Editorials

Empowering Consumers Through Lawful Means

Published: July 18, 2019 at 04:30 pm
That the powerful have no qualms about wielding power over the common person is nothing new. Those in power have always used ego and cunning to raise themselves up (in their opinions) to higher heights. Trampling on the “lowly” is

Food Insecurity Demands Year Around Attention

Published: July 11, 2019 at 04:30 pm
It is summer and for many, a carefree time. But plagued by food insecurity, summer living loses its sense of ease for some within our borders. The June 17 Newtown Commission On Aging minutes note that 25 percent of elderly

A Sad Farewell, A Look To The Future

Published: July 03, 2019 at 04:30 pm
To the reported 140 employees who will have to reconsider their employment opportunities following the recent announcement by Hubbell that it will be closing its local high tech facility over the course of six months, that news is more than

You Are Wanted

Published: June 27, 2019 at 04:30 pm
The announcements are brief — the Office of the First Selectman is seeking residents to fill vacancies on boards and commissions, followed by which vacancies and basic information on applying. Most residents can check off a couple of the requirements:

Musing On Our Historian’s Musings

Published: June 20, 2019 at 04:30 pm
The April-June 2019 edition of The Rooster’s Crow , the official newsletter of the Newtown Historical Society, contains an essay by Town Historian Dan Cruson, “Losing Newtown’s Past: Musings of an Aging Town Historian.” In it, Mr Cruson, who is

The Ordinance Is In The Bag

Published: June 13, 2019 at 04:30 pm
After much debate, Newtown will soon implement the single use plastic bag ban plus fee for paper, a stricter law than the recently passed state budget tax of 10-cents per single use plastic bag, beginning in August, which will be

Sending Forward The Future

Published: June 06, 2019 at 04:30 pm
It is that time of year again when we launch our young people into new dimensions — the 8th grade students toward high school days and the seniors into the world of higher education and/or the workaday world. Have we

The Borough Battle

Published: May 30, 2019 at 04:30 pm
Is a government within a government anachronistic? The Borough of Newtown encompasses just over 1,200 acres in the center of town and is inhabited by, according to the 2010 census, around 1,900 citizens. Incorporated in 1824, it is a self-governing

Walk — And Talk, If You Please

Published: May 23, 2019 at 03:00 pm
It’s spring, and Newtown is on the move. Wherever there are sidewalks or broad roadways, people are afoot. If you are looking for companionship, “ Walk With Dan ” (noon to 12:45 pm) was scheduled to step off this Friday,

Adding To The Treasure Chest

Published: May 16, 2019 at 04:30 pm
A treasure is precious, cherished, and appreciated. We value treasures, and in Newtown, we are wealthy with not only treasures of brick and mortar, but those of flesh and bone. Each year, the community is invited to celebrate two of
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