• Top of the Mountain

    Are you ready for Halloween? Plenty of homes up and down Main Street are decked out for this one-day holiday, and ready to greet the goblins that swarm the street, October 31. Don’t forget that Dental Associates in Newtown (11 Church Hill Road) is sponsoring a candy buyback, Tuesday, November 3. If you were the object of too much generosity on Halloween, Dental Associates will pay $2 a pound for wrapped Halloween candy, up to ten pounds per child. Stop in between noon and 2 pm for payback on your bounty.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    I had on my running paws this past Saturday, but the vast crowd at the Hartford Marathon intimidated me. So I stayed on the sidelines. My ears perked up during the blessing of the runners before the start of the 26.2-mile race, though, when I thought I heard a familiar voice. That made me scramble up the nearest tree to look over the mob, to the steps of the State Capital, where I saw Newtown Congregational Church minister Reverend Matt Crebbin offering words of thanks and inspiration.