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  • Caucuses Solidify Democrat, Republican Slates For November’s Local Ballot; Big Changes On Finance Board

    While this year’s local elections represent an opportunity for newcomers to venture into Newtown’s political arena, the fall ballot will also feature a number of familiar names to Newtown voters. A few familiar names will be missing as well. The Democratic Town Committee and Republican Town Committee completed their caucuses simultaneously one floor apart at  Edmond Town Hall on July 28, with both parties tendering slates of candidates.

  • NewArts Presents A Kindness In Motion Dance Concert

    A dance group performing “Stand Out” opened the Kindness in Motion Newtown Dance Concert on Friday, July 24. The special event was held to benefit NewArts, a division of The 12.14 Foundation.

  • Newtown's Version Of 'Liberty Smith' May Be Heading To New York

    Are you one of those lucky theater lovers who saw A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder during its premier at Hartford Stage before it went on to capture four 2014 Tony Awards on Broadway?

    Well, you won’t have to travel further than Newtown High School this weekend to see another entertaining musical that could have its next premier on the boards in New York.

  • Families Welcome Fresh Air Guests For Summer Fun

    Families from Newtown and area towns stood in the shade outside Christ the King Lutheran Church on July 27, waiting for their Fresh Air Fund guests to arrive. A bus from New York City carrying children who would be spending time with these families arrived at 3 pm, right on schedule. Holding their signs and watching bus passengers come into view are, from left, Heather and Anna Peck, Leslie Xie, and the Panus family — parents Kellie and Stephen, with sons Jake and Liam.

  • DEEP Forecasts Unhealthy Air Quality; Town Officials Encourage Residents To Stay Cool

    NOTE: This story has been updated to include information and comments from First Selectman Pat Llodra, Emergency Management Director Bill Halstead and Health District Director Donna Culbert.

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  • Ben’s Bells Project Spreading Kindness Throughout Connecticut

    Jeannette Maté’s visit to Newtown the week of July 20 was three-fold.

  • Cultural Care Au Pairs Take In A Show

    Au pairs in care of Cultural Care Au Pairs recently spent time at Dickinson Park with the children in their care, checking in with their childcare consultant and enjoying an evening of live music.

  • Helping Is Healing: Ben’s Lighthouse Group Continues Outreach Work

    NOTE: This story has been updated to include the name of a chaperone who was initially missing from the story.

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  • Danbury Man Charged In Store Theft, Auto Accident At Big Y

    Note: This story, originally posted Monday, July 27, 2015, has been updated to include details about the July 27 court appearance.

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    A Danbury man pleaded not guilty to eight criminal and motor vehicle charges on Monday, July 27, at his arraignment in Danbury Superior Court in connection with a Friday, July 24, incident at the Big Y supermarket at Newtown Shopping Village, 6 Queen Street.