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  • Amen!

    During a Sunday morning service that was filled with activity, this young parishioner at Newtown United Methodist Church seems to have found himself lifted in prayer. The 10 am worship service on April 28 included the welcoming of new members to the Sandy Hook church, the presentation of new devotionals for first responders, and — going on in the background — the blessing of NUMC church members who will be heading to Haiti this weekend.

  • Fire Reports April 25 - May 1, 2013

    The dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at Town Hall South report the following fire calls and the responders:

    Thursday, April 25: 9 am, alarm, 139 Toddy Hill Road, Botsford, Sandy Hook, and Hook & Ladder responded; 4:08 pm, motor vehicle accident, near 44 Berkshire Road, Sandy Hook responded; 5:18 pm, investigation, 44 Berkshire Road, Sandy Hook responded.

  • Green Ribbon Ride: Major Motorcycling Event Planned For Sunday, May 5

    Newtown’s five fire companies are coordinating efforts to present The Green Ribbon Ride, a motorcycle ride on Sunday, May 5, that will raise money for a number of local funds. The police-escorted ride, according to organizers, will be done “to remember and honor Newtown’s 26 angels.”

  • Experienced Restaurateur Assembling New Dishes, Atmosphere At Foundry Kitchen And Tavern

    The historic building above the Pootatuck River at 1 Glen Road in Sandy Hook center is being transformed into a warm and welcoming restaurant and tavern by experienced restaurateur Chris Bruno, formerly of Fiddler’s and Chris’ American Restaurant in Brookfield.

  • Save The Christmas Tree

    To the Editor:

    Sometimes a tree is more than just tree. The Sandy Hook Christmas Tree is a powerful symbol in our community.  It has been a gathering place in times of joy and sadly in times of great sorrow. The Sandy Hook Christmas Tree stood with us and accepted the outpouring of grief from the community and from the world during our most difficult days.  We owe that tree.

  • Major Motorcycling Event Will Affect Sunday Traffic

    On Sunday, May 5, The Green Ribbon Ride, a motorcycling event, will pass through Newtown.

    The event is a police-escorted motorcycle ride to raise funds for a variety of funds and charities associated with the events of 12/14.

  • Monster Trucks visiting

    Monster Trucks visiting, 10 am-2 pm, Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue main station, 18-20 Riverside Road, free, Pat Summa from Advanced Auto Parts Monster Jam will be giving rides in special truck, also Thrasher truck on display; 203-915-0704.

  • CJ Golden To Speak At Next Working Women’s Forum

    Author CJ Golden will be the guest speaker on May 8 at a Working Women's Forum.

  • Former Newtowner Heading Up California Wine Group

    Former Newtown resident and business owner Morgen McLaughlin was recently named new executive director of the Santa Barbara County (Calif.) Vintners’ Association (SBCVA).

    Ms McLaughlin previously served the Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism Marketing Association in Corning, N.Y., where she served as the president and CEO since early 2007. From 1994 to 2006, Ms McLaughlin co-owned and managed McLaughlin Vineyard in Sandy Hook, overseeing all aspects of wine production, grape growing, and marketing.