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  • Four Residents In Season-Opener—Brett Bowles Will LeadThe Cast Of ‘Big River’

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    October 31, 2002, Thursday

    Four Residents In Season-Opener—Brett Bowles Will LeadThe Cast Of ‘Big River’WILTON — Newtown High School senior Brett Bowles will play the lead role of Huck in Wilton Playshop’s season opening production of Big River. The musical tells the story of Mark Twain’s Huck Finn and his adven...Read Full Article

  • Infant DiesIn Fall At Home

    STEVE BIGHAM
    Archive
    October 31, 2002, Thursday

    Infant DiesIn Fall At HomeA 19-month-old infant died Wednesday night as a result of injuries sustained in a fall at her home.According to Newtown Police, Kayla Kessler of 98 Walnut Tree Hill Road fell through the second story floor of her parents home, a part of which was under construction at the...Read Full Article

  • BAHA’I FAITH OF NEWTOWN

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    October 31, 2002, Thursday

    BAHA’I FAITH OF NEWTOWNContact Michael or Susan Dutton 364-1738, 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...Read Full Article

  • Realtor Of The Year Sees A Continuing Real Estate Boom

    JAN HOWARD
    Archive
    October 31, 2002, Thursday

    Realtor Of The Year Sees A Continuing Real Estate BoomBy Jan HowardThe Newtown Board of Realtors has named Jill Wolowitz of Prudential Connecticut Realty as Realtor of the Year for 2002.Mrs Wolowitz, a member of the 130-member board, has been a resident of Newtown for 13 years. The board, she said...Read Full Article

  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY

    TANJUA DAMON-MERROW
    Archive
    October 31, 2002, Thursday

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY October 27, Madeline Jo Keane, Age 9November 5, Michael Hadgraft, Age 11 November 7, Emily Dutt, Age 10 November 8, Colin Reilly, Age 6 November 9, Alexis Rodriguez, Age 5 November 9, Vanessa Ashely Tucker, Age 2 November 10, Emily Moller, Age 9...Read Full Article

  • Feds Investigate Actions Of Former Rowland Staffer

    CURT CLARK
    Archive
    October 31, 2002, Thursday

    Feds Investigate Actions Of Former Rowland StafferHARTFORD (AP) –– Federal authorities are looking into whether Peter Ellef, a former co-chief of staff for the governor, steered state projects to a New Britain contractor that did business with a company run by Ellef’s family, The Hartford Co...Read Full Article

  • Russell Strasburger,

    MARY KENNEDY
    Archive
    October 31, 2002, Thursday

    Russell Strasburger,Veterinarian, Civic Leader, Dies at 85Newtown lost a civic and town leader as well as a strong thread to history when Russell Strasburger died July 29 at the age of 85. He had served the community as a veterinarian and volunteer for more than 60 years....Read Full Article

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

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    October 31, 2002, Thursday

    The dispatchers at Town Hall South report the following fire calls:Friday, October 25: 8:29 am, alarm, no fire, Lakeview Terrace, Sandy Hook and Botsford responded; 11:46 am, motor vehicle accident, Berkshire and Mile Hill Roads, Sandy Hook responded; 12 pm, hazardous condition, Phyllis Lane, Dodg...Read Full Article

  • Author Recounts His ‘River Days’

    JAN HOWARD
    Archive
    October 31, 2002, Thursday

    Author Recounts His ‘River Days’By Jan HowardWriter Michael Tougias lives his Huck Finn dream of letting a river carry him to adventure in his book River Days, which explores the Connecticut River from its source near the Canadian border to Long Island Sound. The outdoor writer will give a tal...Read Full Article

  • Taunton Hill Accident

    ANDY GOROSKO
    Archive
    October 31, 2002, Thursday

    Taunton Hill Accident Motorist Michael Russo, 30, of 5 Fieldstone Drive, who was driving a 1993 BMW 325-I eastbound on Plumtrees Road about 8 pm October 29, failed to stop at a stop sign at Plumtrees Road’s intersection with Taunton Hill Road, police said. The BMW then crossed through the inters...Read Full Article

  • UConn Poll Finds SchoolsDoing A Good Job

    CURT CLARK
    Archive
    October 31, 2002, Thursday

    UConn Poll Finds SchoolsDoing A Good Job STORRS (AP) _ Most Connecticut residents think their public schools are doing a good job, according to a University of Connecticut poll released Monday.The poll, commissioned by the Neag School of Education’s New England Center for Educational Policy and...Read Full Article

  • By Kim J. Harmon

    KIM HARMON
    Archive
    October 31, 2002, Thursday

    By Kim J. HarmonOne goal was all it was going to take. One mistake.That’s how it looked right from the opening tap and that’s how it played out . . . only not to the liking of the Newtown High School girls’ soccer team. Yep – it was Joel Barlow capturing a tough 1-0 win in the South-West C...Read Full Article

  • Weight-Loss Surgery Is First Step Toward A Healthier Life

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    October 31, 2002, Thursday

    Weight-Loss Surgery Is First Step Toward A Healthier LifeDANBURY –– Danbury Hospital’s weight-loss surgery is not about giving obese people new slimmer bodies, it is about helping them take steps to be healthy, according to the physician in charge of the program....Read Full Article

  • By Steve Bigham

    KIM HARMON
    Archive
    October 31, 2002, Thursday

    By Steve BighamMONROE – The Newtown High School boys’ soccer team emerged from what appeared to be a late-season malaise on Wednesday night as it rolled over Masuk in South-West Conference semifinal action.The top-seeded Nighthawks had been struggling a bit in their three previous games, but c...Read Full Article

  • Divorce Support

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    October 31, 2002, Thursday

    Divorce SupportThe St Rose Divorce Support Group will meet on Wed, Nov 20, at 38 Church Hill Rd, 7 to 9 pm. Anyone who is contemplating divorce, in the process of divorce, or has been divorced within the past two years is invited to attend. For more info call 270-1930....Read Full Article

  • Habitat Volunteer Briefing

    CURT CLARK
    Archive
    October 31, 2002, Thursday

    Habitat Volunteer BriefingNon-profit home builder Housatonic Habitat for Humanity is conducting informational volunteer briefings for people interested in becoming involved in Habitat’s neighborhood-rebuilding mission. The meetings are informal and –like Habitat homes –are open to people of...Read Full Article

  • Groups Creating Nature CenterAt Orchard Hill On Saturday

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    October 30, 2002, Wednesday

    Groups Creating Nature CenterAt Orchard Hill On Saturday At 9 am on Saturday, November 2, the Newtown Lions will be joined by Boy Scouts, Parks and Recreation board members, Newtown Bridle Lands members, and anyone else who would like to help create a true nature center at Orchard Hill....Read Full Article

  • TOPS Meetings Monday Nights

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    October 30, 2002, Wednesday

    TOPS Meetings Monday NightsTake Off Pounds Sensibly, or TOPS, a non-profit weight-loss support program, has begun holding weekly meetings in Newtown.The group meets at Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main Street (at the flagpole), on Monday nights. Weigh-ins are held from 6 to 6:45 pm, and then the meet...Read Full Article

  • You would think that a black cat would be in great demand at Halloween time, but my social calendar compares unfavorably with that of a hermit. It used to be that black cats, especially when silhouetted by a full moon, would give folks quite a scare.

    STEVE BIGHAM
    Archive
    October 30, 2002, Wednesday

    You would think that a black cat would be in great demand at Halloween time, but my social calendar compares unfavorably with that of a hermit. It used to be that black cats, especially when silhouetted by a full moon, would give folks quite a scare. But after seeing movies like Red Dragon and The...Read Full Article

  • Letters of Endorsement

    JOANNA LESTIC
    Archive
    October 30, 2002, Wednesday

    Letters of EndorsementTo the Editor:...Read Full Article