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  • A Long Winter Storm Eases Up On Newtown

    A pair of state plow trucks head east along Church Hill Road (State Route 6) late Monday morning. Snow was falling by daybreak February 9, slowed during the mid morning hours, but picked up again by late morning and remained steady all afternoon.


  • Family Of 12/14 Victim Seeking Social Media Shelter

    (AP) The family of a 12/14 victim has applied to trademark her name in an attempt to stop others from misusing it on social media.

    Victoria Soto was one of the teachers killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in the shootings there 26 months ago.

    Jillian Soto says people have set up fake accounts using her sister’s name, many of which promote conspiracy theories about the massacre.

  • Lunch And Learn About Bone Health At Masonicare

    Masonicare at Newtown will host a Lunch and Learn session on Friday, February 27, on the topic of keeping bones healthy.

    Dr Hana Hulinska, a board certified physician in rheumatology and internal medicine, will discuss preventing osteoporosis, lifestyle changes, and available treatments.

    The session begins at 11:30 am in the Lodge Room at Masonicare, 139 Toddy Hill Road. This program is free and a complimentary lunch will be provided.

  • Harlem Wizards Returning For Comedy Game

    The Harlem Wizards are coming back to Newtown for a comedy basketball game on Sunday, February 22. The game will be played at Newtown High School beginning at 3 pm. The Wizards will take on a team of Newtown teachers and school staff as they have done in the past.

  • Chamber, Rotary Business Of The Year Kickoff Event Planned

    Newtown Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club of Newtown will host a joint networking event Monday, February 16, from 6 to 8 pm, at Newtown Country Club, 2 Country Club Road. Along with fostering relationships between both groups, the purpose of the meeting is to kick off the 11th Annual Newtown Business of the Year recognition program.

  • Bond Refunding Exceeds Expectations, Nets Over $1M Savings

    What started as a projected savings of around $925,000 ballooned to more than $1 million on January 29, as Newtown refunded or refinanced 16 of its general obligation bonds. According to documentation provided by Newtown Finance Director Robert Tait, the total savings generated to offset debt service costs for local taxpayers is $1,013,258.22 to be precise.

  • A Small Basket Has Yielded A Steady Supply Of Donations For Food Pantry

    In October 2013, Women Involved in Newtown (WIN) joined a special club: those who regularly provide items to FAITH Food Pantry. WIN members had long been encouraged to bring donations for the secular food pantry to meetings (the organization’s acronym stands for Food Assistance Immediate Temporary Help). During late summer/early autumn of 2013, WIN member Corey Kondas suggested the club set up an outreach project that would offer visitors to a popular location in the center of town the opportunity to also help the food pantry.

  • Assistance Is In Place When Help Is Needed At SHS

    “We are the central place for support and resources for all community members, whether 12/14-related or not,” said Melissa Glaser. Ms Glaser is the community outreach liaison for the Newtown Recovery and Resiliency Team, funded through December 2015 by a Department of Justice grant.

  • Historical Society Program Postponed; Additional Closings Announced

    Due to the weather today, Newtown Historical Society has decided to postpone tonight’s scheduled program, “Women’s Work In WWII.” A new date for the program will be an-nounced.

  • State Revenue Commissioner Says Anthem Customers Should File Taxes ASAP

    HARTFORD (AP) — In the latest update to information concerning a major data breach of Anthem Inc that may have compromised personal information of millions of its customers across the state, Connecticut’s tax commissioner is urging taxpayers expecting federal or state income tax refunds who may be affected by the Anthem data breach to file their taxes quickly.