Due to expected inclement weather tomorrow night, Newtown High School Marching Band & Guard has made the decision, with US Bands, to start their home show early.
Grasso Festival Start Time Moved Ahead Of WeatherDue to expected inclement weather tomorrow night, Newtown High School Marching Band & Guard has made the decision, with US Bands, to start their home show early.Due to expected inclement weather tomorrow night, Newtown High School Marching Band & Guard has made the decision, with US Bands, to start their home show early.Gates for The 25th Annual Joseph P. Grasso Festival will open on Saturday, October 16, at noon. Opening ceremony will begin at 12:50, and the competition will begin at 1 pm.Newtown will perform at 3:15 pm, followed by senior recognition and awards.The Grasso Festival is the annual home show for the award-winning high school marching band and guard. It hosts competitive performances by visiting schools. The NHS Nighthawks offer a noncompetitive performance of their show for their home audience. This year’s show is called “Everest.”Admission is $12 for adults, $7 students and senior citizens, and free for children age 5 and under. The festival is named for retired Newtown High School music educator Joseph Grasso. While teaching music in the Newtown Public Schools, he created the high school band program in the late 1960s and later became the director of music for the Newtown school system.This year's festival will include a moment of silence to honor its namesake, who died last weekend. The schedule for Saturday, according to US Bands, includes competitive performances by The Gilbert School of Winsted at 1 pm; Robert E. Fitch High School of Groton, 1:15 pm; Bethel High School, 1:30 pm; and Westhill High School, 1:45 pm.Following a 30-minute intermission, the event will continue with New Milford High School taking the field at 2:30; Port Chester (NY) High School, 2:45; and Trumbull High School, 3 pm. NHS closes the field with its performance at 3:15,
The Newtown Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) had its third consecutive public hearing for applications October 7 regarding adding a drive-through window to a Mobil gas station/convenience store on Church Hill Road near Exit 10.
Newtown Action Alliance Foundation, Newtown Police Department, and multiple public safety groups on October 5 formally announced the first of what they plan will be an annual statewide gun buyback and gun safe giveaway day.
Police reports for September 17 through October 5, 2021.
By Shannon Hicks
Published: Oct 08, 2021 09:34 AM
The Walk & Talk with First Selectman Rosenthal planned for today has been canceled, according to the Office of the First Selectman.
Today’s Walk & Talk Canceled; New Dates AddedThe Walk & Talk with First Selectman Rosenthal planned for today has been canceled, according to the Office of the First Selectman.The Walk & Talk with First Selectman Rosenthal planned for today has been canceled, according to the Office of the First Selectman.An email blast from the first selectman’s office early Thursday afternoon indicated the every-other-week event was being canceled this week.The next walking program at Fairfield Hills with Dan Rosenthal is now scheduled for Friday, October 15. Residents are invited to meet outside the southern entrance of Newtown Municipal Center, 3 Primrose Street, to participate. Reservations are not required.The final Friday session of the season is still scheduled for October 22,In addition, for those unable to participate in the midday events, Rosenthal has announced a Walk & Talk for Wednesday, October 20, at 5 pm.
Dear readers. As you may know, we as authors do not have the opportunity to choose titles for our letters. I would like to clarify that one of the points behind my letter is to encourage us to THINK LOCALLY as we vote on November 2. We are not casting our votes based on the national agenda of parties, but rather on what candidates have said they will do for us locally, here in Newtown. This is a locally election.
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I'm a London-based Brit who was a close friend of David Egee. I’d like to share with you the David Egee “memorial” that I have put together online. I've taken the liberty of posting on the memorial site your tribute to David but you can always replace it with another .
Please get in touch with me - I can then send you a invitation link.
Truly sorry to hear of Moira's passing. Beautiful person. Rest In Pease Moira. You will be forever in our hearts.
Lisa and the rest of your family. My heart is with you all. Always look into your hearts. She will always be with you & watching over.