• The Top of the Mountain

    Situated between New York and Boston as we are, Newtown has long had some hotly contested Yankees vs Red Sox rivalries. Mets fans have been happy to let those MLB fans argue over whose team is better (Boston, of course), but now it looks like this town may have a new team to cheer for. Congratulations to 2012 NHS grad and Bryant University junior Kyle Wilcox, who was drafted on June 9 by the Seattle Mariners.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    It looks like the Newtown Reads selection at C.H. Booth Library is a popular pick. Residents had snatched up all of the free copies of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by late last week. Not to worry. Our librarians were on top of it, and additional copies were ordered and ready for readers by midweek. Newtown Reads is a program encouraging all residents to read the same book, at the same time, by July 1.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    My back arched and my tail stood up straight last week when I heard about two acts of vandalism at Sandy Ground playgrounds, built in the tri-state area to honor each woman and child killed on 12/14. In another show of love winning over evil, however, both senseless acts have been turned on their head. Nelba Marquez-Greene has said that she would like to have a message board installed at the playground in Hartford honoring her daughter, Ana Marquez-Greene.

  • An Abrupt Departure

    To the Editor:

     I would like the Newtown community to know why, after 15 years, I am no longer to be found at the reference desk of the C.H. Booth Library.

     On Friday, August 3, as I was preparing to head out on vacation, the director informed me that my job as reference librarian was eliminated as of August 10.  As part of the restructuring of the physical space and staffing, I was offered an alternate position which I declined.