• With ‘The Great Danbury State Fair,' Newtown Author Resurrects Fair Memories

    “The history of the Great Danbury State Fair is so long and takes so many unexpected turns that writing about it was like tracking a lightning bug at dusk,” writes Newtown author Andrea Zimmermann in the introduction to her recently published book, The Great Danbury State Fair.

  • P&Z Approves Change Of Zone For Tractor Supply Store Proposal

    Following lengthy discussion at a heavily attended November 5 public hearing, Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) members have approved a controversial change of zone for an eight-acre site at 116 South Main Street, thus allowing a commercial real estate firm to formulate a development proposal for a Tractor Supply Co. store there.

  • Newtown Men Arrested In Monroe Robbery Case

    MONROE — Monroe police have arrested two Newtown men on robbery charges, alleging that they robbed a gas station/convenience store there early on the morning of September 6.

    Police said they have arrested Wesley Steinfeld, 29, of 16 Pine Tree Hill Road, and Christopher Basso, 25, of 21 Taunton Lake Drive in connection with the robbery at Monroe Buck Stop at 456 Main Street (Route 25).

    After their arrests on warrants, each man was held on $250,000 bail for court arraignments.

  • School Bus Driver Suspended Following Arrest By Bethel Police

    Following his recent arrest by Bethel police on burglary/larceny charges, All-Star Transportation has suspended from work without pay a Monroe man who had driven School Bus #20 in Newtown.

    In an e-mail sent to local parents, Schools Superintendent Dr Joseph Erardi, Jr, wrote that the bus driver’s arrest on October 30 “is unrelated to the driver’s work assignment.”

  • Driver Faces Pair Of Charges After Snapping Utility Pole

    A heavy dump truck traveling northward on South Main Street (State Route 25), just north of its intersection with Cold Spring Road, drove off the right side of the road and shattered a utility pole at its base Wednesday morning.

    Police then closed a half-mile section of South Main Street to through-traffic for about eight hours while utility repairs were underway. Initially, officials had thought that the road could be reopened to traffic much sooner.

  • Upcoming RCN Events: Book Talks, Essential Oils Over Coffee, And More

    UPDATED November 17, 2015: This story has been updated to include details about December 11 reiki sessions.


    The Resiliency Center of Newtown (RCN) has announced a number of upcoming programs.

    All events will take place at RCN, on the lower level of the SCB Building, 153 South Main Street; guests should use the lower rear parking lot to access the center. Programs are free, although some do require registration. Details follow:

  • P&Z Continues Review Of Hawleyville Mixed-Use Proposal

    Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) members are continuing their long-running review of a major mixed-use complex proposed for a 42-acre site in Hawleyville, which would include a 180-unit rental apartment complex on 21 acres, a diner on four acres, and a church on 17 acres.

    P&Z members on November 5 reviewed certain developmental details during dual public hearings on the complex, which is proposed by two developers for the site that lies south of the Exit 9 interchange of Interstate 84 and west of Hawleyville Road (State Route 25).

  • Historical Society Open House & Living History Demonstration, Sunday Afternoon

    Newtown Historical Society will host an open house on Sunday, November 15, from 12 to 4 pm, at The Matthew Curtiss House, 44 Main Street.

  • Members Of 1965 NHS Football Team Honored

    Players who got it all started a half century ago were back on the Newtown High School football field on November 6. Members of the 1965 Newtown High team, the first to play organized football to begin the current 11-on-11 era of the game, received applause from fans at Blue & Gold Stadium prior to the game between the current Newtown gridders and New Milford.

  • Instead Of An Investigator, School Board Turns To Ethics Panel And FOI

    After learning that hiring an investigator would cost roughly $15,000 to $20,000 to look into leaked board communications, the Board of Education decided at a special meeting on Wednesday, November 11, to look into both filing a Freedom of Information “complaint” and to refer the entire situation to the local Board of Ethics.

    The decision came after discussions at multiple meetings on the subject of an e-mail and a screenshot of a text message recently shared on social media.