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  • Community Center Vote Set For March 21

    Following a presentation by members of a community center advisory committee that held similar meetings with the Boards of Finance and Selectmen in recent weeks, the Legislative Council voted February 18 to send an authorization to spend a $15 million community center grant from General Electric to a public referendum on Saturday, March 21.

    The referendum authorizing the expenditure is required by charter, even though it does not represent a taxpayer generated appropriation.

  • Friends Of Music Series To Resume With Fauré Quartett

    “Chamber music is the only true form of music and the most authentic expression of a personality,” insisted Gabriel Fauré.  Taking this guiding principle to heart, the Fauré Quartett is now widely regarded as one of the leading chamber groups in the world. Newtown Friends of Music will bring the quartet to the stage of Edmond Town Hall on Sunday, February 22, at 3 pm.

  • Bullying: A Problem Behavior That Spans Generations

    In a population of more than 320 million people, US Census statistics show that 40.3 million are people 65 years of age and older. Of those, according to the National Center for Assisted Living, more than 735,000 men and women live in assisted living situations. Approximately 1.3 million more are housed in nursing homes.

  • McQuail’s Debut At Long Wharf: The Lead In ‘Bad Jews’

    NEW HAVEN — When Daphna Feygenbaum arrives at the funeral of her beloved grandfather, she arrives thinking it’s obvious she will get the necklace her Poppy carried throughout the Holocaust. After all, she’s the one on the way to rabbinical school in Israel. Her cousin Liam Haber appears with his non-Jewish girlfriend Melody and with a very different plan in mind, however.

  • Bleau’s ‘Life Studies’ In Roxbury

    For just a few more days, local residents can enjoy “Life Studies: pastel paintings & drawings” at Minor Memorial Library in Roxbury.

    A solo exhibition of works by the portrait artist Laura Bleau, the collection is on view until February 21.

  • Asbury To Present Animal Portrait Program, February 25 At Meeting House

    The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown (SCAN) will host artist Melody Asbury, who will be demonstrating animal portrait painting in oil, at its meeting on Wednesday, February 25, at 1:30 pm.

    The meeting and program will take place in the lower level of Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main Street (at the flagpole). The demonstration is open to the public, free of charge.

  • Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper Still On Tonight

    Organizers of the annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper at St John’s Episcopal Church says that despite this morning's weather, tonight's dinner will go on as planned.

    St John's will hold its 58th annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper from 5 to 7 pm.

    Members of the church will be serving all-you-can-eat dinners of pancakes, applesauce, and beverages. After a one year hiatus, Bruce Moulthrop’s home-style corned beef hash will return to the menu. Diners can opt for the hash or sausage as their side.

  • Town Players Announce Auditions For ‘Fifth Of July’

    Town Players of Newtown have scheduled auditions for Lanford Wilson’s Fifth Of July, which will be staged by the Newtown-based theater in late April and the first part of May.

    Auditions will be Monday and Tuesday, March 9-10. They will run from 7-9 pm each night.

  • Second Major Water Leak In 13 Months Closes Booth Library

    An unidentified Hook & Ladder volunteer surveys the damage after an apparent pipe malfunction, ceiling collapse and flood in the Children's Department of the C.H. Booth Library Tuesday morning. Responders immediately went to work clearing the area where debris fell, while library staff began assessing the damage. The library will remain closed until further notice.

  • Tennessee Man Indicted For Fraud In 12/14 Scam

    NEW HAVEN – A federal grand jury in New Haven has returned an indictment against a Tennessee man, charging him with six counts of wire fraud for allegedly defrauding contributors to an organization that he established after the December 14, 2012, Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings.