• Bridgeport Firefighters, Creators Of 26 Angels Fund, Thank First Responders

    Members of Bridgeport Fire Department were in Sandy Hook on April 6, visiting the Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue main station to share gifts and some news. Bridgeport Firefighter Cef Rivera and his daughter Jasmine had decided, after hearing of a project that would bring a carousel to Sandy Hook, to design T-shirts that would be sold to not only honor Newtown residents following 12/14, but would also raise funds for the carousel.

  • Spring Carnival At NHS

    Thanks to Botsford Fire Rescue and Merenna Amusements carnivals rides, games and food are once again being offered in the main parking lot at Newtown High School, 12 Berkshire Road, during the annual Spring Carnival. This year’s event opened on Thursday, April 18, and will run until ...

  • Newtown Residents Lend A Hand To Haitian Villages

    Count the villages of Furcy and Les Cayes in Haiti as two more places that have friends and allies in Newtown. Newtown United Methodist Church members have been lending a hand to these villages since an earthquake ravished the Caribbean nation in 2010. Newtown resident Amy Thomas is one such ally, who has volunteered her time and energy to assist the people of Haiti. She was one of nine volunteers who recently assisted the HELO orphanage in Les Cayes, Haiti, in March.

  • Awareness, Smiles And Plenty Of Education Expected For 6th Earth Day Festival

    Newtown’s Sixth Annual Earth Day Festival is promising to be “bigger and better than ever,” according to NewtownEarthDay.org. Join the celebration on Saturday, April 27, from 10 am to 4 pm, at Newtown Middle School, 11 Queen. To invest in...

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  • Gridiron Chef Competition Taking Football Rivalry From The Field To The Kitchen, Tuesday For Sandy Hook Promise

    NEW YORK CITY — New York Giants safety Stevie Brown will challenge Washington Redskins linebacker Rob Jackson in Pro Player Insiders’ first-ever Gridiron Chef Competition on Tuedfay, April 23, in New York City. The NFL rivals will turn up the heat during an exciting c...

  • Singing The Blues Once Again: Jay Willie Blues Band Celebrating Its "New York Minute"

    Local musician Jay Willie has the blues — again — and that’s a good thing. Jay Willie Blues Band is celebrating its new CD, New York Minute, released in March.

  • Newtown Rural Properties Named To State Register Of Historic Places

    Two Newtown properties were accepted into the State Register of Historic Places, at the April 3 meeting of the Council of the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation. As part of a thematic nomination of 200 barns, in the third monthly installment of properties to be considered, the Blackman Farmstead at 12-16 Blackman Road, Newtown, and the Morris Farmstead on Berkshire Road, Sandy Hook, are among the newest to be included in the Trust project.