The Genealogy Club of Newtown will return to C.H. Booth Library for its first meeting of the year, scheduled for Wednesday, January 14.
Many of last year’s club meetings were held in Ridgefield, for a number of reasons, but the club is back at the library, 25 Main Street, again this month. Meetings begin promptly at 7 pm, but the club’s Help Desk opens at 6:45 for those who have a genealogy related problem to discuss.
Kids from across the country will be honored by Newtown Kindness at the non-profit’s Third Annual Charlotte Bacon Act of Kindness Awards on Saturday, February 21.
The ceremony will honor eight to ten finalists and 15-20 runners up from across the country who have demonstrated the mission of Newtown Kindness, to “think kindly and act boldly” through outstanding acts of kindness.
The deadline to register for the awards is Thursday, January 15.
While “big box” computer stores and their behind-the-scenes repair facilities may be convenient, most of the clients of Joseph Masso’s Liberty Computing Services keep coming back for the trusty, quality work the young technician provides.
“Whether you are buying a computer, or getting one serviced, I think the main thing lacking in the big box computer stores and service centers is accountability,” Mr Masso said during a brief break from work at his cozy 57 Dodgingtown Road retail shop.
On Thursday, January 15, Flagpole Photographers Camera Club will host its first general meeting and photo competition of the new year.
January’s assigned subject is “Animals (non-domesticated).” Club members will be challenged to showcase their creativity for capturing animal photography. There will also be competitions in Digital, Black & White and Open Color.
State police report that at about 6:40 pm on January 4, they received a report from the state’s high-security Garner Correctional Institution at 50 Nunnawauk Road that there had been an inmate assault.
State police said their investigation found that inmate George Montanez, 42, had struck his 25-year-old cellmate in the chest and the face.
A correction officer had witnessed the incident and reported it, state police said.
Following review of a report on the traffic implications of a 30,000-square-foot medical office building proposed for 168-170 Mt Pleasant Road in Hawleyville, the Police Commission, serving as the traffic authority, has endorsed the traffic-related aspects of the project.
Newtown Medical Office Two, LLC, of Westport is proposing the two-story structure for a site on the north side of Mt Pleasant Road.
The Newtown Police Department is seeking public comments as part of its state reaccreditation process.
A team of inspectors from the Police Officers Standards and Training Council (POSTC) is scheduled to visit the police station on January 23 to examine its policies and procedures documents as they relate to the state’s Tier 1 police accreditation process.
The police department has had Tier 1 accreditation since 2005 and is seeking reaccreditation for the third time.