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  • ‘The Listener’ By Rachel Basch: Newtown Author To Read From Latest Novel

    Newtown resident Rachel Basch will read from her latest novel, The Listener, on Sunday, March 22, at C.H. Booth Library. The novel, recently published by Pegasus Books of New York, is the third book for Ms Basch. Degrees of Love, tracing the despair and love of a young couple accused of child abuse when their toddler is severely burned, was published in 1997. In 2003, The Passion of Reverend Nash, delving into love, loss and healing, was published.

  • Invention Convention Projects At St Rose

    St Rose of Lima School fourth grade students had projects on display in the school’s Gathering Hall on Thursday, February 26.

    The projects are part of the school’s round of the Connecticut Invention Convention, and four student finalists, selected by judges at St Rose, will go on to the state level of the Invention Convention.

  • Reed Student Advances To State Level Of National Geographic Bee

    Reed Intermediate School sixth grader Anika Ledina has been named by the National Geographic Society as one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2015 National Geographic State Bee, sponsored by Google and Plum Creek. The contest will be held Friday, March 27, at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain.

  • Middle School Students To Present ‘Shrek The Musical Jr’

    Jackson Mittleman, center, set to play Shrek in the middle school's upcoming musical production Shrek The Musical Jr, with fellow castmates during rehearsal on March 9.

  • $1 Million Raised For Fairfield County Nonprofits During 2015 Giving Day; $39,151 For Newtown Groups

    Fairfield County’s Community Foundation (FCCF) Giving Day, held March 5, raised more than $1 million for nearly 400 nonprofit organizations in a 24-hour period.

    Donations last Thursday totaled $960,991, while sponsorships from a prize pool added another $105,100, for a grand total of 1,066,091. Fifteen Newtown organizations raised a total of $39,151.

    The second annual online day of giving was more successful than 2014’s event, which raised a total of $745,729.64.

  • Families Of 12/14 Victims Suing Lanza Estate

    BRIDGEPORT/DANBURY (AP) — The families of eight people killed in the Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school shooting have filed lawsuits against the estate of the gunman's mother.

    The lawsuits contend Nancy Lanza failed to properly secure the rifle her troubled adult son, Adam Lanza, used to kill 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012. The lawsuits seek to collect on Nancy Lanza's homeowner's insurance.

     The lawsuits were filed in Superior Court in Bridgeport, except for one filed in Danbury.

  • Developer Proposes 74-Unit Housing Complex In Sandy Hook Center

    The Water & Sewer Authority (WSA) is reviewing a request for sanitary sewer service at an 11.8-acre  site at 10 through 22 Washington Avenue in Sandy Hook Center, where a local developer/builder proposes the construction of a 74-unit  apartment complex known as The River Walk at Sandy Hook Village.

    WSA members decided on March 12 that the sewering proposal would be the subject of a WSA public hearing on April 1.

  • Children’s Department At C.H. Booth Library Reopens

    New ceiling and carpet tiles give the Children’s Department of C.H. Booth Library a fresh look. Shelves full of books are ready for checking out, although the loss of 10,000 water-damaged books means some favorites may not yet be available.

  • State Senator Visits Newtown Schools

    State Senator Tony Hwang (28th District) has been making his way through the Newtown Public Schools, visiting with students.

    According to his office, Sen Hwang intends to visit each of Newtown’s schools, and he has already visited Middle Gate Elementary School, Hawley Elementary School, Head O’ Meadow Elementary School, and Newtown High School. Sen Hwang also visited St Rose of Lima School on Friday, January 30.

  • Asian Brushwork Painting Group Begins; Next Gathering March 19

    The recently formed Plum Blossom Asian Brushwork painting group will hold its next meeting at Cyrenius H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street, on Thursday,  March 19. The group is scheduled to meet from 2 to 4 pm in the library’s board room.