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Selectmen Hear Residents' Concerns, Issue Temporary LOF License

Published: August 31, 2017 at 12:00 am
"The discussion in front of us is not about value or merits of the Leaps of Faith," said First Selectman Pat Llodra, during an August 17 Board of Selectmen's meeting. The three selectmen and other officials all say "this is

Disabled Waterski Group And Neighbors At Odds

Published: August 31, 2017 at 12:00 am
Finding themselves at odds this year are town officials, LOF Adaptive Skiers operations, and neighbors in the vicinity of those operations. The Sandy Hook-based LOF Founder Joel Zeisler has been running his water ski clinics for the blind, disabled, and

Hurricane Harvey Pet Food Relief Drive Underway

Published: August 31, 2017 at 12:00 am
Your Healthy Pet is collecting donations of pet food until 5 pm Friday, September 1. The items will be shipped to Texas, to aid those affected by Hurricane Harvey, on Saturday.

Newtown Yoga Festival Sparks Strength In Community

Published: August 31, 2017 at 12:00 am
The fifth annual Newtown Yoga Festival, presented by The Avielle Foundation's Spark Project, welcomed nearly 300 yogis to the NYA Sports & Fitness Center on Saturday, August 26, from 9 am to 4 pm. This year's event sought to focus

Bernard McCutchan

Published: August 31, 2017 at 12:00 am
Bernard G. McCutchan, 95, of Sandy Hook died peacefully August 29, at his home. He was born in Weston, W.Va., on June 22, 1922, a son of the late Sarah (Blagg) and George McCutchan. Mr McCutchan was raised in Weston

Police Seeking Evading Vehicle

Published: August 31, 2017 at 12:00 am
Newtown Police Department is looking this morning for an older model white or silver Jeep Grand Cherokee whose driver reportedly evaded an officer during a motor vehicle stop. The vehicle, believed to be between model years 1999-2004, evaded a Newtown

Town & Country Garden Club To Open Season With Forest Pathologist Presentation

Published: August 31, 2017 at 12:00 am
On Wednesday, September 13, forest pathologist Robert Marra, PhD, will begin the 2017-18 season of Town & Country Garden Club of Newtown with his presentation on plant pathogens, "Fungi of the Forest and Landscape: Friend or Foe." Dr Marra currently

Emanuella Lauricella

Published: August 30, 2017 at 12:00 am
Emanuella "Mona" Manna Lauricella, a longtime resident of Newtown, died August 28, after a long illness. She was born in Franklin,N.J, and moved to Mount Vernon,N.Y., where she met her husband Carmine (Larry) Lauricella. They moved to Newtown in 1967.

Bring Back Officer Stein

Published: August 30, 2017 at 12:00 am
To the Editor: I am writing in deep concern for a recent change that has occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School. I know that many parents, as well as staff, share the same concern that our family currently does. Prior

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