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Stormwater Permit Revisions Still Drawing Objections From Towns, Officials

Published: January 31, 2015 at 12:00 am
On Monday, January 26, Connecticut's Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) released revisions to a proposed permit for the management and oversight of municipal stormwater systems. The agency touted the draft as offering municipalities and institutions less costly and more flexi

Winter Tips For Feeding Birds

Published: January 31, 2015 at 12:00 am
"The North Wind doth blow, and we shall have snow, and what will poor robin do then?" If he is lucky, he will visit a clean and well-stocked bird feeder. We are quick to hustle off to the grocery store when winter storms threaten. But what about the many songbirds that do not have such a handy s

NHS Students Earn Connecticut Regional Scholastic Art Awards

Published: January 31, 2015 at 12:00 am
A number of Newtown High School students have earned honors for their works submitted for the Connecticut Regional Scholastic Art Awards Exhibit and Awards Ceremony. As announced by the Connecticut Art Education Association, Inc, and the Hartford Art Schools, the 26th Annual Connecticut Regional S

McGeorgi's To Close Doors

Published: January 31, 2015 at 12:00 am
A staple of Main Street, Anywhere, USA, for decades has been the quaint old antiques shop, laden floor to ceiling with antiques and objects of all manner. It is always a sad day to see this kind of history go when one of these shops closes and harder still when it hits close to home. Around the end

Eighth Grade Parent Night Set At NHS

Published: January 31, 2015 at 12:00 am
Newtown High School has scheduled an evening orientation event for eighth grade students and their parents for Wednesday, February 11. The event will begin at 5, when tours will be offered by NHS HAWKS Honor Society members. Tours will run every 15 minutes and will last approximately 45 minutes. The

Binky Patrol Seeking Fleece Donations

Published: January 31, 2015 at 12:00 am
The Binky Patrol of Monroe-Trumbull is planning for its third Binkathon, during which members and the public will create a large number of small blankets for children. Binky Patrol is a national nonprofit organization that makes and gives "binkies," or comforting blankets, to children in need. B

Boys' Basketball Team Bounces Back From Streak-Ending Defeat

Published: January 31, 2015 at 12:00 am
After seeing their seven-game winning streak stopped by host Bunnell of Stratford on January 29, Newtown High School's boys' basketball team didn't wait long to begin what they hope is another long stretch of victories. The Nighthawks, one night later, got past host New Milford 60-55 to improv

Torpedoes Continue Fundraising Efforts

Published: January 31, 2015 at 12:00 am
The Newtown Torpedoes youth swim program, sponsored by Newtown Parks & Recreation, held its second annual Swim-A-Thon at Newtown High School on January 31. Dozens of swimmers in three age groups - 8 and unders, 9-10-year-olds, and 11 and overs - combined to complete consecutive laps during the f

A World Of Playgrounds Remember 12/14

Published: January 30, 2015 at 12:00 am
Tilt-A-World, founded by Pastor Dan Kelly of Second Chance Bible Church in Bethel, has been building playgrounds for orphanages around the world for ten years. Since 12/14, though, Pastor Kelly has dedicated each of the playgrounds to the memories of the 26 people who died at Sandy Hook Elementary S

NYFS Receives Grant From Fairfield County's Community Foundation

Published: January 30, 2015 at 12:00 am
Fairfield County's Community Foundation has awarded a $40,000 competitive grant to Newtown Youth & Family Services Inc. This grant will provide funding for an NYFS case manager, help support NYFS social groups programs, be used to hire and train two new mentors for those social groups, and assist

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