• Selectmen Hiring Pension Consultant, Endorse Funds For Band Van

    During a special meeting September 10, the Board of Selectmen met and heard from two representatives of a Windsor company that was later unanimously hired to oversee the town’s pension fund. That evening, selectmen also revisited and approved a motion to help purchase a used van for a parent’s organization supporting the Newtown High School’s Marching Band and Color Guard using undesignated post-12/14 donations.

  • First Selectman Produces Paper Trail Regarding Rejected FHA Appointee

    After hearing concerns about a Democratic Town Committee nomination for the Fairfield Hills Authority that was rejected after a missed deadline, First Selectman Pat Llodra produced extensive documentation on the matter that reveals four Republican candidates seeking the seat were also rejected for that same post for the same reason.

  • Drivers Needed For FISH Of Newtown

    FISH of Newtown drivers met at a post Labor Day potluck picnic and enjoyed the various foods, drinks and the camaraderie of the dedicated volunteers.

    They exchanged stories of their experiences and commented on the ever expanding requirements and increasing need for more volunteer drivers.

  • Historical Society Annual Schoolhouse Event, Sunday

    Newtown Historical Society will host its annual Children’s Day at the Little Red Schoolhouse on the grounds of Middle Gate School, 7 Cold Spring Road, on Sunday, September 20, from noon to 2 pm.

    Costumed docents will conduct classes inside the historic schoolhouse and offer recess activities on the lawn as well, for students from 5 to 10 years old. Recess will consist of such colonial games as Graces, Trundling a Hoop, Sack Races and a Tug of War.

  • NFA Hosts A Successful Sunset Wine Tasting

    As daylight faded on Saturday, guests of the Newtown Forest Association Sunset Wine Tasting crowded beneath tents filled with soft light. In brighter areas, servers prepared trays of food for the 300 guests attending the second annual fundraiser.

  • Flagpole Photographers To Start New Season At Arts Festival

    “Enders Falls” by Darrell Harrington won the Dave Kriger Nature Award during the Flagpole Photographers Camera Club 2015 Annual Competition. The club will participate September 19-20 in Newtown Arts Festival, and will then host its first meeting-competition on September 24 at a new meeting location.

  • Theater Review: Ridgefield’s Latest Displays Everything That Is Good About Community Theater

    RIDGEFIELD — The opening night of Tim Firth’s Calendar Girls at The Ridgefield Theater Barn was met with laughter, tears, and a rousing standing ovation. I would advise you to drop everything and order your tickets, pronto.

    The best of everything about community theater is in this show.  The worst thing about community theater is that the runs are short. Do not miss this.

  • Lantern Making & Parade Scheduled For Arts Festival

    In anticipation of a Lantern Parade within Fairfield Hills on the evening of Saturday, September 19, lantern making workshops will be ongoing during the day.

    Saturday will be the opening day of the 2015 Newtown Arts Festival. The festival will provide the supplies, and some instruction, and participants will supply the imagination and the joy.

  • Legal Wrangling Slows Lawsuit Over Newtown School Shooting

    DANBURY (AP) — Newtown and its schools are putting up a stiff fight against a wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the parents of two children killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, questioning whether the lawsuit was filed on time and objecting to information requests by the parents' attorney.

    The legal wrangling has slowed the case in Danbury Superior Court.

  • Traveling Quilts Will Offer Twice The Comfort

    Detail of one of the squares created by a child during the Breakfast With Santa event at Newtown Middle School in December. Children were invited by Newtown resident Jan Brookes to decorate a fabric square, which was then to be used to create a comfort quilt on behalf of Newtown to replace one that went missing from the town’s collection in spring 2013.