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  • HealthVest Makes Bid To Build Behavioral Health Facility At Fairfield Hills

    Psychiatric hospital developers have submitted a formal letter of intent (LOI) for a land lease to establish a roughly 100-bed facility at Fairfield Hills, which the campus authority members moved to accept Monday.

    Speaking with the Fairfield Hills Authority (FHA) this week was CBRE First Vice President Randy Eigen, who introduced himself as the real estate broker representing Richard Kresch, MD. Dr Kresch is the CEO of US HealthVest, a behavioral health care venture.

  • Mulholland Elected To Second Term As P&Z Chairman

    The Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z)  held its annual election of officers on March 19, naming Republican Robert Mulholland of Sandy Hook to a second one-year term as the agency’s chairman.

    Mr Mulholland had served as the panel’s vice chairman before first becoming its chairman more than a year ago.

    Named to a second one-year term as vice chairman was Republican Michael Porco, Sr.

  • Luke’s Toy Factory To Be Featured On CPTV

    Reaching for an apple-red fire truck Wednesday, March 18, Joanne Whiting lifted the children’s toy from a shelf. The store manager for The Toy Tree on Church Hill Road, she and store owner Tracy Schmid waited for parents to arrive and meet the makers of the toy: Sandy Hook father and son Jim and Luke Barber.

  • Library Receives Special Gift Of Books

    The Children’s Department of C.H. Booth Library received a special donation, Thursday, March 19, delivered in two boxes by Sandy Hook resident Julia Provey. Inside the boxes were more than two dozen children’s books, gifts of children’s book illustrators/authors Ted and Betsy Lewin.

  • Meditation & Prayer In The Style Of Taizé At Trinity Church, Monday Evening

    On Monday, March 30, beginning at 7:30 pm, Trinity Episcopal Church will host a service of Taizé for Holy Week.

    This tradition of musical worship began years ago in the ecumenical French monastic community called Taizé. Held at Trinity Episcopal Church in the darkened, richly resonant space, the local Taizé services provide an uncomplicated framework for quiet meditation, reflection, readings and music.

  • Snow, Ice … And Soon Muddy, Wet Fields Cause Slow Start To Spring Sports Campaign

    School spring sports are underway; Mother Nature didn’t get the memo.

    As of the middle of this week, plenty of snow and ice still caked the athletic playing fields, tennis courts, and golf courses in town, as well the Blue & Gold Stadium track, leaving Newtown High School’s athletics department having to be creative in approaches to tryouts and practices.

  • Bunny Watch Rides Returning To Fairfield Hills

    Newtown High School’s Odyssey of the Mind Team, coached by Robin Fitzgerald, is set to host the annual Bunny Watch on Friday, April 3, and Saturday, April 4, at Glander Field on the Fairfield Hills Complex.

    This is the fifth year the Bunny Watch will be held to raise funds for a high school Odyssey of the Mind Team to attend the World Finals. This year’s event will be held at Michigan State University, May 20-23.

  • Talking Politics At Next Working Women’s Forum

    The Working Women’s Forum, an association of local professionals and entrepreneurs, will feature Southbury Selectman Donna Pereira and a presentation entitled, “Women In Politics: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly,” during its next meeting.

  • C.H. Booth Library Bids Farewell To Longtime Custodian

    It may be that people whistle while they work, but do they sing? That may have been the question of anyone passing by C.H. Booth Library on Friday, March 20, prior to its 11 am opening. The tune was a familiar one, wafting out of the meeting room: Frank Sinatra’s “My Way,” but those words?

    “And now, retirement is here / And so I face the final book drop. / My friend, I’ll say it clear / I’m trading boots for a pair of flip flops … much more than this, I did it Ralph’s way!”

  • Art About Town: Shea’s Art Featured In Next SCAN Show

    The Society of Creative Arts in Newtown (SCAN) Art About Town series is a partnership between SCAN and local businesses, offering members of the community the opportunity to enjoy the arts as they go about daily chores.

    This year’s host business is The Bottle Stop Wine & Spirit Superstore. Within their store, at 5 Queen Street (next door to Caraluzzi’s Market), SCAN will present five small-scale art shows from March through December. Each show will feature a SCAN artist and run approximately two weeks.