- Monday, April 20, 2015 at 10:00 am
John Spremullo with LRM Construction stepped down from a dump truck cab Tuesday, April 14, and watched as Ryan Clark worked a backhoe to create a 10-foot-wide path along Mile Hill South at the corner of Keating Farms Road.
Tuesday morning was the second day of trail extension work at Fairfield Hills. The work will provide a paved, ADA-accessible surface extending the campus trails by 4,200 feet, or slightly less than one mile.
- Monday, April 20, 2015 at 9:05 am
The next Friday Night Bingo event will be Friday, April 24. Games are played in Monsignor Weiss Gathering Hall, adjacent to St Rose of Lima School, 40 Church Hill Road.
Now that the bad weather is behind us, organizers are inviting regular players to return, and to bring their family and friends for a night out featuring Bingo fun and cash prizes. Bring someone new to St Rose Bingo and you’ll both get a surprise gift at the door.
- Monday, April 20, 2015 at 9:00 am
Who is Ben? What is a Ben’s Bell? Where are Ben’s Bells hung? How are Ben’s Bells made? What is the Be Kind mission all about?
Area residents who are interested in learning the who, what, where, how, and why of the Ben’s Bells Project have two opportunities to attend an Advanced Volunteer Orientation this month.
The Ben’s Bells Newtown studio, at 17 Church Hill Road, will offer 60-minute presentations on Tuesday, April 28. Sessions will begin at noon and 6:30 pm.
- Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 10:09 am
The town’s consulting engineer has updated Water & Sewer Authority (WSA) members on the ongoing planning for the Hawleyville sanitary sewer system extension, which is intended to foster economic development in the area near the Exit 9 interchange of Interstate 84.
Engineer Kurt Mailman of Fuss & O’Neill, Inc, on April 9 briefed WSA members on the planning, explaining the status of various aspects of the project.
- Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 10:07 am
Newtown’s annual Beautiful Baby Photo Contest, coordinated since 2010 by Sandy Hook resident Lois Barber, is kicking off and looking for photos of children, newborn to age 4, to be posted on its voting booth.
The contest is a friendly competition/fundraiser that this year will help an American soldier returning home with life-altering injuries receive a free custom handicapped accessible house through the Homes For Our Troops national nonprofit. It is a baby photo contest, not a live pageant. All money raised goes to Homes for Our Troops.
- Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 9:47 am
You can now officially classify classic rocker Randy Bachman as a ‘three-peater.’
After huge success fronting The Guess Who, and morphing into the classic rock hit machine Bachman-Turner Overdrive, the award-winning Canadian artist is now channeling his love for late-’60s British blues grooves into a brand new and refreshingly accessible power trio.
- Friday, April 17, 2015 at 10:39 am
- Friday, April 17, 2015 at 9:28 am
Water & Sewer Authority (WSA) members are reviewing technical information and have requested more data from a local developer/builder who is seeking sewer service for a 74-unit housing complex proposed for the west side of Washington Avenue in Sandy Hook Center.
On April 9, WSA members opened a public hearing on applicant Michael Burton’s request for 9,250 gallons of daily sewage treatment capacity for The River Walk at Sandy Hook Village, which is proposed for an 11.8-acre site at 10 through 22 Washington Avenue.
- Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 9:20 am
The Newtown Choral Society will perform “The Soul of New Orleans” as its spring concert, Sunday, April 26, at 3:30 pm, at Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main Street.
Two trumpets and a saxophone will accompany the choir with high school band director Kurt Eckhardt on trombone and middle school teacher Bob Nolte on percussion, including the timpani.
- Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 9:16 am
In the summer of 2014, Newtown Health Director Donna Culbert received a notice from the state Department of Health flagging the presence of an emerging but rare infectious disease that had been isolated in several ticks in Connecticut, that also turned up in a number of other states, including neighboring New York, Pennsylvania, and Maine.
The tickborne Powassan virus neuroinvasive disease (POWV) was first identified in Connecticut in 2008, Ms Culbert said, and has since been found in local deer populations.