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  • Spate Of Winter Storms Hike Highway Budget By Nearly $300,000

    As officials prepare to move into the final stages of finalizing the 2016 budget proposal, selectmen on March 16 were forced to amend the current year spending plan by nearly $300,000 to accommodate the materials and overtime costs required to keep Newtown’s roads clear and safe this winter.

  • Newtown Continuing Education Courses Available

    Newtown Continuing Education announced it has limited openings available in the following classes. Contact Newtown Continuing Education at 203-426-1787 for further information or to express interest in a program.

    Further information is also available at newtowncontinuinged.org.

  • McQuail In Lead Role: ‘Bad Jews’ Highest Grossing Show In Long Wharf Theatre Stage II History

    NEW HAVEN – Long Wharf Theatre has crowned a new box office champ during its 50th anniversary season. Bad Jews has supplanted Satchmo at the Waldorf as the highest grossing show in Stage II history.

  • International Puppetry Day Event To Coincide With Return Of Spring

    International and National Puppetry Day falls on the first full day of spring this year, March 21.

    To celebrate, Sova Dance and Puppet Theater of CT will offer a frog puppet-making workshop at Sticks and Stones Farm, 197 Huntingtown Road, from 2 to 5 pm Saturday, March 21.

  • Governor Selects Jackson As Under Secretary For Intergovernmental Policy

    HARTFORD — Governor Dannel P. Malloy on March 17 announced that he is selecting Hamden Mayor Scott Jackson to serve as the state’s Under Secretary for Intergovernmental Policy, a position that will be responsible for the streamlining the delivery of targeted state investments into urban communities and regions in order to maximize their output and extend those improvements across surrounding areas.

  • EverWonder Children’s Museum Reopening Postponed To Early April

    The EverWonder Children’s Museum will reopen for business on Saturday, April 4, rather than on the previously scheduled March 21 date.

    Snow accumulation and water damage have delayed their opening, museum staff said this week.

  • Used Prom Dresses Needed

    One local business owner is collecting prom dresses for any local girls who are not able to afford to buy one for the prom.

    Christine Ruzek, the owner of Labels + Tags, at 10 Glen Road in Sandy Hook, is collecting gowns in “excellent used condition,” she said.

  • A New Experience: Out Of Retirement, Resident Now Teaching For Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

    WATERBURY — Newtown resident Ted Welsh, a retired Norwalk High School social science and international politics teacher, has been offering courses at the University of Connecticut’s Waterbury location through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI).

  • "Preventing, Diagnosing & Treating Colic," At Next NBLA Meeting

    The Newtown Bridge Lands Association (NBLA) will hold its March Open Meeting at 7 pm on Thursday, March 26, at Fairfield Equine Associates, 32 Barnabas Road.

    The meeting will include a presentation by Ryland Edwards III, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVS, titled “Preventing, Diagnosing, and Treating Colic.” There will also be a question and answer session followed by a tour of the clinic and refreshments.

  • A Musical Celebration For St Patrick's Day

    Dancers from The Gray School of Irish Dance visited Wesley Learning Center on March 9 to offer a pre-St Patrick’s Day dance performance. After a collection of short performances, the visiting instructors and dancers invited their audience to join them for a brief workshop. From left is Deirdre Smith, Genevieve Mallon, Mary Beth Hayes, Sarah Mallon and Colleen Mallon.