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  • Annual Spring Egg Hunt Becomes Snowy Scramble

    A happy Easter Bunny led a group of about 200 parents and children across a snowy field at Dickinson Park on Saturday, March 28, to the new playground, known as FunSpace II, where about 4,000 Easter eggs were scattered on the ground at the town’s annual Spring Egg Hunt. 

  • Birth Certificates Available Locally

    With kindergarten registrations happening locally in the coming weeks, Town Clerk Debbie Halstead is reminding parents that if they resided in Newtown at the birth of their child they do not have to go to the hospital or town where the child was delivered to obtain a required birth certificate for registration.

    Parents can request the document during weekday business hours at the Town Clerk’s office, within Newtown Municipal Center at 3 Primrose Street.

    The cost is $20 per certified copy.

  • Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Christensen

    Elizabeth “Betty” Christensen died March 30, 12 days before her 100th birthday. She was born in Collingdale, Penn., on April 11, 1915, and had been a resident of Newtown since 1953.

    She was predeceased by her husband, Willard L. Christensen, who was warden of the Borough of Newtown at the time of his death in 1980.

  • NBA Pro To Share Recovery Experience

    Newtown High School, Newtown Parent Connection, Newtown Prevention Council, and the Newtown Board of Realtors invite the public to hear former NBA player Chris Herren speak about his struggle with substance abuse and his road to recovery on Thursday, April 7, at 7 pm. This presentation is intended for parents and their children (11 years and older), friends and neighbors, and will be held at Newtown High School, 12 Berkshire Road. 

  • Widower Celebrates His Beloved 64 Years After Meeting At ‘Fairfield Hospital’

    Sixty-four years ago, former Fairfield Hills worker Joe Howard was at his regular post on the second floor of Shelton House. His job was to monitor the facility’s newly hired student nurses as they arrived for their first day of work.

    He remembers it as though it were yesterday.

  • A Subject Near And Dear To The Hearts Of Gardeners Everywhere

    On Wednesday, April 8, The Town and Country Garden Club will host a program by club member Marilynn Klepfer on composting, a subject near and dear to the hearts of gardeners. The program will be held at Newtown Senior Center, within the multi-purpose building at 14 Riverside Road. It will begin at 7 pm and is open to the public, free of charge.

  • Local Registrars Reviewing Compromise Language In Proposed Bill

    While local registrars withheld comment on the matter, Democratic Registrar LeReine Frampton said she and her Republican colleague JoAnne Albanesi were looking forward to reviewing the full detail of what she described as a “compromise bill” that was voted out of the Legislature’s Government Administration and Elections Committee on March 31.

  • Newtown High Wrestlers And Coaches Bring Home Multiple Honors

    Newtown High School’s wrestling team, winners of the South-West Conference, Class LL and State Open championships, was selected as the Connecticut High School Coaches Association Team of the Year.

    Pictured, from left, are Coach Chris Bray, Assistant Coach Mike Long, James Leuci, Connor LeMay, Luca Crudo, Anthony Falbo, Joe Accousti, Tom Long, Assistant Coach Mike McKeever, Matt Gonzalez, Thomas Leuci, and Ed Lovely.

  • Team 26 Faces Chilly Start, Warm Receptions On Third Annual Ride To Washington

    When Newtown’s Team 26 cycling leader Monte Frank paraphrased the postal carrier’s credo ahead of the cycling group’s departure to Washington, DC, Saturday, March 28: “Neither snow, nor rain, nor sleet, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds,” he forgot to mention the cold.

  • Clergy, Residents Celebrate Passover Seder Together

    Seated at the head table for the Interfaith Seder, as seen during a ceremonial washing of their hands, from left, were Monsignor Robert Weiss, Reverend Leo McIlrath, Reverend Mel Kawakami, Rabbi Shaul Praver, Pastor Kathie Adams-Shepherd, John Woodall, Reverend Caroline Hamilton-Arnold, and Reverend Matthew Crebbin.