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  • Road Repair Bonding Prompts Selectmen To Form Policy & Planning Panel

    Town Public Works Director Fred Hurley slowed his “company car,” an aging town-owned minivan, down to a crawl as he weaved and bucked across seemingly endless clusters of bumps, heaves, and potholes that appear to take up more road surface than any stretch of unbroken asphalt covering streets in several local lakeside communities.

  • IWC Reviewing River Walk Multifamily Housing Proposal

    Inland Wetlands Commission (IWC) members are reviewing the environmental aspects of The River Walk At Sandy Hook Village, a 74-unit housing complex proposed for the west side of Washington Avenue in Sandy Hook Center, near the Pootatuck River.

    The IWC opened a public hearing on the application on April 22 in considering local developer/builder Michael Burton’s request for a wetlands/watercourses protection permit for the project.

  • Modeling Event Lands Town ‘Celebs’ On The Runway

    On Saturday, April 18, more than two dozen Newtown officials, staff, and local “celebrities” hit the runway at Rock Ridge Country Club to help support the C.H. Booth Library’s CHBMakers initiative.

    CHBMakers provides patrons of all ages with opportunities to research, develop, and actually create imaginative products through 3D printing, video production, and much more. A variety of platforms for creating is the goal of CHBMakers, moving forward.

  • State Planning For Exit 11 Interchange Improvement Project; Info Session Scheduled

    The state Department of Transportation (DOT) has scheduled a public information session on its  plans to make roadway improvements at and near the Exit 11 interchange of Interstate 84 to alleviate  traffic congestion and thus reduce the motor vehicle accident rate in that area.

  • Tools Of Their Trade: Flagpole Photographers Presenting Cameras, Images At Library

    Flagpole Photographers Camera Club is presenting “The Progression of Photography,” with 19 cameras ranging from a 1930 Kodak Rainbow Hawk-Eye to a 2010 Canon Powershot, at C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street.

  • Horse Guard Annual Spring Trail Ride, Optional Obstacle Course, May 2

    If you ever wanted to ride the scenic trails of the Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard, this is your chance. The Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard’s Annual Spring Trail Ride and Optional Obstacle Course will take place on Saturday, May 2, and run from 9 am to noon (rain date, Saturday May 9). The trail begins at the Horse Guard facility located at 4 Wildlife Drive.

  • Daniel A. Kemmerer

    Daniel A. Kemmerer, 46, of Norwood, Ohio, formerly of Newtown, died suddenly on April 15.

    Mr Kemmerer was the son of Joanne and the late Howard Kemmerer.

    He is also survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Amy and Thomas Shawhan; four cousins, three nieces, and nine nephews.

    A Requiem High Mass took place April 20, at Immaculate Conception Church, Norwood, with burial at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, also in Norwood. The family would appreciate Masses being offered for the repose of Daniel’s soul.

  • McGraw Defends Decision To Headline 'Concert For Sandy Hook Promise'; 11 Families Issue Statement

    HARTFORD — Tim McGraw is defending his decision to headline a Connecticut concert to benefit a Sandy Hook group, responding to critics who call it a gun control fundraiser.

  • ‘So Be It,’ Sunday: Special Screening Of ‘Astu’ Planned At Edmond Town Hall

    Connecticut Maharashtra Mandal, a not-for-profit organization, is hosting the screening of an award-winning movie at Edmond Town Hall on Sunday, April 26.

    The film, called Astu (“So Be It”), will begin at 2:30 pm. The Indian film has English subtitles.

    Tickets  are $10.

  • Saturday Night Open Mic Returning This Weekend

    Attention young musicians, poets, singers, magicians, and more: the monthly Saturday Night Open Mic returns Saturday, April 25, from 7:30 to 9:30 pm, in the Great Room at Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West Street.

    The featured musicians this month will be good friends Cameron Mitchell and Robby LaPorta, both members of the local band The Talking Skies. While the other two members of the band are unable to participate in the open mic event, Cameron and Robby plan to perform a short set of songs.