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  • School Superintendent Praises Police Command Staff

    Police Commission Chairman Paul Mangiafico has told Police Commission members that the superintendent of schools has commended Newtown Police Department command staff members for their work following the October 1 bomb threat received at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Monroe.

  • Chamber Oktoberfest Being Planned At My Place Restaurant

    As a collaboration between the Newtown and Bethel Chambers of Commerce, an Oktoberfest after hours event is being hosted Wednesday, October 29, at My Place Restaurant, 8 Queen Street, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

    Local business professionals are invited to join both chambers for this festive celebration. Those who attend will have the opportunity to mingle and network with other business professionals in the newly renovated, private room at My Place Restaurant.

  • Town Players Production Of ‘Lend Me A Tenor’ Opens October 31

    For those too old for trick-or-treating who are looking for a fun night out, the wild, madcap farce Lend Me A Tenor opens October 31 at The Little Theatre.

    Written by Ken Ludwig, Lend Me A Tenor takes place at the Cleveland Grand Opera Company in 1934. Saunders, the general manager, is ready to welcome famous tenor Tito “Il Stupendo” Merelli for a one night only engagement as Otello.

  • Sunday Cinema Series: Student Film, Art Display To Be Part Of Film Screenings At Edmond Town Hall

    As the Sunday Cinema Series continues into autumn, a collection of classic horror films will be offered on Sunday, October 19, at Edmond Town Hall Theatre.

  • Resident, Sandy Hook Promise Co-Founder Receives UVM 2014 Alumni Achievement Award

    Newtown resident Rob Cox, editor-in-chief of Breakingviews, the global financial commentary publication of Thomson Reuters, was in Burlington, Vt., Friday, October 10, to receive the 2014 Alumni Achievement Award from the University of Vermont, honoring the mission of Sandy Hook Promise.

  • Input Still Needed For Tickborne Disease Prevention Survey

    Newtown, through a proposal/bid process, has contracted with MORE Advertising, and has launched a short survey that will capture the public’s current knowledge and perception of risk about tickborne diseases. The survey includes 22 questions, and should not take more than five minutes to complete.

  • Continuing Education Classes To Focus On Women And Finances

    No matter how intelligent they may be, no matter what their status in the work world, Jean Leonard knows that women tend to put financial matters on the back burner.

    “A lot of women don’t have the time to focus on learning about investments and finances,” she said.

    The president of Jean Leonard Wealth Management in Newtown, and a financial advisor and strategist since 1996, she hopes to remedy that deficit through a series of Newtown Continuing Education classes she will lead in October and November.

  • Consultant To Study Key Rock Road Speeding Issue

    The Police Commission plans to have an engineering firm review traffic flow on Key Rock Road to determine the best measures to control speeding on the northern section of that mile-long north-south connector road.

    Key Rock Road links Sugar Street (State Route 302) to the intersection of Hattertown Road and Poverty Hollow Road.

  • Inaugural Chili Cook-Off To Feature Local Restaurants

    The Newtown Chamber of Commerce is hosting the inaugural Newtown Chili Cook-Off Wednesday, November 5 in the gymnasium at Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street, from 5:30 to 8 pm.

    Local restaurants will perfect their chili recipes and enter to compete for the title of “Best Chili in the Greater Newtown Area.”

  • Jugglers & Dancers Added To The Mix For Great Pumpkin Races

    A crew stands by during last year’s Great Pumpkin Races with the Medieval-style trebuchet that occasionally launches pumpkins into the woods behind Edmond Town Hall.