• Masonicare Hosting Talk On Health Care Decisions

    On Thursday, October 16, at 5:30 pm, at Masonicare at Newtown, Nancy Petrosky, BSN, clinical hospice supervisor, will a present a free program titled “Health Care Decisions Shouldn’t Be Confusing.” 

    Ms Petrosky has a bachelor’s degree in nursing and education. She will discuss topics about health care and hospice such as advance directives, guidelines for Medicare and Medicaid, and the difference between home care and hospice.

  • Chamber Breakfast Talk On Building Legacy, Community

    The Newtown Chamber of Commerce continues to host free monthly networking events open to all local business professionals.

    The next event will be at Sal e Pepe Contemporary Italian Bistro on Wednesday, October 8, from 8 to 9 am.  The guest speaker is Amy Fallas-Kerr, co-president of Newtown Historical Society. 

  • In Second Debate, Malloy Is Proud And Foley Incredulous

    WEST HARTFORD — In a televised debate Tuesday night, Democratic Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Republican challenger Tom Foley met in a political Twilight Zone, each unable or unwilling to recognize the reality of the other’s Connecticut.

    Malloy defied polls that show a dispirited and disapproving electorate. He claimed progress, pronouncing himself proud of resolving an inherited $3.67 billion deficit without gutting municipal aid. Foley all but suggested he was mad, seeking votes in a different dimension.

  • Sandy Hook School Evacuated

    UPDATE (11:55 am): According to an SHES parent, parents have been notified of the evacuation, and buses will be departing from the school at noon. Some parents have reportedly opted to pick up their children, but all children will be dropped off at their home, following regular bus routes.

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    According to a school district spokesperson, a “low to no level threat was received” this morning regarding Sandy Hook Elementary School.

  • ‘Finnegan’s Wake’ At Michael’s Grove, Saturday Night

    BETHEL — Imagine you’re at the hit play Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding… only it’s Irish, and it’s a funeral.

    The Greater Danbury Irish Cultural Foundation will present a hilarious interactive comedy, Finnegan’s Wake, at Michael’s at the Grove on Saturday, October 4.

  • Boles Appearing As Albom In Center Stage’s ‘Tuesdays With Morrie’

    SHELTON — Newtown resident Brett Boles will appear as Mitch Albom in Tuesdays with Morrie at Center Stage Theatre in Shelton, which opens this weekend.

    Mr Boles has participated in many Center Stage productions, appearing most recently as E.K. Hornbeck in Inherit the Wind. He is also an award-winning musical theatre composer, lyricist, and book writer.

  • A Fall Festival In The Village

    To the Editor:

  • Letter Of Endorsement

    To the Editor:

    Mitch Bolinsky has my vote for State Representative on November 4th.

    The 2014 CT General Assembly regular session ran from February to May this year. But legislating is only part of the job for Mitch. On a daily basis, Mitch continues to work with and for his constituents, solving problems and getting results.

  • Monotype Printing Returning To HealingNewtown

    The Center for Contemporary Printing will be returning to HealingNewtown, 14 West Street,  for a final monotype printing workshop on Saturday, October 11, from 1-4 pm.

    The workshop will explore more advanced techniques in monotype. Basic techniques will also be reviewed.

  • Making The World A Better Place, One Home At A Time

    One of the 17,000 people each year who volunteers with Appalachia Service Project, working toward a goal of providing “warmer, safer, and drier” homes for families in Central Appalachia (generally including counties in Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and North Carolina), is Katie Temple, a graduate of Newtown High School and a 2013 graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.