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  • Volunteer Forum On November 30

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    November 25, 2009, Wednesday

    Volunteer Forum On November 30Starbucks Newtown will host its next Volunteer Open Forum on Monday, November 30.The café recently underwent dramatic renovations, with new banquet-style meeting tables that will be perfect for forums like this. Much of the material used in the construction are recla...Read Full Article

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    ANDY GOROSKO
    Archive
    November 25, 2009, Wednesday

    For police reports Berkshire Road About 2:26 pm November 24, motorist Erica Raymond, 17, of 15 Shut Road was driving a 2001 Ford Taurus sedan eastward near 7 Berkshire Road, when a deer entered the street, resulting in a collision, police report. Raymond was not injured. Police took no enforcement...Read Full Article

  • Model Airplane Held For Safekeeping

    ANDY GOROSKO
    Archive
    November 25, 2009, Wednesday

    Model Airplane Held For SafekeepingPolice are holding for safekeeping a radio-controlled model airplane recently found in a tree by a Grand Place resident.Police suspect that someone was flying the remotely controlled toy airplane at the adjacent Newtown Middle School property when it went out of...Read Full Article

  • Inmate Who Mailed Bomb Threat Sentenced

    CURT CLARK
    Archive
    November 25, 2009, Wednesday

    Inmate Who Mailed Bomb Threat SentencedBRIDGEPORT (AP) — A Connecticut prison inmate has been sentenced to 18 months for mailing a bomb threat to a federal agency.Federal prosecutors said 41-year-old Glen Sharkany was sentenced November 20 in Bridgeport....Read Full Article

  • Conn. Unemployment Rate Jumps To 8.8 Percent

    CURT CLARK
    Archive
    November 25, 2009, Wednesday

    Conn. Unemployment Rate Jumps To 8.8 Percent WETHERSFIELD (AP) — The Connecticut Labor Department says the state’s unemployment rate increased slightly to 8.8 percent, even though employers added 1,000 jobs in October.The gain announced November 19 is statistically small and does not erase th...Read Full Article

  • Conn. College Enrollment Sets Record

    CURT CLARK
    Archive
    November 25, 2009, Wednesday

    Conn. College Enrollment Sets Record HARTFORD (AP) — Connecticut education officials say enrollment at public and private colleges in the state has set another record, as the bad economy continues to push more people into school for degrees and retraining....Read Full Article

  • Court Claim— Firm Seeks Final Payment For Revaluation

    ANDY GOROSKO
    Archive
    November 25, 2009, Wednesday

    Court Claim— Firm Seeks Final Payment For RevaluationBy Andrew GoroskoThe firm that conducted the town’s most recent revaluation of properties for tax-assessment purposes has filed a claim against the town in Waterbury Superior Court, charging that it has not been fully paid for services provi...Read Full Article

  • Shaun W. McLean

    NANCY CREVIER
    Archive
    November 25, 2009, Wednesday

    Shaun W. McLeanBeloved Son And BrotherShaun W. McLean, 30, of Newtown, died suddenly November 23. He was born September 3, 1979, the son of William J. McLean, Jr, and Judith (Olson) McLean. Mr McLean was a graduate of Newtown High School, Class of 1998, and was most recently a student at Porter &a...Read Full Article

  • Lucy Borruso

    NANCY CREVIER
    Archive
    November 25, 2009, Wednesday

    Lucy BorrusoLoving Mother And GrandmotherLucy Borruso, 88, wife of the late Joseph Borruso, died peacefully November 20, at Glen Hill Care & Rehabilitation Center, Danbury. She was born in New York City, May 10, 1921, and lived most of her life in Franklin Square, N.Y. Surviving are a son, Jo...Read Full Article

  • Congratulations to Carole Ando, who was the one reader able to tell us that the latest Bee’s Buck challenge (inset) can be found at 24 Main Street.

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    November 24, 2009, Tuesday

    Congratulations to Carole Ando, who was the one reader able to tell us that the latest Bee’s Buck challenge (inset) can be found at 24 Main Street.This week’s challenge is a new one, and it seemed fitting for Thanksgiving weekend. While some of us will pile onto the couch to watch football all...Read Full Article

  • Now On View

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    November 24, 2009, Tuesday

    Now On ViewEleven local painters have coordinated efforts to put together the newest exhibition for C.H. Booth Library. Artist and teacher Claudia Mitchell is being joined by students and painters Robyn Dohrenwend, Bambi Engelman, Meg Gioffe, Martha Glynn, Margaret Hull, Kyra Middeleer, Maureen Ro...Read Full Article

  • Open Space In The Neighborhoods

    KENDRA BOBOWICK
    Archive
    November 24, 2009, Tuesday

    Open Space In The NeighborhoodsBy Kendra Bobowick...Read Full Article

  • Antiques Shows   _________________________

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    November 24, 2009, Tuesday

    Antiques Shows   _________________________Every Fri-Sun (year-round): Redwood Country Flea Market, 170 South Turnpike Rd, Wallingford, 6 am-2:30 pm, free adm & parking, 50-80 dealers; 203-269-3500.Sundays (through Dec): Elephant’s Trunk Country Flea Market, Rte 7, New Milford, 7 am-2:30 pm...Read Full Article

  • Food Drive At Tree Lighting

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    November 24, 2009, Tuesday

    Food Drive At Tree LightingThe tree lighting at Ram Pasture this year, which is scheduled for Friday, December 4, will include a food drive. Residents can begin gathering at 6:30, and the tree will be lit at 7.Diana Johnson, co-coordinator of the tree lighting with Janet Woycik, would like residen...Read Full Article

  • House Tour For The Holidays

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    November 24, 2009, Tuesday

    House Tour For The HolidaysMONROE — Monroe Historical Society will present a self-guided Christmas House Tour of eight beautiful homes decorated for the holiday season on Saturday, December 12, from 5 to 9 pm. Snow date is December 13.There will be a keepsake ornament at each home for each visit...Read Full Article

  • Governor Swears In Llodra, Elected Officials In Brief Ceremony

    JOHN VOKET
    Archive
    November 24, 2009, Tuesday

    Governor Swears In Llodra, Elected Officials In Brief CeremonyBy John VoketThe punctuation mark on a weekend full of activity at the town’s new Municipal Center revealed itself to be an exclamation point followed by a standing ovation as Governor M. Jodi Rell swore an incoming administration of...Read Full Article

  • Festival Of Trees For Gunn Museum

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    November 24, 2009, Tuesday

    Festival Of Trees For Gunn MuseumWASHINGTON — The eighth annual Festival of Trees Cocktail Party to benefit the Gunn Memorial Library and Museum is scheduled for Friday, December 4, from 5 to 7 pm, and Saturday, December 5, from 10 am to 2 pm....Read Full Article

  • ‘Christmas Through The Ages’ At Gunn Museum

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    November 24, 2009, Tuesday

    ‘Christmas Through The Ages’ At Gunn MuseumWASHINGTON — The Gunn Memorial Museum will host the opening reception for its holiday exhibition, “Christmas Through The Ages,” on Sunday, November 29, from 1 to 3 pm....Read Full Article

  • NYFS — And Residents Of All Ages — Will Benefit From 24th Annual Holiday Festival

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    November 24, 2009, Tuesday

    NYFS — And Residents Of All Ages — Will Benefit From 24th Annual Holiday Festival The 24th Annual Holiday Festival will feature professionally decorated historic homes, a Victorian Tea, a Festival of Trees and other family-friendly activities when it returns to the center of Newtown on Sunday,...Read Full Article

  • Occupation: I’m an at home mom, but I do a lot of volunteer work, especially with the PTA.

    NANCY CREVIER
    Archive
    November 24, 2009, Tuesday

    Occupation: I’m an at home mom, but I do a lot of volunteer work, especially with the PTA.Family: I’ve been married to Joe for 22 years. We have four children. Rob is 15, Annie is 13, Lauren is 11, and Elise is 7 years old.How long have you lived in Newtown? We’ve been in town for ten years....Read Full Article