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  • Robert Harris

    Robert N. Harris, Jr, 46, of Southbury, formerly of Newtown, died Tuesday, May 5.

    Robert was born March 8, 1969, in Queens, N.Y., a son of Anita (Hasskamp) Harris and Robert N. Harris. He graduated from Newtown schools, received his bachelor’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Penn., and his master’s from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, Penn.

  • Investigation Continuing Into Aunt Park Lane House Fire

    Fire Marshal Bill Halstead said May 6 he is investigating the cause of an accidental fire that destroyed a cape-style house at 4 Aunt Park Lane in Hattertown early on the morning of Monday, May 4. The fire did not start due to the presence of compressed propane within two large tanks near the house, but after the fire started, the gas intensified the blaze, fueling the flames, he said.

  • Fight Continues To Preserve The Horse Guard

    As state budget cuts threaten to eliminate funding for the Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard, efforts to preserve the more than 200-year-old militia unit continue.

  • Free Screening Of Costner Feature This Weekend At Edmond Town Hall

    The theater at Edmond Town Hall will offer a free screening of McFarland USA on Saturday, May 9.

  • DEEP Forecasting Unhealthy Air Quality For Parts Of Connecticut May 8

    Conneticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is forecasting unhealthy air quality for “sensitive groups” Friday, May 8, due to predicted elevated ground-level ozone pollution for northern Fairfield, Northern New Haven, Litchfield, Hartford and Tolland counties.

    A forecast of “Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups” indicates increased likelihood of respiratory symptoms and breathing discomfort in active children and adults with respiratory disease, such as asthma, and the elderly. 

  • Weekends Before Memorial Day: Local VFW To Sell Poppies

    Memorial Day is a day of remembrance, borne out of the Civil War and a desire to honor those who died in service to this our country.

    In 1915, during World War I, Dr John McCrae visited a cemetery in Flanders, France. While there he noticed how the poppy flowers grew “between the crosses, row on row,” and was inspired to write the now famous poem “In Flanders Fields.”

  • Out Of Her Shell And Confident On Stage: Young Newtown Actor Part Of ‘Godspell’ In Brookfield

    The Brookfield Theatre for the Arts (TBTA) will continue its 58th season with a production of Godspell, the energetic musical by Stephen Schwartz that debuted off-Broadway in 1971 before going on to become a three-time Grammy and Academy Award-winning show.

  • Workshop Seeks To Show Power In Poetry

    Ashley Gong, a Newtown High School junior and one of five 2014 National Student Poet Ambassadors, is looking forward to sharing her love of poetry with area students in grades 6-8 at the “Po(w)e (r)try” workshop, four Monday evenings, beginning May 18, at C.H. Booth Library.

  • 35 Voters Seat Unopposed Slate Of Borough Officials

    The “town within a town” that is the Borough of Newtown, an area centered around Main Street at the heart of the community, has 1,280 voters who were eligible to cast ballots on Monday, May 4. Borough elections for a completely unopposed slate of 13, however, drew just 35 electors who cast ballots at the Newtown Municipal Center between 6 am and 8 pm that day.

  • Encore ‘Normal Aging Process’ Presentation Planned

    Visiting Angels and St Rose Parish have decided to bring Dr Susan Varano back to Newtown to continue a discussion on what to expect with a normal aging process.

    When the group brought Dr Varano to town for a program in March, more than 100 people attended.