Labor Day

  • A Season For Resolution

    As the natural world leans into another equinox and launches all its spectacular protocols for shutting things down for another winter, we find ourselves taking another tack. We staged an exuberant celebration in the middle of the streets in the middle of town on Monday just as our academic, social, and political calendars started coming back to life after a long languorous summer. It was a de facto New Year’s Eve Party.

  • Labor Day Holiday Closings

    All town offices will be closed on Monday, September 7, in honor of Labor Day .

    Newtown Senior Center, the schools, and C.H. Booth Library also will be closed. The transfer station on Ethan Allen Road will be closed. (The transfer station is regularly closed to the public on Mondays. It will not be open on Labor Day for commercial service.)

    The offices of The Bee Publishing Company will also be closed on Monday.


  • The First Day-Labor Day Connection

    The connection between the beginning of a new school year and Labor Day is for most of us a calendar coincidence. Both milestones are worthy of fanfare and commemoration, but the link between the two seems largely a matter of timing. A report released last week by the New Haven-based public policy research group Connecticut Voices for Children suggests, however, that the state’s labor picture and our collective aspirations for schoolchildren are directly connected.

  • Labor Day Pancakes & Parking At NCC

    Newtown Congregational Church will host its annual Pancakes & Parking event on Monday.

    Not only is the church, at 14 West Street, offering convenient and ample parking for the Labor Day Parade, but the church is also offering a nice hot pancake breakfast before the big event.

    All are invited to park in NCC’s lot between 8 and 9:30 am on September 2 and enjoy a delicious breakfast including sides.