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Clifford Clarke Walker

Published: November 30, 2014 at 12:00 am
Clifford Clarke Walker, 87, of Newtown died November 29, after a courageous battle with cancer. A lifelong Newtown resident, he was born May 31, 1927, to Edna Pearl (Canfield) and Clarke Skidmore Walker.

Hawks Will Host Xavier In State Semis On Saturday

Published: November 30, 2014 at 12:00 am
Newtown High School's football team will host Xavier of Middletown in the state playoff semifinals on Saturday, December 6. Kickoff at Blue & Gold Stadium is set for 2 pm. The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference announced the seedings and matchups today. Newtown is the No. 1 seed and X

'Nutcracker' Taking A Traditional Place In Holiday Festival

Published: November 29, 2014 at 12:00 am
With a swish of stage curtains and splash of colorful footlights soon to come, Newtown Centre of Classical Ballet & Voice Artistic Director & Owner Tory Gozzi said, "It's that time of year again." With excitement, she anticipates this season's this season's Nutcracker Suite, as traditional

Concert Placed Hope, Love, And Healing 'Within Our Reach'

Published: November 29, 2014 at 12:00 am
A music-loving crowd stepped out of a balmy autumn afternoon and into Newtown Congregational Church on Sunday, November 23, to enjoy a special concert organized and produced by Newtown musician Jim Allyn, with the support of Newtown Cultural Arts Commission.

Historical Society Seeking Artifacts Of Sandy Hook's Irish Population

Published: November 29, 2014 at 12:00 am
Newtown Historical Society is seeking loans of photographs, letters, poetry, journals, needlework, crafts, clothing, and similar items from the late 19th and early 20th Century, as it relates to the Irish population of Sandy Hook, for an upcoming exhibit. The exhibit, "From Ireland To Sandy Hook:

Multifamily Complexes: December 4 Hearing Set On Mixed-Income Housing

Published: November 29, 2014 at 12:00 am
The Planning & Zoning Commission is scheduled to conduct a public hearing on a proposed overlay zone intended for high-density, multifamily housing, which would include an "affordable housing" component. The proposed zone is known as the Mixed-Use Mixed-Income-10 (MUMI-10) zone, reflecting its

Quiet Life To Headline Next 'Live At The Edmond Town Hall' Benefit

Published: November 29, 2014 at 12:00 am
On Saturday, December 20, at 7 pm, Quiet Life will headline the ninth show in Newtown's Live at the Edmond Town Hall series. Sparks flew when Quiet Life - Sean W. Spellman, Ryan Spellman, Thor Robert Jensen, and Philippe Bronchtein - formed in New London, where New England meets the Sound. Th

Christmas Trees Arrive For Annual Sandy Hook Fire Fundraiser

Published: November 29, 2014 at 12:00 am
The day after Thanksgiving was a bustle of continued holiday activity at Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue's main station on Riverside Road, the highlight of which was the arrival of hundreds of Christmas trees. When the long truck full of hundreds of trees from Fontaine Farm in Vermont arrived i

Recreation Commission Makes Policy Changes For Field Use

Published: November 28, 2014 at 12:00 am
The balancing act of providing field space for youth and adult athletics and accommodating a combination of the most competitive of those children (and their parents), as well as out-of-town players on travel and premier squads, has been a tricky one for Newtown Parks & Recreation officials. Newtown

Water Issues On The Preserve Top Residents' Subdivision Concerns

Published: November 28, 2014 at 12:00 am
Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) members are reviewing a range of concerns from residents who attended a November 20 public hearing on The Preserve at Newtown, a 23-lot residential subdivision proposed for Dodgingtown. Those concerns include the potential for damage to existing domestic well-wat

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