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  • Free Aquarion Fishing Permits For Unemployed, Active Military, Veterans

    EASTON — For the seventh year, Aquarion Water Company will issue free fishing permits to any unemployed person over the age of 18. Veterans and active duty service members may also receive free permits this year.

    On Wednesdays, April 22 and May 6, between 8 am to 3:30 pm, qualified anglers can obtain a free fishing permit by going to Aquarion’s Aspetuck Environmental Center at 714 Black Rock Road in Easton.

    Anglers should bring a valid Connecticut fishing license and official proof of unemployment or a military ID/DD Form 214.

  • Smith, With Pastel Demo, At Next SCAN Meeting

    Rae Smith will be demonstrating in pastel at the next meeting of The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown (SCAN) on Wednesday, April 22, at 1:30 pm.

    This meeting is open to the public and will be in the lower level of Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main Street (at the flagpole). All are welcome and admission is free.

  • Concert Review: Energized Trio Launched East Coast Tour Before An Appreciative Audience

    On rare occasions, one sees a concert so excellent that it becomes genuinely hard to come up with the words to describe it. The Máirtín O’Connor Trio’s show at Newtown Meeting House, hosted on April 10 by The Shamrock Traditional Irish Music Society, was one of those concerts.

    Everything was perfect. The band members were energized and the house was filled with an appreciative audience. One cannot imagine a better start for the trio’s nine-day East Coast tour.

  • Theater Review: A Serious Night Of Theater In Sherman

    SHERMAN — Orwellian London in 1984 is a dark, disturbing and dangerous place. Its essence is captured in Sherman Playhouse’s current production of George Orwell’s 1984, adapted by Robert Owens, Wilton E. Hall, Jr and William A. Miles, Jr.  This dramatic, expository piece was immaculately directed by Kevin Sosbe.

  • Flags To Be Lowered In Honor Of National Day Of Remembrance For Abraham Lincoln

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy has announced that in accordance to a proclamation from President Barack Obama, US and state flags should fly at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, April 15, in recognition of the national Day of Remembrance for President Abraham Lincoln.

  • Lessons From An Accidental Beekeeper, At Garden Club Meeting

    C. Marina Marchese, founder and owner of Red Bee Honey, will be the featured speaker at the upcoming meeting of the Garden Club of Newtown on Tuesday, April 28, at 1 pm, at C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street.

    Ms Marchese, a beekeeper, lecturer and author, will discuss her book Honeybee: Lessons from an Accidental Beekeeper as well as a book she co-authored with Kim Flottum entitled The Honey Connoisseur: Selecting, Tasting and Pairing Honey.

  • Concierge Associates Brings Personal Touch To Property Management, Relocation

    Cindy Dessel and Janis Nezvesky-Schertzer love helping people and believe customer satisfaction should be the number one goal of any business. With the opening of Concierge Associates, LLC, in October 2014, the Sandy Hook residents are combining their more than 30 years of experience in corporate relocation, customer service, and people skills to turn the overwhelmed feelings brought on by life events into manageable and pleasant experiences.

  • Police, Fire Officials Probing Suspicious House Fire

    Police and fire officials are investigating an intentionally set fire which was discovered on the night of Monday, April 13, at an unoccupied one-family house under renovation at 52 Taunton Lake Road, overlooking Taunton Lake.

    There were no injuries to firefighters in the incident which caused “moderate” damage to the white Cape-style house, which has a finished second-story. The house is owned by Anna Lisek Boland of Hawleyville, according to Fire Marshal Bill Halstead.

  • Police Plan Enforcement Crackdown On Distracted Driving

    Town police plan an enforcement crackdown on distracted driving, focusing on motorists who use handheld cellphones to talk and also those who text while driving.

    Police Sergeant Aaron Bahamonde, who heads the police department’s traffic enforcement unit, said the project will run from April 13 to April 27.

    Police plan to use traditional measures and innovative tactics to enforce the distracted driving laws while participating in the national enforcement project known as, “U Drive, U Text, U Pay,” he said.

  • Realtors Hosting Benefit For Dog Pound

    Building on a National Association of Realtors strategic plan, calling for local boards to invest in their communities, the Newtown Board of Realtors will host “Donation Day at the Pound.”

    “We are a town of dog lovers,” said Barbara Frey, president of the Newtown Board of Realtors. “We wanted to do a big food pantry drive, but our state legislators were already doing a big campaign. So we thought, why not do something for our dog pound?” Ms Frey said.