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  • Sunday Cinema Series Resumes August 31

    On Sunday, August 31, the Edmond Town Hall Theatre will screen Goodbye, Mr Chips as part of the 2014 Sunday Cinema Series, presented by Newtown Cultural Arts Commission.  Tickets for all shows are $2. Screenings are planned for 1, 4 and 7 pm.

  • Town Players To Host ‘Lend Me A Tenor’ Auditions

    Town Players of Newtown announces auditions for Lend Me A Tenor by Ken Ludwig on Sunday, September 7, from 5 to 9 pm, and on Monday, September 8, from 7-9 pm.

    In this fast-paced farce, two men are calling themselves “Il Stupendo” for a one-night only performance of Othello at the Cleveland Grand Opera Company. Get ready for a hilarious, unforgettable night at the opera.

    Timothy Huebenthal of Southbury will direct.

  • Three Wordsmiths At Booth Library, September 8

    A poet, a raconteur and a performances artist walk into the library… while it sounds like the opening line for a joke, this will actually happen Monday, September 8, at 7 pm.

    Part of the 2014 Newtown Arts Festival, the event is “The 3 Wordsmiths,” and it will take place at C.H. Booth Library.

  • State DOC Commissioner Takes NYC Corrections Post

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy said August 26 he has accepted the resignation state Department of Correction (DOC) Commissioner James E. Dzurenda, 48, effective August 29.

    After more than 27 years of state service, Mr Dzurenda accepted an offer from New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to assume the post of first deputy commissioner for that city’s DOC.

    In his new position, under NYC DOC Commissioner Joseph Ponte, Mr Dzurenda will oversee the jails in each of the city’s five boroughs, plus Rikers Island.

  • Help Children Cope With Back-To-School Anxiety

    Anxiety about the first day of school is not limited to kindergarteners and children starting a new school. Younger children, even those with a year or two of school behind them, may experience a new or repeat bout of separation anxiety, and children of any age are often apprehensive about the unknown: a new teacher, new classmates and new academic challenges.

  • Botsford Summer Bash Draws A Crowd

    Mary Bragaa, left, and Fran Pizighelli raised money with a raffle during the annual Botsford Fire & Rescue Summer Bash on August 23. 

  • Kenneth Ayles

  • Students Return To School

    Newtown Middle School students stepped off their bus to go to school for the start of the 2014-15 school year Tuesday morning.

  • Board Of Selectmen Seats Facilities Review Committee

    The Board of Selectmen has appointed seven residents to what is expected to be a slow and thoughtful analysis of all town public facilities with a focus on Town Hall South, the current Newtown Hook & Ladder headquarters, and the multipurpose building that houses the local Senior Center and a preschool.

  • VFW Scholarship Award Winner Talks About A Veteran She Admired

    Standing before the veterans’ mural at the Newtown Municipal Center on August 19 was Alison Forger, who told a brief story about veteran Eugene Struzik, “rhymes with music,” she said. A Monroe resident and daughter of Newtown VFW Post 308 men’s auxiliary member Walter Forger, Alison entered the VFW’s annual essay scholarship program and won this year’s scholarship award. Her essay was about Mr Struzik, “the 95-year-old man” who shook her hand in church after mass, she wrote.