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Horses & Hounds: The Brave And Loyal Working Dogs Of The United States Secret Service

Published: June 16, 2019 at 07:00 am
A few years ago, I was invited to the US Ambassador’s residence in Tokyo, for an event that included a former US president and the current prime minister of Japan. Also on that guest list were two very special canines, provided exclusively by the US Secret Service.

Faster, Family-Friendly Layout Planned for 10th Anniversary Turkey Trot

Published: June 15, 2019 at 07:00 am
The CH Booth Library’s 10th Anniversary Turkey Trot Celebration Committee has announced a new layout for this year’s racecourse. The milestone event will take place on Thanksgiving morning, November 28.

Newtown Middle School Moving-Up Ceremony ‘A Pivotal Moment’

Published: June 14, 2019 at 03:15 pm
Students graduating from eighth grade at Newtown Middle School (NMS) celebrated the milestone achievement with a Moving Up Ceremony that took place in the Newtown High School (NHS) gymnasium on June 12. The graduating class was split into two groups, alphabetically, resulting in separate ceremonies at 4:30 and 7:15 pm.

Snapshot: Dave Barrett

Published: June 14, 2019 at 08:00 am
Occupation: I’m a network administrator for Western Connecticut Health Network and have been there for 26 years. I’m responsible for the network that interconnects all the computers. I’m part of a team that does that. Family: I’ve been married to

Theater Review: ACT Casts A Spell With ‘Putnam County Spelling Bee’

Published: June 14, 2019 at 07:45 am
For the close of its first full season, ACT of Connecticut has produced a rousing, irresistible rendition of "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," with music and lyrics by William Flynn, book by Rachel Sheinkin, and conceived by Rebecca Feldman.

Theater Review: Large And Uniformly Good Cast Makes ‘Cuckoo’s Nest’ One To Catch

Published: June 14, 2019 at 07:35 am
Ridgefield Theater Barn has chosen to stage the riveting "One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest" by Dale Wasserman, based on the novel by Ken Kesey, for its summer fare. The famililar story in an intimate setting, with a uniformly superb cast, makes the production all the more vivid and impactful.

The Top Of The Mountain

Published: June 14, 2019 at 07:00 am
Newtown, from a cat's point of view.
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