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  • It’s Fish-Eat-Weed At Taunton Lake

    About 250 grass carp are now silently swimming in the waters of Taunton Lake, the scenic 125-acre spring-fed, glacial lake in the Taunton District whose waters drain into Pond Brook and eventually to the Housatonic River. The grass carp, which are not native to the lake, recently were released into it as part of a project designed to curb the growth of the weed known as aquatic milfoil. Grass carp eat milfoil. Taunton Lake has remained a relatively clean water body over the years due to its limited access and because only a fraction of its shoreline has been residentially developed. In 2007, however, testing indicated that the lake had become infested with aquatic milfoil, an invasive weed that has entered many lakes and ponds in North America. Locally, Lake Zoar, Lake Lillinonah and Candlewood Lake have heavy milfoil infestations.

  • Snapshot: Maria McLennan

    A weekly profile of a local resident.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    Newtown, from a cat's point of view.

  • The Way We Were

    A look back at Newtown 25, 50, 75, and 100 years ago.

  • Newtown Nighthawks Rule In A Dream Come True

    “His smile was ear to ear!” exclaimed Dream Come True dream manager Kristie Perry, as she recalled the November 8 unveiling of Justin Bogdanoff’s new “Boy Cave.” Repainted in warm gold and a rich blue, with the Newtown High School Nighthawks logo dominating one wall, new bedding, cushy Yogi-bo couches on which to lounge in front of a 55-inch flat-screen television, with an Xbox gaming system and home theater system, and a mini-refrigerator, his new room reflected the 12-year-old Newtown boy’s love — the Newtown Nighthawks — and was truly a dream come true.

  • Volunteers Pick Apples In Washington, Conn. For Newtown Pantry

    Apples, apples, and more apples. Victory Garden Founder Harvey Pessin dropped his tailgate to reveal a truck bed filled with bagged apples. He and other Victory Garden volunteers made a trip to Washington, Conn. Wednesday, November 6, where a private property owner with more than 150 apple trees welcomed him and others to pick for free as many apples as they liked. “All we had to do was pick,” he said. Estate crews in Washington were able to haul produce and load guests’ vehicles.

  • ‘Lieber’ Tells A Tale Of Love, Hurt, And Two Lives That Intertwined

    Patricia “Patty” Barkman sat at her dining room table one Friday in October, looking out a bay window at Taunton Lake. Within view was her back yard ending at a dock where lawn chairs faced the water, but what she saw were scenes from years past as she remembered her ...

  • The Way We Were

    A look back at Newtown 25, 50, 75, and 100 years ago.

  • Senior Center Bazaar Offers Many Choices

    Shoppers at the Newtown Senior Center Annual Harvest Bazaar found many treasures Friday morning, November 8. The Bazaar continues through 4 pm on Friday, and on Saturday, November 9, from 9 am to 3 pm, at the Riverside Road facility. Handcrafted and handknit items, decoupage, aprons, table runners, wine bags, stuffed toys, and more for the upcoming holidays, as well as baked goods, offer something for everyone...

  • Snapshot: Brady Miller

    A weekly profile of a local resident.