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  • ‘Warm’ Sunday Prompts A Day Outdoors

    Dog owners perched at the top of a sloping hill at Newtown’s Park and Bark stand relaxed in Sunday’s surprise warmth. More than 40 degrees warmer that the minus seven degrees of two nights previous, pet owners were among many people stepping outside to soak in the sunlight Sunday.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    Your Newtown legislative delegation is challenging residents to help fill the Newtown Social Services Food Pantry. State Representatives Mitch Bolinsky (106), Dan Carter (2), J.P. Sredzinski (112), and State Senator Tony Hwang (28), along with the Newtown’s Social Services Department, remind Newtown residents that they are holding a food drive until the end of February, to benefit Newtown families in need. Newtown Social Services Department has a significant need for food donations year-round, especially during the winter months.

  • A Long Winter Storm Eases Up On Newtown

    A pair of state plow trucks head east along Church Hill Road (State Route 6) late Monday morning. Snow was falling by daybreak February 9, slowed during the mid morning hours, but picked up again by late morning and remained steady all afternoon.


  • When Winter Was A Pitched Battle With The Elements

    Supermarket shelves swept clear of basic food items. Schools and businesses closed. Travel banned. It is the Storm of the Century — and it happens at least once each winter season.

    Modern technology keeps the public informed about every nuance in the weather. If a storm is in the making, there is a rush to stockpile necessities and a flurry of cancellations and postponements.

  • Governor, Local Officials Urging Residents To Stay In Place

    While there is no travel ban in place this morning, Governor Dannel P. Malloy and local officials are encouraging state residents to stay in place if possible while the current snow storm moves across the state. All eight counties of Connecticut are under a Winter Storm Warning this morning.

    Gov Malloy activated the state’s Emergency Operations Center at 4 am, to monitor conditions across the state during the current storm. On Sunday evening he announced that all state employees would have at least a delayed start to their work week.

  • More Snow On The Way

    A storm system in the central part of the country will push east, setting the stage for a widespread precipitation event across the central and eastern United States through Monday. A wide swath of accumulating snow is forecast from Nebraska to New England.

  • The Great January Un-Thaw

    In this relatively snowless winter, we suppose it makes sense that this year’s inversion of our seasonal expectations might itself get inverted with a major snowstorm at about the time when we normally expect a January thaw. Mild winters are not the ones we remember in New England, but they confer blessings on those of us attached to daily routines, and they keep the insurance adjustors at bay. They offer the sort of devalued benefits we take for granted without any special note or accounting.

  • 'Blizzard' Forecasts Fall Short, But Newtown Still Takes On The Snow

    Residents woke This morning to far less snow than originally forecasted for Tuesday, January 27. With just half a foot of powdery snowfall clinging to windowsills and mounded on rooftops across town, precipitation fell until roughly noon on Tuesday. The prior night's blizzard conditions were downgraded to a winter storm advisory by morning, and the travel ban, which Governor Dannel P.
  • Safe Walking On Snow & Ice: Tips From Those Who Know

    Falls account for more than one million injuries in the United States annually. The most common type of walking accidents is the slip and fall, which happens when someone falls while walking on a sidewalk, in a parking lot, or on a street not clear of snow or ice.

  • Snow Days Made For Hard Work, Some Play

    As soon as residents cleared snow from walkways, streets, and lots that blanketed the town on Monday, the sky opened up again. Wednesday morning brought a second round of path and driveway clearing, as between six and nine inches of snow topped Monday’s precipitation. By early afternoon Wednesday, the blustery white flakes turned into rain.