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  • Dorian Quintet With Spencer Myer On Piano, April 12 At Edmond Town Hall

    The Newtown Bee
    Enjoy
    March 31, 2015, Tuesday

    Recognized by critics, audiences and professional musicians alike for its uniquely polished and passionate performances, the Dorian Wind Quintet is known worldwide as one of chamber music’s preeminent and longest continuously-active ensembles. This ensemble will perform at Newtown’s Edmond Town...Read Full Article

  • Concert Preview: Máirtín O’Connor Trio Bringing ‘A Great Sense Of Adventure’ To Meeting House Performance

    Andrew Carey
    Features
    March 31, 2015, Tuesday
    The Máirtín O’Connor Trio — from left Cathal Hayden, Mr O’Connor and Seamie O’Dowd — will open a nine-date tour of the Northeast on April 10 at Newtown Meeting House.

    The Máirtín O’Connor Trio has toured the world with legendary Irish singer Christy Moore, with Australian guitar master Tony Emmanuel, and with the beloved fiddler Martin Hayes’ Masters of Tradition ensemble. They have played to full capacity audiences in venues such as Lincoln Center and UCL...Read Full Article

  • Earth Day Festival To Offer Mattress, Book Recycling

    The Newtown Bee
    Enjoy
    March 31, 2015, Tuesday

    A free mattress and book recycling point will be part of this year’s Earth Day Festival. The festival will return to the front lawn of Newtown Middle School, 11 Queen Street, on Saturday, May 2, from 10 am to 4 pm. The new addition is being sponsored by the Newtown Sustainable Energy Commission,...Read Full Article

  • VFW Seeking Assistance In Placing Gravesite Flags

    The Newtown Bee
    Latest News
    March 31, 2015, Tuesday
    VFW Post 308 is preparing for its annual placement of flags on the graves of every veteran buried in Newtown. This year the post is reaching out to the public, inviting anyone who would like to join the solemn effort to contact organizers.

    Each year, just prior to Memorial Day, members of Newtown Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 308 place new flags on the graves of all veterans buried in Newtown, a way of honoring departed service members each May. This year, said Donna Monteleone Randle, Chaplain for Post 308 and District 1, the VFW is...Read Full Article

  • Open Burning Season Extended To May 15

    The Newtown Bee
    Latest News
    March 31, 2015, Tuesday

    Fire Marshal Bill Halstead has announced that the open burning season is extended to May 15 to allow residents sufficient time to burn small brush for its disposal. Open burning season normally starts on November 1 and extends to April 1, but the season is being extended by more than six weeks in vi...Read Full Article

  • Jonathan Lambo

    The Newtown Bee
    Obituaries
    March 31, 2015, Tuesday

    Jonathan Lambo, 30, of Sandy Hook died peacefully March 29. Born October 31, 1984, in Staten Island, N.Y., he was the son of Pat and John Lambo of Sandy Hook....Read Full Article

  • Ronald R. Russell

    The Newtown Bee
    Obituaries
    March 31, 2015, Tuesday

    Ronald R. Russell, 70, of Sandy Hook, beloved husband of Deborah L. (Switser) Russell, died March 29. Born in Trenton, N.J., he was raised in Milford, spending many years there before moving to Sandy Hook....Read Full Article

  • Llodra Recommends Delay On Community Center Project Vote

    Kendra Bobowick
    Latest News
    March 31, 2015, Tuesday

    First Selectman Pat Llodra is recommending to the Board of Selectman that action on the community center project “not go forward as planned” on April 28, in a statement released Tuesday, March 31. “It is my belief that our community is best served if we allow ourselves and the community the ti...Read Full Article

  • Falbo Claims National Title; Teammates Perform Well

    Andy Hutchison
    Sports
    March 30, 2015, Monday
    Anthony Falbo, right, competes during postseason action this winter. Falbo capped off a championship-filled campaign with a national title during the final weekend in March.

    Newtown High School sophomore wrestler Anthony Falbo won a national championship during the weekend of March 27–29. Falbo claimed the 160 pound weight division title in the Sophomore Division of the 26th Annual National High School Coaches Association High School National Wrestling Championships,...Read Full Article

  • Easter Egg Hunt April 4

    The Newtown Bee
    Enjoy
    March 30, 2015, Monday

    Grace Family Church will host its Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 4, beginning at 1 pm. The public event will again be held at Treadwell Park, 39 Philo Curtis Road. This is a family event and all children up to age 12 can participate in the egg hunt. A program under the pavilion will inclu...Read Full Article

  • River Walk Sewer Hearing Rescheduled To April 9

    Andrew Gorosko
    Latest News
    March 30, 2015, Monday

    The Water & Sewer Authority has postponed a public hearing on a 74-unit multifamily housing complex proposed for Washington Avenue in Sandy Hook Center, which initially had been scheduled for Wednesday, April 1. The WSA public hearing on local local developer/builder Michael Burton’s request for s...Read Full Article

  • Borough Warden Suggests Townwide Traffic Study

    Andrew Gorosko
    Latest News
    March 30, 2015, Monday
    Borough Warden James Gaston, Sr, met with Police Commission members on March 24 to discuss traffic issues, with a focus on the flagpole intersection of Main Street, Church Hill Road, and West Street. Mr Gaston recommended that a study of traffic problems townwide be performed.

    Police Commission members conducted a special meeting last week to discuss the traffic problems posed by the flagpole intersection of Main Street, Church Hill Road, and West Street. They invited the chief elected official of the borough to discuss the matter with them. But Borough Warden James Gasto...Read Full Article

  • Newtown Continuing Education Courses Available

    The Newtown Bee
    Education
    March 30, 2015, Monday

    Newtown Continuing Education announced it has limited openings available in a number of classes. Details are available here....Read Full Article

  • Frederick J. Hamilton

    The Newtown Bee
    Obituaries
    March 30, 2015, Monday

    Frederick J. “Ted” Hamilton, 90, husband of the late Elizabeth (Kennedy) Hamilton, and resident of Fairfield for more than 50 years, died peacefully March 27, with his family by his side. He was born August 1, 1924, in Bridgeport, and was the son of the late Isabelle (Darney) and Philip Hamilto...Read Full Article

  • Unintended Consequences Of Assisted Suicide

    Monica O'Brien
    Letters To The Editor
    March 30, 2015, Monday
  • Special Holy Week Event Planned At St Rose Church

    The Newtown Bee
    Religion
    March 29, 2015, Sunday

    On Wednesday of Holy Week, April 1, at 8 pm, the Mystery Players of Immaculate Heart Central High School in Watertown, N.Y., will present the Stations of the Cross in a very creative way at St Rose of Lima in Newtown. The Mystery Players bring the stations to the modern level through the use of spec...Read Full Article

  • ‘Unity In Diversity’ Programs Preview, March 30-April 29

    The Newtown Bee
    Religion
    March 29, 2015, Sunday

    The cable television program Unity in Diversity can be viewed on Charter Community Vision (Channel 192) each Monday at 12:30 pm and again on Wednesday at 5:30 pm. The program features interviews with prominent pastors, rabbis, imams, and other spiritual leaders of a variety of local faith communitie...Read Full Article

  • Boughan Edges Steinebrey In Snowy Sandy Hook 5K

    Andy Hutchison
    Sports
    March 28, 2015, Saturday
    Erin Flanagan, 24, was the top female finisher in the Sandy Hook 5K, completing the course in 20:43 to finish 13th overall.

    As the snow flakes fell, nearly 1,200 runners made their way through parts of the Fairfield Hills campus and surrounding roads to complete the 3rd Annual Sandy Hook 5K on March 28. Kevin Boughan edged out fellow Sandy Hook runner Nathan Steinebrey to win the morning race — both competitors had off...Read Full Article

  • Resident’s Dive Medicine Conference Covering Cold, Deep Water Safety, Shark Habitats

    John Voket
    Features
    March 28, 2015, Saturday
    Newtown physician and avid diver Dr David Charash is pictured in a file image speaking to a patient in Danbury Hospitals hyperbaric chamber.

    Newtown’s “diver doctor,” David Charash, DO, is poised to host the next in a series of annual Dive Medicine Conferences on April 11 at Danbury’s Ethan Allan Inn at 21 Lake Ave Extension. Welcoming vendors and exhibitors including Newtown Underwater Search And Rescue (NUSAR), Dr Charash told...Read Full Article

  • New Location For Next Community Center Info Session

    Shannon Hicks
    Latest News
    March 28, 2015, Saturday

    Organizers announced that the next Newtown Community Center Phase I Information Session will be held at an alternate venue on Tuesday, March 31. That session will be in The Alexandria Room at Edmond Town Hall, which offers greater capacity than the senior center, where the program was originally sch...Read Full Article