• Residents Invited To Take Community Center Survey, Attend Forums

    Residents have roughly two weeks to take an online Newtown Community Center Commission survey now live at ncccsurvey.com. Commission Co-Chair Andy Clure is encouraging all town residents to take the eight-question poll, which should take about five minutes.

  • Police Urge Deterrents To ‘Crimes of Opportunity’

    In view of a string of thefts of valuables from motor vehicles, which occurred earlier this month at Dickinson Park on Elm Drive, the police chief is urging that residents take steps to deter such incidents.

  • Adath Israel To Host Cabaret Night

    MONROE — Congregation Adath Israel of Newtown will present “Cabaret Night,” an evening of music, dancing, fine food and a silent auction, on Saturday, October 3. The special event will be held at Roberto’s Restaurant, 505 Main Street in Monroe.

    Organizers say the event, which will begin at 6:30 pm, will be entertaining for all who attend. The evening will feature entertainment by The Greg Packham Group along with a buffet dinner.

  • NSSF Receives Federal Grant For Safety Drive

    The gun industry’s Newtown-based national trade association and lobbying organization has received a $2.4 million federal grant to promote gun locks and firearm safety, an award the group says is its first under the administration of President Barack Obama.

    For a group that became a regular object of protests following the 2012 Sandy Hook shootings, the grant is an indication it’s beginning to come in from the cold.

  • Sixth Annual Firehouse Ride Is September 27

    Again this year the sound of motorcycles running in a pack down Route 25 will fill late September’s air.

    The sixth annual Firehouse Ride on Sunday, September 27, will support Newtown Hook & Ladder Co. #1’s efforts to build a new firehouse. One hundred percent of funds will benefit this goal. Site work has already begun at 12 Church Hill Road, where the new fire station will be constructed.

  • Random Music, Calculated Enjoyment

    An appreciative audience attended a Newtown Arts Festival events September 11 at Newtown Meeting House, and was not disappointed by a packed program of entertaining and eclectic selections. “Random Acts Of Chamber Music” featured performances by The Danbury Trombone Outfit and The New England New Music Ensemble (NENME). NENME members included, from left, Kristen Provost Switzer on cello, Scott Switzer on bassoon, Emily Boyer on horn in front, Gregg Baimel on saxophone, Robert Rabinowitz on flute.

  • Police K-9 Teams To Compete For Top Dog Awards

    Newtown Kennel Club (NKC) and the Friends of the Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard (2GHG) will host the 2015 Western CT Police K-9 Challenge on Saturday, October 3. This inaugural fundraising event, held at the 2GHG Headquarters, 4 Wildlife Drive, begins at 10 am, with award ceremonies at 3 pm. The event will be held rain or shine.

    A 2GHG Color Guard ride will kick off the competition at 9:45 am.

  • Openings Remain For Powell Golf Tournament

    NOTE (Tuesday, September 22, 2015): At the request of Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue, this story has been updated to include a different contact phone number than the one originally posted.

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    Organizers of Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue’s 28th Annual George & Timothy Powell Golf Tournament announce that there are still openings for players and sponsors.

  • Review Begins For Rand-Whitney Factory Expansion

    The Inland-Wetlands Commission (IWC) has started its environmental review of a proposal to greatly expand the size of an industrial building on Schoolhouse Hill Road.

    At their September 9 meeting, IWC members began their review of Rand-Whitney Container Newtown’s LLC’s proposal to increase its 127,500-square-foot factory at 32 Schoolhouse Hill Road to 308,000 square feet. The firm is seeking the expansion project to modernize its corrugated cardboard container manufacturing process.

  • Safety Experts Question Classroom Barricade Devices

    COLUMBUS, OHIO (AP) — A nationwide push allowing schools to buy portable barricade devices they can set up if an active shooter enters their building has school security and fire experts questioning whether they’re really safe.

    Those opposed to the devices say they’re complicated to install under stress and could lead to dangerous unintended consequences — including blocking authorities from an attacker inside a classroom.