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New Leadership Stresses 'Open For Business' Commitment

Published: September 30, 2014 at 12:00 am
First Selectman Pat Llodra, Director of Planning George Benson, Economic Development Coordinator Betsy Paynter, and Grant Coordinator Christal Preszler have renewed the community's "Newtown is Open for Business" initiative. This new team of economic development leadership is committed to suppo

Prevention Council Begins New Year Looking At 'New Ground'

Published: September 30, 2014 at 12:00 am
Near the start of the Newtown Prevention Council's first meeting of the new school year, held on Thursday, September 18, Co-Chair Judy Blanchard announced, "We're moving ahead on some new ground, and we're going to need everybody on board." In January, Ms Blanchard said First Selectman Pat

NHS 'Financing College' Presentation Set For October 8

Published: September 30, 2014 at 12:00 am
The School Counseling office at Newtown High School is sponsoring an evening presentation called "Financing College" on Wednesday, October 8, starting at 7 pm. The program will be conducted by Charles Wareham, a financial advisor with Valark Financial Services in Hartford. According to a releas

Benefit Scrabble Tournament, Sunday At Inn

Published: September 30, 2014 at 12:00 am
On Sunday, October 5, a Scrabble tournament will be held at The Inn at Newtown to benefit the Jr Newtown Action Alliance, a teen-led group working to reduce gun violence in America. Two playing options are available: a three-game unrated tournament for new new players and those rated under 1000, and

Ernest Joseph Siladi

Published: September 30, 2014 at 12:00 am
A memorial service celebrating the life of Ernest Joseph Siladi

Additional Cases Of EV-D68 Virus Reported In Region

Published: September 30, 2014 at 12:00 am
HARTFORD - The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) has been notified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of 12 new laboratory-confirmed cases of enterovirus D68 infection (EV-D68). The new cases are all pediatric patients from three Connecticut hospitals, including t

Firm Seeks Tire Recycling Operation For High Bridge Road

Published: September 29, 2014 at 12:00 am
A firm that wants to create a tire recycling operation in an industrial building at 40 High Bridge Road is expected to submit a revised regulatory proposal to the town, which would seek to add that type of land use to the zoning regulations. George Benson, town director of planning, said September 2

Fire Company Buys Former Hawleyville Post Office

Published: September 29, 2014 at 12:00 am
Hawleyville Volunteer Fire Company #1 has purchased the vacant former Hawleyville post office and adjacent land at 30 Hawleyville Road (Route 25) from the Housatonic Railroad Company, Inc. Hawleyville Fire Chief John Basso said last week that the sale occurred on September 12. Real estate documents

NHS Student To Serve As National Poetry Ambassador

Published: September 29, 2014 at 12:00 am
Newtown High School junior Ashley Gong has been selected to be one of this year's five National Student Poetry Ambassadors. Ashley has known about her achievement since July, but had to keep it a secret until it was announced. That announcement came during a visit to Washington, D.C., September 17

Fine Poetry & Music: 'Voices Of Poetry/At The Booth,' October 18

Published: September 29, 2014 at 12:00 am
C.H. Booth Library will host an afternoon of fine poetry and music on Saturday, October 18, from 2 to 4 pm. The event, "Voices of Poetry/At the Booth," will feature readings by the poets and writers Kristen DeVoe, Patrick Donnelly, Michael Michael Klein, and Amy Nawrocki and acoustic music by th

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