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Newtown Psychologist Arrested On Medicaid Fraud Charges

Published: September 18, 2018 at 11:30 am
On September 17, authorities arrested a local psychologist on charges that she bilked the Medicaid program out of almost $80,000 during 2016 and 2017 for services that she allegedly never performed, according to a statement from the Connecticut Chief State's Attorney's Office (CSAO).

P&Z Approves Signage Plans For Starbucks Drive-Through

Published: September 17, 2018 at 07:00 am
Planning & Zoning Commission members on September 6 unanimously approved a modified special zoning permit for the many advertising signs that Starbucks Coffee will install at its planned drive-through service window in a retail center under construction at 75 Church Hill Road.

Parks & Recreation Sets Tobacco/Smoke/Vape Policy

Published: September 17, 2018 at 06:00 am
Coming this fall are signs noticing a Tobacco/Smoke, and Vape-Free Parks Policy at town parks, adopted in the summer, and a policy now in place through the Newtown Parks & Recreation Department.

CVH Sanctuary Plans Raise Conservation Concerns

Published: September 17, 2018 at 06:00 am
Plans for progress at the Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary have prompted concerns with Conservation Commission members and a handful of environmental-minded residents who spoke out last week.

Newtown Day Promises Food, Fun, Music For All

Published: September 15, 2018 at 07:00 am
Newtown Parks & Recreation is partnering with the Chamber of Commerce of Newtown to present the first Newtown Day community event on Saturday, October 6, from 11 am to 5 pm.

State United Way Releases 2018 ALICE Update

Published: September 15, 2018 at 07:00 am
Having learned that four out of ten families in Connecticut continue to struggle to pay for basic needs, United Ways across the state are working to implement strategies to help nudge these families toward more stable financial security.

Warrant Details: Lyddy Conspired With Contractor, Freelancer To Divert Funds

Published: September 14, 2018 at 04:20 pm
The arrest warrant application for Kyle Lyddy, the past chairman of the Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial Commission accused of misappropriating approximately a half-million dollars from a former employer, indicates he did not perpetrate the alleged larceny on his own.
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This Week's Poll

Newtown Cultural Arts Commission is presenting or coordinating on six weeks of special events. Which event are you looking forward to the most? (Visit our Features page for a full story with details about all of these events.)

“In The Bag” exhibition, on view to September 28
0% (0 votes)
The Lords of 52nd Street concert, September 14
0% (0 votes)
Newtown Arts Festival weekend, September 15-16
33% (1 vote)
“An Evening of the Arts,” September 15
33% (1 vote)
“The Fox on the Fairway” production by Town Players of Newtown, weekends September 21-October 13
0% (0 votes)
“The Main Street Replica Project,” launching September 25
0% (0 votes)
Someday Cinema Series screenings of “The Blues Brothers,” September 30
0% (0 votes)
Photography display “In Our Rearview Mirror” by Marleen Cafarelli, et al, October 1-30
0% (0 votes)
“Love, Laughter, and Rhubarb” with Tinky Weisblat, October 3
33% (1 vote)
Newtown Day, October 6
0% (0 votes)
The 3rd Annual Newtown-Sandy Hook Restaurant Week, October 8-14
0% (0 votes)
Basket weaving workshop with Tina Puckett, October 13
0% (0 votes)
“Courageous Conversations in A Complex World,” October 17
0% (0 votes)
Live at ETH: David Wax Museum concert, October 19
0% (0 votes)
The 2nd Annual Fall Carnival at Fairfield Hills, October 19-21
0% (0 votes)
Connecticut Author’s Reading Series, October 21
0% (0 votes)
Natalie’s Open Mic, October 21
0% (0 votes)
“The Wordsmiths,” October 24
0% (0 votes)
Pianist Konstanza Chernov, October 28
0% (0 votes)
Someday Cinema Series double feature screenings of “Bride of Frankenstein” and “The Beast with Five Fingers,” October 29
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 3