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  • Nourishments—Pudding Provides A Soft Landing After A Hard Day

    NANCY CREVIER
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    January 28, 2011, Friday

    Nourishments—Pudding Provides A Soft Landing After A Hard DayBy Nancy K. CrevierWhen cold winter days get hard to swallow, thick stews fragrant with gentle herbs, mashed and pureed vegetables, and creamy soups cling to the ribs and soothe the spirit. But for me, it is the promise of a smooth cus...Read Full Article

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    NANCY CREVIER
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    January 28, 2011, Friday

    ***The Newtown Board of Education approved the new teachers’ contract with an estimated total cost of $695,000 at a 9.1 percent cost to taxpayers. The Board also approved the administrators’ contract, with raises of 9.4 percent, 8.6 percent, and 8.2 percent over the next three years. ***...Read Full Article

  • Connecticut Choral Society Spring Season Rehearsals Underway; Openings Available

    SHANNON HICKS
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    January 28, 2011, Friday

    Connecticut Choral Society Spring Season Rehearsals Underway; Openings AvailableSOUTH BRITAIN — The Connecticut Choral Society (CCS) under the direction of Eric Dale Knapp will have begun rehearsals for its spring concert....Read Full Article

  • Three Suitable Areas—P&Z Reviews Report On Affordable Housing

    ANDY GOROSKO
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    January 28, 2011, Friday

    Three Suitable Areas—P&Z Reviews Report On Affordable Housing By Andrew GoroskoA consultant’s draft study performed for the Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) has identified three areas of town considered to be the most suitable places to create “affordable housing.”...Read Full Article

  • Occupation: I’m a commercial wine maker for DiGrazia Vineyard in Brookfield. I work on private fishing boats out of Rhode Island, as a first mate, and the rest of the time, I’m a stay-at-home dad.

    NANCY CREVIER
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    January 28, 2011, Friday

    Occupation: I’m a commercial wine maker for DiGrazia Vineyard in Brookfield. I work on private fishing boats out of Rhode Island, as a first mate, and the rest of the time, I’m a stay-at-home dad.Family: My wife, Amy, and I have a daughter Lydia, who just turned 4 years old.Pets: We have a pet...Read Full Article

  • Business Advisory Group Unloads Volumes On New Governor

    JOHN VOKET
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    January 28, 2011, Friday

    Business Advisory Group Unloads Volumes On New GovernorHARTFORD — According to the Connecticut Business and Industry Association, Governor Dannel P. Malloy will present his first state budget proposal to the General Assembly on February 16 and it must address a budget deficit now pegged at nearl...Read Full Article

  • Meet Jim Sheridan Guitarist For The Adults

    KENDRA BOBOWICK
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    January 28, 2011, Friday

    Meet Jim Sheridan Guitarist For The Adults This is the first in a series of articles about local artists who share their creativity through music.Who: Newtown resident Jim Sheridan, a Wilton High School teacher, performs with The Adults, a classic rock band. He lives in town with his wife, Lisa, a...Read Full Article

  • Mac Morlock

    ANDY HUTCHISON
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    January 28, 2011, Friday

    Mac MorlockMorlock is a Newtown High School wrestler who competes in the 285-pound weight division.Favorite part about wrestling: “Learning new things — things I haven’t done before.”Toughest aspect: Conditioning. When he’s not on the mats: Plays football and lifts weights. Favorite subj...Read Full Article

  • Daffodil Days Delivery Angels Wanted

    JOHN VOKET
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    January 28, 2011, Friday

    Daffodil Days Delivery Angels WantedROCKY HILL — Celebrate the arrival of spring and bring hope to cancer patients in Newtown and other area communities. The American Cancer Society is seeking volunteers for several hours during the week of March 14 to help organize and package Daffodil Days ord...Read Full Article

  • Connecticut Hospitals Leading The Nation In Adopting Health IT

    JOHN VOKET
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    January 28, 2011, Friday

    Connecticut Hospitals Leading The Nation In Adopting Health IT WALLINGFORD — Statistically, Connecticut hospitals are ahead of the pack in becoming “meaningful users” of health information technology (IT) to improve safety and efficiency....Read Full Article

  • Tickets are $18, $15 for students and senior citizens, and are available online at FlagpoleProductions.org.

    SHANNON HICKS
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    January 28, 2011, Friday

    Tickets are $18, $15 for students and senior citizens, and are available online at FlagpoleProductions.org. Showtime is 7 pm in the theater of Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street in Newtown. Call 203-364-0898 or send email to info@flagpoleproductions.org for additional information....Read Full Article

  • Sal e Pepe Contemporary Italian Bistro— Fine Dining In A Polished Atmosphere

    NANCY CREVIER
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    January 28, 2011, Friday

    Sal e Pepe Contemporary Italian Bistro— Fine Dining In A Polished Atmosphere“The Secret of Life is Enjoying the Passage of Time” reads the whimsical mirror on the wall at Sal e Pepe Contemporary Italian Bistro at 97 South Main Street. It is a philosophy that owners Angelo and Renia Marini co...Read Full Article

  • Landscape Firm Wins Prestigious Design Awards

    NANCY CREVIER
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    January 28, 2011, Friday

    Landscape Firm Wins Prestigious Design AwardsBy Nancy K. CrevierThe LaurelRock Company of Wilton, a family-owned and -operated business founded by landscape architect Dickson DeMarche and his son, Burt DeMarche of Newtown, was awarded local and national awards at premier competitions in 2010....Read Full Article

  • Bushes Bear The Brunt Of Winter

    NANCY CREVIER
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    January 28, 2011, Friday

    Bushes Bear The Brunt Of WinterBy Nancy K. CrevierRecent winter storms have been challenging, and shrubs and bushes in particular have taken a beating. Bowed down by heavy snow and coated in ice, branches have struggled to remain upright. In many instances, the burden has proved too great, as brok...Read Full Article

  • CWU Wants To Know: Who Among Us Honors Human Rights?

    SHANNON HICKS
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    January 28, 2011, Friday

    CWU Wants To Know: Who Among Us Honors Human Rights?Church Women United (CWU), an international movement celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, will in March be honoring those in the community who demonstrate a commitment to the cause of human rights.  Since 1941 CWU has supported programs a...Read Full Article

  • Lawmaker Wants Five-Cent Tax On Plastic Bags

    CURT CLARK
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    January 28, 2011, Friday

    Lawmaker Wants Five-Cent Tax On Plastic BagsBRIDGEPORT (AP) — A Connecticut lawmaker is reviving efforts to charge a fee for grocery bags.Senator Edward Meyer, chairman of the Legislature’s Environment Committee, is proposing a nickel tax for every plastic or paper bag shoppers get at the groc...Read Full Article

  • State Nurse Training Program Being Revived

    CURT CLARK
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    January 28, 2011, Friday

    State Nurse Training Program Being RevivedHARTFORD (AP) — A popular state-subsidized nurse training program in Connecticut that fell victim to budget cuts is being revived.The state Department of Education has reinstated the program, but tuition will more than double for its participants....Read Full Article

  • Newtown

    NANCY CREVIER
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    January 28, 2011, Friday

    Newtown Support GroupsFriday, January 28        AA, Newtown United Methodist Church, 92 Church Hill Road, 8 pm, beginners meeting, open discussion.   Saturday, January 29       Daily Reflections meeting, St Rose School (Monsignor Conroy Room), 46 Church Hill Road, 6:30 to 8 pm.   S...Read Full Article

  • Share Newtown’s history with Newtown old-timers and newcomers alike by passing on photos of interest to The Newtown Bee. The Bee welcomes submissions of photos for “The Way We Were.” Photos can be submitted via e-mail to Nancy@thebee.com or har

    NANCY CREVIER
    Archive
    January 28, 2011, Friday

    Share Newtown’s history with Newtown old-timers and newcomers alike by passing on photos of interest to The Newtown Bee. The Bee welcomes submissions of photos for “The Way We Were.” Photos can be submitted via e-mail to Nancy@thebee.com or hard copies can be sent to The Newtown Bee, 5 Churc...Read Full Article

  • Recovery Sunday Planned At Trinity

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    January 28, 2011, Friday

    Recovery Sunday Planned At TrinityTrinity Episcopal Church will celebrate Recovery Sunday on January 30 during all three of its regular services (7:30, 8:45 and 11:15 am). All are invited to join Trinity members for services to be led by guest preacher Paul Gossling, himself in recovery for 21 yea...Read Full Article