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  • Get Your Geek On For Nerd Night, And Benefit Women & Children

    Laurie and Michael Wright are organizing a special event for Sunday, September 6, at Edmond Town Hall. For the event, “Can’t Stop the Serenity: A Global Charity Screening Event for Equality Now,” the Sandy Hook residents are encouraging attendees to “Get your geek on for a good cause!”

    The evening will run from 5:30 until 10:30 pm, and will feature a screening of the film Serenity and “Dr Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.”

  • Siblings Have Golden Performances At CrossFit Games

    Two of the fittest teenagers in the world are from Newtown. Siblings Celia and Romy Gold had standout performances in the Reebok CrossFit Games, which brought athletes from all over the world together for three grueling days of competition, at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., July 21–23.

    Celia, who will be a senior at Newtown High School this coming fall, placed fifth in the 16-17 year old category of the Teenage Division, and Romy, a rising sophomore, was seventh in the 14-15-year old category.

  • Tax Holiday Begins August 16

    Connecticut’s annual tax holiday — which applies to items $100 and under — runs Sunday, August 16, through Saturday, August 22. The Better Business Bureau has tips for consumers to take advantage of all possible savings.

  • High Touch High Tech Superpowers Science Camp

    On Wednesday, July 15, campers in High Touch High Tech’s weeklong Find Your Superpowers camp, offered through Newtown Parks & Recreation, became scientists under the guidance of camp co-directors Christopher Cellini and Christopher Stetson.

    The camp was held at the Newtown Teen Center for children between the ages of 7 and 12. The campers took to making capes and magnetic racing cars at the Find Your Superpowers camp, run by High Touch High Tech, a hands-on science camp and education company.

  • Hearing Delayed On Tractor Supply Proposal

    A public hearing that was scheduled for August 6 in connection with Tractor Supply Company’s proposal to build a store at 116 South Main Street was not held because the applicant had not met all legal requirements for holding such a hearing, officials said.

  • Former Newtown Man Sentenced On Bank Fraud Charges

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — A former Newtown man was sentenced on August 12 to spend more than eight years in federal prison on his conviction on bank fraud charges, involving a million-dollar scheme that bilked more than 30 businesses in eight states along the Eastern Seaboard, according to the US Attorney.

    Shane Fusco, 39, formerly of Nelson Lane in Hawleyville, was sentenced to spend 100 months in prison by US District Judge Cathy Seibel, according to Preet Bharara, US Attorney for the Southern District of New York.

  • Sandy Hook Fire Substation Expansion OK’d

    Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) members have unanimously approved an expansion project for the fire substation of the Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company, which would more than double the size of the structure at 249 Berkshire Road (Route 34).

    George Benson, town director of planning, presented plans for the expansion project to P&Z members at an August 6 public hearing. Mr Benson termed the application “straightforward.”

    No members of the public spoke at the hearing.

  • Police Investigating Shrimp Theft From Stop & Shop

    Police are investigating an incident in which a shoplifter stole approximately $650 worth of shrimp from the Stop & Shop supermarket at Sand Hill Plaza at 228 South Main Street (Route 25).

    Police said the man entered the supermarket about 6:15 am on Saturday, August 8, shortly after the store opened for business. Based on surveillance photos, the man was carrying a blue bag, which he apparently used to conceal the shrimp before stealing it.

  • Schools To Implement A New System For Monitoring Visitors

    When the new school year begins, Newtown Public Schools will be equipped with a new visitor management system, Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, announced this week in a letter to parents and staff.

  • Major Mixed-Use Project Proposed For Hawleyville Property

    The town has received for regulatory review applications detailing a development project for Hawleyville that proposes the construction of a large church, a major multifamily housing complex, and a diner.

    The mixed-use project is proposed for approximately 42 acres that lie generally west of Hawleyville Road (Route 25) and generally south of the eastbound lanes of Interstate 84, near the Exit 9 off-ramp.