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  • Town Players Announce Auditions For ‘Fifth Of July’

    Town Players of Newtown have scheduled auditions for Lanford Wilson’s Fifth Of July, which will be staged by the Newtown-based theater in late April and the first part of May.

    Auditions will be Monday and Tuesday, March 9-10. They will run from 7-9 pm each night.

  • Second Major Water Leak In 13 Months Closes Booth Library

    An unidentified Hook & Ladder volunteer surveys the damage after an apparent pipe malfunction, ceiling collapse and flood in the Children's Department of the C.H. Booth Library Tuesday morning. Responders immediately went to work clearing the area where debris fell, while library staff began assessing the damage. The library will remain closed until further notice.

  • Tennessee Man Indicted For Fraud In 12/14 Scam

    NEW HAVEN – A federal grand jury in New Haven has returned an indictment against a Tennessee man, charging him with six counts of wire fraud for allegedly defrauding contributors to an organization that he established after the December 14, 2012, Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings.

  • Police Urge Awareness Amid Spike In Burglaries

    Police are urging residents to have a heightened awareness of their surroundings and to promptly report any suspicious activity to them, in view of a recent increase in burglaries.

    Lieutenant Richard Robinson, who heads the police department’s detective unit, said that during the three-month period from November through January inclusive, there were 19 local burglaries reported to police.

  • Selectmen OK, Move $40.2 Million Budget To BOF Review

    After meeting with members of the Edmond Town Hall Board of Managers, representatives of the Booth Library and its board, the Board of Fire Commission, and the Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps chief February 5, the Board of Selectmen completed its departmental review and unanimously approved a 2015-16 budget request of $40,203,958.

  • Fitness For Kindness: Gyms Across The Country To Honor Charlotte Bacon With Special Workout

    Gyms across the country will this week be honoring Charlotte Bacon, a young victim of 12/14, with an event called Fitness for Kindness to commemorate her birthday. The Fitness For Kindness fundraiser event can occur any time during the week leading up to what would have been Charlotte’s ninth birthday on February 22.

  • Pancake Supper For Shrove Tuesday

    St John’s Episcopal Church, 5 Washington Avenue in Sandy Hook, will hold its 58th annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on February 17.

    From 5 to 7 pm in the church hall, members of the church will be serving all-you-can-eat dinners of pancakes, applesauce, and beverages. After a one year hiatus, Bruce Moulthrop’s home-style corned beef hash will return to the menu. Diners can opt for the hash or sausage as their side.

  • Congregational Church Reaches Across The Country To Find A New Associate

    Caroline Hamilton-Arnold enjoys rock climbing, reading, camping and dreaming. She also loves myriad forms of music, from electronic to folk, and Benedict Cumberbatch’s pre-Sherlock show The Last Enemy.

    She is not a fan of cold weather, however, which would be an issue for the newest staff member at Newtown Congregational Church if she had not already fallen in love with the town where she now spends much of her time.

  • Community Center Phase I Info Sessions Announced

    Through the generosity of The GE Foundation, which has granted $15 million to the Town of Newtown for the design, construction, and operations of a new community center, Newtown is moving forward on the planning for an expanded senior center and a new aquatic center for community use.

    Newtown Parks & Recreation will host a pair of public information sessions, which will include meeting the members of the design and construction team chosen by the town for this project.

  • WSA Approves Final Design Phase For Hawleyville Sewer Expansion

    Water & Sewer Authority (WSA) members have unanimously approved having their consulting engineering firm start final design work on the Hawleyville sanitary sewer system extension, a municipal project intended to stimulate economic development.

    At a February 5 meeting, WSA member Richard Zang made a motion to have Fuss & O’Neill, Inc, start the final design project, with successive stages of that design to be sequentially approved by the WSA as the project progresses.