• Community Center Can Be A Location For Shared Arts Experiences

    To the Editor:

    What do we need for Newtown’s future? Having gone through the Newtown School System and been a part of Newtown for almost 30 years, I have experience with the answer to that question. The arts, which service all the members of the town, regardless of age, special talents, or handicaps.

  • One Nice Gesture Will Lead To Another

    To the Editor:

    (The following letter to the members of Newtown Look & Ladder has been received for publication.)

    Dear Chief and Members of NH&L

    On behalf of the Town & Country Garden Club, a big thank you for the many times throughout the summer your members watered the three traffic islands in the borough that our club plants and maintains.

  • Enjoy The Beauty Of The Village

    To the Editor:

  • Letter Of Endorsement

    To the Editor:

    I have known Joe Girgasky as a neighbor, friend, and fellow commissioner here in Newtown for almost 20 years. During that time he has been deeply involved in community, the RTC and guided his son in understanding our municipal government.

  • Former Dispatcher Expected To Plead Guilty In Drug Trafficking Case

    HARTFORD — A former Newtown emergency services dispatcher is expected to plead guilty to a federal drug charge at a change-of-plea hearing scheduled for October 19 in US District Court.

    The legal action stems from the man’s participation in a drug trafficking ring, which was allegedly headed by a former Newtown police sergeant.

  • NYFS To Host Halloween Costume Swap

    Newtown Youth & Family Services (NYFS) will host a free Halloween costume swap, Saturday, October 17.

    Participants are invited to drop off gently-used Halloween costumes in any size, weekdays, between 10 am and 7 pm,  through Friday, October 16, at NYFS, 15 Berkshire Road in Sandy Hook. 

  • ‘Empowering Smart Online Choices,’ Tuesday Evening

    The school district’s PTAs, PTSA, and the Newtown Prevention Council are sponsoring a presentation by Scott Driscoll for local parents on Tuesday, October 13, from 7 to 8:30 pm, at Newtown Middle School.

    The presentation is called “Empowering Smart Online Choices,” and it will be held in the middle school’s auditorium.

  • Hawley Indoor Movie Night Draws Crowd For ‘Willy Wonka’

    The Boughan family won the honor of sofa seating through a raffle during Hawley Elementary School’s Indoor Movie Night on September 25.

  • Statewide Voter Registration Session, October 17

    All Registrars of Voters offices in Connecticut will hold a statewide voter registration session on Saturday, October 17, from 10 am to 2 pm.

    Newtown’s office is within Newtown Municipal Center, at 3 Primrose Street. 

  • Western CT Police K-9 Challenge Event Benefits Horse Guard

    The horse ring on the grounds of the Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard (2GHG), at Fairfield Hills, was occupied by dogs on October 3. But not just any dogs. Teams from area Connecticut towns, the MTA K9 unit in New York City, and the 928th Military Police Army National Guard tackled an obstacle course, apprehended suspects, and demonstrated their obedience skills at the inaugural Western CT Police K-9 Challenge.