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  • Investigation Continues To Determine Start Of Fire That Heavily Damaged Sandy Hook Home

    Fire officials this week were continuing their probe into the cause of a September 2 Alpine Circle house fire that heavily damaged a two-story Colonial-style home on that road in the Riverside section of Sandy Hook, near Lake Zoar.

    There were no injuries in the blaze at the Rebecco residence at 40 Alpine Circle where three adults live, said Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company Chief Bill Halstead.

  • Visiting Newtown, September 9: Injured Veterans To Cycle 355 Miles For Ride 2 Recovery Minuteman Challenge

    More than 150 cyclists including injured veterans — men and women from all branches of the Armed Forces — and their supporters will be participating in the Fifth Annual Ride 2 Recovery (R2R) Challenge this month, and for the second year the route will take the group through Newtown.

    This year’s Challenge begins in Waltham, Mass, and will take riders into New York City. Cyclists are in for a 355-mile ride, covering five states and both rural and city riding with plenty of hill climbing in Connecticut and New York.

  • Chamber To Host Breakfast Talk On Healthy Trees

    The Newtown Chamber of Commerce continues its free monthly networking events open to all local business professionals at Sal e Pepe Contemporary Italian Bistro on September 10 from 8 to 9 am. 

    The guest speaker is Jeff Cowden of Yacko and Sons Tree Service. Mr Cowden’s presentation is titled “Simple Steps to Maintain Healthy Trees” and will include a workshop that actively improves guests’ knowledge of maintaining their trees and shrubs.

  • All Invited To Community Craft & Tag Sale In Hawleyville

    Hawleyville Volunteer Fire Company and Big Buddha Cigar Lounge will co-host a Community Craft & Tag Sale on Sunday, September 14, from 9 am to 4 pm. The event will be presented at the firehouse at 34 Hawleyville Road.

    While previously announced as taking place at both locations, organizers have decided to present everything at the fire station and its property in order to alleviate the need to pedestrian traffic crossing Route 25.

    Hawleyville Fire members will be grilling food, and also offering drinks for purchase.

  • Money Management For Teens Postponed

    Area teens and young adults are invited to a free “Hands On Banking: Money Skills You Will Need For Life” presentation by Wells Fargo Bank on Tuesday, September 30, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, at C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street.

    Please note this program was originally scheduled for September 17.

    Topics include budgeting, needs versus wants, savings and checking, and more. There will be giveaways during the evening, as well.

  • Silver Season Of NUMC Pasta Project Begins Tomorrow

    The next Saturday Pasta Dinner at Newtown United Methodist Church will take place on September 6 in the church’s fellowship hall, 92 Church Hill Road in Sandy Hook. It is the first dinner of the 2014-15 season, which marks 25 years of food and community fellowship.

    The public is cordially invited to join church members for dinner, which is served from 5 to 7:30 pm

  • Young Rider Makes Transition From Ponies To Horses Look Easy

    Growing up around horses and receiving riding and jumping training from a teacher who couldn’t possibly care any more about her success than any other (the instructor happens to be her mom), Newtown’s Ellie Ferrigno has quickly become an advanced rider for her age.

    Now 12, Ferrigno is competing against horse lovers who are two, three, four, five — sometimes as many as six — years older than her.

    And she’s still winning.

  • Route Rolls Through Town: CT United Ride Returning September 7

    The 14th Annual CT United Ride, Connecticut’s largest annual 9/11 tribute, is scheduled for Sunday, September 7.

  • School District Receiving Additional $3.1 Million SERV Grant

    Newtown School Superintendent Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, joined US Representative Elizabeth Esty, Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, and US Department of Education Office of Safe and Healthy Schools Director David Esquith on a conference call Wednesday announcing the local school district will receive an additional $3.1 million grant under the School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV) program.

  • Weekend Arts Festival Details Emerging