• South Main Zone Change Draws Court Appeal

    The owner of commercial real estate at 111 South Main Street, which is near the 116 South Main Street site proposed for the construction of a Tractor Supply Company store, has filed a court appeal challenging and seeking to reverse the Planning and Zoning Commission’s (P&Z) controversial decision earlier this month to change the zoning designation of 116 South Main Street from R-1 (Residential) to South Main Village Design District/Special Design District-4 (SMVDD/SDD-4).

  • Colorful Work On Black Friday

    Dave Cicchesi, kneeling, waited for the day after Thanksgiving to set up a display of inflatable Christmas decorations on the front lawn of his Key Rock Road home. While Mr Cicchesi was busy anchoring a penguin playing with a snowman’s head, his friend Norm Laneuville was trying to get the penguin to stay upright. While many others were out trying to take advantage of Black Friday deals on November 27 the two men, both drivers for All-Star Transportation in Newtown, were enjoying the warm temperatures on their holiday.

  • Walsh Mulch Industrial Assets Sold At Auction

    Scores of pieces of heavy equipment, which had been used by JF Walsh Mulch & Logging Co. for years at its Sandy Hook work yard at 4 Toddy Hill Road, were sold at auction there on November 20.

    About 300 people attended. The mulch yard’s section with frontage on Berkshire Road held dozens upon dozens of heavy pickup trucks driven there by bidders at the auction. 

  • Tag-A-Gift Program Makes Wishes Come True

    The 2015 Tag-A-Gift program kicked off Monday, November 23, with the decorating of a tree in the lobby of Edmond Town Hall.

    Tag-A-Gift is a collaboration of the Newtown Junior Women’s Club (NWJC) and Golden Opportunities to provide holiday gifts for less fortunate children and senior citizens in town. NJWC coordinates the collection and wrapping of holiday gifts for children, and this year for elderly residents, too, as part of the larger Holiday Basket drive led by The Newtown Fund.

  • Saturday Night Open Mic Returning December 5

    Attention young musicians, poets, magicians, and more: Saturday Night Open Mic returns Saturday, December 5, from 7:30 to 9:30 pm, in The Great Room at Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West Street.

    The featured band for December is Adventure Hat.

    Saturday Night Open Mic is designed for high school and middle school youth. Performers grades 5 and 6 are also welcome.

    Microphones, keyboard, guitar amp and more will be available.

  • Boy Scout Wreath Sale Thanksgiving Weekend

    Boy Scout Troop 770 will be conducting its annual Christmas wreath sale Thanksgiving weekend.

    Scouts will sell wreaths to the public at several locations along Church Hill Road on Saturday, November 28, from 10 am until noon. They will also be at St Rose Church on Sunday, November 29, following each Mass (which begin at 7:30, 9 and 10:30 am and noon and 5 pm).

    The wreaths are 22-inch fresh balsam fir with a festive bow and cost $15 each.

  • Watercolor Demo By Dubreil, December 2 At Meeting House

    The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown (SCAN) will present a watercolor demonstration during its next program, scheduled for Wednesday, December 2, at 1:30 pm. Diane Dubreuil of New Milford will demonstrate landscape painting with watercolors and describe her experiences as a plein air watercolorist.

    The program will take place in the lower level of Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main Street (at the flagpole). The program is open to the public and admission is free.

  • 'The Genealogy Of Santa Claus'

    The Genealogy Club of Newtown will host its next monthly meeting on Wednesday, December 9, in the meeting room of C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street.

    The meeting will start promptly at 7, but those who arrive early can meet with club members to discuss research problems, and to have light refreshments.

    All are welcome to attend, free of charge.

  • Holiday Festival Steaming Toward 30th Presentation

    The 30th Annual Newtown Holiday Festival will be presented along Main Street on Sunday, December 6, from 11 am until 4 pm.

    One of the area’s longest running holiday events, the festival is also a benefit for Newtown Youth & Family Services (NYFS).