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Boy Scouts Fundraiser: Christmas Trees Pick-Up

Published: December 31, 2013 at 12:00 am
Member of Newtown Boy Scout Troop 270 will begin their annual Christmas Tree Pick-Up Fundraiser this weekend. Residents are invited to contact Troop 270 Leader Scott Coleman to arrange for a pick-up on the weekends of January 4-5, 11-12 or 18-19. Residents are asked for a minimum $10 donation, paid

Legendary Locals To Be Highlighted At Town Historian's Annual Lecture

Published: December 31, 2013 at 12:00 am
Newtown has produced many notable characters in its 300-plus years. On Monday, January 13, at 7:30 pm, in the meeting room of C.H. Booth Library, Town Historian Dan Cruson will present a line-up of some of them for Newtown Historical Society's first program of the new year, "Legendary Locals of

Music Is Kind: A Benefit For Newtown Kindness

Published: December 31, 2013 at 12:00 am
A concert at Edmond Town Hall on Friday, January 10, at 7 pm, will double as a fundraiser for Newtown Kindness. Performers will include Jen Durkin & Friends, The Native Heads, Union Rail, Three Legged Dog, Traveling Fools, Jen Ackerly, Julia D'Amato and Dave Oberacker. The evening will also includ

Thelma Robb

Published: December 31, 2013 at 12:00 am
Thelma Robb, 86, died peacefully December 29, at the Maplewood Senior Living facility in Newtown. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on March 19, 1927, she was the daughter of Clara and Tideman (Tom) Olsen.

A Bid To Return To The Limelight With One Sweet Lighthouse

Published: December 31, 2013 at 12:00 am
Donna Kern Ball cleared the shelves at two local supermarkets of Hostess products when it was time to start collecting baked goods for her third entry in the annual Festival of Lighthouses Contest at The Maritime Aquarium. Hundreds of Twinkies, Ho Hos, and Hostess cupcakes went into the creation of

Where Shooting Is a Family Sport

Published: December 31, 2013 at 12:00 am
To the Editor: Dr Adrienne Bentman of the state's Sandy Hook Advisory Commission complains that State's Attorney Sedensky's final report released November 25 "is like someone threw up the pieces of a puzzle and then said here's a few pieces of the sky and a few pieces of the grass." On

A Successful Christmas Tree Fundraiser

Published: December 31, 2013 at 12:00 am
To the Editor: On behalf of the Officers and members of the Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company, I would like to thank everyone who helped make this year's Christmas Tree Sale fundraiser a success. The support shown to the Fire Company by the Community is appreciated by us all.

Andrew Charney

Published: December 31, 2013 at 12:00 am
Andrew Charney died peacefully at his home in Southbury, Monday, December 30, surrounded by his loving family, after a short illness. He was the beloved husband of Doris Wildman Charney for 69 years. He was born in Monroe, August 1,

Eric Oscar Person

Published: December 31, 2013 at 12:00 am
Eric Oscar Person, 95, a longtime resident of Fairfield, died December 22, in Beacon Fall, Conn. He was born in Bridgeport to Oscar and Anna Person, and was raised in Newtown on the family farm, located on Currituck Road.

Hawk Skaters End Year With Win

Published: December 31, 2013 at 12:00 am
Newtown High School's hockey team ended the calendar year with a 6-3 win over Lyman Hall-Haddam Killingworth at Danbury Ice Arena on December 31. The Nighthawks, including a 4-0 loss to Westhill of Stamford on December 28 - a game in which goaltender Patrick McLoughlin made 24 saves - begin th

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