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  • Registration Nearly Full For June Newtown Car Show

    The 2015 Newtown Car Show is slated for June 20, with up to 250 exotic cars to be presented in the parking lot of Stop & Shop, 228 South Main Street.

    As of January 21, just 43 openings remained for car owners hoping to reserve a parking location for their vehicles on what show Co-Chair Chris Sferruzzo is hoping will be a sunny Saturday. Spaces for 250 cars are planned.

  • Newtown’s First Baby Of 2015 Makes Her Entrance ‘Nice And Easy’

    Ten hours after her mother went into labor, Angelina Jean Berger was born on Tuesday, January 6. Her arrival was much easier on her mother than older sister Alexandra’s arrival.

    “She was 56 hours of labor,” Jessica Berger said Wednesday evening, looking toward her older daughter while cuddling Angelina in her lap. Gesturing toward the newborn, Jessica added, “She was nice and easy.”

  • Forum On 12/14 Memorial Draws Few Comments

    After several reminders from Chairman Kyle Lyddy that the Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial Commission is not discouraged by low turnouts at their public information forums, Lions Club President Robert Schmidt suggested that there may be a good reason why so many seats in the high school lecture hall remained empty January 20.

    “The diversity of your group inspires trust,” Mr Schmidt said. “Maybe that explains why not a lot of people are here tonight — they trust you.”

  • NMS Students Face Off In National Geographic Bee

    Newtown Middle School students competed in the final school round of the National Geographic Bee on Tuesday, January 13.

    After six rounds and a final championship round, Jackson Hebner was named as the school’s champion.

  • Sandy Hook Chief: Halstead Reflects On 50 Years Of Firefighting

    Volunteer firefighting is not a simple task. During all types of weather and at any time of day or night, an emergency call may sound, summoning firefighters from wherever they may be, and whatever they may be doing to respond to the scene of an emergency.

    For the past half century in Newtown, Bill Halstead has been among those who showed up to help.

  • Winter Storm Warning Issued, Events Being Cancelled Or Postponed

    A storm system that has already dropped heavy snow on parts of the southern Plains will continue to develop as it moves up the Eastern Seaboard late Friday into Saturday, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

    “The system has the potential to bring a wintry mix of precipitation to the Mid-Atlantic and New England [regions], though it is not expected to be a major snow producer,” NWS had posted on its website Friday afternoon.

  • Council Authorizes Lanza Home Demolition, Sets Budget Calendar

    This report was updated January 23 with details on the Board of Finance budget meeting schedule.

    Facing several television crews and reporters from a number of news bureaus, the Legislative Council quickly and unanimously voted January 21 to authorize the Board of Selectmen to move forward with plans to demolish the home of 12/14 shooter Adam Lanza.

  • Bolinsky Putting Forth Numerous Constituent-Driven Proposals

    This is the first of a two-part feature on current legislation being proposed by local state lawmakers.

    As the only state representative whose district lies completely within the borders of Newtown, Mitch Bolinsky (R-106) appropriately readied for his second term in the statehouse by going back to those very constituents for suggestions for bills to propose in the current legislative session.

  • Demystifying Flower Arrangements, This Month With Garden Club

    UPDATE (Tuesday, January 27, 2015): C.H. Booth Library is closed today due to Winter Storm Juno, so this program has been cancelled.

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  • Eagle Scout Project Collection Extended

    Rain falling on a frigid winter ground Sunday, January 18, formed a coat of ice that likely kept many residents home during Boy Scout Seth Barrett’s charity collection that afternoon. He had a late start due to the weather on what was to be a one-day collection that morning, so has extended his drive for goods to benefit Operation Hope, a food pantry and homeless shelter in Fairfield, through February 1.