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  • Council Approves Demolition Of Fire-Damaged House

    Following discussion at a September 17 session, Legislative Council members, in an 8-2 vote, approved spending $29,000 in public funds to demolish a house and related structures at 31 Great Hill Road, which were heavily damaged in a 2011 fire of suspicious origin.

    In the action, council members approved spending up to $29,000 by transferring the money from a contingency account to a contractual services account.

  • Defective Smoke & CO Alarms Recalled

    Three models of Kidde brand smoke detectors or smoke alarm-CO detectors are affected by a major recall. Shown here is one of three models involved in the recall, Kidde 10-Year Smoke Alarm model i12010S.

  • Selectmen Learn Town Pension Is ‘In Good Health’

    Following a brief update to the Board of Selectmen by the Town’s Pension Committee and representatives from Westport Resources, which administers the fund, Finance Director Robert Tait pronounced the local program to be “in good health.”

    The highpoint of the September 15 presentation was the news that after several years of falling substantially below the earnings benchmark, the fund has rebounded and yielded a 14 percent return for the 2014–15 fiscal year, Mr Tait explained following the meeting.

  • The Chaos Contingency

    The governor’s Sandy Hook Advisory Commission has heard testimony from an array of experts on school security, mental health, and gun violence prevention in the past year and a half, but none spoke more authoritatively on the impact of sudden chaos on the orderly life of a community than Newtown First Selectman Pat Llodra. She addressed the panel last Friday.

  • Wilk On Watercolors, Next Wednesday

    “Island Irises” is a 19 by 20-inch watercolor by Laura Wilk, who will be the guest artist for SCAN next week.

  • Music Workshop To Celebrate With Return Of Youth Open Mic

    The Music Workshop will celebrate the one-year anniversary of its new teaching location at Newtown Congregational Church with the return of Saturday Night Youth Open Mic on September 27. Open mic events take place in The Great Room of the church, 14 West Street.

    “Students of Newtown High School Tech Club will video the open mic for airing on the high school’s Channel 17 on Charter Cable,” says Workshop Director and teacher Jim Allyn.

  • Neurofeedback Talk At Library, Tuesday

    Dr Roseann Capanna-Hodge, who has a practice with offices in Newtown and Ridgefield, is hosting a talk September 23, from 10 to 11:30 am, in the meeting room of C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street.

    The free lecture is entitled “Rewiring the Brain: What is Neurofeedback?”

  • Biographer Craig Harris To Lead Library Talk About The Band

    The Band and its members — Robbie Robertson, Rick Danko, Richard Manuel, Garth Hudson, and Levon Helm — are often referred to as one of the most influential American acts coming out of the late 1960s and early ‘70s.

    But educator, musician and biographer Craig Harris will be the first one to remind folks that four of The Band’s five talented members hailed from Canada before they were enlisted to back folkie Bob Dylan as he made his historical transition from acoustic to electric in 1966.

  • Art Galleries Pop Up In Sandy Hook, Reception Friday Night

    The public is invited to celebrate under decorative lights with a glass of wine at the Smokey Topaz and Art in Residence (AIR) pop-up galleries on Friday, September 19.

  • Resiliency Center Events To Include Anniversary Celebration

    The Resiliency Center of Newtown (RCN) will celebrate its first anniversary on September 23.