• Scaring Up Fun At Nunnawauk Meadows

    A grim ghoul and ghastly butler oversaw the snack table during last week's Halloween party at Nunnawauk Meadows. 

  • NBLA To Host Trail Of Angels Walk, Saturday Morning

    Newtown Bridle Lands Association (NBLA) is inviting the public for a walk along the first phase of the newly established Trail of Angels. Located at The Catherine Violet Hubbard Foundation property, on Old Farm Road within Fairfield Hills, the trail is NBLA’s project in response to the events of 12/14.

  • Howl-O-Ween Had Dozens Of Costumed Canines Romping At Dog Park

    Okie, a fluffy white Bichon Frise owned by Jody Ferraro, took the “Best in Show” honors at the town’s Sixth Annual Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume Party on Halloween. Okie was costumed as a pimp riding in a purple Cadillac with zebra-stripe trim. 

  • Thousands Visited Main Street For Halloween

    Costumed residents of all ages turned out for Trick or Treating along Main Street on Saturday. One homeowner reported more than 2,700 visitors.

  • Reed Students ‘Travel’ With Google Expeditions

    Reed Intermediate School sixth grade teacher Michael Corvello showed a group of his students the top of the dome of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence, Italy, before he had them see inside a hotel during an interactive “virtual field trip” on Wednesday, October 14.

  • Superintendent Hosts Community Forum On School Security

    Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, led a community forum on Wednesday, October 28, the latest in the continuing forum series designed to be one-hour discussions with community members.

    Wednesday’s forum was expected to focus on safety, security, discipline, and student transitions.

    Mark Pompano, the district’s director of security, spoke at the start of the evening, and he shared an overview of security in the district.

  • Lisa Unleashed: MTA Police Canine Graduates — Furry First Responders

    The most recent Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) police graduates came heeling into New York City’s Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall last week amid the “Pomp And Circumstance Walking Commencement March” and the MTA Pipe & Drum Band Ceremonial Unit presenting of the colors. After bagpipe music filled the cavernous terminal, everyone fell silent when the Phantom of the Opera’s Marcus Lovett sang the national anthem. A moment of national pride.

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  • Garner Inmate Charged With Assault In Prison Incident

    State police said they received word on October 25 from officials at the state’s high-security Garner Correctional Institution at 50 Nunnawauk Road explaining that a correction officer had been assaulted by an inmate.

    State police responded to the prison to investigate and then charged inmate Adal Osorio, 32, with assault on a peace officer and with failure to submit to fingerprinting. State police allege that Osorio threw a cup of urine at a 29-year-old male correction officer.

  • Village At Lexington Gardens Taking Shape

    A foundation for a branch office of the Newtown Savings Bank, foreground, has been poured at The Village at Lexington Gardens, a retail/office complex now under construction at 30-32 Church Hill Road. The multi-building complex will include 60,500 square feet of new commercial space, plus 16,000 square feet of renovated commercial space. A four-way traffic signal will control the intersection formed by the complex’s driveway, Church Hill Road, and The Boulevard. The Borough Zoning Commission approved the complex in 2012.