• Best Buddies Prom Filled With Friendship And Music

    Timmy Rogers is surrounded by, from left, Kira Flynn, his father Ed, and Dave Ciccatsi, during the 2015 Best Buddies Prom. 

  • ‘My Backyard’ Next Flagpole Photographers Program

    On Thursday, June 18, Flagpole Photographers Camera Club will host a general meeting and photo competition in the lower meeting room of C.H. Booth Library.

    June’s assigned subject is “My Backyard.” Members of the local photography club are to showcase their creativity for capturing various photography of their interpretation of their backyard. There will also be competitions in Digital, Black & White, and Open Color.

  • Upcoming Book Sale Celebrated With Library Exhibition

    In preparation for the 40th anniversary Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale, coming July 11-15 to Reed Intermediate School, an exhibit on view at C.H. Booth Library showcases a sample of what will be available at this year’s book sale/library fundraiser.

    The exhibit, a collaboration between the library and Newtown Cultural Arts Commission, will be on display through June during regular library hours: Monday through Thursday, 9:30 am-8 pm; Friday, 9:30 am-5 pm; Saturday, 9:30 am-5 pm; and Sunday, 12-5 pm.

  • Town & Country Garden Club Celebrating Golden Anniversary With Standard Flower Show

    Yellow and white roses, Alstromeria and a nearly hidden ribbon speckled with gold highlight a class-winning floral design by Peggy Townsend, on view at C.H. Booth Library only until 4 pm Saturday, June 13. The designed arrangement is part of a special presentation by The Town & Country Garden Club of Newtown, a standard flower show celebrating the club’s 50th anniversary.

  • More Arrests In Drug Trafficking Probe

    NEW HAVEN — With the arrests of three more men on June 4, a drug trafficking ring allegedly headed by a former Newtown police sergeant has grown to 11 men, who are now under federal indictment on various drug charges.

    Also, new court documents expand the period during which the former Newtown police sergeant and a former Newtown civilian emergency services dispatcher were allegedly involved in drug trafficking, increasing it from four years to six years.

  • Mad Dash Final Registration, Start Times Announced

    Newtown Parks & Recreation, which is co-presenting the 2015 Mad Dash Adventure with NYA Sports & Fitness, announced on June 11 the open registration times and start times for those participating in this year’s event.

  • Begins June 15: Newtown Bridge Club Hosting Workshop Series

    Newtown Bridge Club will host workshops in modern bridge basics for bridge players on Mondays from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street in Newtown, beginning June 15.

    June workshops include Opening the Bidding (June 15), Major Suit Fits (June 22), and 1 Notrump Bids and Basic Responses (June 29).

  • Police Panel Appoints Itself As Search Committee For New Chief

    The Police Commission has appointed itself to serve as an “executive-level personnel search committee,” which will seek a replacement for Police Chief Michael Kehoe, who has announced that he will retire from the police department next January.

    Three of the five police commission members met for a brief session on June 10 to create the search committee, which is comprised of all five commission members.

  • Photographers’ Favorites On View

    Erik Landegren stands next to his photo, “Portrait Under The Surface,” which won The Bruce Allen Open Print Award at the Flagpole Photographers Camera Club Annual Competition. Mr Landegren picked up four awards during the May 31 event.

  • Newtown Antiques Market Returning June 27; Dealer Spaces Available

    Visitors to the inaugural Newtown Antiques Market in June 2014 had a beautiful day for some strolling and shopping at Fairfield Hills. The second annual market will be presented on Saturday, June 27.