• Police Seeking Child Day Care Info

    Town police are asking local child day care centers to review a recent state law to learn whether that law requires them to provide certain contact information to police.

    Police would use such contact information to reach those day care centers to inform them of any emergencies or natural disasters that may affect the safety of the children at the centers.

  • School Board Approves Avielle Foundation’s Spark Initiative Pilot

    The Board of Education approved The Avielle Foundation’s Spark Project as a pilot for the 2015-16 school year during its meeting on Thursday, July 30. 

    The Spark Project is a program of The Avielle Foundation, and it is an initiative to develop social-emotional learning, leadership, and compassion skills on a communitywide basis and beyond, according to the foundation.

  • Dickinson Memorial Park Transforms For Dagorhir Camp

    The last day of the July session of the Dagorhir Fantasy Camp was Friday, July 17, and there were many campers ready for a full day of role play and fantasy-based games.

    Andrew Mangold has been running the camp for the past seven years. Each month, there is a one-week camp, with sessions running from 10 am to 1 pm for 24 campers.

    “I did this with my friends for fun in high school,” said Mr Mangold. “After playing in the parks we started organizing it; it was everything the kids were already doing.”

  • NHS Fourth Quarter Honor Roll

    The following students made the High Honor Roll and Honor Roll for the fourth quarter marking period at Newtown High School for the 2014-15 school year. The honor roll listings were recently released by the school for publication.

  • Theater Review: ‘Hot August Nights’ Covers The Theatrical Gamut

    Each of the directors put their own individual stamp on their choices. The effect was an exciting night of theater.

  • Monday At Richter: Newtown Lions, Sigma Chi Third Annual Fore Sandy Hook Golf Classic

    DANBURY — Newtown Lions Club and Western Connecticut State University’s Sigma Chi Alumni Association announce the Third Annual Fore Sandy Hook Golf Classic will take place on Monday, August 10, at Richter Park, 100 Aunt Hack Road in Danbury.

    Registration and lunch will begin at noon, and tee time will be 1:30. Dinner and an auction will follow the golf.

  • SMART Camp Wraps Up Summer 2015 Sessions

    Six-year-old Arthur Khisyamov propels his balloon powered car, created during SMART Camp, across the table, with one big puff.

  • Two Films Being Featured At ETH; Free Screenings Saturday

    In an attempt to reach a wide range of ages for film screenings this month, the Board of Managers at Edmond Town Hall (ETH), 45 Main Street, is offering two films each week.

    The ETH Theatre offered Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, a PG rated comedy starring Kevin James, twice each day from July 27 until August 2. It also hosted screenings of Mad Max: Fury Road, an R-rated feature with Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron.

  • NFA Wine Tasting Tickets On Sale

    NOTE: This story has been updated to include details about a volunteer meeting scheduled for August 6.

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    Newtown Forest Association has announced its 2nd Annual Sunset Wine Tasting will take place Saturday, September 12. The event will continue NFA's celebration of 91 years of privately preserving open space and Newtown's rural character.

    The celebration will take place at Holcombe Hill Preserve, 65 Great Hill Road. It will take place, rain or shine, from 4 to 8 pm.

  • Officer Penna Back In The Saddle For Police Bicycle Patrol

    As part of its community policing program, the police department has resumed its warm-weather bicycle patrols, with Officer Leonard Penna monitoring central sections of town while traveling on a mountain bike.

    It is the seventh season that Officer Penna has handled his police patrol duties from the saddle of a specialized police bicycle.