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  • Borough Ordinance Enacted:The New Bamboo Taboo

    Certain types of bamboo, specifically of the genus Phyllostachys (or Running Bamboo) by their nature, spread rapidly underground through their root systems and underground rhizomes — horizontal underground stems that puts out lateral shoots and adventitious roots at intervals — and then infest and damage nearby properties. They are not native to Connecticut and will, by their nature, invade, infest and damage other plants, roads, sidewalks, buildings and structures. 

  • Elementary Schools Win Healthier US School Awards

    Newtown’s four elementary schools recently earned national recognition through the HealthierUS School Challenge (HUSSC), as announced by Chartwells School Dining Services.

  • New Book Will Be A Collection Of Letters To The World

    “Write about our community,” Suzanne Davenport challenged residents of Sandy Hook and Newtown, and nearly 100 people responded.

  • R2R Cyclists Take On The Minuteman Challenge (And Connecticut’s Hills)

    American Legion Escort J.R. Dye watches as bicyclers ride from Southbury into Sandy Hook on Tuesday, September 10. The group of 150 bicycle riders, predominantly injured veterans, traveled by bicycle through Newtown that afternoon. The riders were on day three of a seven-day challenge that will eventually take them over 425 miles, finishing in Philadelphia on September 14. 

  • A Big Reason To Like Summer Break: Big Time Rush!

    James, Logan, Carlos and Kendall — a/k/a/ Big Time Rush — are scheduled to make a very special stop in Newtown, to perform for a few thousand residents at Fairfield Hills, later this month.

  • Proud Of Our Community

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  • Business Buzz: Bella Nail Spa

    Bella Nail Spa, 266 South Main Street, in the Plaza South, is building its local clientele, said Kenny Kong, and attracting clients from the Danbury Bella Nail Spa location that he and wife, Lily Liu, also operate.

    “Some of our Danbury clients who live near Newtown find this location more convenient,” said Mr Kong.

  • Budget Turnout Up Slightly In Morning Voting

    Polling for the second round budget referendum is today at Newtown Middle School. Qualified residents are invited to cast ballots on separate town and school requests until 8 pm this evening.

  • HealingNewtown To Lose Its Storefront Space

    A venue that had opened its doors to help, to heal, and to make a home for donated artwork and sculptures in the wake of 12/14 may soon lose its storefront space.

    “I run on the notion that we may have only two weeks from today to leave,” said Robert Rabinowitz, a volunteer director for HealingNewtown, on May 1.

  • Cub Scout Packs To Hold Registration Events

    Sandy Hook Cub Scout Pack 170 is inviting all boys entering first through fourth grade to join their Pack. Registration will take place on Wednesday, May 15, at Rauner Hall in Newtown United Methodist Church, 92 Church Hill Road in Sandy Hook, from 6:30 to 8 pm.

    In addition to registering new scouts, the Pack will also be reregistering current scouts for the 2013-14 Scout year. Registration is $55 (cash or check payable to Pack 170). For the optional subscription to Boys’ Life magazine, please add $20 ($12 if new to scouting).