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  • Newtown Rotary Gift Of Life Keeps On Giving

    It could be an idyllic family scene from any one of many homes in Newtown: three older children clustered about a baby in a bouncy seat, while the fire in the fireplace crackles behind them and the adults chat amicably nearby. This family picture, though, is a special blend of children and adults.

  • St Rose of Lima Parish Offering Women’s Day of Recollection

    For local women who need a day of spiritual renewal, St Rose Parish, in unity with other women, will offer for a one-day retreat on Saturday, March 7. The special event will run from 8 am until to 5 pm, and will include 4:00 Mass. It will be primarily in the Faith Formation Center on the parish grounds, 38 Church Hill Road.

    Lent presents a perfect opportunity for everyone to enter into a desert experience. It creates a sense of longing, as do circumstances in lives when nothing makes sense except the presence of God.

  • Newest Development On Hawleyville’s ‘Medical Mile’ Seeks Tax Break

    There are so many medical and health care-related projects planned for, or already operating, along Mt Pleasant Road just east of the Bethel town line that Newtown’s Economic Development Coordinator Betsy Paynter has nicknamed the stretch “Medical Mile.”

  • Annual Charlotte Bacon Act Of Kindness Awards Celebrated At Edmond Town Hall

    Newtown Kindness honored children for embodying its mission “think kindly, act boldly” during this year’s Annual Charlotte Bacon Act of Kindness Awards ceremony, held at Edmond Town Hall during the evening of Saturday, February 21.

    Despite the snowy weather, many attended the event, which was also provided through a live-stream program for viewers to watch.

  • Series Of NFA Snowshoe Hikes Begin This Weekend

    Newtown Forest Association (NFA) Hike Leader Aaron Coopersmith is encouraging everyone to grab a pair of snowshoes and “dress for success,” for a series of upcoming snowshoe hikes on NFA-owned preserves.

    Upcoming dates for the hikes, open to the public, are Saturday, February 28 at  Holcombe Hill, 65 Great Hill Road, at 12:30 pm; Thursday, March 5, at 7:30 pm, for a Full Moon Snowshoe Hike; Saturday, March 7, at 12:30 pm, at Brunot Preserve, 124 Taunton Hill Road; and then back at Holcombe Hill on Saturday, March 21, at 12:30 pm.

  • Authority Peers Into The Future Of Fairfield Hills

    Earlier this winter several Fairfield Authority members and town Grants Coordinator Christal Preszler took a trip to Preston, where a former state facility similar to Fairfield Hills is now in that town’s hands. Unlike Newtown, however, which intends to redevelop its campus as a community and municipal asset, the town of Preston plans for the eventual sale of its property.

  • CWU Planning Human Rights Celebration

    The annual Church Women United Human Rights Celebration, this year following the theme “Journey Toward Peace,” will be held in the Community Room at Nunnawauk Meadows on Saturday, March 7, from 1:30 to 3 pm.

    The guest speaker for the local celebration being hosted by the CWU/Newtown-Danbury unit will be Jeanette Mayer. A member of the local unit, Ms Mayer will share her life experiences through out her journey. Guests will also view a video from youthforhumanrights.org, about the history of the human rights movement.

  • Scholarship Association Gala March 7 At Waterview

    MONROE — The Betty Lou Osborne Memorial Scholarship Ball to benefit Newtown Scholarship Association will take place at The Waterview, Monroe, on March 7 starting at 6 pm.

    The event will feature dinner, dancing, raffles, and silent and live auctions. Special guest baseball legend Bobby Valentine will throw his support behind the NSA as the evening’s auctioneer.

  • Ann Mazur Leaving Town Service After Long Career

    People navigating the twists and turns of the land use review process often found answers to their questions when they found Ann Mazur, who, as the town Land Use Agency’s administrative assistant, kept track of the many developmental details required for submission before construction approvals are granted.

    Ms Mazur of Sandy Hook, who has worked at the agency since 2001, has been a town staff member in various capacities for almost 25 years.

  • Frigid Weather Requires Monitoring Of Water Pipes

    An unusually extended period of very cold weather has put pressure on plumbing in the area — the kind of pressure that comes from water freezing in pipes.

    It has been a horrible winter for heating and water systems, said Newtown plumber Pete Wlasuk of Pete’s Plumbing. He has received many more emergency calls regarding frozen pipes this winter than in previous years.