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  • 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.

  • ‘The Truth Is In The Beer’ At Veracious Tasting Room

    Mark and Tess Szamatulski and tasting room manager Jeff Jansko are excited to introduce area beer lovers to the Veracious brews.

  • VBS At GFC, August 10-14

    Grace Family Church, 174 Mt Pleasant Road, is offering SonSpark Labs Vacation Bible School during the week of August 10-14.

    Sessions will run from 9 am until 12:30 pm daily. The program is open to children ages 4 to those who have just completed the sixth grade.

  • Fresh And Fun Summer Cooking Lives Up To Its Name

    Sampling the ingredients was harder to resist for some than others, as 8-year-old Abigail Harrington, right, demonstrates, while she and Juliana Battaglia prepare the gazpacho soup recipe for the daily “Food TV” show at the Fresh and Fun Summer Cooking Class, sponsored by Newtown Parks and Recreation.        

  • Sunday Cinema Series Continued With ‘Casablanca'

    Newtown Cultural Arts Commission continued its Sunday Cinema Series with two screenings of the film Casablanca on Sunday, July 19, at Edmond Town Hall.

    Newtown Cultural Arts Commission (NCAC), in collaboration with Edmond Town Hall and with support from the Law Offices of James O. Gaston, was able to showcase Director Michael Curtiz’s 1942 classic film, which stars Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.

  • Two Years Later, The Search For ‘Hoagy’ Continues

    July 28 will mark two years that Robert “Hoagy” Hoagland of Glen Road in Sandy Hook is missing.

    His wife Lori Hoagland is hopeful that he will be found.

  • A Backstage Look At Town Players

    Through a collaboration between Newtown Chamber of Commerce and The Town Players of Newtown a free backstage look into the world of performing arts is being offered on Wednesday, July 29, from 6:30 to 8 pm, at The Little Theatre, 18 Orchard Hill Road.

    This special event is being offered as a sneak preview before the Town Players’s “Hot August Nights — An Evening of One-Acts,” a series of one-act plays written by both established authors and budding playwrights, debuts on July 31.

  • A Glimpse of the Garden: Local Organizations Join To Renew Hilltop Gardens

    “A Glimpse Of The Garden” is a seasonal miniseries focusing on the heart of a gardener’s work — a special spot, an extraordinary plant, a place of respite, or a place that evokes a heartfelt memory.

  • Long Police Chase Started On I-84 In Newtown

    A state police chase, which covered roughly 25 miles early on the morning of Friday, July 17, started near the Exit 10 interchange of westbound Interstate 84 in Newtown. The chase proceeded on I-84 to Brookfield, Bethel, and Danbury, and then reversed direction, entering Brookfield, and then New Milford, where the man being pursued crashed his vehicle near the junction of Routes 7 and 37, state police said.

    Following the incident, state police arrested Kenneth Lyden, 32, of Wolcott on multiple criminal and motor vehicle charges.