Voters Sour On Pickleball, Sweet On Budgets, Roads, School Projects

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Board of Education Chairman Michelle Embree Ku, left, and board Vice Chair Rebecca Harriman-Stites, right, speak with Legislative Councilman Dan Honan, all reacting happily to news Tuesday evening that voters supported both the town and education budgets, along with several school and town bonding authorizations. (Bee Photo, Bobowick)

Team 26 Sets Course For New Destination: Pittsburgh

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Newtown’s Team 26 cyclers will ride again this year, albeit to a new destination: the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Penn., where on October 27, 2018, a lone gunman killed 11 people and injured seven others. The riders will depart from Trinity Episcopal Church on Friday, April 26, following an 8 am nondenominational service and speaking program. The public is invited to attend, according to ride organizer and Sandy Hook resident Monte Frank. 

Stop & Shop Strike Ends, ‘Tentative’ Agreement Reached

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Ten days after walking off the job over failed contract negotiations, union employees of Stop & Shop supermarkets in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island reached a tentative deal on Sunday, April 20. As a result, Stop & Shop in Sand Hill Plaza — and all other stores in the tri-state area — were scrambling to reopen and restock their shelves Monday morning.

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  • 2-3 pm Maplewood at Newtown, 166 Mt Pleasant Road Free Six-week series by Dr Kristen Betts (clinical professor, Drexel University School of Education) covering current and emerging…
  • 5:30-7 pm Middle Gate Elementary School, 12 Cold Spring Road. 
  • 6-7:30 pm 46 Church Hill Road (southeast of St Rose of Lima Church sanctuary) Nonecumenical pantry available to help residents with food and toiletries (one visit per month),…
  • 6:30-8 pm Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street Free Public invited to Distracted Driving Month event moderated by State Senator Tony Hwang, panelists to include researcher Neil…
  • Newtown Senior Center, 14 Riverside Road Free Members will be competing in categories of Flowers, Open Digital, Open Color and Open Monochrome, nonmembers welcome to view entries and…
  • Newtown Municipal Center (Council Chamber), 3 Primrose Street agenda posted

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This Week's Poll

Would you rather have to sit all day or stand all day?

Sit
67% (2 votes)
Stand
33% (1 vote)
Total votes: 3