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  • Snapshot: Catherine Larson

    Occupation: I was a teacher in Trumbull schools for 35 years, and was the IT leader for ten years. I retired, but I still teach tech privately through my own company, Tech Training. I’m also a Google-certified teacher. Recently, I’ve been doing training on the Google apps with a bunch of schools, and I still work with the Trumbull school system. I’m also music director and organist at St Elizabeth Seton in Ridgefield.

  • Top of The Mountain

    EverWonder Children’s Museum, the interactive STEM-based museum geared toward children and families, is set to offer half-off admission for all fathers on Father’s Day, this Sunday, June 21. Sunday hours are from noon to 5 pm. The museum just celebrated its grand opening on Saturday, June 6, at its new 31 Pecks Lane location. Regular admission is $7 for visitors over 1 year of age. Memberships are also available for purchase.

  • June 27-30: Stevenson Dam Bridge To Close For 90-Hour Maintenance Project, Detours Planned

    MONROE — For the second time in as many months, the section of Route 34 that is located on a bridge positioned atop the hydroelectric Stevenson Dam will be closed to traffic for an extended period to allow maintenance to be done on the dam’s floodgates.

    Leonard Greene, spokesman for FirstLight Hydro Generating Company, said June 17 that the road closure is planned to last for a total of 90 hours.

  • Saturday Night Open Mic Returns Tonight

    The next monthly Saturday Night Open Mic will be Saturday, June 20, from 7:30 to 9:30 pm, in the Great Room at Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West Street.

    The featured musical guest this month will be vocalist Amy Anyoha, above center, who has performed at previous open mic nights.

    Saturday Night Open Mic is for high school and middle school youth. Performers in grades 5 and 6 are also welcome. Microphones, keyboard, guitar amp and more will be available.

  • Patricia Glover

    Patricia Anne Neary Glover of Woodbury, born in Rochester, N.Y., died June 12. 

    A former resident of Newtown, she is survived by her beloved husband of 34 years, Lee W. Glover, Sr; her sons, Tim Ennis and Marc Ennis, and his wife Katherine Ennis; her stepsons, Lee W. Glover, Jr, and his wife Donna Glover, and Charles J. Glover, and his wife Julie Glover; her sister-in-law, Joan Glover Crick; and many more loving family members and friends of Newtown, Woodbury, and Rochester.

  • It’s About Students, Not Schools

    To the Editor:

    The following message has been e-mailed to Dr Erardi and the Board of Education.

    Jim Gaston’s paper has given you some compelling reasons why Hawley School should not be closed. He addressed multiple concerns but for me education is the main concern. Hawley School should not be closed but my reasons are primarily education. The prime concern should be what is best for our students at all levels. Save Our Schools is not about a building but about Save Our Students.

  • Free Screening Of ‘Home,’ Saturday At Edmond Town Hall

    The theater at Edmond Town Hall will be screening Home June 19-25, and the public will have the opportunity to see enjoy one showing free of charge thanks to Ingersoll Auto of Danbury.

    As space allows, all are invited to enjoy the 7 pm show on Saturday, June 20, without fee. Regular admission for movies at the town hall, at 45 Main Street, is $2.

  • Queen Street Banner Ban Prompts Alternate Postings

    For about 20 years, local civic groups and town agencies have had their colorful banners posted by the town above Queen Street, near Newtown Middle School, to promote various nonprofit events that are open to the public.

    But a recent incident involving the presence of high-voltage electrical lines there has resulted in the town stopping that practice and recommending that those groups post their banners elsewhere, according to Fred Hurley, director of public works.

  • Newtown Scholarship Association Holds Annual Awards Reception

    Newtown Scholarships Association (NSA) held its Third Annual Awards Reception at The Dana-Holcombe House on Thursday, June 11.

    Students being awarded scholarships met with NSA members and school district educators and administration during the reception.

    According to the NSA, all of the awards are need based.

    NSA Awards Chairperson Stephanie Gaston said the NSA was able to award 58 scholarships for $105,000 this year to high school graduates.

  • BOS Wants Facilities Panel Poised To Consider Hawley School

    During a routine report to her board June 15, First Selectman Pat Llodra said she wants an ad-hoc panel assessing possible future use or repurposing of several public buildings to be prepared to consider Hawley School, if or when the Board of Education determines that facility will be closed.