• Water Fountains To Become Part Of Fairfield Hills Landcape In The Spring


    Two new water fountains and a dog fountain will be installed in early spring along the new trail at Fairfield Hills. Walkers and joggers passing by the Victory Garden will be able to quench their thirst there and at another location near Glander field. The estimated cost of $28,000 will come from a Fairfield Hills Authority (FHA) account.

  • PTAs And PTSA Host Board Of Ed Candidates Forum

    The Newtown PTAs and PTSA on Wednesday evening hosted an informational forum for Board of Education candidates running for election November 3. 

    Republicans Andrew Clure and David Freedman and Democrat Rebekah Harriman-Stites took turns answering questions prepared by the PTAs and PTSA along with those submitted by community members during the one-hour event held in the Newtown High School Lecture Hall. Candidate and Democrat John Vouros could not attend the forum, but a statement by Mr Vouros was read near the end of the event.

  • ‘Gertrude Barrer: Dreaming in Color,’ At Clapp & Tuttle

    WOODBURY — An exhibition of works by the late Roxbury artist Gertrude Barrer (1921-1997) highlights the diversity of her world view, her mastery of color and form from her beginnings as a leading New York City Modernist through her life in Roxbury, and long collaboration with her husband and fellow artist Frank Russell.

    “Gertrude Barrer: Dreaming in Color” will be on view at Clapp & Tuttle Gallery, within Middle Quarter Mall at 742 Main Street South in Woodbury, October 17-31.

  • White House (Coming) Down

    On Thursday, October 15, a demolition crew from BesTech ripped into the first Fairfield Hills “white house” to be razed in the coming days. The next phase of demolition on the town owned campus involves taking down all the deteriorating former staff homes that dot the western corner of the property adjacent to Mile Hill Road South, as well as an adjacent collapsing green house. Town leaders are also currently determining which of the large former state hospital buildings will be demolished next, a decision expected before the end of this year.

  • Council Hits Road Projects, Ordinances During First October Meeting

    The Legislative Council dug into a package of ordinances, and received a brief report on the status of town spending on major planned road and drainage projects during the first meeting of the month on October 7.

    On the request of a council member, Chair Mary Ann Jacob told The Newtown Bee that she requested Public Works Director Fred Hurley inform the full council on the status of Town road projects.

  • Third Community Center Forum Continues Discussion Among Residents

    What do residents want in a community center?

    The primary appeals during Tuesday’s public forum about a community center included space to house arts, senior activities, a pool, an ice rink, and a general gathering place. But with those interests came questions: could a center be all of those things, and how far will the $10 million gift for center construction from The GE Foundation be able to stretch?

  • Police Commission Delays Plans To Hire Officer

    The Police Commission’s plans to hire a person to fill vacancy for a police patrol officer position have been delayed, with that hiring now expected to occur in January.

    The person would fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Steven Santucci, 38, a sergeant who left town service after being arrested on multiple federal drug charges last April. Mr Santucci has pleaded not guilty to the eight charges, which are pending in US District Court in Hartford.

  • Conversation On Racial Justice Leads To Weekly Vigils At Trinity Episcopal Church

    Trinity Episcopal Church hosted a conversation on racial equality and racial justice on October 11. The speaker was Bishop John L. Selders Jr, the Organizing Pastor of Amistad United Church of Christ in Hartford, and a leader of the Moral Monday CT movement.

    It was the second such conversation hosted by the church in recent months.

  • Sandy Hook Resident Is Seymour In ‘Little Shop’ At Lauralton Hall

    MILFORD — Lauralton Hall will present Little Shop of Horrors, a delectable sci-fi horror musical based on the film by Roger Corman, with screenplay written by Charles Griffith, this month at Parsons Center Auditorium. The outlandish musical will be performed on Friday, October 23, at 7:30 pm; Saturday, October 24, at 7 pm; and Sunday, October 25, at 2 pm.

  • Police Commission Plans ‘Open Dialogue’ Session

    To promote open communications with members of the public, the Police Commission has scheduled a special meeting for later this month at which the only topic on the agenda will be “open public dialogue.”

    That session is slated for 7 pm on Monday, October 26, in the lower level conference room at Town Hall South, 3 Main Street (Route 25).