• Police Commission Plans ‘Open Dialogue’ Session

    To promote open communications with members of the public, the Police Commission has scheduled a special meeting for later this month at which the only topic on the agenda will be “open public dialogue.”

    That session is slated for 7 pm on Monday, October 26, in the lower level conference room at Town Hall South, 3 Main Street (Route 25).

  • Theater Review: Campy Cult ‘Rocky Horror’ Is Incredibly Entertaining

    SHERMAN — The Sherman Players swung for the rafters, scoring huge with their raucous and racy (is there any other kind?) rendition of Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show. Under the wickedly creative direction of Francis A. Daley this musical is nostalgic, evil and perverse, all while being incredibly entertaining.  It is the perfect Halloween treat for any adult with a sense of humor.

  • Commission Recommends Speed Limits For 18 Town Roads

    In an ongoing, phased traffic safety review of town roads, the Police Commission, in its role as the local traffic authority, has endorsed speed limits for 18 local residential roads and is seeking state Department of Transportation (DOT) approval for those speed limits on both sides of the affected streets.

    Police Commission members on October 6 approved submitting the data to DOT for its field review of the proposed speed limits.

  • Oakview Road Parking Ban To Be Posted

    In response to complaints about the hazards posed by motorists who park along Oakview Road, the Police Commission on October 6 approved having police post No Parking signs along that 3,000-foot-long north-south street, which lies west of the Newtown High School grounds.

    The narrow, curving, hilly Oakview Road links Wasserman Way to Berkshire Road. Oakview Road often is used by motorists as a cut-through or shortcut to avoid traffic congestion near Exit 11 of Interstate 84 and near the intersection of Wasserman Way and Berkshire Road.

  • Brownell’s Paintings On View This Month At Municipal Center

    The paintings of Lee Meredith Brownell, a realist and photorealist, are on view Newtown Municipal Center this month.

    A library media associate at Newtown High School and a freelance graphic designer, Ms Brownell earned a bachelor of fine arts with honors from the State University of New York at New Paltz. She has also studied art direction at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

  • Boys' Soccer Team Keeps Winning

    Newtown High School’s boys’ soccer team scored a 3-0 win at Weston in a South-West Conference clash, on Saturday, October 10.

    Shane Gattey scored when he hooked in a corner kick, and James Carney and Jack Oltran also hit the back of the net for the soccer team’s fourth straight win, and fifth consecutive game without a loss. Against Weston, goalkeepers Zach Laros and Nick Beourgouis combined to make five saves in the team’s third shutout victory in its last four contests.

  • Low Country Shrimp Boil Planned

    A shrimp boil at Newtown Congregational Church on October 17 will  include a full dinner of shrimp and Andoille sausage or BBQ chicken while raising funds for Back Back Mission in Biloxi, Miss.

  • The Science Of Kindness: Ben's Bells Conference To Be Held In Danbury

    DANBURY — Ben’s Bells Project, in collaboration with the University of Arizona’s Frances McClelland Institute for Children, Youth, and Families, will present the 2015 Kindness Conference: Building the Science of Kindness Together on Saturday, October 24, at Broadview Middle School, 72 Hospital Avenue.

    The conference will run from 8 am until 4 pm, and admission is free.

  • Main Street Ghost Walk & Candlelight Tours Planned

    Newtown Historical Society’s Ghost Walk through the center of town will be offered Saturday, October 17, with tours departing at 5:30 and 7 pm.

    Following last year’s sold out performance, Martha Bishop will again lead two walks along Main Street telling ghostly stories. The walks will start from The Matthew Curtiss House, at 44 Main Street, and each will be followed by a candlelight tour of the house conducted by costumed docents.

  • ‘Medicare & Medicaid Estate Planning,’ Tuesday At St Rose

    St Rose of Lima Church Outreach Ministry And Visiting Angels will be hosting a Medicare and Medicaid Estate Planning seminar for 2016.

    The workshop will focus on understanding Medicare Basics, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplements and Part D Drug Plans for 2016. Current issues for funding long term care, final expenses as well as Medicaid and the Veteran’s Aid and Attendance Benefits will also be covered.