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  • Papa Al’s A Family Business Is A Family Favorite

    NANCY CREVIER
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    January 8, 2016, Friday

    Papa Al’s A Family Business Is A Family FavoriteTwenty years ago, “Papa Al” Selmani opened his San Remo Pizza & Restaurant in Woodbury and began delighting customers in the area with his pizza, sub, and pasta creations. He has since left that business behind him, but luckily for Newtown...Read Full Article

  • Business Buzz: Labels Plus Tags Opens In Sandy Hook

    John Voket
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    November 8, 2013, Friday
  • Bus Talks Lead To FOI Concerns

    ELIZA HALLABECK
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    November 23, 2012, Friday

    Bus Talks Lead To FOI ConcernsBy Eliza HallabeckA transportation update at the Board of Education’s meeting on Tuesday, November 20, sparked concerns by two members that conversations with All-Star Transportation were not handled by the full board or in a public meeting.School board Chair Debbie...Read Full Article

  • Legion Baseball Tryouts

    ANDY HUTCHISON
    Archive
    November 23, 2012, Friday

    Legion Baseball TryoutsThe Bethel Admirals American Legion Baseball club is holding tryouts during November and December for the 2013 summer season. First tryout is Saturday, November 24 from 7 to 8:30 pm on the turf at Newtown Youth Academy....Read Full Article

  • Newtown United Soccer Team Captures U11 Championship With Win Over New Canaan

    ANDY HUTCHISON
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    November 23, 2012, Friday

    Newtown United Soccer Team Captures U11 Championship With Win Over New CanaanSparked by a swarming defense and timely scoring, division champion Newtown United boys’ soccer team capped its fall campaign with the playoff tournament crown.Hunter Kirkman scored twice Sunday, leading Newtown to a 4...Read Full Article

  • Grant Awarded To Hire Dislocated Workers For Sandy Recovery

    JOHN VOKET
    Archive
    November 23, 2012, Friday

    Grant Awarded To Hire Dislocated Workers For Sandy RecoveryHARTFORD — Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced November 16 that the US Department of Labor has awarded the State of Connecticut a $1.8 million grant to create about 120 temporary jobs for eligible dislocated workers to assist with cleanu...Read Full Article

  • Newtown Unit Of The Salvation Army In Need Of Bell Ringers

    SHANNON HICKS
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    November 23, 2012, Friday

    Newtown Unit Of The Salvation Army In Need Of Bell RingersThe Newtown Unit of the Salvation Army is in need of bell ringers for the annual fund drive that provides emergency assistance to Newtown residents who have fallen on hard times. The program is administered through the Newtown Social Servic...Read Full Article

  • Joan M. Graham

    NANCY CREVIER
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    November 23, 2012, Friday

    Joan M. GrahamJoan M. Graham of Newtown died peacefully, November 14, at her home. Mrs Graham was the wife of the late Duncan A. Graham. She was born in London, Ontario, Canada, the daughter of Lily (Prior) and Colvin A. MacRae. Joan was a graduate of St Joseph’s School of Nursing, London, Ontar...Read Full Article

  • There is much to be thankful for, this week of giving thanks. The generosity shown by Newtown residents in the many collections for victims of Superstorm Sandy, coat collections, Stuff the Truck food collection events, donating to support animal conc

    NANCY CREVIER
    Archive
    November 23, 2012, Friday

    There is much to be thankful for, this week of giving thanks. The generosity shown by Newtown residents in the many collections for victims of Superstorm Sandy, coat collections, Stuff the Truck food collection events, donating to support animal concerns, and so many other worthy charities is over...Read Full Article

  • AIDS Over 50— Growing Need Cited For HIV Prevention, Detection Programs For Older Residents

    JOHN VOKET
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    November 23, 2012, Friday

    AIDS Over 50— Growing Need Cited For HIV Prevention, Detection Programs For Older ResidentsBy Grace Merritt The Connecticut Mirror Back in the 1980s, when no one knew much about AIDS, Freddy played percussion in Latino bands in clubs in New York and Puerto Rico. In the early morning, after the g...Read Full Article

  • Local Man Pleads Not Guilty To Child Pornography Charge

    ANDY GOROSKO
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    November 23, 2012, Friday

    Local Man Pleads Not Guilty To Child Pornography ChargeBy Andrew Gorosko DANBURY — At his November 15 arraignment in Danbury Superior Court, a Newtown man pleaded not guilty to charges of third-degree possession of child pornography and disorderly conduct following his arrest by Newtown police....Read Full Article

  • Pastel Society Of America Hall Of Famer At Newtown Meeting House, Nov 28

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    November 23, 2012, Friday

    Pastel Society Of America Hall Of Famer At Newtown Meeting House, Nov 28The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown (SCAN) will host a pastel landscape painting demonstration by Frank Federico on Wednesday, November 28, at 1:30 pm, in the lower meeting room of Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main Street. Th...Read Full Article

  • Children’s Programs

    LINDA BAUER
    Archive
    November 23, 2012, Friday

    Children’s Programs*The EverWonder Children’s Museum committee is conducting the remaining workshop of Exploring Your Senses on November 27 at 1 pm. Explore Taste and Smell through a variety of fun hands-on activities. A $5 material fee is due on the day of the program. Proceeds will benefit t...Read Full Article

  • Main Street North, Southbury

    LINDA BAUER
    Archive
    November 23, 2012, Friday

    Main Street North, SouthburyClaire Didier purchased a home at 886 Main Street North, Southbury, from Abby Grondona. Sandy Anderson of Prudential Connecticut Realty was the selling agent and Sandra Natale of Litchfield Hills Sotheby’s International Realty was the listing agent. Attorney Eric DaSi...Read Full Article

  • Lighthouse Builder Defending Her Title

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    November 23, 2012, Friday

    Lighthouse Builder Defending Her TitleA Newtown woman whose sugar cookie entry won first place in The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk’s 2011 “Festival of Lighthouses” is hoping to defend her crown in this year’s display with an entry made largely from crocheted yarn.Illustrator Donna Kern Bal...Read Full Article

  • Merlin Edgar Fisk

    NANCY CREVIER
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    November 23, 2012, Friday

    Merlin Edgar FiskJudge Merlin Edgar Fisk, 91, Southbury, formerly of Newtown, died November 12, at Danbury Hospital, after a full and generous life....Read Full Article

  • Newtown Neighborhood Walks For Breast Cancer Awareness And Fundraising

    ELIZA HALLABECK
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    November 23, 2012, Friday

    Newtown Neighborhood Walks For Breast Cancer Awareness And Fundraising Newtown residents participated in a 5K Breast Cancer Walk on Sunday, October 21. Nearly 80 participants, including adults, children and dogs, started the breast cancer awareness walk at the Cider Mill Road cul-de-sac in Sandy H...Read Full Article

  • Regina Werden

    NANCY CREVIER
    Archive
    November 23, 2012, Friday

    Regina WerdenRegina Werden, 86, of Southbury, formerly of Newtown, died peacefully November 17, at Danbury Hospital. She was born in Southbury, December 13, 1925, to Lurey (Titus) and Lewis Dennis. ...Read Full Article

  • ‘Unity In Diversity’ Programs Preview

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    November 23, 2012, Friday

    ‘Unity In Diversity’ Programs PreviewUnity in Diversity is a weekly television program featuring interviews with leaders and representatives of faith communities in the local area. Its purpose is to enable all people to come to a better understanding of the history and beliefs of their neighbo...Read Full Article

  • Meeting The Pumpkin Challenge

    CURT CLARK
    Archive
    November 23, 2012, Friday

    Meeting The Pumpkin ChallengeTo the Editor:I am thrilled to report that The Great Pumpkin Challenge was again a huge success.  Storm Sandy was not able to take away our enthusiasm or pumpkins!I would like to thank Castle Hill Farm, Mason’s Farm Market, Ropes Baseball Apparel, The Newtown Bee, t...Read Full Article