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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • State Flags To Be Lowered For Hartford Firefighter

    HARTFORD — Governor Dannel P. Malloy is directing State of Connecticut flags to half-staff in honor of the Hartford firefighter who died Tuesday night while fighting a house fire in the city.

  • Take The Great Pumpkin Challenge

    To the Editor,

    Fourth Annual Great Pumpkin Challenge - Can I count you in?

    For the fourth year, the Great Pumpkin Challenge is on! I encourage you to join us in what has become a Main Street Halloween tradition. 

  • NCAC To Award $750 For Original Art For 2015 Newtown Arts Festival

    Newtown Cultural Arts Commission (NCAC) will be awarding $750 for new, original art that illustrates Newtown arts and culture.

    This competition is open to any artist, of any age, from anywhere. The winning image will be used to promote the 2015 Newtown Arts Festival and will appear in businesses and public spaces around Newtown and surrounding towns.

  • 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.