• Joel Nezvesky To Speak At Next Working Women’s Forum

    The Working Women’s Forum, an association of local professionals and entrepreneurs, will feature “Effective Negotiating: Create A Win-Win Environment.” The event is Wednesday, October 14, at The Villa Restaurant, 4 Riverside Road in Sandy Hook.

    Joel Nezvesky, founder and managing director of RB Consulting, has more than 35 years of business experience, including in the financial, technology, retail, and real estate sectors. RB Consulting provides companies with strategic guidance and direction to achieve growth objectives.

  • NEF Preparing To Build Executive Board

    The Newtown Education Foundation (NEF) held an open public forum on Monday, October 5, at Reed Intermediate School.

    Kristen Bonacci and Casey Ragan, two of NEF’s three co-founders, spoke about how the foundation came about and answered questions about what the foundation will do during the forum.

    The mission of NEF is to enrich the learning experience for students by promoting innovation and creativity through collaboration with the community, according to the foundation.

  • Small Businesses Targeted In Eversource Billing Scam

    BERLIN — For popular eateries, like the Popover Bakery and Café in Simsbury, weekend business is their bread and butter.

    So when one of the owners at Popover recently received a phone call from someone claiming to be from Eversource, threatening to shut off their power in two hours unless they made an immediate payment, she panicked.

  • Traffic Issues Top P&Z Review Of Hawleyville Mixed-Use Complex

    Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) members on October 1 held a fourth set of dual public hearings on a mixed-use development proposed for Hawleyville, which includes a 180-unit rental apartment complex in six multistory buildings, a diner, and a church on 42 acres west of Hawleyville Road (State Route 25) and south of the Exit 9 interchange of Interstate 84.

    The Police Commission is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, October 6, to discuss the traffic aspects of the mixed-use development proposal.

  • $35,000 Awarded Locally For Arts & Culture Through New State Regional Initiative Grant Program

    DANBURY — The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut (CAWC) has announced that $35,000 from the state’s new Regional Initiative Grant program has been awarded to eight recipients throughout CAWC’s ten-town region, which includes Newtown.

  • ‘Love Wins: Love Is The Antidote’ To Be At Congregational Church In December

    Newtown Congregational Church will host a special breakfast gathering for the community on Wednesday, December 2, from 9 to 11 am.

    Sponsored by The Ana Grace Project in honor of Ana Grace Marquez-Greene, the morning will feature a keynote by Bruce Perry, MD, PhD, international speaker, author and senior fellow, ChildTrauma Academy. Dr Perry is expected to speak on the morning’s theme, “Love Wins: Love Is The Antidote — How Deepening Connections and Relationships Transform Families and Communities.”

  • Four Members, Two Topics: Garden Club To Host Invasives & House Plants Presentation

    The Town and Country Garden Club of Newtown will have four of its members presenting a program covering two topics — the problems with invasive vines in Connecticut, and the positive effects of house plants in a home — on Wednesday, October 14. The program will begin at 7 pm. It will be held at Newtown Senior Center, 14 Riverside Road.

    All are welcome, free of charge.

    Josie Schmidt and Diana Johnson were the co-presidents of the garden club for the last two years.

  • Free Screening Planned Of Award-Winning Documentary ‘Project Light’

    The Tapping Solution Foundation (TTSF) announces the release of its award-winning documentary, Project Light: From Rwanda to Newtown — a story of hope, healing, and possibility.

    A free screening will take place Monday, October 19, from 6 to 8 pm, at Newtown Middle School. Refreshments, giveaways, and babysitting will also be offered.

    The 60-minute documentary follows the transformation achieved by 12 orphan genocide survivors in Rwanda after participating in a new form of sustainable humanitarian aid called Project Light.

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    To the Editor,

  • RTC’s Concern: Finding The Right Candidates To Lead

    To the Editor: