• Young Newtown Actor Among The Cast Of Hartford Stage’s 'A Christmas Carol’

    HARTFORD — Hartford Stage, under the leadership of Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts, has announced the cast of the 18th annual production of A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas. The holiday classic runs November 27 through December 27.

    Over the past 17 years, Connecticut families have been thrilled by Dickens’ supernatural tale of redemption, which introduced the exclamation “Bah! Humbug!” and popularized the perennial greeting “Merry Christmas.”

  • Selectmen Advised: New Police Station Less Costly Than Town Hall South Renovation

    Newtown's appointed Municipal Building Strategic Plan Committee is advising the Board of Selectmen to scrap the more costly idea of renovating Town Hall South to permit the growing police force to expanding into the full town-owned facility — a former tractor sales and service business. Instead committee members are advising officials to move forward with plans to build a new facility, presumably on public land at Fairfield Hills.

  • Almost Time To Fill The Fire Trucks

    Lee Paulsen, left, director of FAITH Food Pantry, recently met with Sandy Hook EMS Captain Karin Halstead, to go over what the pantry needs this year. The food pantry will receive a pre-Thanksgiving boost this weekend when the public responds to the annual request for Fill The Fire Truck. 

  • Police Probing Rash Of Auto Thefts, Larcenies From Vehicles

    In view of a recent rash of motor vehicle thefts, as well as thefts of items from vehicles, police are urging residents to employ some basic deterrents to decrease the likelihood of such crimes occurring.

    Since September, there have been five thefts of vehicles, as well numerous cases of thefts of items from vehicles, police said.

  • Lisa Unleashed: Horseback Riding, Coastal Beaches Style

    It’s beach season for Connecticut horse and dog lovers! From October 1 to March 31, horses and dogs are allowed on many local beaches to splash in the surf and kick up some sand. Fairfield’s Jennings Beach offers a superb swath of sandbars that during a super low tide give equestrians some awesome gallops. Recently, as I traveled to ride at Jennings, I thought back on my first two beach riding adventures, both on America’s West Coast.

  • Registration Underway For Third Annual National Vigil Service

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Newtown Foundation, in partnership with St Marks Episcopal Church and Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence, will host a Third Annual National Vigil Service of mourning and loving remembrance for all who have fallen victim to gun violence in America, Wednesday, December 9, at St Marks, in Washington, DC.

  • President Orders Flags Lowered To Honor Victims Of Paris Shootings

    President Barack Obama on Sunday issued a proclamation honoring the victims of shootings in Paris, France, on November 13 that took the lives of more than 100 people. The jihadist group Islamic State admitted responsibility for the attacks on Saturday. 

    President Obama's declaration, which also ordered that American flags are to be lowered to half-staff until sunset Thursday, November 19, opened by saying Americans “stand with the people of France.

  • 2016 Relay For Life Kickoff At NYA November 19

    A very enthusiastic core committee of volunteers and a new event partner are getting off to an early start promoting the excitement of Newtown’s annual Relay For Life, a noncompetitive gathering of supporters, caregivers, survivors, and those battling cancer walking overnight to raise funds and awareness about the disease and its prevention.

  • Newtown Fund Announces Depot Day, Annual Appeal For Help

    The Newtown Fund has for many years helped Newtown’s residents in need around the December holidays. Most referrals come through the town’s Social Service Department or local clergy. Families, couples, and individuals — who are referred to The Fund by Newtown Social Services — receive emergency donations throughout the year but the holiday season is the time when the fund, and residents, provide the most help to make their holiday and their lives brighter.

  • Socks Collection Planned For Eagle Scout Project

    Boy Scout Eddie Godino, a members of Newtown Troop 770, will be conducting a sock drive on November 22.