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  • Silver Bridge Renovation Project To Start Soon

    Work crews will soon be seen on and around Silver Bridge in Sandy Hook, as the state Department of Transportation (DOT) begins a multimillion-dollar project to renovate and rehabilitate the decaying truss-style span that carries Glen Road over the Lake Zoar section of the Housatonic River, linking Sandy Hook to Southbury.

    DOT spokesman Kevin Nursick said April 7 that the bridge project technically has begun, although no workers were spotted at the bridge that day.

  • Waterbury Chorale Spring Performances To Commemorate Civil War, Abraham Lincoln

    The Waterbury Chorale and Waterbury Chorale Festival Orchestra under the direction of Joseph Jacovino, Jr., and accompanied by Jenny Li, will present two performances of “A More Perfect Union: 150th Anniversary Musical Reflections of the Civil War Era and Abraham Lincoln.”

    The first performance will be Saturday, April 18, at 8 pm, at St Rose of Lima Church, 46 Church Hill Road in Newtown. The second is scheduled for Sunday, April 19, at 4 pm, at St John’s Episcopal Church, 16 Church Street in Waterbury.

  • Newtown Continuing Education Courses Available

    Newtown Continuing Education announced it has limited openings available in the following classes. Contact Newtown Continuing Education at 203-426-1787 for further information or to express interest in a program.

    Further information is also available at newtowncontinuinged.org.

  • 12/14 Parents Reflect On Governor's 'Devastating' Cuts To Mental Health Support, Research

    In the wake of 12/14, victims' parents including Dr Jeremy Richman and Nelba Marquez-Greene heard state politicians, including Governor Dannel Malloy, talk about their commitment to supporting frontline mental health support and research that many hoped would help prevent another tragedy like the one that struck Sandy Hook Elementary School.

  • School Board Authorizes 12.14 Foundation Use Of NHS This Summer

    After discussion and hearing from multiple members of the public, the Board of Education voted at its meeting on Tuesday, April 7, to allow The 12.14 Foundation to use Newtown High School’s auditorium and other rooms for its two planned productions this summer.

    The 12.14 Foundation’s goal is to eventually develop a year-round arts center in Newtown. This is the third year the foundation will involve local students and residents in musical productions.

  • ‘Truther’ Arrested For Harassing Calls To Local Schools

    A Wallingford man was being held on $50,000 bail in the Bridgeport Correctional Center on Thursday, April 9, on pending criminal charges lodged by Monroe police on April 7.

    The man allegedly made harassing telephone calls to schools in Monroe and Newtown concerning the December 14, 2012, shooting incident at Sandy Hook Elementary School, charging that the incident had been fabricated.

  • Selectmen ‘Reset, Refocus’ Community Center Process With New Committee

    Residents who had expected to vote on a local community center project at the upcoming budget referendum may not see that question come up until Election Day after the Board of Selectmen agreed to remove the local advisory question from the April 28 ballot.

    By unanimous vote of the selectmen April 6, and on the recommendation of First Selectman Pat Llodra, the planned ballot question requesting to build a planned senior center and aquatic complex using a $15 million gift from General Electric will be put off.

  • EverWonder Open For General Admission, Field Trips, Birthday Parties & Summer Camps

    EverWonder Children’s Museum officially reopened to the public on April 4 for general admission, programs, field trips, birthday parties and summer camps.

    Tamara Barry, executive director of the children’s museum on Pecks Lane, said the board of directors decided to reopen before the new space was fully renovated.

    “With the high public demand, we decided to open with our current exhibits and some new ones, and make upgrades as we go forward,” she said.

  • Free Movies This Weekend At Edmond Town Hall

    The theater at Edmond Town Hall will be screening two movies this weekend, and the public will have the opportunity to see both free of charge thanks to Ingersoll Auto of Danbury.

    All screenings on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of Paddington and St Vincent will be offered for free. Regular admission for movies at the town hall, at 45 Main Street, is $2.

  • Free CPR Training Sunday

    Lee Ives of Dental Associates will host a CPR training program open to the community on Sunday, April 12, from 10 am to 1 pm, at the Dental Associates office at 11 Church Hill Road.

    In order to help educate the community on easy, lifesaving tools, Ms Ives has offered her time and the use of Dental Associate’s equipment to bring the community-based program Heartsaver CPR to Newtown.

    While the program  is free, space is limited to the first 15 people who respond.