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June 7 At Dickinson Park: Ben's Bells Planning Celebration Of Kindness

Published: June 01, 2015 at 12:00 am
Ben's Bells Project will present Celebration of Kindness - a free family event that will take place at Dickinson Park - on Sunday, June 7, from noon until 4 pm. In addition to providing a fun and uplifting event for the community, this event will be the single largest fundraiser for the Newtow

Lake-To-Lake Charity Bicycle Ride Planned For Leaps Of Faith

Published: June 01, 2015 at 12:00 am
The LOF Adaptive Skiers will host its third annual Lake-to-Lake Charity Bicycle Ride on Sunday, June 28. The ride starts at the Shepaug Dam Eagle Observatory and Recreation Area, on River Road in Southbury. Online registration is $35, and no additional fundraising is required. Registration is free f

A Newtown Native Writes Of His Childhood Hometown, And A Life Of Adventure

Published: June 01, 2015 at 12:00 am
Newtown native David Egee needed to have a project after retiring several years ago. He rented a small 10-foot by 9-foot office in London, where he has lived since 1979, "with bare walls and a skylight." In it was "an empty desk with a spiral notebook, pencils ..." In that space Mr Egee over s

Essays By Renata Adler Pose A Persistent Question: 'What's Going On Here?'

Published: June 01, 2015 at 12:00 am
"What does it mean to have a collection?" Writer Renata Adler considered that question one recent morning, passing her fingers down the long braid that drapes over her right shoulder, much the same as in the 1978 Richard Avedon photo of her that graces the cover of her latest book. "I guess I

"The Power Of Purple:" A Festival of The Arts, A Relay For Life Event

Published: June 01, 2015 at 12:00 am
A special event showcasing the literary, performing, and visual artistic support of Newtown's student community, "The Power of Purple: A Festival of the Arts" will be presented Friday, June 5, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, at Reed Intermediate School. Presented one week before Newtown's 2015 Relay F

Tournament Games Postponed

Published: June 01, 2015 at 12:00 am
Weather is impacting the start of state tournament play for some of Newtown High School's teams, along with many others in Connecticut. The Newtown boys' tennis team members are competing in the Class LL singles and doubles brackets. Play began at Hall High School in West Hartford on May 30 and

Celebrate With A Bang, But Also With Some Consideration

Published: June 01, 2015 at 12:00 am
To the Editor: As the summer begins, so do picnics, parties and fireworks. I'm sure that sounds great to many, but to those suffering from PTSD, the fireworks part is not as fun as it used to be. For example, the other night I was awakened after midnight by a loud popping sound. I sat bolt uprigh

William C. Kemp, Jr

Published: June 01, 2015 at 12:00 am
William C. Kemp, Jr, 80, beloved husband to Mary Lou (Lester) Kemp of Newtown, and formerly of Milford, died May 15 at Masonicare, Wallingford.

Barbara Marie Wolf

Published: June 01, 2015 at 12:00 am
Barbara Marie Wolf, 56, of Newtown died peacefully May 30, after a courageous battle against pancreatic cancer, surrounded by her family and beloved dog. She was born March 10, 1959, and was the daughter of Isidore Perretti and the late Theresa Santagatta-Perretti.

Newtown Delegation Frustrated Over State Budget Announcement

Published: June 01, 2015 at 12:00 am
Newtown's delegation of state lawmakers - Senator Tony Hwang, Rep Mitch Bolinsky, Rep J P Sredzinski and Rep Dan Carter - each expressed frustration, even exasperation after learning about an agreement on a biennium budget. That agreement reportedly emerged from a late night meeting that broke

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