• ‘Spring Wildflowers’ Program Planned

    On Wednesday, May 13, the Town and Country Garden Club of Newtown will present a program by Margery Winters called, “Spring Wildflowers.”

    The program will begin at 7 pm at Newtown Senior Center, 14 Riverside Road in Sandy Hook.

    Guests will learn about the myriad varieties of spring wildflowers in Connecticut as well as why them bloom during this time of the year, where to find them, how they got their names, and what makes them so special.

  • Police Sergeant, Dispatcher Arrested On Federal Drug Charges

    A Newtown Police Department sergeant and a dispatcher at the town’s emergency communications center are among eight men who have been arrested by federal officials as part of an alleged drug trafficking ring.

    Among those arrested are Sergeant Steven Santucci, 38, of Waterbury, and dispatcher Jason Chickos, 46, of Bridgeport.

    The charges against the eight men allege that they illegally distributed steroids and prescription narcotics.

  • May Fundraisers, Sign-Up Challenge Promoting Relay For Life Support

    From corporate car washes to flocking pink flamingos, supporters of this year’s abbreviated Relay For Life are working to support and promote the June 13 event, and to attract more teams to Blue & Gold Stadium for this annual community cancer awareness and fundraising event.

  • Abstract Expressionism Meets Impressionism In A Taunton Lake Studio

    “Water View #2 Thru the Wildflowers” is a recent work in oil and enamel by Dick McEvoy, who will host an open studio May 16-17.

  • His Trick For Her Treat Ends With A Memorable Proposal On Main Street

    Joe could not find pumpkins to create his own display for Melissa last week, and he was not happy with anything he found online or at crafts stores to use as fake pumpkins. “It was important that this look really good,” he said this week. Once he began looking at different squash varieties, however, he found that spaghetti squash would work well for his needs.      

  • NHS Gold Jazz Ensemble To Debut ‘Town Hall Music’ Series

    Town Hall Music will kick off its inaugural season with Newtown High School’s Gold Jazz Ensemble on Saturday, May 16, at 8 pm, in Edmond Town Hall’s Alexandria Room. Proceeds will benefit the Newtown High School Music Program.

    Produced by Pearl Productions of Brookfield, “Town Hall Music” will bring renowned musicians to the iconic building’s Alexandria Room for enjoyment by audiences of up to 150 people.

  • Police Conclude NHS Threat Investigation

    Following their criminal investigation into a reported threat of violence against Newtown High School, police have concluded that that no criminal activity occurred and thus will make no arrests, Police Chief Michael Kehoe said.

  • NUMC Pasta Project & Coffeehouse This Weekend, And Beyond

    The next Saturday Pasta Dinner at Newtown United Methodist Church will take place on May 2 in the church’s fellowship hall, 92 Church Hill Road in Sandy Hook. It will be the penultimate dinner of the 2014-15 season, which has been marking 25 years of food and community fellowship.

    The public is cordially invited to join church members for dinner, which is served from 5 to 7:30 pm

    Requested donation is $10 for adult dinners, and $9 for seniors, and $3.50 for children.

  • Wingathlon Road Closure Notice

    The First Annual Newtown Wingathlon, to benefit Dylan’s Wings of Change, will take place on the morning of Saturday, May 2. Travelers can expect delays and some road closures between the hours of 8 am and noon, in and around Fairfield Hills and roads south, and are asked to watch out for runners and bicyclists. Registration is still open for those who would like to run the event’s 5K.

  • Reminder: Stevenson Dam Bridge Closing To Traffic For 90 Hours, May 2-6

    MONROE — The antiquated Route 34 bridge positioned atop Stevenson Dam on the Housatonic River, which links Monroe to Oxford, will be closed to traffic for a 90-hour period to allow for maintenance work on the hydroelectric dam, which has been in service for nearly a century.

    The bridge atop the dam will be closed to traffic starting at 6 am on Saturday, May 2. It is scheduled to reopen to traffic at 12:01 am on Wednesday, May 6. Traffic will be detoured using Route 111, Route 110, and Bridge Street in Shelton.