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    A Winter Weather Advisory is currently in effect for Newtown, and the entire state. The sun may be shining at midday, but a Hazardous Weather Outlook is also in effect, with the National Weather Service calling for snow to begin falling after 4 pm Tuesday, March 3. Another 1-2 inches of snow may be on the ground before sunset.

  • Home Schooling Parents Upset With Sandy Hook Panel Proposals

    HARTFORD — Parents’ rights organizations from across Connecticut, including homeschoolers, contend they would be treated unfairly by some public policy recommendations prompted by the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

    Believing their parental rights are at risks, the various groups have joined forces to form the new Parental Rights Coalition.

  • Panel To Finalize Recommendations To Malloy

    HARTFORD (AP) — The panel of experts reviewing the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown is officially wrapping up its work after two years.

    Members of the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission are scheduled to finalize their report to Governor Dannel P. Malloy on Friday. The group of experts released a 256-page draft report in early February, calling for new gun control measures, detailed school building standards, and a new approach to mental health care.

  • The Normal Biology Of Aging vs Dementia

    St Rose of Lima will host its next Outreach Ministry seminar on the normal aging process.

    “The Normal Biology of Aging vs Dementia” will be presented Tuesday, March 10, beginning at 6:30 pm. It will be in the Monsignor Conroy Room at St Rose of Lima School, 40 Church Hill Road.

    Dr Susan Varano will lead the discussion, which will educate attendees on the physical and cognitive signs of normal aging.

  • Talk On Social Media At Working Women’s Forum

  • Two Residents Share Stories For Latest ‘Chicken Soup For The Soul’ Collection

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Hope & Miracles — 101 Inspirational Stories of Faith, Answered Prayers & Divine Intervention (Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, LLC; edited by Amy Newmark and Natasha Stoynoff; February 10, 2015; ISBN 978-1-61159-944-2, $14.95 softcover, 411 pages)

     

  • Local Businesses Recognized For Support Of Salvation Army

    Kathleen Orfitelli, director of volunteer services for the Southern New England division of the Salvation Army, as well as members of the Newtown chapter, recognized the generosity of four local businesses, Wednesday, February 25, in a ceremony at the Newtown Municipal Center at Fairfield Hills.

    Stop & Shop, Dunkin’ Donuts, Walgreens, and Yankee Wine & Spirits received plaques for their many years of hosting bell ringers in front of their Newtown stores during the holiday season.

  • FCCF Giving Day Returns On March 5

    Area nonprofit groups are hoping to hear from regular supporters and new fans when the Fairfield County Community Foundation (FCCF) presents its second annual online Day of Giving. FCCF is again collaborating with Bank of America with the 24 hours of online donations.

    Fairfield County Giving Day 2014 raised a total of $745,729.64. The event this year has a goal of $1 million.

  • Section Of South Main Street Closed Following Accident

    The driver of a passenger vehicle escaped serious injury Monday morning after the vehicle she was driving rear-ended a tanker truck with a load of gasoline.

    The accident occurred just north of the intersection of South Main Street (Route 25) and Pecks Lane, around 6:20 am. The vehicle, a dark colored Toyota sedan, hit the rear of the tanker hard enough to dislodge some of the tanker's couplings. Pieces dropped off the truck for approximately 100 yards. The impact created a break in the tank, and gasoline began spilling, initially reported at approximately a gallon a minute.

  • Town IT Director Pitches Finance Board For New Staffer

    One of the graphics Newtown’s recently hired technology director Al Miles projected during a February 24 Board of Finance meeting illustrated why he was advocating for the quick hire of an additional full-time staffer for his department.

    In the months before Mr Miles was hired to replace departing IT boss Scott Sharlow, the backlog of work began accumulating and overwhelming the remaining, single full-timer left on staff to support and maintain the 500 computer devices Newtown’s government and public safety departments depend upon.