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  • Mendelssohn, Brahms & Beethoven On Johannes String Quartet Program

    The Johannes String Quartet, comprised of four gifted instrumentalists, will perform at Edmond Town Hall Theatre on Sunday, October 26, at 3 pm. It will be the second of six concerts being presented by Newtown Friends of Music this season.

  • Scaring Up Halloween Fun Is Not A Difficult Task

    All Hallow’s Eve is creeping up on us. For those who cannot get enough thrills and chills on October 31, there are plenty of opportunities around the state to get a jump on the frightful fun of the autumn holiday.

  • One Of Three In The State: Rebar A Certified Biblical Counselor

    Jesse Rebar, a member of Newtown Bible Church, has earned certification as a Biblical Counselor with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC).

    ACBC now has three certified counselors listed in Connecticut, including Mr Rebar.

  • Developer Offers More Data On Subdivision Plan

    Inland Wetlands Commission (IWC) members are reviewing revised and expanded technical information provided by the developers of The Preserve at Newtown, a proposed 23-lot residential subdivision on 167 acres in Dodgingtown.

  • ‘Small Works’ Being Sought

    The FrameWorks Gallery (Koenig FrameWorks) is announces the call for artist submissions for its upcoming show, “Small Works, Inside The Box.” The gallery will be made into a grid of 12-inch squares, each hosting a piece of art, so each piece including framing, cannot exceed the size of the square.

  • Phase 4: School Board Approves SHS Construction Documents

    The Board of Education approved on Tuesday, October 7, the fourth phase of the Sandy Hook School building construction project to be forwarded to the state.

    Previously, at its September 16 meeting, the school board heard a presentation from Diversified Project Management’s Geralyn Hoerauf, Consigli Construction’s Aaron Krueger, and Svigals + Partners’ Julie McFadden, who each reported on the progress of the Sandy Hook School building project. Phase 4 of the project will focus on building construction.

  • Curtiss House Candlelight Tours, October 25

    Newtown Historical Society will host Candlelight Tours of its headquarters, on Saturday, October 25.

    The Matthew Curtiss House, at 44 Main Street, will be open for visits that evening between 5 and 8 pm.

    The Matthew Curtiss House is a fine example of Connecticut saltbox architecture. Constructed circa 1750 and purchased by Matthew Curtiss Jr. in 1781, the historical society purchased and restored it to its original condition in 1970.  Docents will lead tours of the historic building by candlelight.

  • Community Tag/Vendor Sale Postponed

    A community tag/vendor sale being planned for October 11 has been postponed by two weeks. The event, to raise funds for the Ayles family of Sandy Hook, will now take place Saturday, October 25, from 10 am to 2 pm.

    According to event co-organizer LeReine Frampton, Kenny Ayles, who recently lost his fight with cancer, “gave so much to our community. This is an opportunity to help his family as they begin to move forward.”

  • Malloy, Foley Clash Over State's Response To 12/14 At Testy Debate

    HARTFORD (AP) — Gov Dannel P. Malloy and Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley on Thursday exchanged some of the strongest words yet in their continuing debate over Connecticut’s response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, with the candidates accusing one another of grandstanding on issues that arose from the massacre.

  • A New Twist: Foley Embraces Q-Poll Tie, Denies Ever Holding Lead

    How’s this for bipartisanship: Republican Tom Foley and Democrats supporting Governor Dannel P. Malloy agree that Quinnipiac University’s poll declaring the race a tie is accurate — and that last month’s survey giving Foley a six-point lead was faulty.

    “I think this poll is right on,” Foley said. “We never had a six-point lead.”