• 3D Printers Are Not Just Kid Stuff

    This story was updated November 16 to clarify information on the acquisition of the 3D printers.

    The chbMakers will offer their next Open House on Saturday, November 14, from 8 am to 5 pm, throughout the C.H. Booth Library on Main Street. The event will allow the public to learn about and experiment with the various activities that make the library more than just a place from which to borrow books.

  • Watercolor Landscape Demo, November 11 At Meeting House

    The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown (SCAN) will host a demonstration by Robert Noreika on Wednesday, November 11. The free program will begin at 7:30 pm. It will be in the lower level of Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main Street (at the flagpole).

    His subject will be a watercolor landscape.

    Mr Noreika is an elected artist of American Watercolor Society and The Salmagundi Club, among other organizations. A graduate of Paier School of art, he has been a professional artist for nearly 40 years.

  • Newtowner Nate Hapke Debuting Local Film At New Haven Film Fest

    Former Newtown resident Nate Hapke will be winging his way back from his day job as a production manager on the set of General Hospital to debut his award-winning short film Thom & Gerry at the New Haven International Film Festival.

  • Danbury Man Charged In 2000 Murder Of Mark Rebong

    BRIDGEPORT — Long considered a case in which the investigative leads had gone cold, federal authorities have arrested a currently imprisoned Danbury man, charging him in the murder of Mark Rebong, a 28-year-old Newtown man who was fatally shot while driving to work on the Exit 2 off-ramp of westbound Interstate 84 in Danbury in January 2000.

    Mr Rebong was the son of Dr Efren and Anita Rebong of Newtown. Attempts this week to reach the Rebongs for comment were unsuccessful.

  • Fire Safety Devices Offered Free To Those In Need

    The town has acquired a limited supply of battery-operated smoke detectors and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors for free distribution to people who would have difficulty purchasing such devices, according to Fire Marshal Bill Halstead.

    The detectors are manufactured by Kidde, a fire safety products company.

  • New Reading Series At Library To Debut Sunday With Five Connecticut Authors

    A new reading series to be presented at C.H. Booth Library will give fans of the written word inside access to the work of authors who live and write in the Nutmeg State.

    The first event, taking place Sunday, November 8, from 2 to 4 pm in the library’s main meeting room, will feature five writers, including Newtown Poet Laureate Lisa Schwartz and Ridgefield’s Chris Belden, author of the just-released novel, Shriver. The reading series is curated by Newtown author Sophfronia Scott.

  • ‘Holiday Decorations From Nature’s Bounty’

    UPDATE (Monday, November 9, 2015): This program has been rescheduled to Wednesday, November 18.

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    The Town and Country Garden Club of Newtown will host a program on Wednesday, November 11, by Carol King Platt titled “Holiday Decorations from Nature’s Bounty.” The program will begin at 7 pm, and will be at Newtown Senior Center, 14 Riverside Road in Sandy Hook.

  • Council Requests Final Revision Draft Changes, Close To Endorsing Charter Overhaul

    After a marathon five-hour-plus meeting November 4 during which the Legislative Council completed its final review of a charter revision draft, Council Chair Mary Ann Jacob said she was hopeful that suggested changes sent back for consideration would be completed in time for council members who charged the Charter Revision Commission to approve a final overhaul of the community’s constitutional document.

  • Town & Country Garden Club And Members Win State Honors

    The Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut held its annual Awards Luncheon at the Aqua Turf in Plantsville on October 28. The Federation encompasses 128 Garden Clubs from around the state.

    The Town and Country Garden Club of Newtown was proud to return home from the luncheon with four major awards.

  • ‘The Treason Trial Of Aaron Burr’

    There are many enigmatic figures in America’s history but one of the most puzzling is Aaron Burr. Well connected, and well on his way up the public career ladder, he ended in disgrace, a vice president later tried for treason.