• Saturday Night Open Mic For Youth Returning First Weekend In March

    Attention young musicians, poets, singers, magicians, et al: the monthly Saturday Night Open Mic will return Saturday, March 7, from 7:30 to 9:30 pm, in The Great Room at Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West Street.

    The featured band this month is Free Block, a high school quartet from Kent.

  • Vascular Diseases On Agenda For March 10 Lunch & Learn

    On Tuesday, March 10, Masonicare at Newtown will host a Lunch & Learn program on “Vascular Diseases.” Featured speaker is Dr Dennis Ng.

    In his presentation, Dr Ng will review different types of vascular diseases including peripheral artery disease (PAD), venous, and lymphatic diseases. Dr Ng is medical director of wound care at Portsmouth Regional Hospital in New Hampshire, and a vascular and endovascular surgeon.

  • ‘Warm’ Sunday Prompts A Day Outdoors

    Dog owners perched at the top of a sloping hill at Newtown’s Park and Bark stand relaxed in Sunday’s surprise warmth. More than 40 degrees warmer that the minus seven degrees of two nights previous, pet owners were among many people stepping outside to soak in the sunlight Sunday.

  • P&Z Rejects Rule Change For Scrap Tire Recycling

    Following lengthy review, Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) members on February 5 unanimously rejected a proposed change to the zoning regulations, which would have allowed privately-owned solid waste facilities for the storage and recycling of scrap tires at properties with M-1 (Industrial) zoning.

    Such a rule change had been sought by MAAK Environmental Corporation, which had wanted to employ new rules to start a tire recycling operation at an industrial site at 40 High Bridge Road.

  • Monday’s Children’s Hearts Of Hope Event Cancelled

    Girl Scout Troop 50113’s event with Hearts of Hope scheduled for the evening of Monday, February 23, has been cancelled.

    The event was for participants to make clay hearts that would be donated to a worthy cause through Hearts of Hope, a volunteer-driven nationwide community service program that has a chapter in Newtown.

    The event was originally scheduled for 7 pm at St Rose of Lima School, for children in third through sixth grade to participate.

  • Second Annual Martini Madness Competition Slated

    The Newtown Chamber of Commerce presents its second annual Martini Madness Tasting & Competition Wednesday, March 25, from 6 to 10 pm, in the gymnasium of Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street.

    Local restaurants and vendors will send their best mixologists to compete for the title of Best Cocktail in Newtown. Attendees will have the opportunity to taste a small sample of each cocktail and vote on their favorites.

  • Prescription Drug Drop Box In Use Again At Police Station

    Residents again have access to a local receptacle designed for the proper disposal of unused, expired, and unwanted prescription drugs at the police station lobby at 3 Main Street.

    A large gray steel container, which looks like a US mail drop box, had been in place in the police station lobby for years, but was taken out of service recently so that some security improvements could be made.

  • 20th Citizen Police Academy To Be Offered To The Public

    The Newtown Police Department will offer its 20th Citizen Police Academy program on law enforcement and the criminal justice system for the general public.

    The free program, which will start on April 1, is open to people who are at least age 18.

    Patrol Sergeant Matthew Wood will serve as coordinator for the academy sessions, which will be held weekly.

  • Kidologie Already Thinking About Summer

    Kidologie Children’s Fairs will present its 3rd Annual Kidologie Gets Ready for Summer on Sunday, March 15, at Reed Intermediate School.

    The event will run from 11 am until 3 pm. Admission is $15 per family (two adults and up to three children ages 3-12).

  • Beryl Harrison Celebrates 25 Years At C.H. Booth Library

    In 25 years as a librarian at C.H. Booth Library, Beryl Harrison has served in numerous and valuable capacities. She has seen the library grow — and shrink, as digital options become equally preferred to hard copy volumes. She has worked side by side with a staff that she calls “wonderful.” She has also endeared herself to patrons and fellow staff members, through her dedication to her career.

    Library Director Brenda McKinley calls her “one of the kindest people I know.