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  • Interfaith Thanksgiving Service Planned

    For the fourth time in as many years, Newtown will be holding an Interfaith Community Thanksgiving Service.

    The event was resurrected by Newtown Clergy Association in 2011, and has continued each November since.

    There will be representation from many faiths for the ecumenical service of thankfulness to be presented at St Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church, 40 Church Hill Road.

    It will begin at 7 pm on Sunday, November 23. An offering received during the service will be given to FAITH Food Pantry.

  • Sunday Cinema Series Going Big With Penultimate Event This Month

    In celebration of the 75th anniversary of Gone with the Wind, the Newtown Cultural Arts Commission will present a Red Carpet Event and Film Screening on Sunday, November 30, at Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street. 

    Patrons are encouraged to wear their Oscar best to strut the red carpet beginning at 1 pm. Professional photos will be taken by Marleen Cafarelli of Photo Art Works.  The movie screening will begin by 1:30, and will include a free popcorn, as well as special refreshments offered at intermission.

  • Sandy Hook Advisory Commission To Meet In Newtown, Friday

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s Sandy Hook Advisory Commission is next scheduled to meet on Friday, November 14, at 9:30 am. The commission announced on November 12 that it will be in the lower meeting room of C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street in Newtown.

  • NMS Student Council Collecting For Fall Food Drive

    Members of the Newtown Middle School Student Council are collecting donations for the council’s yearly food drive to support Women Involved in Newtown’s (WIN) Thanksgiving Baskets campaign.

    Along with donating to the campaign in general, the NMS Student Council also plans to have enough donations to support one adopted family through the program.

  • Middle Gate PTA Slates 2nd Annual Snowflake Festival

    Middle Gate Elementary School’s PTA has scheduled its 2nd Annual Snowflake Festival for Saturday, December 6, from 10 am until 3 pm.

    The event will be held at the school, 12 Cold Spring Road, and is open to the community.

    The festival will include vendors, crafters, raffles, treats, baked goods, and a used ornament sale.

    Kids activities will include crafts run by Baum Orthodontics, Ben’s Bells Newtown, CrossFit Hook’d, EverWonder Children’s Museum, and Kidologie.

  • Dedication Of Healing Hearts Playground Celebrated At New Regional Hospice Center For Comfort Care & Healing

    Cynthia E. Roy, president and CEO of Regional Hospice and Home Care, left, and Paul Sirois, executive director of Regional Hospice Foundation, thank KIDO member Ashley Santore for her part in for raising more than $50,000 to build a playground at the site of the Regional Hospice Center of Comfort, Care, & Healing, scheduled to open in 2015. KIDO founder Ryan Patrick is third from right. Other KIDO members are Newtown High School students Allie Paynter, Caroline “Charli” Condon, Gregory Brissette, Brian Montoya, and Joshua Dunn.

  • Police Warn Residents Of ‘IRS Telephone Scam’

    Town police are warning local residents about a series of ongoing scams conducted by criminals generally via telephone calls and sometimes through interactions on the Internet.

    Police Sergeant Steven Santucci said that one of these scams which has been an ongoing problem nationwide involves an aggressive telephone caller who falsely tells the person receiving the call that he is a US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agent who requires the immediate payment of an outstanding tax debt.

  • Police Seek Identity Of Male Trespasser At Fairfield Hills

    On November 6, police learned of a trespassing incident that had occurred on Wednesday, October 29, at the town Parks & Recreation department building located at 2 Trades Lane, on the northeast corner of Trades Lane and Wasserman Way at Fairfield Hills.

    Police said that between 9 and 9:10 am on October 29, a heavy-set white man with a white beard, who was wearing blue jeans and a grey sweatshirt bearing a logo, walked through an open door and entered the building.

  • Op-Ed: We Owe A Big Debt To Veterans — And Should Pay It

    A warm Sunday night in Hartford, August 7, 1932. Several dozen men and women — exhausted, dirty, hungry — trudge into the city after the long trip from Washington, D.C. They have just made history.

    Along with 45,000 other military veterans and their families, they camped for several months to press the federal government for long-promised aid. Specifically, they want the immediate release of cash payments (the Bonus) promised to them after World War I.

  • 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.