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  • Documentary By Connecticut Filmmaker Premiers This Month In Middletown & On CPTV

    MIDDLETOWN — Greater Middletown Chorale (GM Chorale) of Middletown announces a celebration of Flag Day with the world premiere screening of a documentary about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and music, entitled Letter from Italy, 1944: A New American Oratorio. The film, by Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Karyl Evans and narrated by Academy Award-winning actor Meryl Streep, chronicles the creation of Letter from Italy, 1944 (LFI), which was presented to a standing-room-only audience by GMChorale in April 2013.

  • Serious Accidents Result In Injuries, Snarl I-84 Morning Rush

    Motorists traveling in both directions on Interstate 84 in Newtown on the morning of Monday, June 8, encountered extensive travel delays following serious motor vehicle accidents that occurred on both sides of the highway.

    That traffic congestion spilled over onto local roads during the morning commute, as motorists either sought alternate routes or were directed by state police to detours off the highway.

  • Masonicare Announces 2015 Summer Sounds Concerts

    For the 29th consecutive year, Masonicare at Newtown will sponsor free Summer Sounds concerts on its grounds at 139 Toddy Hill Road. 

    Area residents are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy a variety of musical performances given by many of the area’s most popular bands. All concerts will begin at 7 pm. In case of inclement weather, rain dates are listed below.

    The season will open on Wednesday, June 17, with The Berkshire Big Band performing music of the 30s, 40s, and 50s (rain date June 18).

  • June 14: Historical Society Open House, Marble Making Demonstration & Walking Tour

    Newtown Historical Society will host an open house at its headquarters, The Matthew Curtiss House, on Sunday June 14. This month’s living history demonstration will be presented by Thomas Kingsley, of Kingsley Marbles in Trumbull. In addition, Town Historian Dan Cruson will offer a walking tour of the town’s oldest cemetery.

    The public is also invited to visit and tour the building at 44 Main Street any time between noon and 4 pm. Admission is free; however, a $2 suggested donation per person is welcomed and appreciated.

  • Adaptive Water Sports Volunteer Registration Open

    Sandy Hook-based LOF Adaptive Skiers is inviting area residents to participate or volunteer as the organization enters its 2015 season. LOF hosts adaptive water sports events teaching waterskiing and wakeboarding for children, adults, and veterans with disabilities or special needs. 

  • Newtown Mulls Grant For Electric Vehicle Charging Station

    Owners of electric powered vehicles, including those that may be part of the town’s future municipal fleet, could soon cruise into Fairfield Hills or Edmond Town Hall parking lot and plug-in for a free “top-off.”

  • Summer Jam Concert Series Returning To Dickinson Park

  • Lightning Strike Damages Fairfield Hills Water Supply System

    A lightning strike that occurred sometime during the weekend of May 29–31, damaged electrical lines in the town-owned Fairfield Hills water supply system, resulting in a series of events that caused the failure of two major water pumps in the system.

  • Local Collection For Armed Services Will Go Far

    Newtown Bee readers last month were invited to drop off donations, items to be sent to servicemen and women currently deployed, in honor of the Memorial Day holiday. The Bee began running the annual collection in 2011, with the intent of having anything dropped off at its Church Hill Road office then provided to the VFW so that everything could then be sent off to Newtown residents serving overseas.

  • Rabies Clinic Scheduled At ETH

    From left is Dr Kate Bakewell of Mt Pleasant Hospital for Animals, Town Clerk Debbie Aurelia Halstead (holding Rocko), and Mt Pleasant Hospital veterinarian technician Mary Simpson (with Tala), who encourage residents to take advantage of the annual cost-effective rabies clinic at Edmond Town Hall.