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Theater Review: Theater Barn’s ‘Christmas Carol’ Familiar And Comfortable In Many Ways

Council Votes To Research Open Carry Of Firearms On Town Property

Chairs Selected For Legislative Council’s Charter Revision Committees

Newtown COVID Cases Top 600 As State Sees Virus Deaths Surpass 5,100



Council Votes To Research Open Carry Of Firearms On Town Property

After extensive and sometimes emotional discussion December 2, and reviewing the details of three firearms ordinances submitted for consideration by the Newtown Action Alliance (NAA), the Legislative Council voted to look more closely at just one of the proposal


The Top Of The Mountain

Newtown, from a cat's point of view.


Runners Race In First Virtual Turkey Trot To Benefit Library

Because of the impact of the coronavirus and social distancing practices, the Newtown Turkey Trot benefiting the C.H. Booth Library was a virtual event for the first time; participants ran their own courses and submitted results during the long Thanksgiving Weekend, so it was up to them if they wanted to earn their extra helping of stuffing and pumpkin pie with a run before Turkey dinner or burn it off this time around.
Today's Events

  • December 4, 2020
  • Donations of new, unwrapped toys for all ages sought for The United States Marine Corps Reserve’s annual toy drive. Donations need to be received by December 15 at the latest.

    Drop off during business hours at the following Newtown locations:
    Bee Publishing Company, 5 Church Hill Road;
    Berkshire Hathaway, 84 South Main Street (Unit A);
    C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street;
    Coldwell Banker, 32 Church Hill Road (Suite 106);
    Cover Two, 100 Church Hill Road;
    Giglio’s Landscaping, 71 South Main Street (Unit 12);
    Newtown Community Center, 8 Simpson Street;
    Newtown Hardware, 61 Church Hill Road;
    Newtown Municipal Center, 3 Primrose Street;
    Newtown Savings Bank, all locations; and
    Verizon, 228 South Main Street (Sand Hill Plaza).

    To host a collection bin or for additional information contact Toys For Tots Area Coordinator Dave Silber at 203-470-4277.

    December 04, 2020 at 12:00 am

    C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street

    Annual fundraiser presented by Friends of CHB offers affordable children’s and adult books, jigsaw puzzles, games, cookbooks, unique gift items and more, event extended to December 31 this year (when library is open); 203-426-4533.


    December 04, 2020 at 09:30 am

    Newtown Savings Bank Plaza South branch, 276 South Main Street

    Donations of new, unwrapped toys for children of all ages, hosted by bank to help this year’s Toys For Tots campaign; 800-461-0672.


    December 04, 2020 at 02:00 pm

    All Newtown Savings Bank branch locations

    Bank employees will collect toys from those who wish to donate to Toys For Tots, stay in vehicle, new unwrapped toys for all ages sought, collection continues December 5 (10 am-noon); 800-461-0672.


    December 04, 2020 at 02:00 pm

    Ram Pasture, Hawley Lane and Elm Drive

    Public invited to walk along Elm Drive to enjoy trees lit for the first time this holiday season, luminaria will also be set up around the area, social distancing and facemasks requested, hosted by Newtown Parks & Recreation.

    *This event is replacing the annual tree lighting event with larger crowds and entertainment.

    December 04, 2020 at 05:00 pm

    6-9 pm (earlier by chance)

    Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company main station, 18-20 Riverside Road

    Christmas trees (5 ft to cathedral height, balsam and Fraser), also wreaths, kissing balls, pine roping, and cemetery boxes available for purchase, sale continues Thursdays through Sundays until Christmas Eve or supplies run out, proceeds benefit fire company; 203-270-4392, sandyhookfire.com.

    December 04, 2020 at 06:00 pm
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