• Murder Mystery To Wrap Town Players 80th Anniversary Season

    Design For Murder will open at The Little Theatre on October 30. Opening night ticket-holders will be invited to remain for a post-performance reception with cast and crew.

  • The Golden Glow Of Autumn

    Yellow leaves splashed with red and a lingering green burst in a golden glow in Sandy Hook Center. Foliage this month will paint Newtown’s landscape with a fleeting beauty as seasons change, leaves fall, and the days grow cooler and continue to feel shorter. This glorious tree on the lawn of Newtown United Methodist Church in Sandy Hook welcomes travelers driving along Church Hill Road toward near its intersection with Dayton Street.   

  • NYA & COA Introduce Senior Appreciation Month

    Nick Hoffman, the executive director of NYA Sports & Fitness Center, and Curt Symes, chairman of Commission on Aging, recently unveiled a series of programs for residents age 50 and over. The new initiative is supported by a large body of evidence that links planned exercise with good health and longevity.

    All programs are being offered free of charge and being presented at NYA, 4 Primrose Street within the Fairfield Hills campus.

  • Reed Students Test The Waters Of Deep Brook

    Thanks to Earth Force, Pootatuck Watershed Association, Kellogg Environmental Center, the Candlewood Valley chapter of Trout Unlimited, and General Motors, locally represented by Ingersoll Auto of Danbury and Chevrolet Northeast Regional Marketing, Reed Intermediate Sschool students were greeted by volunteers and educators near Deep Brook on Thursday, October 8, the first of two days filled with studying the water and area for a GM Green project.

  • Fifth Annual Sandy Hook Halloween Walk Scheduled For October 24

    Attention all ghosts and goblins: Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity invites trick-or-treaters to the Fifth Annual Sandy Hook Village Halloween Walk on Saturday, October 24, from 11 am to 2 pm.

    During those hours, merchants in the area of Washington Avenue, Riverside Road, Glen Road and Church Hill Road will scare up a delightful array of in-store candy and other treats for kids dressed in costume.

  • GOP Position Paper Weighs Question Of Party Balance

    Newtown Republicans have issued their latest position paper focusing on the topic of balance this election season.

    “Our opponents are suggesting that voting for them will return balance to the system, a theme we’ve heard in the past,” the paper states, restating the question, “Is there an imbalance?”

    According to the paper, Newtown currently has 17,386 registered voters. Of the registered voters, Republicans represent 36 percent, Democrats 26 percent, and all other parties 43 percent.

  • Dems Urge Voters To End ‘One Party Domination’ Of Local Government

    In a pair of recent press releases, local Democrats are coming out swinging just weeks before voters go to the polls. The local candidates and Democratic party leaders are railing against local Republicans they say have dominated local government and its decisionmaking processes for far too long.

  • Home Food Composting Program Readying For Local Launch

    For those who are interested in separating food scraps from trash so it can be made into compost, but do not want to do it in their backyard, Newtown residents are being invited to join a new drop-off program, which will be available in town in the coming weeks.

    The Housatonic Resources Recovery Authority (HRRA) is expanding organics recycling into Newtown this fall. The program will kick off November 14 at Newtown’s Transfer Station, on Ethan Allen Road.

  • Water Fountains To Become Part Of Fairfield Hills Landcape In The Spring


    Two new water fountains and a dog fountain will be installed in early spring along the new trail at Fairfield Hills. Walkers and joggers passing by the Victory Garden will be able to quench their thirst there and at another location near Glander field. The estimated cost of $28,000 will come from a Fairfield Hills Authority (FHA) account.

  • PTAs And PTSA Host Board Of Ed Candidates Forum

    The Newtown PTAs and PTSA on Wednesday evening hosted an informational forum for Board of Education candidates running for election November 3. 

    Republicans Andrew Clure and David Freedman and Democrat Rebekah Harriman-Stites took turns answering questions prepared by the PTAs and PTSA along with those submitted by community members during the one-hour event held in the Newtown High School Lecture Hall. Candidate and Democrat John Vouros could not attend the forum, but a statement by Mr Vouros was read near the end of the event.