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  • 9/11 Tribute Ride Rolls Through Newtown

    Among the hundreds of riders passing through several Fairfield County towns including Newtown on Sunday was one man with a fist raised as he passed under the raised flag on South Main Street.

  • Public Comment Sought; Community Center Planning Has Been ‘Cautious’

    After several months of meetings, the Community Center Commission is “still being very cautious and not voicing too much of an opinion” about specific ideas for the facility’s use, said Commission Co-Chair Andy Clure.

    The group awaits feedback from the public, for which there are several upcoming opportunities, including a survey, and open forums, he said.

  • Town Players Notes: ‘Bus Stop’ Opens Friday, ‘Murder’ Auditions Next Week

    Brian DeToma is directing the next production at The Little Theater, Bus Stop. In William Inge’s drama, a busload of passengers find respite from a storm as well as friendship and romance.

  • EverWonder September Events Begin Friday

    EverWonder Children’s Museum is pleased to announce its calendar for September 2015, which includes events for the entire family.

    *Friday, September 4, all day — Make Your Own Pinwheel.

    Decorate and assemble your own pinwheel to bring home. Guests will learn about the concepts of wind energy and design through making their own pinwheel in the EverWonder classroom.

    *Wednesday, September 9, all day — Celebrate National Teddy Bear Day.

  • P&Z Considers New Format For ‘Elderly Housing’

    A local builder/developer is proposing a new set of zoning regulations for “elderly housing,” which would allow detached single-family houses on relatively small lots in a subdivision, with each lot having its own water well and septic system.

    Kim Danziger of Danziger Homes, Inc, presented his regulatory proposal for elderly housing to the Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) at an August 20 public hearing.

  • Auditions Set For Town Players

    Town Players of Newtown announces auditions for Design For Murder, by George Batson, Tuesday and Wednesday, September 8 and 9, from 7 to 9 each evening.

    All the ingredients are there for an intriguing thriller: murder, romance, comedy, a stormy night, and all the usual suspects in a stately mansion.

    Auditions will take place at The Little Theatre, 18 Orchard Hill Road in Newtown. Gene Golaszewski of Brookfield will direct.

  • School Board Celebrates Former Reed Students For Science Project

    Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, announced a “neat celebration” during the Board of Education’s meeting on Tuesday, August 18.

  • chbMakers Wrap Up A Fun Summer

    Throughout the summer, the C.H. Booth Library has been holding educational classes, called chbMakers, for the youth of Newtown. The last class took place on Wednesday, August 12, and was hosted by Kim Weber, the young adult librarian.

    The chbMakers classes highlight different projects, and the classes held over the summer focused on a number of projects.

    According to Ms Weber, the final class focused on teaching the kids about circuitry through two activities; MaKey MaKey and Squishy Circuits.

  • State Grants To Newtown Down More Than $82k In Latest OPM Report

    After first issuing and then retracting initial data on August 21, the state Office of Policy and Management (OPM) announced its 2016-17 round of estimated Statutory Formula Grants to municipalities late Friday, August 28, which included a reduction of more than $82,000 for Newtown.

  • School Supporters Create Newtown Education Foundation

    Residents Kristen Bonacci, Aaron Carlson, and Casey Ragan are behind an effort to launch a Newtown Education Foundation to support the local learning environment.

    The Newtown Education Foundation’s mission is to “enrich the learning experience for our students by promoting innovation and creativity through collaboration with the community,” according to a press release.

    As the co-founders, Ms Bonacci, Mr Carlson, and Ms Regan announced the foundation on Wednesday, August 26.