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Newtown And Sandy Hook Runners Compete In Half Marathon

Published: June 30, 2015 at 12:00 am
Newtown and Sandy Hook were well-represented on June 28 in the annual Faxon Law Group Fairfield Half Marathon. The 13.1-mile course started and finished at Jennings Beach and brought runners through the streets of downtown Fairfield and Southport, along the water in spots, and up some tough hills. T

Bernice A. Griffin

Published: June 30, 2015 at 12:00 am
Bernice A. Griffin, 67, of Orange died peacefully June 29. Born August 30, 1947, in Stamford, she was the daughter of the late Stella (Hanzlik) and Stanley Robinson. Her son Robert Griffin, and his wife Amy, of Newtown...

Governor Declares June 28-July 5 Social And Emotional Learning Awareness Week

Published: June 30, 2015 at 12:00 am
Governor Dannel P. Malloy has issued a proclamation declaring the week of July 28-July 5, 2015 Social and Emotional Learning Awareness Week. The timing of the proclamation was done to coincide with what would have been the ninth birthday of Jesse Lewis on June 30. Jesse was one of the children kille

#NewtownRisingForCharleston Draws Faithful To Evening Vigil

Published: June 30, 2015 at 12:00 am
Grace, hope, love, change, solidarity, and forgiveness were recurrent themes as members of Newtown's interfaith community addressed a crowd of approximately 175 people at the #NewtownRisingForCharleston vigil, held Sunday evening, June 28, at Newtown United Methodist Church. The 7 pm service of so

Theater Review: 'Hay Fever' Hits Just The Right Notes

Published: June 30, 2015 at 12:00 am
A classic British comedy is afoot at The Little Theatre in Newtown. Noel Coward's Hay Fever is being delightfully played out with superb mastery of the disingenuousness and drama essential to this theater genre in which "none of us ever really means anything." The spot-on cast of Town Players of

School Board Made The Right Decision

Published: June 30, 2015 at 12:00 am
To the Editor: Thank you Board of Education for listening and hearing what many in Newtown had to say and unanimously voting to not close a school in the 2016-17 academic year. At this meeting, the board agreed that more

The Woeful State Of Sportsmanship In Newtown

Published: June 30, 2015 at 12:00 am
To the Editor: My 16-year-old son and his Norwalk Babe Ruth team had an extremely upsetting game yesterday at Newtown High School against a fellow Newtown Babe Ruth team. The game had started fine, and Newtown was winning at the

David R. W. Raynolds

Published: June 30, 2015 at 12:00 am
David R. W. Raynolds, 87, of Lander, Wyo., died June 19 of heart failure. Born in New York City, February 15, 1928, he was the son of the late author Robert F. Raynolds and Marguerite Gerdau Raynolds. He grew up with his two sisters in Newtown.

New Poster Created For Safe Schools Tip Line

Published: June 29, 2015 at 12:00 am
A poster, created by two Newtown High School graphics students, began promoting a new slogan for the Newtown Safe Schools Anonymous Tip Line near the end of the 2014-15 school year. The poster reads, "See it. Hear it. Report it. Prevent it," "Newtown's Safe Schools Anonymous Tip Line, 203-27

Newtown Parks & Recreation Camps, Programs, And Activities Planned For This Summer

Published: June 29, 2015 at 12:00 am
Newtown Parks & Recreation has a lineup of camps, programs, and activities set for this summer, with some already underway. The camp options are available to various age groups. The day camp offered at Treadwell Park allows campgoers to swim in the pool, as well as take swim lessons that are include

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