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  • SCAN Program With Bruckman, December 3

    The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown (SCAN) will welcome the internationally acclaimed artist Frank Bruckmann, who will demonstrate his process of painting a landscape in oil on Wednesday, December 3.

    Mr Bruckmann’s program will begin at 1:30 pm. It will be in the lower level of Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main Street. The session is open to the public and admission is free.

  • Service Reflects On Gratitude From The Perspective Of Many Faiths

    Thirty voices strong and directed by Joseph Jacovino, The Interfaith Choir rehearsed prior to Sunday evening’s service.

  • Turkey Trot Traffic Note, Weather Watch

    The 2014 Newtown Savings Bank Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot, to benefit the C. H. Booth Library, will take place Thursday morning. Travelers can expect brief delays and road closures Thursday, November 28, between the hours of 7:30 and 9:30 am, in and around the center of town.

  • Old Hawleyville Post Office Demolished; Site Redevelopment Planned

    The building that had served as Hawleyville’s post office for decades was swiftly torn down this week by a town crew wielding an excavator.

    The structure fell to the ground in pieces at the site where the Hawleyville Volunteer Fire Company plans a redevelopment project starting next spring.

    Hawleyville Fire Chief John Basso said that site improvements will start in the spring when area asphalt plants reopen. The fire company plans to pave the area where the post office stood, expanding an existing parking lot.

  • P&Z Endorses Hook & Ladder Firehouse Plan

    Following discussion at a November 20 Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) session, P&Z members unanimously endorsed Newtown Hook & Ladder, Company, No. 1’s proposal to build a firehouse on Church Hill Road to replace the town-owned firehouse at 45 Main Street which the fire company now uses.

    The fire company is seeking a special permit from the Borough Zoning Commission (BZC) to build a firehouse at a 3.16-acre site, which would have the street address of 12 Church Hill Road.

  • Partnership And Communication Essential, Says Superintendent, In Response To Lanza Report

    On Monday, November 24, Dr Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, superintendent of the Newtown school district, responded to the report from the Office of the Child Advocate (OCA), released Friday, November 21, saying that his first thoughts go directly to the victims’ families.

    “How can I offer any kind of assistance to families?” he asked.

  • New Mothers Find Specialized Care With Lactation Consultant

    Since May, new mothers whose babies are patients of Dr Richard Auerbach or Dr Marina Arena at Auerbach Pediatrics, 25 Church Hill Road, have had the opportunity to meet with pediatric nurse practitioner and board licensed lactation consultant Gina Reitmeyer.

  • UPDATE: Governor Closing State Offices Early Wednesday; Storm Warning Issued

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy has decided that state office buildings will close on Wednesday, November 26, at 12:30 pm due to the anticipated snowstorm that is expected to significantly impact the state. Nonessential state employees will be dismissed at that time.

  • Books And More At Friends’ Holiday Sale

    A large selection of children’s books, CDs, and DVDs are among the treasures shoppers will find at the Friends of the C.H. Booth Library Holiday Book Sale, Saturday and Sunday, December 6-7. 

  • Town Offices, Library Closing Wednesday At 12:30 (UPDATED)

    UPDATED Wednesday, November 26, 8:36 am: C.H. Booth Library Director Brenda McKinley has announced that the library will also close at 12:30 Wednesday.

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    Newtown Director of Communications Maureen Will has issued a CodeRed notice that is being delivered to those who have registered for the service, alerting residents that town offices will be closing early on Wednesday, November 26.