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  • Bolinsky Putting Forth Numerous Constituent-Driven Proposals

    This is the first of a two-part feature on current legislation being proposed by local state lawmakers.

    As the only state representative whose district lies completely within the borders of Newtown, Mitch Bolinsky (R-106) appropriately readied for his second term in the statehouse by going back to those very constituents for suggestions for bills to propose in the current legislative session.

  • Forum On 12/14 Memorial Draws Few Comments

    After several reminders from Chairman Kyle Lyddy that the Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial Commission is not discouraged by low turnouts at their public information forums, Lions Club President Robert Schmidt suggested that there may be a good reason why so many seats in the high school lecture hall remained empty January 20.

    “The diversity of your group inspires trust,” Mr Schmidt said. “Maybe that explains why not a lot of people are here tonight — they trust you.”

  • NMS Students Face Off In National Geographic Bee

    Newtown Middle School students competed in the final school round of the National Geographic Bee on Tuesday, January 13.

    After six rounds and a final championship round, Jackson Hebner was named as the school’s champion.

  • Eagle Scout Project Collection Extended

    Rain falling on a frigid winter ground Sunday, January 18, formed a coat of ice that likely kept many residents home during Boy Scout Seth Barrett’s charity collection that afternoon. He had a late start due to the weather on what was to be a one-day collection that morning, so has extended his drive for goods to benefit Operation Hope, a food pantry and homeless shelter in Fairfield, through February 1.

  • Newtown Artist’s Work In Silvermine Exhibition

    NEW CANAAN — Newtown artist Joan Zagrobelny, a new member of Silvermine Guild of Artists, has work on exhibit in the annual New Members Show at Silvermine Arts Center.

    Ms Zagrobelny’s ceramic sculptures “twist and move as if to push past obstacles that block their growth. The pieces explore harmony and balance,” according to gallery publicist Gwen North Reiss.

  • Gunmaker Gets Newtown Lawsuit Moved To Federal Court

    HARTFORD — Gunmaker Remington has moved a lawsuit filed against it by families of those shot in the Sandy Hook school massacre from state to federal court, where at least one expert says it has less chance of succeeding.

  • Demystifying Flower Arrangements, This Month With Garden Club

    UPDATE (Tuesday, January 27, 2015): C.H. Booth Library is closed today due to Winter Storm Juno, so this program has been cancelled.

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  • The First Look At The 2015 Newtown Arts Festival: Van Buskirk Linoleum Block Print Wins Logo Competition

    Information in the story has been amended as of January 22, 2015.

    The 2015 Newtown Arts Festival winning logo is “Making Music,” a linoleum block print of four Newtown High School Marching Band tuba players that was created by Newtown resident and artist Tracy Van Buskirk.

    The selection of this year’s logo was announced recently by Terry Sagedy, chairman of the Arts Festival.

  • Sandy Hook 5K Youth T-Shirt Design Contest Deadline Approaching

    Children ages 2-10 are invited to draw a logo that will be used on race shirts given to all youth runners on March 28, when the Sandy Hook 5K is held.

    Organizers would like children to draw a logo that will be featured on the front of this year’s shirt. Logos should be inspired by the race or what Newtown means to the artist. Participants do not need to live in Newtown.

    The five winning artists will each receive a $15 gift certificate to The Toy Tree.

  • VFW Ladies Auxiliary Members Celebrate 20 Years

    Newtown Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 308 Ladies Auxiliary members are celebrating.

    Several members received their 20-year pins Saturday, January 10, “a little something to make the day a little more special and let them know they are appreciated,” said Auxiliary member Susan Dlouhy. “If not for them we would not be as far along as we are.”