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  • Curtiss House Candlelight Tours, October 25

    Newtown Historical Society will host Candlelight Tours of its headquarters, on Saturday, October 25.

    The Matthew Curtiss House, at 44 Main Street, will be open for visits that evening between 5 and 8 pm.

    The Matthew Curtiss House is a fine example of Connecticut saltbox architecture. Constructed circa 1750 and purchased by Matthew Curtiss Jr. in 1781, the historical society purchased and restored it to its original condition in 1970.  Docents will lead tours of the historic building by candlelight.

  • Community Tag/Vendor Sale Postponed

    A community tag/vendor sale being planned for October 11 has been postponed by two weeks. The event, to raise funds for the Ayles family of Sandy Hook, will now take place Saturday, October 25, from 10 am to 2 pm.

    According to event co-organizer LeReine Frampton, Kenny Ayles, who recently lost his fight with cancer, “gave so much to our community. This is an opportunity to help his family as they begin to move forward.”

  • Malloy, Foley Clash Over State's Response To 12/14 At Testy Debate

    HARTFORD (AP) — Gov Dannel P. Malloy and Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley on Thursday exchanged some of the strongest words yet in their continuing debate over Connecticut’s response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, with the candidates accusing one another of grandstanding on issues that arose from the massacre.

  • A New Twist: Foley Embraces Q-Poll Tie, Denies Ever Holding Lead

    How’s this for bipartisanship: Republican Tom Foley and Democrats supporting Governor Dannel P. Malloy agree that Quinnipiac University’s poll declaring the race a tie is accurate — and that last month’s survey giving Foley a six-point lead was faulty.

    “I think this poll is right on,” Foley said. “We never had a six-point lead.”

  • Saturday Night Open Mic For Youth, October 18

    Attention young poets, singers, mimes, magicians, and more: the ninth monthly Saturday Night Open Mic For Newtown Youth, grades 5-12, will take place on Saturday, October 18, from 7:30 to 9:15 pm, in the Great Room at Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West Street.

    Microphones, keyboard, guitar amp and more will be available. A welcoming atmosphere and an enthusiastic all-ages audience makes this a great night every time.

  • Harvest Dinner Planned For NCC Tercentennial Celebration

    A 300th Anniversary Harvest Dinner on Friday, October 17, will conclude Newtown Congregational Church’s tercentennial celebrations. The event will begin at 6 pm in The Great Room at the church, 14 West Street.

    Tickets are $15 per person and are available at church office through October 12.

    Capacity is 150 people, so time is running out to purchase a ticket to reserve a seat for the catered roast turkey dinner with all the trimmings by LeReine’s Cuisine. Pumpkin pie is being provided for dessert.

  • Newtown Delegation Contests Poor Showing On 2014 ‘Environmental Scorecard’

    See the related article for more details on the CTLCV Scorecard criteria, and how Newtown's delegation stacked up on all the votes used in determining the lawmakers' scores.

     

     

  • League Of Conservation Voters Details Criteria For Legislators 2014 Scorecards

    The Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV) recently released its 2014 Environmental Scorecard, the latest in a 15-year series of documents which rate Connecticut’s state legislators by the votes they have cast on key environmental bills.  Lori Brown, CTLCV Exec. Director, said  the Scorecards tally votes on major issues and show a numerical score for each legislator. 

  • Panel Continues With Groundwork To Improve Town Charter

    During its second meeting in as many weeks, the Newtown Charter Revision Commission met October 7 at the Senior Center to continue laying out plans to enhance the effectiveness, integrity, and user-friendliness of the community’s constitutional document.

  • Kehoe To Keynote ‘Active Shooter’ Symposium

    BRONX, N.Y. — Monroe College, a national leader in urban and international education, announced that its School of Criminal Justice will host a symposium titled, “Keeping Safe and Alert: Responding to Active Shooter Incidents,” which will be held at the college’s Bronx campus on October 16.

    Leading the discussion will be several distinguished public figures who have the experience and expertise to provide valuable knowledge and insights on the issue at hand, including Newtown Police Chief Michael Kehoe.