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  • Lisa (Wlodarski) and Anthony T. Romano of Newtown announce the birth of a son, Ethan Edward Romano, on October 13 at Danbury Hospital.

    JAN HOWARD
    Archive
    October 31, 2001, Wednesday

    Lisa (Wlodarski) and Anthony T. Romano of Newtown announce the birth of a son, Ethan Edward Romano, on October 13 at Danbury Hospital.He joins an older brother, Charles Anthony Romano, 2.His grandparents are Sebastian and Phyllis Romano of Ridgefield, Rosemary and Roger Wright of Redding and Walte...Read Full Article

  • ‘Bottles Of Hope’ Workshop

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    October 31, 2001, Wednesday

    ‘Bottles Of Hope’ WorkshopTracy VanBuskirk, a local polymer clay artist, will lead a workshop on Tuesday, November 6, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, at C.H. Booth Library in Newtown. Ms VanBuskirk will teach the class how to make beautiful bottles, “Bottles of Hope,” to give to cancer patients and...Read Full Article

  • Book Discussion For Mystery Lovers

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    October 31, 2001, Wednesday

    Book Discussion For Mystery LoversAcclaimed mystery authors Marcia Talley and Kate Charles will close out the fall mystery series at the C.H. Booth Library with a presentation on Monday, November 5, at 7:30 pm....Read Full Article

  • To the Editor:

    LINDA BAUER
    Archive
    October 31, 2001, Wednesday

    To the Editor:The Channel 21 TV debate Tuesday night featured the two first selectman candidates from Newtown, Trumbull, and Monroe. The Monroe and Trumbull candidates had specific agendas and were obviously aggressive and competitive. Our Newtown candidates conversely, Herb Rosenthal and Owen Car...Read Full Article

  • Charter Changes Would Affect Tax Bills

    MARY KENNEDY
    Archive
    October 31, 2001, Wednesday

    Charter Changes Would Affect Tax BillsTo the Editor:It has come to our attention that the current charter commission revisions will impact the tax assessor and tax collector offices in a negative manner. Our offices work toward having all information pertaining to billing up to the computer vendor...Read Full Article

  • Former First Selectman Frank DeLucia and Selectman Thomas Goosman, the Republican members of the Board of Selectmen, told the Charter Revision Commission on November 15 that they expect the Board of Selectmen will be replaced with a single executive

    JAN HOWARD
    Archive
    October 31, 2001, Wednesday

    Former First Selectman Frank DeLucia and Selectman Thomas Goosman, the Republican members of the Board of Selectmen, told the Charter Revision Commission on November 15 that they expect the Board of Selectmen will be replaced with a single executive in the future, but they don’t think the time i...Read Full Article

  • Too Many Houses In Newtown

    JOANNA LESTIC
    Archive
    October 31, 2001, Wednesday

    Too Many Houses In Newtown(The following open letter to First Selectmen Herb Rosenthal and the Planning and Zoning Commission has been received for publication).Dear Mr. Rosenthal and the Planning and Zoning Board:I would like to express my concern about the excessive amount of house building that...Read Full Article

  • Newtown Support Groups

    JAN HOWARD
    Archive
    October 31, 2001, Wednesday

    Newtown Support GroupsFriday, November 16  AA, Newtown Congregational Church House, 41-A Main Street (behind Newtown General Store), 8 pm, beginners meeting, open discussion. Saturday, November 17 Daily Reflections meeting, St Rose School (Monsignor Conroy Room), Church Hill Road, 6:30-8 pm. Sund...Read Full Article

  • To the Editor:

    MARY KENNEDY
    Archive
    October 31, 2001, Wednesday

    To the Editor:Newtown residents need to ensure now more than ever that we have experienced, highly effective proven leaders in the positions of selectman and first selectman for the next two years. Herb Rosenthal and Joe Bojnowski have earned your vote over the last two terms and need everyone’s...Read Full Article

  • Bee’s Buck

    CURT CLARK
    Archive
    October 31, 2001, Wednesday

    Bee’s BuckFive of our readers quickly identified the top of the doorway (inset) at St Rose Church last week to win Bee’s Bucks for themselves. The winners were Matthew Fklaus of Brassie Road, Jennifer Ober of Westwood Terrace, Molly Murtha of Boggs Hill Road, Helen Szamotula of Charter Ridge,...Read Full Article

  • Town Hopes To Market BatchelderSite For New Industrial Use

    ANDY GOROSKO
    Archive
    October 31, 2001, Wednesday

    Town Hopes To Market BatchelderSite For New Industrial UseBy Andrew GoroskoHaving finally gauged the scope of pollution problems at the contaminated Batchelder industrial site in Botsford, the town now plans to begin marketing the Swamp Road “brownfield” property for its eventual industrial re...Read Full Article

  • Consider Charter Content, Not Timing

    CURT CLARK
    Archive
    October 31, 2001, Wednesday

    Consider Charter Content, Not TimingTo the Editor:I was a member of this past year’s Charter Revision Commission. I am writing to express a few reasons why I feel the charter revisions should be approved. The commission was made up of some very dedicated people who looked at all aspects of the c...Read Full Article

  • To the Editor:

    CURT CLARK
    Archive
    October 31, 2001, Wednesday

    To the Editor:In this time of uncertainty and a sense of a need for patriotism, as displayed by all the flags in town, it is my sincere hope that everyone who is eligible will exercise the most important symbol of our freedom and vote next Tuesday....Read Full Article

  • New Exhibit Opens Sunday—The Graphic WorldOf Mark Aldrich

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    October 31, 2001, Wednesday

    New Exhibit Opens Sunday—The Graphic WorldOf Mark AldrichBy Shannon Hicks Visitors to the community room of C.H. Booth Library during the next month will be welcomed into a brand-new world, one created by the Sandy Hook artist Mark Aldrich. “Shards Of Time: Scenes From A Graphic Novel” will...Read Full Article

  • Early Morning Crash Closes Route 25 For 12 Hours

    ANDY GOROSKO
    Archive
    October 31, 2001, Wednesday

    Early Morning Crash Closes Route 25 For 12 HoursBy Andrew GoroskoA local man was reported in good condition Thursday morning in Danbury Hospital following an accident early Wednesday morning, in which he and a passenger were injured. The sports car they were traveling in struck a utility pole on M...Read Full Article

  • Babe Ruth Board Of Directors

    KIM HARMON
    Archive
    October 31, 2001, Wednesday

    Babe Ruth Board Of Directors Newtown Babe Ruth Baseball League has announced its new Board of Directors for 2001-2002: Frank Rocca - President; Tom Murphy - Vice President; Mike Kerler - Treasurer; and Roy Muraskiewicz - Secretary. Monthly Board Meetings will be held the first Tuesday of every mo...Read Full Article

  • South Main Accident

    ANDY GOROSKO
    Archive
    October 31, 2001, Wednesday

    South Main Accident Police report a two-car accident on southbound South Main Street, near the driveway leading to 85 South Main Street about 1:10 pm October 26. The collision involved a 2002 Hyundai Accent driven by Mindy Cleary, 18, of Woodbury, and a 1998 Honda Civic coupe driven by Starr Rell,...Read Full Article

  • The most vigorous campaigning in the run-up to this year’s election in Newtown has had nothing to do with candidates. A group of supporters of proposed charter changes, led by members of the now-disbanded Charter Revision Commission, are distributi

    CURT CLARK
    Archive
    October 31, 2001, Wednesday

    The most vigorous campaigning in the run-up to this year’s election in Newtown has had nothing to do with candidates. A group of supporters of proposed charter changes, led by members of the now-disbanded Charter Revision Commission, are distributing flyers, taking out ads, and generally talking...Read Full Article

  • Girl Scout Display At Library

    TANJUA DAMON-MERROW
    Archive
    October 31, 2001, Wednesday

    Girl Scout Display At LibraryNewtown Girl Scouts have a display on scouting in the glass case outside the elevator on the first floor of the C.H. Booth Library.There are uniforms from 1930 and 1954 and many photographs of the Newtown Girl Scouts at the recent camperee. Representations of ceremonie...Read Full Article

  • By Steve Bigham

    KIM HARMON
    Archive
    October 31, 2001, Wednesday

    By Steve BighamMike Troy’s breakaway goal in sudden-death overtime Tuesday lifted the Newtown High School boys’ soccer team to a thrilling 2-1 victory over upset-minded Joel Barlow in the semifinals of the South-West Conference playoffs.The 17-0 Nighthawks will now face Brookfield in the champ...Read Full Article