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
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
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
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,
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
Unlike the appetizing summer specialties our local ice cream shops are scooping up, “Disappointment” seems to be the flavor of the month for ice skating fans in Newtown. A much-hoped-for ice rink at NYA facility at Fairfield Hills is not
The voters have spoken — the few who bothered to come out on April 23, a pleasant referendum day. With a turnout of 17 percent, smaller than First Selectman Dan Rosenthal had hoped, Newtown residents passed the municipal budget of
Just as the Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling prepared to kick off the March Problem Gambling Awareness Month, the Connecticut General Assembly’s Public Safety & Security Committee voted to draft four pieces of legislation concerning sports betting and casino expansion.