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  • Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation, Inc. Announces New Board Members, 10-Year Sunset Plan

    The Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation, Inc. (Foundation) announced this week its approval of three new board members, and the ratification of a ten -year sunset plan, which formalizes the spending down of all available funds by December 2025.

  • Recovery And Resiliency Team Looking To Partner, Share Information

    The website being maintained by the six-member Recovery and Resiliency Team (RRT) is not only designed to be a clearinghouse of information for the local trauma response agency, but a resource for any other agency, nonprofit and grassroots organization maintaining or holding strategic events designed to support Newtown’s continued healing post 12/14.

  • School Budget Increase Pared To 0.8 Percent

    On March 2, the Board of Finance continued its review of local budget requests for the 2015-16 fiscal cycle, examining dozens of details in the Board of Education’s $72,253,488 proposal representing a 1.27 percent hike over the current year.

    But less than two days later, the district adjusted its budget request to $71,915,679, representing a 0.8 percent increase, because of an action to reduce district contributions to the town’s self-insured employee health plan.

  • Chamber Breakfast On Marketing, March 11

    In an effort to help foster business opportunities in the greater Newtown area, the Newtown Chamber of Commerce continues to host free monthly networking events open to all local business professionals.

    The next event will be held at Sal e Pepe Contemporary Italian Bistro, 97 South Main Street, on Wednesday, March 11, from 8 to 9 am. This month’s event will feature Melisa Webster, president of Newtown’s Flagpole BNI. 

  • Photography Exhibition At Booth Library; Opening Reception Saturday

    C.H. Booth Library, at 25 Main Street, is hosting a photography exhibition of works by members of Candlewood Camera Club during the month of March. The collection is on view in the lower meeting room.

    An opening reception is scheduled for Saturday, March 7, from 2 to 4 pm.

  • Change Of Plans For CWU 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 Elizabeth Ricci.

  • Reminder: It’s FCCF Giving Day; 24 Hours To 'Give Where You Live' For Nonprofits

    Ten Newtown non-profit organizations received donations totaling over $25,000 through the inaugural FCCF Day of Giving last year. Fifteen organizations based in Newtown are among the 401 registered groups for this year’s 24-hour event, which is now underway.

  • Booth Children’s Department Days Away From Reopening

    New carpet tiles cover the floor of the Children’s Department of the C.H. Booth Library and ceiling tiles were being placed Tuesday, March 3, as the library moves toward a quick recovery from a second dousing in just over two years, from frozen and burst pipes.

  • Seniors Fill First Of Several Community Center Information Sessions

    Senior citizens and residents interested in learning more about the new senior center, a phase I component of a larger Community Center project, filled every available seat in the main room of Newtown Senior Center  on Thursday, February 26, as First Selectman Pat Llodra, architects, and planners offered information and answered questions.

  • Hearing Set On Sewer Expansion For Multifamily Complex

    The Water & Sewer Authority (WSA) has scheduled a public hearing for next week on a development firm’s controversial request that the sewer district be expanded in Sandy Hook to provide sewer service for a proposed large multifamily housing complex.

    The WSA public hearing is slated for 7 pm on Thursday, March 12, at Town Hall South, 3 Main Street.