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At 90, The 'Father Of Robotics' Still Wants To Develop Mechanical Caregivers

Published: August 01, 2015 at 12:00 am
The afternoon following his 90th birthday celebration, Newtown resident and the acknowledged "Father of Robotics" Joseph F. Engelberger relaxed in his Hattertown home while his daughter Gay tended to his comfort by bringing a small glass of white wine. While Mr Engelberger obviously appreciated

Craft Class Offers A New Way To Play With Marbles

Published: August 01, 2015 at 12:00 am
A dozen young women crowded around 13-year-old Sabrina Boccuzzi, Tuesday afternoon, July 28, as she pitched a pan of hot marbles into ice water. The clear and green marbles had just come from a 20-minute bake in the oven at the C.H. Booth Library Meeting Room kitchen, and were well on their way to b

Considering The Future Of The Media: The Al Neuharth Free Spirit And Journalism Conference In DC

Published: August 01, 2015 at 12:00 am
Walking through the Capitol Building, alongside 50 awe-struck and ambitious high school journalists, Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy stopped us outside the Senate press briefing room. The veteran Democrat and most senior member of the 114th Congress teasingly asked if we were the "perspiring" jour

Sandy Hook Fire Substation Expansion Hearing Set For August 6

Published: August 01, 2015 at 12:00 am
A proposal to more than double the size of the Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company's fire substation at 249 Berkshire Road is scheduled for public discussion at a Planning and Zoning Commission public hearing slated for 7:30 pm on Thursday, August 6. The substation, which was built in the l

Newtown Continuing Education's SMART Camp Starts Its Second Session

Published: July 31, 2015 at 12:00 am
As the first week of the second session of Newtown Continuing Education's SMART camp wound down on Friday, July 24, students were busy working in each of the classes available for the summer program. Stephanie Schwartz, the program's site supervisor, said the second session of the Summer, Music,

Newtown Parks & Recreation's Drawing And Mixed Media Camp

Published: July 31, 2015 at 12:00 am
Students worked in Newtown Parks and Recreation's Drawing and Mixed Media camp for local children on Wednesday, July 15. The classes are taught by Chuck Fulkerson and his assistant Sophie Pizzo. The first class, which ran for a week, was a small group, but a good and talented group, according to Mr

Newtown Yoga Festival Returning In August

Published: July 31, 2015 at 12:00 am
Newtown Yoga Festival returns Saturday, August 22, for a third year of sharing well-being and health through yoga and related positive energy practices. The festival takes place at NYA Sports & Fitness Center, and yogis can choose from a variety of yoga and dance practices throughout the event. The

Snapshot: Jim Manville

Published: July 31, 2015 at 12:00 am
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Celebrating 160 Years Part 2 - NSB Staffers Share Thoughts, Memories, Stories

Published: July 31, 2015 at 12:00 am
Newtown Savings Bank, with its headquarters on Main Street, is celebrating its 160th anniversary in 2015. In this second part of our feature, The Newtown Bee will be bring readers a glimpse into this community institution through the eyes of a number of its employees, some who have spent an entire c

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