• ‘Loss Angeles’ Author To Visit Library

    Los Angeles based author Mathieu Cailler will be at C.H. Booth Library on Saturday, August 8. A guest of Sandy Hook author Sophfronia Scott, Mr Cailler will read from Loss Angeles, his collection of short stories Pacific Book Review has called “masterfully crafted.”

    The program will run from 3 to 5 pm. The afternoon will also include Q&A discussion on the craft of writing fiction.

    Refreshments will be served.

  • Water Pumping Station Proposal Slated For Hearing

    Aquarion Water Company of Bridgeport is seeking town approval to build a water pumping station at a South Main Street site near the Monroe town line.

    The public utility firm’s request for a special permit to build the facility is scheduled for a Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) public hearing at 7:30 pm on Thursday, August 6, at Newtown Municipal Center, 3 Primrose Street.

  • Agency Finds Condo Complex Won’t Threaten Aquifer

    The Aquifer Protection Agency (APA) this week endorsed an aquifer protection planning report for the 74-unit River Walk at Sandy Hook Village condominium complex, which is proposed for the west side of Washington Avenue in Sandy Hook Center.

    At a special meeting on the morning of July 28, the five APA members who were present unanimously decided that the project proposed for an 11.8-acre site at #10 through #22 Washington Avenue would have no significant adverse effects on the underlying Pootatuck Aquifer.

  • Caucuses Solidify Democrat, Republican Slates For November’s Local Ballot; Big Changes On Finance Board

    While this year’s local elections represent an opportunity for newcomers to venture into Newtown’s political arena, the fall ballot will also feature a number of familiar names to Newtown voters. A few familiar names will be missing as well. The Democratic Town Committee and Republican Town Committee completed their caucuses simultaneously one floor apart at  Edmond Town Hall on July 28, with both parties tendering slates of candidates.

  • NewArts Presents A Kindness In Motion Dance Concert

    A dance group performing “Stand Out” opened the Kindness in Motion Newtown Dance Concert on Friday, July 24. The special event was held to benefit NewArts, a division of The 12.14 Foundation.

  • Newtown's Version Of 'Liberty Smith' May Be Heading To New York

    Are you one of those lucky theater lovers who saw A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder during its premier at Hartford Stage before it went on to capture four 2014 Tony Awards on Broadway?

    Well, you won’t have to travel further than Newtown High School this weekend to see another entertaining musical that could have its next premier on the boards in New York.

  • Families Welcome Fresh Air Guests For Summer Fun

    Families from Newtown and area towns stood in the shade outside Christ the King Lutheran Church on July 27, waiting for their Fresh Air Fund guests to arrive. A bus from New York City carrying children who would be spending time with these families arrived at 3 pm, right on schedule. Holding their signs and watching bus passengers come into view are, from left, Heather and Anna Peck, Leslie Xie, and the Panus family — parents Kellie and Stephen, with sons Jake and Liam.

  • DEEP Forecasts Unhealthy Air Quality; Town Officials Encourage Residents To Stay Cool

    NOTE: This story has been updated to include information and comments from First Selectman Pat Llodra, Emergency Management Director Bill Halstead and Health District Director Donna Culbert.

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  • Ben’s Bells Project Spreading Kindness Throughout Connecticut

    Jeannette Maré’s visit to Newtown the week of July 20 was three-fold.