- Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 9:24 am
Through a collaboration between Newtown Chamber of Commerce and The Town Players of Newtown a free backstage look into the world of performing arts is being offered on Wednesday, July 29, from 6:30 to 8 pm, at The Little Theatre, 18 Orchard Hill Road.
This special event is being offered as a sneak preview before the Town Players’s “Hot August Nights — An Evening of One-Acts,” a series of one-act plays written by both established authors and budding playwrights, debuts on July 31.
- Saturday, July 25, 2015
“A Glimpse Of The Garden” is a seasonal miniseries focusing on the heart of a gardener’s work — a special spot, an extraordinary plant, a place of respite, or a place that evokes a heartfelt memory.
- Friday, July 24, 2015 at 9:44 am
A state police chase, which covered roughly 25 miles early on the morning of Friday, July 17, started near the Exit 10 interchange of westbound Interstate 84 in Newtown. The chase proceeded on I-84 to Brookfield, Bethel, and Danbury, and then reversed direction, entering Brookfield, and then New Milford, where the man being pursued crashed his vehicle near the junction of Routes 7 and 37, state police said.
Following the incident, state police arrested Kenneth Lyden, 32, of Wolcott on multiple criminal and motor vehicle charges.
- Friday, July 24, 2015 at 8:57 am
For more than an hour July 20, members of Newtown’s Municipal Buildings Strategic Plan Advisory Committee heard preliminary observations from consultant Ken Best of DRA, Inc detailing a series of findings about three key town-owned buildings the panel is evaluating for best use potential, repurposing, sale, or even possible demolition.
- Friday, July 24, 2015 at 8:30 am
Even after a 2015 session he said was sprinkled with “little victories,” then a special session, and then another veto override session, Newtown’s State Representative Mitch Bolinsky emerged from his latest legislative foray somewhat frustrated and feeling so much more good could have been done — from a statewide perspective, as well as for his local constituents.
- Friday, July 24, 2015
Housatonic Valley Waldorf School’s summer camp programs continue on Monday with a week-long Primitive Skills camp, which runs July 27 to August 14.
The school’s summer camp programs run weekly. Registration is open through Monday morning, at the start of each week’s session, as long as Camp Administrator Carrie Reilly is contacted over the weekend—via text to 203-650-5102— to notify her of the expected last minute registrants.
- Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 4:21 pm
To the Editor:
- Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 11:00 am
BROOKFIELD — Education Connection is offering a tuition-free academic enrichment program next week for area students entering second to third grade titled “Tails to Tales”; it is all things animals and will focus on science and reading.
The program will meet Monday, July 27, through Friday, July 31, from 9 am to 3 pm, at Whisconier Middle School, 17 West Whisconier Road in Brookfield.
- Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 8:46 am
Bronco, who will proudly wear the #1 Newtown Dog Tag for the next 12 months, is surrounded by, from left and moving clockwise, Trina Cain, Tom and Mary-Kay Novak, Town Clerk Debbie Aurelia Halstead and Chris Cain.
- Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 8:24 am
Newtown Hook & Ladder Company #1 Firefighter Jason Shuttleworth released the first design on Wednesday, July 15, from roughly 60 feet in the air.