• Severe Cold Weather Protocol Extended

    HARTFORD — Governor Dannel P. Malloy on Thursday, January 29, ordered the state’s Severe Cold Weather Protocol to be extended and remain in effect through Sunday, February 8, as dangerously cold temperatures continue to affect the state.

    The Severe Cold Weather Protocol activates a network of procedures among the relevant state agencies to ensure that the most vulnerable receive shelter from the cold. Residents calling 211 from anywhere in the state will find the latest list of warming locations around Connecticut.

  • School Board Budget Decision Pending

    The Board of Education is scheduled to conduct a public hearing on its 2015-16 operating budget on Tuesday, February 3, and its decision on the budget is expected during a meeting on Thursday, February 5.

    Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, said this Wednesday, January 28, that he hopes community members are willing to be informed voters.

  • ‘Everybody Loves Bingo’ Night At St Rose Bingo

    Friday, February 13, is “Everybody Loves Bingo Night” at St Rose Bingo. Doors open at 5:45 and games will run from 6:30 until 9:30 pm.

    All ages are invited to celebrate their love of the games at a special night of Bingo fun and cash prizes. There will be a dinner concession, along with the usual homemade dessert treats and complimentary coffee.

    Anyone who wears something red, pink or Bingo-themed will receive a $3 dessert voucher.

  • Resiliency Center Events Announced

    The Resiliency Center of Newtown (RCN) announces a few upcoming events, all open to the public and all free of charge.

    On Friday, February 6, the next monthly Guided Healing Mediation program with Carla Barzetti. The 60-minute program will begin at 9:30 am.

  • Boles & Scarpa Teaming Up For Leads In Center Stage ‘Man Of La Mancha’

    SHELTON — When the curtain rises on Center Stage Theatre’s production of Man of La Mancha this weekend, it will be the fifth time in 15 years that Newtown’s Brett Boles, who will play Don Quixote, and Shelton’s Mia Scarpa, who will play Aldonza, have shared the stage together.

  • Hearing Postponed On Dodgingtown Subdivision

    The Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) has postponed until next month what is expected to be the last installment of an ongoing public hearing on The Preserve at Newtown, a 23-lot residential subdivision proposed for a 167-acre site in Dodgingtown.

    P&Z Chairman Robert Mulholland announced at a January 15 session that the public hearing will continue at the P&Z’s February 5 meeting.

    “Unfortunately, KASL, LLC, will not be heard tonight,” Mr Mulholland said at the January 15 session.

  • Ball Places Sixth In Annual Festival Of Lighthouses Contest

    NORWALK — A Newtown woman’s gingerbread lighthouse is the sixth place winner in the “Festival of Lighthouses Contest” at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.

  • Statewide Travel Ban Lifted, Newtown Dodges Juno's Worst

    On an electronic weather map, the distance between Newtown and Norwich appears to be inches.

    But residents on the opposite ends of Connecticut were measuring their differences in feet today, as Winter Storm Juno dealt eastern counties significantly higher snow totals than the most affected neighborhoods in Botsford, Sandy Hook or Dodgingtown.

  • Malloy Lifts County Travel Ban, Local Police Recommend Staying Put

    In a brief press conference from the Capital this morning, Governor Dannel P. Malloy thanked residents for staying off the roads since a travel ban went into effect last night, and promptly lifted that restriction in western Connecticut.

    The governor appeared relieved to report only 11 crashes had occurred with just one injury since 9 pm Monday evening.

  • Blizzard Demoted To Winter Storm, Juno Still Bringing Snow To The Region

    Juno is still making its presence known, but Newtown does not look like it will be buried under 30 inches of snow.