- Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 8:05 am
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).
- Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 9:13 am
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.
- Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 8:17 am
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.
- Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 8:12 am
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.
- Monday, October 12, 2015 at 9:14 am
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.
- Monday, October 12, 2015 at 9:01 am
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.
- Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 11:27 am
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.
- Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 11:26 am
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.
- Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 11:22 am
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.
- Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 11:03 am
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.