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  • ‘Liberty Smith’ Read-Through Kicks Off Summer Theater Program

    Consider yourself an American history enthusiast? Think you know all there is to know about the patriotic exploits of George Washington, Ben Franklin, Paul Revere, Sam Adams, Benedict Arnold, and Martha Dandridge (Washington)?

    Then you should get to know Liberty Smith.

  • House & Garden Tour Displayed Seven Specimen Properties

    A variety of ornamental plants adorn the south side of the Whalen House, which was a stop on the 19th Annual Newtown Historical Society House & Garden Tour last weekend. 

  • The Top of the Mountain

    Congratulations to rising NHS senior Mackenzie Page, who, in recognition of her fundraising efforts for the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp through The Great Pumpkin Challenge, was honored as an honorary co-chair at the Travelers Championship golf tournament, in Cromwell, this past weekend. She was selected as one of just four people who support charity in remarkable ways. Mackenzie has raised nearly $10,000 throughout the years. Think of all the catnip I could get with that. Oh, how I love catnip ...

  • The Way We Were

    July 6, 1990

    At a town meeting on Wednesday, July 11, voters will decide on the town’s proposal to borrow $2 million to pay Bethel to redesign its planned new Route 6 sewer line, so it would be big enough to handle sewage from Newtown. Newtown officials have favored this sewer proposal because it would encourage industrial development in Hawleyville.

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  • Snapshot: Gregg Baimel

    Occupation: I am a statistician, and I work for a cycling sports group in Wilton. We own the bike lines for Cannondale, Schwinn, GT, and Mongoose.

    Family: My wife Jill and I have been married for 19 years. Our son Jackson is 10, and our daughter Sadie is 8 years old.

    Pets: We have Willow, our cat. She’s 15 years old, and she sleeps a lot.

  • Theater Review: ‘Hay Fever’ Hits Just The Right Notes

    A classic British comedy is afoot at The Little Theatre in Newtown. Noel Coward’s Hay Fever is being delightfully played out with superb mastery of the disingenuousness and drama essential to this theater genre in which “none of us ever really means anything.” The spot-on cast of Town Players of Newtown, who is presenting this show weekends through July 18, is serving up hilarity and chaos with its playful and overly theatrical carrying on.

  • Interns Help NFA Restore Preserve’s Beauty, Health

    Wednesday afternoon, June 24, was calm and bright with cotton clouds stretching across a crisp blue sky. The scene was easy to see for the group of interns working at Nettleton Preserve off Castle Hill Road — one of Newtown’s most photographed and most scenic points.

  • Lisa Unleashed: Take My Dog To Your Work Day

    Seventeen years ago Pet Sitters International (PSI) came up with the idea of taking your dog to work for a day as way to celebrate the canine-human bond and promote companion animals. They picked the Friday following Father’s Day. During the early years, when as a pet sitter myself, my company offered tips to other businesses that wanted to join in on PSI’s Take Your Dog To Work Day (TYDTWD) for the first time.

  • Village Cemetery Tour Conjures Newtown History

    Town Historian Dan Cruson offered a walking tour of the Village Cemetery on Sunday, June 14.

    While standing in the newer section of the cemetery, Mr Cruson said he would not be talking about the 21st Century graves, but would be focusing on graves from the 18th, 19th, and 20th Centuries.

  • Antiques Market Returning Saturday

    The second annual Newtown Antiques Market will be Saturday, June 27, 10 am to 5 pm, on the grounds of the beautiful Fairfield Hills campus.

    The one-day, festive, outdoor show and sale benefits Newtown Historical Society and its mission of preserving historic structures, mounting noteworthy exhibits, and promoting local history.

    Frank Gaglio of Barn Star Productions, based in Rhinebeck, N.Y., said he and his company are thrilled to bring back the event.