• Education Connection Offering Free Student Enrichment Program

    BROOKFIELD — Education Connection is offering a tuition-free academic enrichment program next week for area students entering second to third grade titled “Tails to Tales”; it is all things animals and will focus on science and reading.

    The program will meet Monday, July 27, through Friday, July 31, from 9 am to 3 pm, at Whisconier Middle School, 17 West Whisconier Road in Brookfield.

  • Newtown’s #1 Dog For 2015

    Bronco, who will proudly wear the #1 Newtown Dog Tag for the next 12 months, is surrounded by, from left and moving clockwise, Trina Cain, Tom and Mary-Kay Novak, Town Clerk Debbie Aurelia Halstead and Chris Cain.

  • Design It, Build It, Launch It Campers Design Egg-Drop Container Tests

    Newtown Hook & Ladder Company #1 Firefighter Jason Shuttleworth released the first design on Wednesday, July 15, from roughly 60 feet in the air.

  • DMV To Close August 11-15 For Major Computer System Upgrades

    HARTFORD — Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Commissioner Andres Ayala, Jr. on July 22 announced that major customer service improvements, including the addition of new online services, will require DMV to close its offices — except for licensing services — from Tuesday, August 11, through Saturday, August 15. The department’s offices will reopen for all transactions on Tuesday, August 18.

  • Sportsmanship Strikes Out At Babe Ruth Baseball Game

    People are still talking about an incident at a June 29 Senior Babe Ruth baseball game between Newtown and Norwalk that ended abruptly when the Norwalk coach pulled his team from the field. Speculation continues on social media over what exactly transpired and whether or not the issue would be handled appropriately.

  • Blumenthal Wants Legislation Protecting Drivers From Auto Security, Privacy Risks

    WASHINGTON, DC — As both Congress and the federal government struggle to develop a strategy for the “Internet of Things,” and responding to the increasing use of connected devices, including automobiles, US Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Edward J.

  • Theater Review: In Very Good ‘Company’ At TBTA

    BROOKFIELD — The Brookfield Theatre for the Arts (TBTA) summer musical production of Steven Sondheim’s Company, with book by George Furth, is not to be missed. The caliber of this production excels in every capacity.

    Maureen Trotto has brought to life a funny, touching and realistic musical examination of marriage in its modern form. Her precise and expert direction captures the essence of Sondheim’s message of the indelible value of an institution that is often a messy, aggravating pain in the neck.

  • Theater Preview: ‘Hairspray,’ With Regional Actors, At Wolfe Park This Weekend

    MONROE — Led by Jessica Nivison as Tracy Turnblad, a color blind teen in the early 1960’s who is passionate about equal rights and integration, Two Planks Theater Company’s production of  Hairspray will deliver a timely message under its shimmering veneer of quick-step dance steps and upbeat rock ‘n roll music.

  • So Much Kindness And Love

    To the Editor:

    When our granddaughter Rebecca Townsend was killed in an accident on July 2, our whole family was overwhelmed with shock and grief. But we could not and did not anticipate the incredible sympathy and support that we would receive from so many in the extended community. Now that the darkness of those first days has been followed by so much kindness and love, we would like to thank the people and organizations responsible for guiding us through those days.

  • Summer Jam Concert Series Moving To Hawley School Today

    Newtown Parks & Recreation has announced that due to the threatening weather, today’s Summer Jam Concert Series will take place at Hawley School.

    The outdoor series will move into the gymnasium of the school, at 29 Church Hill Road. There is no admission charge for the concert.

    The third annual series sponsored by Claris Construction offers children and parents a weekly musical offerings, usually performed at Dickinson Park. The July 21 concert will be headlined by PBS personality SteveSongs, a/k/a Mr Steve.