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  • Patricia Glover

    Patricia Anne Neary Glover of Woodbury, born in Rochester, N.Y., died June 12. 

    A former resident of Newtown, she is survived by her beloved husband of 34 years, Lee W. Glover, Sr; her sons, Tim Ennis and Marc Ennis, and his wife Katherine Ennis; her stepsons, Lee W. Glover, Jr, and his wife Donna Glover, and Charles J. Glover, and his wife Julie Glover; her sister-in-law, Joan Glover Crick; and many more loving family members and friends of Newtown, Woodbury, and Rochester.

  • It’s About Students, Not Schools

    To the Editor:

    The following message has been e-mailed to Dr Erardi and the Board of Education.

    Jim Gaston’s paper has given you some compelling reasons why Hawley School should not be closed. He addressed multiple concerns but for me education is the main concern. Hawley School should not be closed but my reasons are primarily education. The prime concern should be what is best for our students at all levels. Save Our Schools is not about a building but about Save Our Students.

  • Free Screening Of ‘Home,’ Saturday At Edmond Town Hall

    The theater at Edmond Town Hall will be screening Home June 19-25, and the public will have the opportunity to see enjoy one showing free of charge thanks to Ingersoll Auto of Danbury.

    As space allows, all are invited to enjoy the 7 pm show on Saturday, June 20, without fee. Regular admission for movies at the town hall, at 45 Main Street, is $2.

  • Queen Street Banner Ban Prompts Alternate Postings

    For about 20 years, local civic groups and town agencies have had their colorful banners posted by the town above Queen Street, near Newtown Middle School, to promote various nonprofit events that are open to the public.

    But a recent incident involving the presence of high-voltage electrical lines there has resulted in the town stopping that practice and recommending that those groups post their banners elsewhere, according to Fred Hurley, director of public works.

  • Newtown Scholarship Association Holds Annual Awards Reception

    Newtown Scholarships Association (NSA) held its Third Annual Awards Reception at The Dana-Holcombe House on Thursday, June 11.

    Students being awarded scholarships met with NSA members and school district educators and administration during the reception.

    According to the NSA, all of the awards are need based.

    NSA Awards Chairperson Stephanie Gaston said the NSA was able to award 58 scholarships for $105,000 this year to high school graduates.

  • BOS Wants Facilities Panel Poised To Consider Hawley School

    During a routine report to her board June 15, First Selectman Pat Llodra said she wants an ad-hoc panel assessing possible future use or repurposing of several public buildings to be prepared to consider Hawley School, if or when the Board of Education determines that facility will be closed.

  • Kindness Dream Ride Will Lead The Way To Sand Hill Plaza & Newtown Car Show, June 20

    When organizers of the Newtown Car Show began working on this year’s event, they decided to plan for 250 cars. When the first public announcement of the show was made in January, registration was nearly full.

  • Farmer’s Market Returning

    The Farmer’s Market at Fairfield Hills, launched originally as Sandy Hook Organic Farmer’s Market, will open for its 13th season Tuesday, June 23.

    Newtown’s organic and CT Grown farmer’s market featuring heirloom vegetables, flowers, baked goods and much more will continue weekly, 2-6 pm rain or shine, through October.

    Watch for directions signs to find your way to the market each week, or contact Mary Fellows at 203-313-9908 for details.

  • Democrats Oppose Immediate School Closing; Erardi Feels No Pressure

    School Superintendent Joseph V Erardi, Jr said June 17 he is feeling no political pressure as Town Democrats and Borough Burgesses lined up to oppose closing any Newtown schools at this time even in the face of dwindling enrollment.

  • Jones Named Newtown Public Schools Teacher Of The Year

    Middle Gate Elementary School music teacher Tina Jones has been selected by the district as the 2015-16 Newtown Public Schools’ Teacher of the Year.

    A music educator at Middle Gate for the past eight years, Mrs Jones is a master teacher and one who is held in high regard by students, peers, and the Newtown community, according to a press release issued by the district.