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  • Men’s Breakfast Club Announces Guest Speakers

    The public is invited to join the Men’s Breakfast Club at Newtown Senior Center, 14 Riverside Road, the first Thursday of every month, at 9 am. Breakfast sandwiches can be preordered by calling 203-270-4310, by noon the day before each program, at a cost of $2 per sandwich.

    Breakfast camaraderie is followed by a speaker at 9:30 am.

    On April 2, the Men’s Breakfast Club welcomes Mike Zacchea, who will talk about veterans issues and what is happening on the ground in Iraq now.

  • Snow Leading To Closings & Cancellations

    Mother Nature is not letting go of winter easily today. She is hanging on to winter like a stubborn lion, not a gentle lamb.

    Newtown, and the region, is expected to see a little more snow before the Vernal Equinox arrives at 6:45 this evening.

    According to the National Weather Service (New York, NY Office), snow is expected to arrive in Newtown “mainly after 1 pm,” and will continue well into the overnight hours. Accumulation of up to 5 inches is possible.

  • State, Local Supporters Converge As New Middle School Health Center Opens

    With the snip of an oversized pair of shears, a group of about a dozen local and state officials, supporters, and local school staffers celebrated the opening of a new and independent health center at Newtown Middle School March 13.

  • Finance Board Recommends $111.7 Million Budget With Lower Taxes, Mill Rate

    After hearing from one member of the public who spoke in support of the school district budget, the Board of Finance on March 12 unanimously recommended a 2015-16 budget proposal of $111,730,513 to the Legislative Council, representing a 0.6 percent increase over the current year.

    Finance Board Chairman John Kortze subsequently presented those recommendations to the council on March 18.

  • New Partnership Will Provide Library Cards For Kindergarteners

    A partnership between C.H. Booth Library and Newtown Public Schools will offer library cards for all kindergarteners entering the district next school year.

    “I’m really pleased with the partnership and the willingness from the Booth Library pertaining to Newtown Public Schools, particularly with the early childhood initiative,” said Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, during the Board of Education’s meeting on Tuesday, February 17.

  • Garden Club To Host ‘Demystifying Flower Arrangements’ Program

    The Tuesday, March 24 meeting of The Garden Club of Newtown will feature Judy Grabarz, owner of Newtown Florist, with an informative and inspiring presentation entitled “Demystifying Flower Arrangements.”

    The program will take place in the lower meeting room of C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street. It will begin at 1 pm.

    This program was rescheduled from January 27, which was cancelled due to inclement weather.

  • Spate Of Winter Storms Hike Highway Budget By Nearly $300,000

    As officials prepare to move into the final stages of finalizing the 2016 budget proposal, selectmen on March 16 were forced to amend the current year spending plan by nearly $300,000 to accommodate the materials and overtime costs required to keep Newtown’s roads clear and safe this winter.

  • McQuail In Lead Role: ‘Bad Jews’ Highest Grossing Show In Long Wharf Theatre Stage II History

    NEW HAVEN – Long Wharf Theatre has crowned a new box office champ during its 50th anniversary season. Bad Jews has supplanted Satchmo at the Waldorf as the highest grossing show in Stage II history.

  • Newtown Continuing Education Courses Available

    Newtown Continuing Education announced it has limited openings available in the following classes. Contact Newtown Continuing Education at 203-426-1787 for further information or to express interest in a program.

    Further information is also available at newtowncontinuinged.org.

  • International Puppetry Day Event To Coincide With Return Of Spring

    International and National Puppetry Day falls on the first full day of spring this year, March 21.

    To celebrate, Sova Dance and Puppet Theater of CT will offer a frog puppet-making workshop at Sticks and Stones Farm, 197 Huntingtown Road, from 2 to 5 pm Saturday, March 21.