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  • Stray Kats Theatre Company, Third Eye Productions To Collaborate On ‘Doubt’

    Stray Kats Theatre Company (SKTC) is teaming up with Third Eye Productions, a New York production company that has recently relocated to Newtown, to present Doubt in September. Performances of the John Patrick Shanley will be a featured event of the 2014 Newtown Arts Festival.

  • SHOP Announces ‘Choose Love’ Summer Concert Series

    Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity (SHOP) announces the first of what it hopes will be an annual “Choose Love” Outdoor Summer Concert Series, to be performed in downtown Sandy Hook Village. Performances will begin Saturday, August 16, and continue weekly until September 13.

    Performances will be from 1 to 3 pm at Sandy Hook Village Green, at 5 Glen Road. Each event will include a free, outdoor seated musical performance and tents with free arts, crafts and creative movement opportunities for the kids.

  • P&Z Approves Sandy Hook School Project

    Following an hourlong public hearing on July 31, Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) members unanimously approved redevelopment plans for the proposed new Sandy Hook Elementary School at 12 Dickinson Drive, off Riverside Road.

    The new school would replace the former Sandy Hook School, which the town demolished last year following the December 2012 massacre there.

    The P&Z’s zoning approval marks a major local hurdle for the construction project.

  • Parks & Rec Asking: 'Please Be Patient' During Final Phase Of FunSpace II Construction

    Newtown Parks & Recreation Department announced Tuesday that “Dickinson Park Playground is closed until further notice. The construction company is [in] the final stages of completing the playground. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated at this time.”

    It was the second time in a week that the announcement had to be made.

  • EverWonder Celebrates New Exhibition: The Mag Wall

    EverWonder Children’s Museum Experience Board of Directors member Karen Smiley officially announced the opening and dedication of its new Mag Wall, funded by the Newtown Junior Women’s Club (NJWC), on Saturday, August 2.

  • Poverty Hollow Road Bridge Replacement Project Delayed

    The town project to replace the Poverty Hollow Road bridge, which crosses over the Aspetuck River near the Redding town line, has encountered some construction delays, resulting in the project probably not meeting its targeted August 15 completion date.

    As viewed at the construction site on August 4, one of three segmented box culverts, which will form the bridge’s foundation, had been assembled in place, but much work still needs to be done, making it unlikely that the project will be finished by August 15. Work started on June 9.

  • Governor Orders Flags Lowered

    HARTFORD – Governor Dannel P. Malloy this afternoon directed US and state flags to be lowered to half-staff in honor of a Connecticut National Guard member who died in a motor vehicle accident earlier today while on a routine transport of training material.

    The Governor and Lt Governor Nancy Wyman issued the following joint statement:

  • Children Find Freedom In Water Sport Clinic

    Leaps Of Faith clinic volunteer Joey Corrod shared a tube ride with participant Dave Dally during Freedom Splash, a new offering presented by Leaps of Faith Adaptive Skiers on July 31. The two laughed as their tube bounced across the boat’s wake.

  • Wasserman Way To Close To Through-Traffic During August 10-11 Overnight

    In conjunction with the construction of a new ambulance garage at Fairfield Hills for the Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps, a section of Wasserman Way will be closed to through-traffic for an estimated nine-hour period from the night of Sunday, August 10, until the morning of Monday, August 11, officials said.

  • Newtown Actors Among Those Taking The Stage In Outdoor Production Of ‘Chicago’

    MONROE — Southwestern Connecticut will be transported back to the steamy world of flappers and speakeasies as Two Planks Theater Company premiers its production of Chicago. Three Newtown actors will be front and center as the curtain goes up for the three-night production in neighboring Monroe.

    Performances of Chicago are outdoors, under the stars, in Wolfe Park, 285 Cutlers Farm Road, as part of the town’s Theater in the Park series.

    Curtain is 8 pm Thursday through Saturday, August 7-9. Grounds open at 6:30 for picnics.