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  • Myriad Emotions To Be Expected During Town Players One-Act Presentations

    When a husband and wife don’t communicate, they sometimes end up finding out surprising – even shocking – things about one other. That’s the premise of The Problem by AR Gurney, one of the plays featured in Town Players of Newtown’s “Hot August Nights – One Acts,” which will run weekends July 31-August 8.

  • Tractor Supply Seeking South Main Street Location For New Store

    Tractor Supply Company, a major retailer whose product lines include agriculture, livestock, equine, pet care, home improvement, and lawn and garden maintenance, is seeking a preliminary land use approval from the town toward its goal of locating a new store on a 8.19-acre site at 116 South Main Street.

    The property is on the west side of South Main Street, south of South Main Street’s intersection with Simm Lane.

  • Lewis, Blumenthal Celebrate US Senate Passage Of Education Bill

    HARTFORD (AP) — Proposed federal education legislation to fund social and emotional learning skills training for teachers would help prevent violence such as mass shootings, the mother of a 6-year-old boy killed on 12/14 said Friday.

    “Since almost the beginning I had an intuitive awareness that had the shooter in our case had access to social and emotional learning this tragedy would not have happened,” Jesse’s mother, Scarlett Lewis, said at a July 17 news conference with Senator Richard Blumenthal.

  • Just In Time For A Hot Summer: Fruit Plus Maple Syrup Equals Fruple

    Fruple is a gluten-free, dairyless frozen dessert option made solely of organic fruits and maple syrup.

  • Off-Duty Newtown Policeman Involved In Night-Time Crash

    SOUTHBURY — An off-duty Newtown police officer was involved in a one-car accident on Main Street South early on the morning of July 11.

    Southbury police said that Michael McGowan, 42, was driving a 2004 Toyota Camry sedan eastward  on Main Street South, west of its intersection with Hollow Swamp Road, when he fell asleep at the wheel at about 12:39 am.

  • River Walk Condo Proposal Draws Criticism On Traffic And Size

    An elevation drawing of one of the two large buildings proposed for The River Walk at Sandy Hook Village on Washington Avenue in Sandy Hook Center.

     

  • New Viewpoint For A Familiar View

    This photo of Newtown’s famous flagpole intersection at Main Street and Church Hill Road was taken by Joey Santella with the help of his DJI Phantom Vision 2+ drone. He will be attending Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida in the fall to study unmanned autonomous systems.   

  • Tickets Still Available For McGraw’s Concert For Sandy Hook Promise

    HARTFORD — Lawn seating and reserved seats were still available as of Thursday, July 16, for Tim McGraw’s July 17 concert at The Xfinity Theatre in Hartford. The country star announced in April that all proceeds from the show, part of his Shotgun Rider Tour, will benefit Sandy Hook Promise.

  • Queen Street Getting New Water Pipes

    In this July 15 view, which looks southward on Queen Street from its intersection with Glover Avenue, workers for Aquarion Water Company are seen using a roller, loader, excavator, and dump truck for a water pipe replacement project. In the coming weeks, the workers will be replacing sections of outdated pipe on Queen Street. During the construction, certain sections of Queen Street lying between its intersections with Glover Avenue and Mile Hill Road will be closed to through-traffic with detours provided for motorists. 

  • Police Plan Crackdown On Speeding Motorists

    Town police have received approval for a $23,800 grant from the state, with that money to be used for police overtime pay for speed enforcement and for the acquisition of speed-detection radar equipment.

    Notably, according to a recent statistical report on statewide traffic enforcement, during a 12-month period, Newtown police had the highest rate of motor vehicle stops of any municipal police department in the state.