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Parks & Rec August 7 Program Cancellations And Updates



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Two days after Tropical Storm Isaias tore through Newtown, leaving nearly 10,000 people without electricity, Newtown Parks & Recreation programs continue to be effected.

Due to a continued lack of electricity, as well as downed power lines, the department has announced the Friday, August 7, session of Newtown Parks & Recreation Day Camps have been canceled.

A pool party for Treadwell Day Campers planned for Friday has been tentatively rescheduled for Saturday, August 8, from 6 to 8 pm, at Newtown Community Center, 8 Simpson Street. Parents should contact Parks & Rec, at 203-270-4340, for details if they have not already heard from Day Camp organizers.

Eichler's Cove Beach and Marina remain closed, also due to downed trees and power lines.

Residents are asked to not enter either property on foot. Power lines may still be live, and are therefore dangerous.

“Crews are in the area, and we will post an update if anything changes,” said Parks & Rec Director Amy Mangold.

Treadwell Pool is still closed as well, consequently there is no Torpedoes Swim Team practice.

All Town playing fields have reopened, with the exception of Glander 1.

Viewed from the east, wires lie on the road and a tree has fallen on utility wires along Berkshire Road near its intersection with Zoar Road around 4:30 pm Tuesday, August 4. While restoration efforts reportedly continue across the state, local programs continue to be canceled or postponed due to a lack of electricity in many locations. —Bee Photo, Hicks
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