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Hoyt Leads Record Crowd At Annual Road Race

Published: August 31, 2013 at 12:00 am
Kevin Hoyt led a course record number of participants to claim top honors at the 8th Annual Newtown Road Race on a humid August 31 morning. The 5K race, which started and finished at Dickinson Park, featured 687 registered runners, according to Steve Meeker, director of the 5K an...

52nd Annual Labor Day Parade Line Of March

Published: August 30, 2013 at 12:00 am
The 52nd Newtown Labor Day Parade will step off at 10 am on Monday, September 2. The theme of this year's parade is "We Are Newtown - Marching Strong." The parade route begins at the corner of Currituck Road and Main Street, and marchers will follow Main Street to its end, then turn left ont

Esty To Hold Small Business Affordable Care Act Workshop, Tuesday In Danbury

Published: August 30, 2013 at 12:00 am
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty will be holding a second constituent service workshop to inform small businesses about the benefits the Affordable Care Act offers them and their employees on Tuesday evening. Representatives from Access Health CT, the US Department of Labor, and the US Small Business Ad
Here are some places to check for standing water that could serve as environments for breeding mosquitoes:1. Stagnant water located in birdbaths should be changed every other day.2. Yard waste, such as lawn cuttings and raked leaves, which are…
Here are some places to check for standing water that could serve as environments for breeding mosquitoes:1. Stagnant water located in birdbaths should be changed every other day.2. Yard waste, such as lawn cuttings and raked leaves, which are present in gutters or storm drains, prevent water from flowing and harbor perfect breeding conditions for mosquitoes.3. Low-lying depressions in lawn areas where water can collect should be filled in.4. Leaves and twigs can block roof gutters and eaves troughs and prevent proper water drainage.5. Compost should be turned over frequently and areas of organic matter, which provide a food source for mosquito larvae, should be collected and recycled immediately.6. Stagnant water of any kind is another breeding area for mosquitoes.7. Open or broken window screens and attic vents offer perfect avenues for mosquitoes to make their way into your home. Window screens should fit snugly into the frame, vents should remain closed and for further prevention, windows should also be shut during the hours of dusk and dawn.8. Pool covers can collect water and should be emptied right away. Wading pools need to also be turned over when they are not in use.9. Toys and other objects around the yard should be placed in an area where they won't collect rainwater.10. Mosquitoes are often attracted to containers of standing water in wheelbarrows or tires that are left outside. To avoid this, drill holes in the bottom of containers to allow water to flow out or turn over those items that are not in use.11. Leaky faucets should be closed tightly as water build-up can create breeding grounds for mosquitoes.

State's First West Nile Case Identified, Health Officials Say Take Precautions

Published: August 30, 2013 at 12:00 am
Dumping out standing water around the yard - even as little as a half cup full - and closing down mosquitoes access to one's home are the two best ways to avoid contracting West Nile Virus according to Donna Culbert, Newtown Health District Director. Her advice comes on the heels of an August

John Francis McKeever III

Published: August 30, 2013 at 12:00 am
John Francis McKeever III, 79, of Sandy Hook, died peacefully at home, August 28, after a 13-year courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Greenwich, October 19, 1933, the son of John and Esther McKeever.

Benefit Concert For Local Scholarship Fund

Published: August 30, 2013 at 12:00 am
Newtown resident Gwynne Luminati Wittmann will join Alicia Cadmus for a concert to benefit the New Fairfield High School Rebel Music Boosters Scholarship Fund on Sunday, September 8, beginning at 2 pm. Susan Anthony-Klein will accompany on the piano. The fundraiser will be at St Edwards the Confesso

Sixth Annual Mozart, Merlot And Mums For Kevin's Community Center, September 7

Published: August 30, 2013 at 12:00 am
Kevin's Community Center, Newtown's free, nonprofit medical clinic, will conduct its sixth annual major fundraiser, Mozart, Merlot and Mums, a community gathering of wine tasting, live music, garden tours, and local fare, on Saturday, September 7, from 4 to 7 pm, at the historic Budd House on Ma

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