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  • What is your favorite part of DARE?

    TANJUA DAMON-MERROW
    Archive
    February 28, 2002, Thursday

    What is your favorite part of DARE?Patrick Stein: “Learning about drugs and violence. And also learning about stuff I never knew before, other dangerous substances.”TJ Faeth: “I like that he [Dana Schubert, DARE Officer] tells you everything about drugs. He doesn’t tell you just about one...Read Full Article

  • Parents Warned Not To Get Lax About Children’s Vaccines

    JAN HOWARD
    Archive
    February 28, 2002, Thursday

    Parents Warned Not To Get Lax About Children’s VaccinesBy Jan HowardIt is a possibility that a current anti-vaccine movement may bring about a resurgence of some diseases. Because some parents are electing not to have their children vaccinated, there is a danger that diseases that had been almos...Read Full Article

  • Horse Guard Open House

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    February 28, 2002, Thursday

    Horse Guard Open HouseThe Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard is hosting its annual recruitment open house on Saturday, March 2, at 11 am, at its facilities on Wildlife Drive on the grounds of Fairfield Hills in Newtown.Candidates should have a desire to preserve military history and the tradi...Read Full Article

  • Donald Schmiedecke and Constance M. Rooney of Oxford announce the birth of a son, Graydon Scott Schmiedecke, on January 31 at Danbury Hospital.

    JAN HOWARD
    Archive
    February 28, 2002, Thursday

    Donald Schmiedecke and Constance M. Rooney of Oxford announce the birth of a son, Graydon Scott Schmiedecke, on January 31 at Danbury Hospital.Graydon weighed nine pounds, ten ounces, and was 22 inches in length.He joins a sister, Keara, 6.His maternal grandmother is Susan Rooney of Newtown. Dougl...Read Full Article

  • Probation Charges

    ANDY GOROSKO
    Archive
    February 28, 2002, Thursday

    Probation ChargesNewtown police said they went to the Milford police station on February 27 where they took custody of Nancy Perez, 40, of Milford and charged her on warrants with two counts of violation of probation in connection with past Newtown incidents.Police said they held Perez on a $2,000...Read Full Article

  • The dispatchers at Edmond Town Hall report the following fire calls:

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    February 28, 2002, Thursday

    The dispatchers at Edmond Town Hall report the following fire calls:...Read Full Article

  • Finance Board Finds Few Areas For Savings In Budget Plan

    STEVE BIGHAM
    Archive
    February 28, 2002, Thursday

    Finance Board Finds Few Areas For Savings In Budget PlanBy Steve Bigham In past years, a proposed increase of 3.1 mills in the town budget would usually prompt an immediate call for cuts. This year, however, town officials are backing away from a similar reaction and taking more of a wait and see...Read Full Article

  • Michael D. Tomascak, Sr

    MARY KENNEDY
    Archive
    February 28, 2002, Thursday

    Michael D. Tomascak, SrMichael D. Tomascak, Sr, 35, of Hundred Acres Road, Newtown, died February 26 in Newtown as the result of a motorcycle accident.Born in Waterbury, April 6, 1966, son of Peter and Emmalee “Lee” (Martone) Tomascak, most of his life was spent in Brookfield. He attended Broo...Read Full Article

  • BAHA’I FAITH OF NEWTOWN

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    February 28, 2002, Thursday

    BAHA’I FAITH OF NEWTOWNContact Michael or Susan Dutton364-1738, mdutton@bestweb.netDevotional meetings; spiritual discussion meetings; discussions of social issues from a religious perspective. The meetings are held at the home of Susan and Michael Dutton at 32 Pond Brook Road in Newtown. Call 3...Read Full Article

  • Local Man Killed In Mt Pleasant Motorcycle Accident

    ANDY GOROSKO
    Archive
    February 28, 2002, Thursday

    Local Man Killed In Mt Pleasant Motorcycle AccidentBy Andrew GoroskoResponding at 7 am Tuesday to a report of a motor vehicle accident, police went to an obscured spot near the intersection of Mt Pleasant Road and Reservoir Road, where they found the body of a local man, who had been killed someti...Read Full Article

  • Are You Really Ready for Golf?

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    February 27, 2002, Wednesday

    Are You Really Ready for Golf?NEW MILFORD –– On Tuesday, March 19, at 6:45 pm, orthopedic surgeon Keith Penney, a member of the New Milford Hospital medical staff, and physical therapist Gail Henderson will present a Community Health Forum entitled “Are You Really Ready for Golf?”...Read Full Article

  • From Disease Resistance To Color –Creating New Roses From The Inside Out

    CURT CLARK
    Archive
    February 27, 2002, Wednesday

    From Disease Resistance To Color –Creating New Roses From The Inside OutBy Ed HutchisonAssociated Press The Queen of Flowers is not without blemishes and no one understands this more than the people whose job it is to improve the looks and performance of the garden rose....Read Full Article

  • SPECIAL EDITION Gardening: Raised Beds AP Photo NY705 By ED HUTCHISON For AP Special Edition

    CURT CLARK
    Archive
    February 27, 2002, Wednesday

    SPECIAL EDITION Gardening: Raised Beds AP Photo NY705 By ED HUTCHISON For AP Special EditionThe term “native soil” sounds friendly enough, conjuring up images of rich, crumbly dark brown soil _ soil in the garden and lawn that is fertile, rich in nutrients, quick to drain and enables plants an...Read Full Article

  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY

    TANJUA DAMON-MERROW
    Archive
    February 27, 2002, Wednesday

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY March 8, Alex Trompetta, Age 3March 10, Joshua Bent, Age 2 March 13, Morghan Moroney, Age 9  ...Read Full Article

  • Searching For The NHS Class Of 1974

    TANJUA DAMON-MERROW
    Archive
    February 27, 2002, Wednesday

    Searching For The NHS Class Of 1974 The Class of 1974 was the first class to complete freshman through senior years in the new high school building. They can also boast an undefeated football team in addition to their other numerous accomplishments....Read Full Article

  • Planners Present A PortraitOf Rapidly Growing Town

    ANDY GOROSKO
    Archive
    February 27, 2002, Wednesday

    Planners Present A PortraitOf Rapidly Growing TownBy Andrew GoroskoThe Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) is using the statistical science of demography for aid in fashioning a revised Town Plan of Conservation and Development, which reflects the make-up of Newtown’s body politic....Read Full Article

  • William T. Hine, an architecture major from Newtown, was named to the dean’s list at Norwich University for the fall 2001 semester.

    TANJUA DAMON-MERROW
    Archive
    February 27, 2002, Wednesday

    William T. Hine, an architecture major from Newtown, was named to the dean’s list at Norwich University for the fall 2001 semester.Alyssa McIntyre, of Newtown, is a freshman at Newtown High School who was named a Distinguished Finalist for The Prudential Spirit of Connecticut Awards for the prog...Read Full Article

  • Dinner Dance And Auction To Support NYS Programs

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    February 27, 2002, Wednesday

    Dinner Dance And Auction To Support NYS ProgramsNewtown Youth Services’ third annual Dinner Dance and Auction will take place on Saturday, March 16, at 7 pm, at the Fireside Inn in Newtown. The event will feature a nine-piece musical group, Souled Out, that specializes in the Motown sound, as we...Read Full Article

  • Thomas Gissen, an executive vice president for Ginsburg, said Tuesday that he would describe details of the multifamily housing complex that the firm wants to build on the 40-acre site. The rugged site is bounded on the south by Mt Pleasant Road, on

    ANDY GOROSKO
    Archive
    February 27, 2002, Wednesday

    Thomas Gissen, an executive vice president for Ginsburg, said Tuesday that he would describe details of the multifamily housing complex that the firm wants to build on the 40-acre site. The rugged site is bounded on the south by Mt Pleasant Road, on the east by The Homesteads at Newtown, on the no...Read Full Article

  • Children’s Programs

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    February 27, 2002, Wednesday

    Children’s Programs*THANK YOUTo the moms, dads and children of C.H. Booth Library:I would like to thank you for the 15 years of happy times during the various activities I ran. Thank you for coming to see me at my Valentine’s Tea. It was such a special time with all of the valentines made by t...Read Full Article