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Championships, Approval Of New Teams Highlight Year

Published: December 31, 2014 at 12:00 am
The 2014 calendar year featured a variety of shining moments in the local athletics scene. As has been the case in past years, there were record-setting efforts and championships. The past 12 months also featured more memorable regular-season games, including Newtown High School's football team pr

New Minimum Wage Takes Effect January 1

Published: December 31, 2014 at 12:00 am
Governor Dannel P. Malloy is reminding residents that Connecticut's minimum wage is scheduled to increase effective January 1, from the current rate of $8.70 an hour to $9.15 per hour. The increase is the result of a new law Governor Malloy signed earlier this year that requires a series of modest

Pasta Dinner & Bluegrass Music At NUMC Saturday

Published: December 31, 2014 at 12:00 am
The next Saturday Pasta Dinner at Newtown United Methodist Church will take place on January 3 in the church's fellowship hall, 92 Church Hill Road in Sandy Hook. The public is cordially invited to join church members for what has become an evening of fellowship and community spirit. Dinner is fol

Residents Sought For Commission Posts

Published: December 31, 2014 at 12:00 am
First Selectman Pat Llodra is seeking residents to fill several opening on local appointed boards and commissions. In some cases the appointments are required to be affiliated with a specific political party, while in other cases unaffiliated voters are encouraged to consider serving. Inquiries shou

Facing Stiff Opposition, DEEP Plans Modifications To Stormwater Permitting

Published: December 31, 2014 at 12:00 am
Connecticut's Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) says it is considering modifications to key provisions of proposed new permit requirements for the management and oversight of municipal stormwater systems - while still allowing the agency to achieve important environmental

Hawley Students Celebrate A Month Of Kind Acts

Published: December 31, 2014 at 12:00 am
As students, staff, and a few parents filed into the gymnasium for a Kindness Assembly at Hawley Elementary School, Tuesday, December 23, a slide show of artwork by various students in grades K through 4 flashed on the screen set up on the stage. Colorful drawings depicted each student's vision of

Hearing Set On Proposed Water, Sewer Regulation Revisions

Published: December 31, 2014 at 12:00 am
The final week of the year brought Newtown's Water and Sewer Authority together for a brief meeting to discuss proposed changes in regulations to both local sewer use regulations and the community's water pollution control plan. After some discussion on December 29, the authority approved sendin

Republican Registrar Karin Aurelia Retires

Published: December 31, 2014 at 12:00 am
Republican Registrar of Voters Karin Aurelia has retired from her elected post after 12 years of service. She was honored on her last day, December 18, with a small reception at the Newtown Municipal Center, where she was also presented with a state proclamation by State Representative Mitch Bolinsk

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