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  • Guest Speaker At Men’s Breakfast Club, A Soldier Reminisces About His Time In The Service

    In honor of Veterans Day, The Men’s Breakfast Club of Newtown Senior Center hosted former Newtown First Selectman and World War II veteran Joseph Borst as its guest speaker on Thursday, November 6. The Breakfast Club meets the first Thursday of each month at 9 am, sharing a light breakfast and conversation.

    Mr Borst shared his reminisces on his time in the service with club members, including several who are also veterans.

  • First Selectman To Veterans: ‘We Value You, We Honor You’

    Resident and Ladies Auxiliary member Jennifer Clark sings the national anthem during the Veterans Day Service of Remembrance at VFW Post 308. Behind her, from left, are Post Chaplain Donna Monteleone, First Selectman Pat Llodra, and Post Commander James Rebman.

  • Free Haircuts For Veterans, Tuesday

    Robert Anthony’s Hair Salon, 49 Church Hill Road, is offering free haircuts to any veteran who visits the salon on Tuesday, November 11.

    The salon is offering the service in honor of Veterans Day.

    “My husband, Robert Anthony Sr, is a Navy veteran,” said Diane Skuba. Mr Anthony is disabled, she said. “We spent a lot of time at the West Haven VA Hospital, unfortunately, and we want to pass on what we can.”

  • Veterans Day Service Of Remembrance Planned

    November 11 was originally designated to honor the end of World War I, at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. Known as Armistice Day for many years, the date has become a day to honor all veterans of all of the wars in which this country has been engaged since World War I.

    The public is invited to join members of VFW Post 308 for its annual Service of Remembrance on Tuesday, November 11, at 11 am.

    The service will take place at the VFW Post, Freedom Defendors Way (18 Tinkerfield Road), off Mile Hill Road.

  • Concert Preview: Rising Star To Perform At Edmond Town Hall

    Newtown Friends of Music will introduce a young rising star — violinist Alexi Kenney — to audiences at Edmond Town Hall on Sunday, November 23, at 3 pm.  Mr Kenney was the winner of the 2013 Concert Artists Guild International Competition.

  • Local Camera Club To Host New England Competition

    Flagpole Photographers Camera Club will sponsor its first New England Camera Club Council (NECCC) Fall Competition for Digital Projected Images on Thursday, November 20, at C.H. Booth Library.

    NECCC is made up of over 80 camera clubs located in Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Vermont. The club hosts a series of interclub competitions in the fall, winter and spring.

  • Fatal Tractor-Trailer Crash Closes I-84, Creates Local Traffic Snarl

    An accident involving two tractor-trailer trucks on eastbound Interstate 84 early on the morning of Friday, November 7, resulted in the death of a Pennsylvania trucker and his pet dog.

    The collision caused non-hazardous cargo spillage from both trucks, a six-hour closure of a section of I-84 for accident reconstruction by state police, and extensive travel delays on local secondary roads as morning-rush motorists took detours off I-84 to get around the accident scene.

  • Search For Missing Man Turns To South Carolina

    In their longstanding effort to find a missing Sandy Hook man, town police are probing a tip they received which indicates that the man may be working at a restaurant in the Myrtle Beach, S.C., area.

    Myrtle Beach is a tourism center that has a subtropical climate and extensive beaches on the Atlantic Coast known as the Grand Strand.

  • Nourishments: All The Colors Not In A Rainbow

    Green lentils, brown lentils, red lentils — I love them all. So how could I resist when I saw a bag of black lentils on the shelf of an Italian specialty store?

    Also known as Beluga lentils, a nod to the bean’s caviar-like look, black lentils are as delicious and nutritious as their more commonly found counterparts.

  • Vandals Strike During Halloween Period

    Police report they received nine calls from residents concerning cases of minor vandalism which they  had discovered at their properties on and after Halloween.

    The incidents reported to police were typical of the vandalism that occurs during the Halloween period, including cases such as intentionally damaged curbside mailboxes, according to police.