- Monday, July 20, 2015 at 9:13 am
Two blockbuster movies hit the silver screen in 1939, The Wizard of Oz and Gone with the Wind. We all remember Dorothy’s iconic little dog in Oz a Carin terrier named Toto. In Gone there were more than 1,100 horses used that in that production. Animals always add humanity our storytelling. Their actions can change a plot or slow down the pace of a well-told tale. What many don’t know is that in addition to both movies sharing director Victory Fleming, they also shared an animal actor, a little black pony named Admiral.
- Monday, July 20, 2015 at 9:07 am
When a husband and wife don’t communicate, they sometimes end up finding out surprising – even shocking – things about one other. That’s the premise of The Problem by AR Gurney, one of the plays featured in Town Players of Newtown’s “Hot August Nights – One Acts,” which will run weekends July 31-August 8.
- Monday, July 20, 2015 at 9:06 am
Tractor Supply Company, a major retailer whose product lines include agriculture, livestock, equine, pet care, home improvement, and lawn and garden maintenance, is seeking a preliminary land use approval from the town toward its goal of locating a new store on a 8.19-acre site at 116 South Main Street.
The property is on the west side of South Main Street, south of South Main Street’s intersection with Simm Lane.
- Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 12:12 pm
HARTFORD (AP) — Proposed federal education legislation to fund social and emotional learning skills training for teachers would help prevent violence such as mass shootings, the mother of a 6-year-old boy killed on 12/14 said Friday.
“Since almost the beginning I had an intuitive awareness that had the shooter in our case had access to social and emotional learning this tragedy would not have happened,” Jesse’s mother, Scarlett Lewis, said at a July 17 news conference with Senator Richard Blumenthal.
- Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 11:31 am
Fruple is a gluten-free, dairyless frozen dessert option made solely of organic fruits and maple syrup.
- Friday, July 17, 2015 at 12:36 pm
SOUTHBURY — An off-duty Newtown police officer was involved in a one-car accident on Main Street South early on the morning of July 11.
Southbury police said that Michael McGowan, 42, was driving a 2004 Toyota Camry sedan eastward on Main Street South, west of its intersection with Hollow Swamp Road, when he fell asleep at the wheel at about 12:39 am.
- Friday, July 17, 2015 at 10:35 am
An elevation drawing of one of the two large buildings proposed for The River Walk at Sandy Hook Village on Washington Avenue in Sandy Hook Center.
- Friday, July 17, 2015 at 9:18 am
This photo of Newtown’s famous flagpole intersection at Main Street and Church Hill Road was taken by Joey Santella with the help of his DJI Phantom Vision 2+ drone. He will be attending Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida in the fall to study unmanned autonomous systems.
- Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 11:32 am
HARTFORD — Lawn seating and reserved seats were still available as of Thursday, July 16, for Tim McGraw’s July 17 concert at The Xfinity Theatre in Hartford. The country star announced in April that all proceeds from the show, part of his Shotgun Rider Tour, will benefit Sandy Hook Promise.
- Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 8:49 am
In this July 15 view, which looks southward on Queen Street from its intersection with Glover Avenue, workers for Aquarion Water Company are seen using a roller, loader, excavator, and dump truck for a water pipe replacement project. In the coming weeks, the workers will be replacing sections of outdated pipe on Queen Street. During the construction, certain sections of Queen Street lying between its intersections with Glover Avenue and Mile Hill Road will be closed to through-traffic with detours provided for motorists.