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Local Man Charged With 12 Sex Offenses

Published: July 31, 2017 at 12:00 am
Police report that after learning that they held a warrant for his arrest, a local man went to the police station on the morning of Monday, July 31, and was charged with 12 offenses, alleging illegal sexual activity with children

Edward Hylan

Published: July 31, 2017 at 12:00 am
Edward Thomas "Ed" Hylan, 72, of Southbury, formerly of Newtown, died peacefully July 27, after a long illness. He was born on September 30, 1944, in Stamford, son of Gerda (Lindgren) Hylan and Arthur James Hylan, Sr. He worked for

Golden Anniversary Celebrated

Published: July 31, 2017 at 12:00 am
Jeanne and Gene Luchansky of Sandy Hook celebrated their 50th anniversary on July 1 with family, childhood friends, and members of their wedding party.

A Successful Garden Tour

Published: July 31, 2017 at 12:00 am
To the Editor: We thank the many people who made our Newtown Historical Society June House and Garden Tour so successful. First are those who graciously opened their homes and gardens for viewing: Dr Jeff and Nancy Metzger, Dr Lionel

A Return To Newtown For Fresh Air Visitor Means Carnivals, Camps, And Conversation

Published: July 30, 2017 at 12:00 am
A Fresh Air guest of the Knaggs/George family, Belleast Elisma "Bella" Smart, 11, "won every conceivable prize there is" at the Monroe carnival said Alexandra Knaggs, 10. She and Bella hurried toward the kitchen's center island where stuffed animals, previously

BACA Members Are 'Keepers Of The Children'

Published: July 30, 2017 at 12:00 am
Melted ice cream covered children's faces as they ran and played Saturday afternoon, July 22, at the Newtown VFW Post 308, many wearing adult-sized black vests that hung past their knees. Vests matched those worn by Bikers Against Child Abuse

Recreation Department Swim Instructors At Treadwell Park Pool Have Come Full Circle

Published: July 30, 2017 at 12:00 am
Swimmers always end up back where they first dove in. Races, after all, start at one end of the pool and finish where they began. For swim instructors with Newtown's Parks & Recreation swim lesson program, their entire swimming careers

Pirate Day At Treadwell Day Camp

Published: July 30, 2017 at 12:00 am
Campers attending day camp at Treadwell Memorial Park through Newtown Parks & Recreation on July 21 wore bandanas, eye patches, and other costume pieces for Pirate Day. When asked why the day camp was holding Pirate Day, Assistant Site Director

Lisa Unleashed: Where In The World Is Newtown Ordinance #254?

Published: July 30, 2017 at 12:00 am
There is a sign above a speed limit sign at Fairfield Hills on Simpson Street I found perplexing. It states: Pet Control Leash or similarly restrain all animals on town property Clean-up and dispose of your pet's waste Only service

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