• Hunger Action Month Food Drive

    Through September 29, Newtown Savings Bank is conducting a Hunger Action Month Food Drive at its two Newtown locations.

    All are invited to visit the main branch at 39 Main Street or the office within Sand Hill Plaza, at 228 South Main Street, with donations for the Salvation Army Food Pantry at the Department of Social Services.

  • Field Notes: The Autumnal Equinox

    We live upon a spinning top perched upon the twirling lariat of a great cowboy riding in circles. Yet none of us feels particularly dizzy. But how our heads do spin!

    In case you didn’t notice, the sun slipped into the Southern Hemisphere on Wednesday to deliver the blessings of spring and then summer to all things living below the equatorial belt. Those of us left in the bending light of its wake must now bank wood in our sheds, stock soup in our freezers, and books in our Kindles and shelves for the coming months of darkening and decrease.

  • Avielle Foundation Spark Program To Launch With Screening Of ‘Inside Out’

    The Avielle Foundation — a nonprofit seeking to prevent violence and build empathy by facilitating brain health research, education and policy, and by fostering community engagement, education, and responsibility— has scheduled a launch for its Spark Program, to take place on Saturday, October 3.

    The Newtown community is invited to the event, which will begin at 4 pm and will be held at Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street. The program will feature a screening of Disney- Pixar’s animated movie Inside Out.

  • Fall Class & Special Event Schedule Announced For Sound Center

    Sound, a center for music, creative arts and mindfulness, has announced is fall calendar of new and returning programs, along with upcoming special events.

    Adult class offerings include Kundalini Yoga, Yoga for Abundance, Relaxing Ukulele for Adults, Introduction to Meditation, Mindful Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), The Art of Ease: Free-Writing and Meditation (with live music), Psychic Development for Beginners, Psychic Development II — Intuition Circle, and Angelic Communication.

  • Police Reports, September 7-22, 2015

    Sugar Street DUI

    On September 17 at about 11:09 pm, local officers report they stopped a vehicle being operated on Sugar Street for speeding.

    Upon further investigation, police arrested Ryan Kelleher, 31, of Oakridge Road in Bethel, on the speeding charge, as well as for driving under the influence.

    Kelleher was processed and subsequently released on a $100 bond pending an October 1 court appearance.


  • Concert Review: Gailfean Newtown Debut ‘A Fantastic Show’

    NOTE (Wednesday, September 30, 2015): This article has been updated to reflect the correct spelling of Noel Reid’s surname.

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  • Schwartz Named Inaugural Newtown Poet Laureate

    Lisa Schwartz was introduced as Newtown’s first Poet Laureate by First Selectman Pat Llodra on Saturday, September 19. The announcement was one of the opening events of the 2015 Newtown Arts Festival (see related story, “Festival Weekend Continued A Month-Long Celebration Of Arts”).

    She joins seven other town Poet Laureates in Connecticut.

  • Festival Weekend Continued A Month-Long Celebration Of Arts

    The fourth annual Newtown Arts Festival continued its month-long celebration of events and performances last weekend with the Rooster Ball Dinner & Dance on Friday, September 18, and its original event — a two-day outdoors festival — on Saturday and Sunday, September 19 and 20. Both were presented on the Fairfield Hills Campus.

    The Newtown Arts Festival is sponsored by the Newtown Cultural Arts Commission.

  • Residents Invited To Take Community Center Survey, Attend Forums

    Residents have roughly two weeks to take an online Newtown Community Center Commission survey now live at ncccsurvey.com. Commission Co-Chair Andy Clure is encouraging all town residents to take the eight-question poll, which should take about five minutes.

  • Police Urge Deterrents To ‘Crimes of Opportunity’

    In view of a string of thefts of valuables from motor vehicles, which occurred earlier this month at Dickinson Park on Elm Drive, the police chief is urging that residents take steps to deter such incidents.