• Live At ETH: Spirit Family Reunion

    Promoter Hayden Bates has announced the next show in the Live at the Edmond Town Hall series will be Family Spirit Reunion. The band will perform at 45 Main Street on Saturday, September 5.

    Tickets for the 7 pm show are $25 each. A $9.99 base fee covers the costs of presenting the show, and remaining proceeds from each ticket sold will benefit the theater.

  • Paired Exchange Kidney Program Opens Up Possibilities For Transplant Hopefuls

    When Fred Ferris puts an olive in his mouth and likes it, he will know if it is myth or fact that kidney recipients sometimes take on the likes and dislikes of the donor. “I hate olives, so if I like it…” said Mr Ferris.

  • "Hot August Nights – One Acts!" Opens July 31 At Town Players

    When a husband and wife don’t communicate, they sometimes end up finding out surprising – even shocking – things about one other. That’s the premise of The Problem by AR Gurney, one of the plays featured in Town Players of Newtown’s “Hot August Nights – One Acts,” which will run weekends July 31-August 8.

  • Hearts Of Hope Second Anniversary Celebrated

    Since February 2013, residents have become familiar with Hearts of Hope, a program that invites people of all ages to paint palm-sized ceramic hearts with simple messages of hope.

    The unique hearts are then left to be discovered by strangers, who are encouraged to keep them and take them home. A collection of hearts was sent to Newtown two months after 12/14, left for residents to find on Valentine’s Day, which coincided with the two-month anniversary of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

  • Peer-Led ’Tweens Programs Scheduled At Library

    Thirteen-year-old Sabrina Boccuzzi, a member of Girl Scout Troop 55005 in Newtown and a rising eighth grader at Newtown Middle School, will present three craft programs this summer at C.H. Booth Library, as part of the requirements to qualify for the Girl Scout Silver Award.

  • Special Town Meeting Monday

    Electors and citizens qualified to vote at town meetings of the Town of Newtown are being called to participate in a Special Town Meeting on Monday, July 6, at 7:15 pm, at the Newtown Municipal Center, 3 Primrose Street.

  • Officials Consider Police Use Of Body Cameras

    Police Commission Chairman Paul Mangiafico said this week that the commission will be discussing whether town police officers should use body cameras while on duty to visually and sonically record their interactions with the public.

    The state legislature on June 29 passed two criminal justice bills, one of which covers the use of police body cameras. That bill requires that state police wear such body cameras and also offers financial incentives to municipalities to have their police departments use such devices.

  • Holiday Closings

    All town offices will be closed on Friday, July 3, in honor of Independence Day. While July 4 falls on Saturday, all federal, state, and local government buildings will be closed for business on July 3.

    Newtown Senior Center and C.H. Booth Library also will be closed on Friday, July 3.

    The library will remain closed on Saturday, July 4, and will reopen on Monday, July 6 (the library is regularly closed on Sundays during the summer).

  • Soccer Game At Harbor Yard To Benefit Newtown Youth & Family Services

    BRIDGEPORT — Newtown Youth & Family Services (NYFS) will benefit from a fundraiser at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, featuring the United Soccer League’s (USL) New York Red Bull II facing Newtown Pride FC of the Connecticut Soccer League, on Thursday, July 30, at 7:30 pm.

    The evening will kick off at 6, outside of the ballpark, with an interactive fan zone. All ages are welcome to join in the fun.

  • Newtown Chamber Event Will Focus On Payment Processing

    The Newtown Chamber of Commerce is continuing to host free monthly networking events open to all local business professionals.

    The next event will be held at Sal e Pepe Contemporary Italian Bistro, 97 South Main Street, on Wednesday, July 8, from 8 to 9 am. The guest speaker is Lucille Harriman of Wells Fargo Bank.

    Ms Harriman’s presentation, titled “Preparing for the ‘Chip’ — What Your Business Needs to Know About Payment Processing,” will explain the upcoming federally mandated changes to credit card processing.