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  • Friday Night Bingo Returning This Week To St Rose School

    A new season of St Rose of Lima School Friday Bingo Nights will begin this weekend.

    The first event of the 2014-15 season will be offered on Friday, September 12, in the Monsignor Weiss Gathering Hall, 46 Church Hill Road.

    Doors open at 5:45 pm, and Bingo games run from 6:30 until approximately 9:30 pm. Designed for the Bingo enthusiast, evenings feature substantial cash prizes for all games, as well as door prizes. A concession offers dinner items and homemade baked goods, as well as complimentary coffee.

  • In Response To 12/14: DCF Unveils Plan For Overhaul Of Children’s Mental Health Care

    A new state blueprint for children’s mental health services recommends standardized screening and enhanced school services, better training for all caregivers and the “pooling” of hundreds of millions in public funds to more effectively finance vital programs.

  • Resident Raises Main Street Traffic Control Issues

    Town police are being urged to redouble their traffic enforcement efforts, especially along Main Street, to curb vehicular problems occurring along that thoroughfare.

    Resident Karen Banks of West Street, which links Main Street to Sugar Street, told Police Commission members on September 2 she supports a Main Street resident’s recent comments about the need for heightened traffic enforcement on Main Street.

  • An In-Depth Exploration Of The Band, With Author Of New Book About The Musical Pioneers

    On Wednesday, September 24, from 6:30 to 8 pm, Craig Harris will be at C.H. Booth Library to discuss his recent release, The Band: Pioneers of Americana Music.

  • Theater Review: Everything To Do With Wild Animals, Just Not The Kind You Find In A Pet Shop

    Murder and mayhem prevail, in a hilarious family kind of way, with The Town Players current production of Charles Ludlam’s The Artificial Jungle, an outrageously campy romp through a quirky pet shop nestled in downtown Manhattan. Complete with an overbearing mom, neighborhood cop and conniving wife, this family makes good on the old adage of “the ties that bind, and gag.”

  • Police Department Planning For Hiring, Promotions

    Police Chief Michael Kehoe has updated Police Commission members about police department staffing matters, including plans to hire two new officers, plus plans for promotions involving the naming of one lieutenant and two sergeants.

    Chief Kehoe told commission members on September 2 that the department remains two people short of its full roster of 45 sworn officers.

  • New Mini Mart Owner Requests Modest Tax Abatement

    From the barren, pocked lot where a boxy Shell station once stood greeting residents and visitors exiting Interstate 84 onto Church Hill Road, a new, more aesthetically pleasing Colonial-looking mini mart is about to take shape according to its developers. But to achieve that aesthetic improvement amid a state roadway realignment project, the newest addition to Church Hill Road’s commercial strip is coming with some additional costs.

  • Networking Group To Host LinkedIn Pro

    The Northern Fairfield Professionals, a networking group focusing on people in transition, is meeting Tuesday, September 9, from 5:30 to 8 pm at the Knights of Columbus building at 46 Church Hill Road, behind St Rose Church.

    Linda Van Valkenburgh will speak at 6 on “LinkedIn 3.0 — Learn to Leverage the new LinkedIn to Fast Track Jobs, Sales Leads and Business Opportunities.” 

    The meeting room is on the second floor; enter from the front of the building.

  • Collaborating Musicians, The Alt To Perform At Meeting House This Month

    The Shamrock Traditional Irish Music Society (STIMS) will host its next Newtown Meeting House concert on Monday, September 15. This month’s guest is The Alt: John Doyle, Nuala Kennedy and Eamon O’Leary.

    The performance will begin at 7:30.

  • Finding Military Records For Genealogy

    The first meeting-program of the 2014-14 season for The Genealogy Club of Newtown will be on Wednesday, September 10, at C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street.

    The program will begin at 7, but the library’s Genealogy Help Desk will be open at 6:45 for those needing help with a genealogical problem or question.

    This month’s program will be a presentation by club chairperson Toni McKeen, who will speak on “The All-important Military Records.”