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  • Ships Ahoy! On Ox Hill Road

    Allen Kellogg stands next to a Chaisson surf dory, the first boat he built, when his late brother, Ken Kellogg, convinced him in 1996 to take up the hobby of boat building.    

  • Resident’s Work Accepted Into Silvermine’s ‘Art Of The Northeast’

    NEW CANAAN — This year’s “Art of the Northeast,” on view at Silvermine Arts Center until July 26, brings a new twist: for the first time in decades, the show is co-curated.

    Michelle Grabner and Brad Killam — both of whom are artists, critics, and teachers — are the first co-curators as well as the first husband-and-wife team to curate the 65-year-old exhibition.

  • Borough Zoners Approve Pumphouse For Firehouse Site

    The Borough Zoning Commission (BZC) has approved the Aquarion Water Company’s plans to build an above-ground 1,100-square-foot pumphouse on the 3.1-acre site at 12 Church Hill Road, where the Newtown Hook & Ladder Volunteer Fire Company is building a 16,000-square-foot firehouse.

  • Submissions Sought For Second Newtown Play Festival

    The second annual Newtown Play Festival is gearing up for production during the 2015 Newtown Arts Festival. The two-day outdoor festival will be presented September 19-20 at Fairfield Hills. 

    Producers Maureen Trotto and Elizabeth Young are seeking ten minute plays by local playwrights. If you have been hanging on to one for years, shake off the dust and send it over. If an idea has been percolating in your mind, put pen to paper and send it in. 

  • Muddy, Wet … And Mad About Running An Adventure Race

    Correction: Mad Dash officials said some of the participants went off course; at least one of the top ten listed finishers was among them. The 11th-place finisher, who would have been in the top ten, has been added below.

    Fitness enthusiasts of a varying ages and abilities made their way through a variety of challenging obstacles — arriving at the finish line muddy, soaked, worn out, and with reason to be proud — at the fourth annual Mad Dash Adventure Race, at Fairfield Hills, on June 13.

  • Best Buddies Prom Filled With Friendship And Music

    Timmy Rogers is surrounded by, from left, Kira Flynn, his father Ed, and Dave Ciccatsi, during the 2015 Best Buddies Prom. 

  • ‘My Backyard’ Next Flagpole Photographers Program

    On Thursday, June 18, Flagpole Photographers Camera Club will host a general meeting and photo competition in the lower meeting room of C.H. Booth Library.

    June’s assigned subject is “My Backyard.” Members of the local photography club are to showcase their creativity for capturing various photography of their interpretation of their backyard. There will also be competitions in Digital, Black & White, and Open Color.

  • Upcoming Book Sale Celebrated With Library Exhibition

    In preparation for the 40th anniversary Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale, coming July 11-15 to Reed Intermediate School, an exhibit on view at C.H. Booth Library showcases a sample of what will be available at this year’s book sale/library fundraiser.

    The exhibit, a collaboration between the library and Newtown Cultural Arts Commission, will be on display through June during regular library hours: Monday through Thursday, 9:30 am-8 pm; Friday, 9:30 am-5 pm; Saturday, 9:30 am-5 pm; and Sunday, 12-5 pm.

  • Town & Country Garden Club Celebrating Golden Anniversary With Standard Flower Show

    Yellow and white roses, Alstromeria and a nearly hidden ribbon speckled with gold highlight a class-winning floral design by Peggy Townsend, on view at C.H. Booth Library only until 4 pm Saturday, June 13. The designed arrangement is part of a special presentation by The Town & Country Garden Club of Newtown, a standard flower show celebrating the club’s 50th anniversary.

  • More Arrests In Drug Trafficking Probe

    NEW HAVEN — With the arrests of three more men on June 4, a drug trafficking ring allegedly headed by a former Newtown police sergeant has grown to 11 men, who are now under federal indictment on various drug charges.

    Also, new court documents expand the period during which the former Newtown police sergeant and a former Newtown civilian emergency services dispatcher were allegedly involved in drug trafficking, increasing it from four years to six years.