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  • Fine Poetry & Music: ‘Voices Of Poetry/At The Booth,’ October 18

    C.H. Booth Library will host an afternoon of fine poetry and music on Saturday, October 18, from 2 to 4 pm.

    The event, “Voices of Poetry/At the Booth,” will feature readings by the poets and writers Kristen DeVoe, Patrick Donnelly, Michael Klein, and Amy Nawrocki and acoustic music by the guitarist Buzz Turner.

    Admission for the event will be free, thanks to sponsorship from the Friends of the Cyrenius H. Booth Library.

  • The Wrong Strategy

    To the Editor,

    Obama’s interview on CBS over the weekend did nothing to diminish the threat we face from ISIS. Once again he tried to shift the blame for the short fall of his administration to others. It seems this is one strategy he knows.

  • The Best Weapon In The Fight Against Cancer

    To the editor:

    We would like to invite the community to the 4th Annual Fairfield County Pancreatic Cancer Research walk sponsored by the Lustgarten foundation on Sunday, October 5, at the Bethel High school track. The 2.5 mile walk is an event for the whole family and will prove an enjoyable way to heighten awareness while raising critically needed funds for research. Registration begins at 9 am and the walk begins at 10 am.

  • Letter Of Endorsement

    To the Editor:

    In response to “Anti-Gun Violence Groups To Rally In Stamford,” published online on Monday, September 22, 2014:

  • FAITH Volunteers Are Counting On Generosity Of Passport Guests

    To the Editor,

    The scarce contents of the FAITH Food Pantry shelves are anxiously awaiting the donations that will come from the 4th Annual Passport to Sandy Hook on Saturday, October 11. The numbers of residents we are helping is growing every month, placing more of a demand on our volunteers to keep the shelves stocked. 

  • Meet Your Neighbor At A Bonfire October 4

    UPDATE (Tuesday, September 30, 2014: Please note this story has been updated to reflect a change in plans for refreshments for Saturday night’s event. 

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  • Silver Bridge Construction Bids Under Review

    The state Department of Transportation (DOT) plans to select by October the firm which will make major renovations to the steel-truss span over the Lake Zoar section of the Housatonic River, commonly known as Silver Bridge. The bridge links Glen Road in Sandy Hook to River Road in Southbury.

    DOT is reviewing five bids submitted for the bridge renovation project, according to DOT spokesman Kevin Nursick.

  • Theater Review: Broadly Comedic And Moving ‘Avenue Q’

    NEW MILFORD — TheatreWorks New Milford is currently offering the edgy, puppet populated and Tony Award winning musical Avenue Q, with music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marks, book by Jeff Whitty, and based on the original concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marks. These are adult-only puppets with a message for the child in all of us.  

  • Rare Disease Advocacy Organization To Celebrate 40th Anniversary With Unique Broadway Event; Two Residents Featured

    NEW YORK CITY — On Thursday, October 23, the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance (TS Alliance), a rare disease advocacy organization, will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a special event on Broadway featuring the world premiere and reading of the play Four Decades|One Community.

    Newtown resident Martin Blanco will direct the play, and fellow Newtown resident David Wheeler will appear as a featured actor.

  • Theater Review: A Cast United By Strengths, In Sherman’s ‘Estate’

    SHERMAN — Stella Gordon vehemently believes that a house divided cannot stand. She ferociously protects her domain while her recalcitrant family dukes it out to get what they think they have coming to them. Thus is the premise of Horton Foote’s Dividing the Estate, now being presented by The Sherman Players.