Off To See "The Wizard"

    Kirsten Liniger, dressed as Dorothy and carting “Toto” in her basket, waves to passersby before Sunday’s screening of The Wizard of Oz at the Edmond Town Hall Theatre.

  • ‘Grandma Was Right’— Exercise Is Part Of Octogenarian’s Lifestyle

    Days before her 80th birthday on Sunday, May 18, Vernice “VJ” Murphy and her rescue dog Cooper went for a brisk stroll around the block. The daily walk is just part of an exercise routine that Ms Murphy says “keeps me young.”

  • New Stories For Newtown Contest To Build On Author Visit Inspirations

    C.H. Booth Library Children’s Librarian Lana Bennison, and committee members including author-illustrator Ross MacDonald of Newtown, Janice Bernard, Georgia Monaghan, Yvonne Cech, and CHB Young Adult Librarian Kim Young are encouraging writers and artists age 19 and under to take part in a contest that will build upon the June 6 and 7 experience of famous author/illustrator visits to Newtown.