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  • Library Super Heroes

    The C.H. Booth Library is haunted by super heroes this Halloween, from Wonder Woman to Batman. As might be expected, each one has the power to help patrons find the perfect DVD or book, or to master new technology. Fortunately forNewtown, these powers will be left with library staff for future use. SHAZAM!

  • The Top of the Mountain

    Please tell me you did not forget to celebrate National Cat Day, Wednesday, October 29, with your favorite feline…

  • The Way We Were

    November 3, 1989

    Graffiti and vandalism have been a problem at Edmond Town Hall on Friday nights for the past two decades, but with the advent of recent drug sales parents are calling for immediate police enforcement. Police Chief Michael DeJoseph warns would be drug dealers that if they are caught selling their goods at Edmond Town Hall (or anywhere else in town), they will be arrested and they will go to jail.

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  • Snapshot: Julie Hunter

    Occupation: I am the circulation supervisor at CH Booth Library. I ensure the efficiency of circulation. I’m the “go to” person for account issues and that kind of thing. I have my master’s in library and information science.

    Family: My parents and siblings live in Idaho now. I live with a really good friend and her husband in Danbury.

    Pets: I have a cat, Sir Frederick. He is about 7 years old.

  • Running Down Some Halloween Treats

    Three young girls dressed as Elsa, one of the princesses in Disney's Frozen, run toward one of their candy destinations last weekend during the Fourth Annual Sandy Hook Halloween Walk. Girls in the light blue gowns seemed to be everywhere for a few hours on October 25, as children dressed up to give their costumes a trial run (literally, in this case) in a daytime event in Sandy Hook Center. Nearly two dozen local businesses welcomed visitors through their doors.

  • Lisa Unleashed: Newtown's Open Space

    This past weekend the Newtown Bridle Lands Association (NBLA) held its annual Frost on the Pumpkin Hunter Pace across trails, fields, protected open space and private property. Thank you landowners for keeping this rural tradition alive. NBLA was founded in 1978 while the Fairfield County Hounds (FCH) still called Newtown home. Many FCH members founded NBLA, then called Newtown Bridle Lanes Association which more accurately reflected the original mission of the group; to protect riding trails in this fast-developing town.

  • Former Pastor Pens Words Of Remembrance

    “When days are dark and joy seems but a dream, And countless sorrows overwhelm the heart, Lord, send Your Spirit, comforter and friend, To strengthen hope and bid all fear depart.”

    ~ from At Every Turn, by Gregory J. Wismar and David vonKampen

     

  • 12.14 Foundation’s ‘Midsummer’ Cast Wraps Up Complex Recording Process

    When all is sung and done, owners of the soon-to-be-released original soundtrack of The 12.14 Foundation’s A Rockin’ Midsummer Night’s Dream will be able to sample from either the “Moon” or “Stars” cast CDs, or they can enjoy all the subtle diversities between the two.

  • Snapshot: Tim Gagne

    Occupation: I’m a global marketing communications specialist with Enthone, out of West Haven. We do specialty chemicals, that coat things, like computer chips. We make the chemistry that makes them perform.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    Newtown is beginning to feel a little like Wild Kingdom to me. In addition to the usual coyote and deer sightings, I am hearing about some more unusual activity. First, there are the bobcats on Scudder Road. Then there is the swan on Route 302.