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  • The Way We Were

    A look back at Newtown 25, 50, 75, and 100 years ago.

  • Senior Center Bazaar Offers Many Choices

    Shoppers at the Newtown Senior Center Annual Harvest Bazaar found many treasures Friday morning, November 8. The Bazaar continues through 4 pm on Friday, and on Saturday, November 9, from 9 am to 3 pm, at the Riverside Road facility. Handcrafted and handknit items, decoupage, aprons, table runners, wine bags, stuffed toys, and more for the upcoming holidays, as well as baked goods, offer something for everyone...

  • Snapshot: Brady Miller

    A weekly profile of a local resident.

  • ‘Love Wins’ Conference Introduces The Ana Grace Project

    The Center for Community and Connection at Klingberg Family Centers in New Britain is the centerpiece of the Ana Grace Project, explained Nelba Marquez-Greene on Monday this week. She is the mother of Ana Grace Marquez-Greene, one of 20 first grade students who perished at Sandy Hook Elementary School 12/14. Along with her husband, Jimmy Greene, and their son, Isaiah, she hopes that a desire to create a culture of increased quality of life, loving, empathic communities, and loving community and interpersonal connections to reduce violence will draw great numbers to the center’s inaugural initiative next month.

  • Charlotte’s Litter Unleashes Kindness From Newtown

    Newtown Kindness hosted its first Therapy/Comfort Dog Walk-A-Thon on Saturday, November 2, to launch and raise money for its “Charlotte’s Litter” Program to recognize the benefits of therapy and comfort dogs. Newtown Kindness is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded after the tragedy at Sandy Hook School in an effort to encourage, facilitate, and recognize the value of kindness...

  • Cleat From Final Liberty Pole Finds Its Way Back To Newtown

    On February 12, 1950, the 100-foot-tall flagpole that currently stands in the center of Main Street was formally dedicated. It replaced three previous wooden flag poles, then called Liberty Poles, and it was welcomed with pomp, circumstance, as an American flag was raised on it for the first time...

  • Pie Contest A First-Time Event At Newtown Center Pediatrics

    Four Newtown luminaries had a sweet assignment Monday, October 28. Newtown First Selectman Pat Llodra, Newtown Bee Publisher Scudder Smith, Newtown Police Department Lieutenant George Sinko, and Queen Street dentist Dr David Nowacki were easily talked into judging the intraoffice “pie smackdown” at Newtown Center Pediatrics.

  • Top of The Mountain

    Newtown news, from the point of view of a cat named Mountain.

  • 'Trick Or Read' A Special Treat For Halloween Visitors To Main Street

    Monroe residents, who wished to remain anonymous, were assisted by Kim Weber, young adult librarian at C.H. Booth Library, as they set up a “Trick or Read” tent in front of the town library Thursday afternoon. The residents had collected over 3,000 books for Newtown children since 12/14, through the efforts of a Hartford teacher, and were anxious to distribute the books.

  • Halloween’s Triumphant Return

    A light rain misted over the area on Thursday, but after two years of severe storms, the weather was not going to stop determined trick-or-treaters from venturing out on Halloween this year. Halloween had been all but cancelled in 2011 after Winter Storm Alfred dropped heavy, wet snow across the region and created dangerous settings for the autumn holiday. Last year it was Superstorm Sandy that diminished the season’s spirits, causing town officials to ask residents to wait until November 4 to send trick-of-treaters out. By late afternoon this Halloween, however, Main Street was full of activity. Newtown Police had officers staged along the roadway, working to keep the rush hour traffic moving while also watching for the safety of pedestrians.