Newtown's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/newtown Wed, 23 May 2018 18:16:22 -0400 HamletHub.com Ives Concert Park and the Newtown Savings Bank Bring Peter and the Starcatcher to Danbury https://news.hamlethub.com/newtown/events/44606-ives-concert-park-and-the-newtown-savings-bank-bring-peter-and-the-starcatcher-to-danbury44606-ives-concert-park-and-the-newtown-savings-bank-bring-peter-and-the-starcatcher-to-danbury https://news.hamlethub.com/newtown/events/44606-ives-concert-park-and-the-newtown-savings-bank-bring-peter-and-the-starcatcher-to-danbury44606-ives-concert-park-and-the-newtown-savings-bank-bring-peter-and-the-starcatcher-to-danbury

Popular 'Peter and the Starcatcher' returns to WCSU stage

Ives Concert Park and the Newtown Savings Bank Fine Arts & Family Series will present the Western Connecticut State University Department of Theatre Arts production, "Peter and the Starcatcher," for a return engagement in the MainStage Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury.

Performances will be at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, May 24, 25 and 26. Get tickets here. For more information, visit ivesconcertpark.com here.

"Peter and the Starcatcher" is based on the 2004 novel "Peter and the Starcatchersby Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, adapted for the stage by Rick Elice and serves as a prequel to J. M. Barrie's "Peter and Wendy ("Peter Pan"). The play provides a humorous backstory for the beloved character of Peter Pan and his arch nemesis Captain Hook. In the opening, audiences will be met by an orphaned child on the high seas named Boy. His sad and lonely world is turned upside down when he meets Molly - the daughter of famous Starcatcher Lord Astor. She is on a mission to save the world and protect a treasure trunk filled with magical starstuff from getting into the evil hands of Black Stache. As they travel aboard the Neverland ship, Molly and Boy learn about love and friendship and forge an unbreakable bond.

WCSU Professor of Theatre Arts Pam McDaniel, who directs the production, said, "Set your sails for excitement and magic that you'll never forget. 'Peter and the Starcatcher' is a story filled with heart, humor and harrowing adventures that follow the boy who never grew up, his fearsome pirate foe and a cast of colorful characters who join in on the journey."

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kerry@ducey.org (Sherri Hill) Events Wed, 23 May 2018 12:15:11 -0400
250 Newtown Homes Without Power, Restoration Efforts, Brush Disposal, and More https://news.hamlethub.com/newtown/life/44603-250-newtown-homes-without-power-restoration-efforts-brush-disposal-and-more44603-250-newtown-homes-without-power-restoration-efforts-brush-disposal-and-more https://news.hamlethub.com/newtown/life/44603-250-newtown-homes-without-power-restoration-efforts-brush-disposal-and-more44603-250-newtown-homes-without-power-restoration-efforts-brush-disposal-and-more

Monday, May 21 Storm Update from Town of Newtown

Eversource has approximately 100 line and tree crews working in town today and will have crews working through the evening. Total outages are currently at 2% (approximately 250 homes).

Crews are or will be working in the Parmalee/Butterfield (36 homes), Brookbridge (28 homes), Hall Lane (14 homes), Lakeview (8 homes), Tamarack (6 homes) areas among others. Eversource expects perhaps 100 homes or less to be power later this evening. Included in the outage total referenced above are approximately 60 single outages in town that will be addressed today and into tomorrow. Eversource promises a sustained effort until all power is restored.

If you are without power we encourage you to contact Eversource at (800) 286- 2000 or via the internet at Eversource.com. Please don’t assume that they are aware of your outage.

With regard to roadside debris, the town will pick up trees and/or brush that has fallen on the shoulder of the road. Please do not drag brush from your property to the roadside. Restoration efforts are paramount at the moment and accumulating brush on the side of the road will effect workers and potentially impact school buses. Brush, up to 3” in diameter, may be disposed of for free ($10 per cubic yard for anything in excess) at the Transfer Station which is open today until 3:00pm.

The Emergency Management Team will meet again this afternoon with Eversource and will make additional updates as necessary. Newtown’s First Selectman and the Emergency Management Office continue to urge residents to be safe and stay informed.

 

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kerry@ducey.org (Town of Newtown) Life Mon, 21 May 2018 08:36:31 -0400
Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary Catherine’s Butterfly Party on June 9 in Newtown https://news.hamlethub.com/newtown/events/44601-catherine-violet-hubbard-animal-sanctuary-hosts-4th-annual-catherine-s-butterfly-party-in-newtown-ct44601-catherine-violet-hubbard-animal-sanctuary-hosts-4th-annual-catherine-s-butterfly-party-in-newtown-ct https://news.hamlethub.com/newtown/events/44601-catherine-violet-hubbard-animal-sanctuary-hosts-4th-annual-catherine-s-butterfly-party-in-newtown-ct44601-catherine-violet-hubbard-animal-sanctuary-hosts-4th-annual-catherine-s-butterfly-party-in-newtown-ct

In a touching tribute to the life and legacy of a first-grader lost in the Sandy Hook tragedy, the Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary will host its 4th annual Catherine’s “Butterfly Party” on Saturday, June 9 from 12-4pm at Fairfield Hills Campus (3 Primrose St.) in central Newtown, CT – conveniently located right off of I-84.

Celebrating its fourth consecutive year, the FREE community festival is open to the public and all are welcome to come and celebrate their love for animals and pay tribute to Catherine Hubbard’s life and her pursuit of compassion and kindness for animals and all beings. Last year, over 3,000 attended the event and over 50 homeless pets were successfully adopted and found loving new homes. Featuring a full day of exciting activities for adults, kids, and furry family members, highlights of the event will include:

  • 20+ regional animal shelters & rescues featuring over 100 adoptable pets
  • Personalities from Connoisseur Media’s WEZN-FM Star 99.9 and live music from LaFrance Acoustic
  • Live CT State Trooper K-9 demonstrations
  • Educational seminars + demonstrations by: Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory; Backyard Bees “Bee Kind”; Animal Embassy; Audubon at Bent of the River; Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy; Horizon Wings Raptor Rehabilitation & Education, and more
  • Special guest, Elana K. Arnold, author of A Boy Called Bat and Bat and the Waiting Game will sign books and meet fans from 1-3pm.
  • Face painting, games, and crafts
  • Pet portraits + butterfly photo booth
  • Local vendors featuring pet-related products for purchase
  • Food trucks, treats, and snacks galore

Over 20 local animal shelters and rescues will participate and over 100 homeless pets will be on-site at the event to meet and greet families interested in adoption. This year’s animal rescue and shelter partners include: Adopt-a-Dog, Inc., Animal Welfare Society, Inc., Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, ASPCA, BeFreegle Foundation, Companion Pet Rescue, CT Humane Society, CT Parrot Rescue, Danbury Animal Welfare Society, Furry Friends Foster & Rescue, Gimme Shelter Animal Rescue, House Rabbit Connection, Inc., Long Island Bulldog Rescue, Looking Glass Animal Rescue, One Dog at a Time Rescue, PawSafe Animal Rescue, Perfect Imperfections Rescue, PetRescue, Pets Alive, Red Leash Rescue, Rowanwood Farm, Thank Dog Rescue, and Animal Support: CT SART (CT State Animal Response Team).

Jenny Hubbard, Catherine’s mother, spoke about the inspiration behind this annual event. “Catherine had a natural ability to connect with and care for animals. She loved being in their presence and would whisper to them, “Tell all your friends I am kind.” Every year, Catherine asked for a birthday party that would bring all of her favorite creatures together, and with Catherine’s Butterfly Party, that wish is fulfilled.”

For more information on Catherine’s Butterfly Party, sponsorship opportunities, or to learn more about the Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary, please visit www.cvhfoundation.org 

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jessica@evokeny.com (CVH Foundation) Events Sun, 20 May 2018 14:53:54 -0400
GoFundMe Fundraiser to Help Danbury EMT Family of New Fairfield https://news.hamlethub.com/newtown/charities/44602-gofundme-fundraiser-to-help-new-fairfield-s-flower-family44602-gofundme-fundraiser-to-help-new-fairfield-s-flower-family https://news.hamlethub.com/newtown/charities/44602-gofundme-fundraiser-to-help-new-fairfield-s-flower-family44602-gofundme-fundraiser-to-help-new-fairfield-s-flower-family

A GoFundMe Fundraiser has been created by Scott Warner to help out the Flower Family. 

Please click here to donate

Greg Flower and his family lost everything they own today when their house was consumed by fire . Everybody made it safely and unharmed out of the house but the entire house is a loss. Greg has been an EMT at Danbury Ambulance for the last 9 years helping other people selflessly and now it is our turn to help Greg and his family. No amount is too little and if financially you are unable to help please share this to help out !

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kerry@ducey.org (Scott Warner) Charities Sun, 20 May 2018 11:31:40 -0400
Help Paint the Mural for Newtown's New Senior Center https://news.hamlethub.com/newtown/events/44600-help-paint-the-mural-for-newtown-s-new-senior-center44600-help-paint-the-mural-for-newtown-s-new-senior-center https://news.hamlethub.com/newtown/events/44600-help-paint-the-mural-for-newtown-s-new-senior-center44600-help-paint-the-mural-for-newtown-s-new-senior-center

The Newtown Chamber is hosting "Help Paint the Mural for the New Senior Center" event on May 29 and May 30 at Edmond Town Hall.

Please join Newtown's Seniors in creating the Art Mural. We will be working for 3 days with 2 shifts per day in the Edmond Town Hall Gym. We need 18 volunteers per shift.

Tuesday, May 29 at 9:45 AM and 1:15 PM and Wednesday, May 30 at 9:45 AM

Please contact Anna at 203-426-1035 or email annawiedemanncoa@gmail.com for more information and to sign up to volunteer.

Vist the event Facebook Page for additional information. 

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kerry@ducey.org (Sarah) Events Sun, 20 May 2018 05:29:27 -0400
Ben's Bells Project Celebration of Kindness on Thursday, May 24 https://news.hamlethub.com/newtown/events/44599-ben-s-bells-project-celebration-of-kindness-on-thursday-may-2444599-ben-s-bells-project-celebration-of-kindness-on-thursday-may-24 https://news.hamlethub.com/newtown/events/44599-ben-s-bells-project-celebration-of-kindness-on-thursday-may-2444599-ben-s-bells-project-celebration-of-kindness-on-thursday-may-24

 Live auction, photo booth, silent auction, beer and wine tasting, food, and live entertainment.

Tickets are $75.

Learn more and purchase tickets here.

Michael's At The Grove is located 42 Vail Rd, Bethel.

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kerry@ducey.org (submitted) Events Fri, 18 May 2018 12:30:24 -0400
Town of Newtown Friday Afternoon Storm Restoration Update https://news.hamlethub.com/newtown/life/44598-town-of-newtown-friday-afternoon-storm-restoration-update44598-town-of-newtown-friday-afternoon-storm-restoration-update https://news.hamlethub.com/newtown/life/44598-town-of-newtown-friday-afternoon-storm-restoration-update44598-town-of-newtown-friday-afternoon-storm-restoration-update

Storm Restoration Update

Eversource presently has more than 20 crews working in town. The focus is still on larger circuits. Crews are currently working in the areas of Brushy Hill, Hattertown, Bridle Path, Mount Pleasant and Dogwood Terrace. Crews are on route to the areas of Lakeview Terrace, Walnut Tree, Orange Pippin, Elm, Little Brook Lane and Pine Tree Hill Road.

Overnight, total outages dropped from 50% to roughly 40%. We expect additional progress through the day today.

Dumpsters are available for the disposal of spoiled food at Newtown High School and the Hawleyville and Dodgingtown Fire Departments. Bottled water is available at all five fire departments in addition to their exterior water faucets.

The Transfer Station will be open tomorrow from 7a to 6p and on Sunday from 7am to 3pm.

Newtown’s First Selectman and the Emergency Management Office continue to urge residents to be safe and stay informed.

Residents can come to locations listed below to seek relief/assistance

Cell phone/electronic equipment charging

The Municipal Center, located at Fairfield Hills is open today Friday from 7 am to 7 pm and Saturday from 9a to 3p

Newtown Senior Center at 14 Riverside Rd, Sandy Hook, Mon thru Fri 8 am to 4:30 pm

Cyrenius Booth Library, 25 Main Street, Newtown. Tel (203) 426-4533 Hours: Mon thru Thurs – 9:30 am to 8 pm, Fri – 11 am to 5 pm; Sat 9:30 am to 5 pm; Sun 12 to 5 pm Edmond Town Hall gymnasium, 45 Main Street: you will need to bring your own chair. Open 8 am to 11pm.

Showers

Newtown High School, 12 Berkshire Road, Sandy Hook Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 5 am to 10 pm. Enter at Main Entrance. 

NYA Sports and Fitness, 4 Primrose Street, located at Fairfield Hills, 5:30 am to 8 pm, check in at front desk Water The Firehouses in your neighborhood.

Fill a Hose

Park & Rec Garage (across from Reed School) bring your own containers.

Special Health Needs/Questions Contact Donna Culbert, Newtown Health District, tel 203-270-4291 or e-mail donna.culbert@newtown-ct.gov After hours tel 203-270-4200

We ask that you please check on any elderly or frail neighbors to be certain they are doing OK.

 

Important numbers:

Power outage – call 800-286-2000

First Selectman’s office Tel (203) 270-4201

Emergency Management/Fire Marshal Tel (203) 270-4370

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kerry@ducey.org (Town of Newtown) Life Fri, 18 May 2018 10:37:04 -0400
Malloy names Newtown among towns with most significant storm damage https://news.hamlethub.com/newtown/life/44597-malloy-names-newtown-among-towns-with-most-significant-storm-damage44597-malloy-names-newtown-among-towns-with-most-significant-storm-damage https://news.hamlethub.com/newtown/life/44597-malloy-names-newtown-among-towns-with-most-significant-storm-damage44597-malloy-names-newtown-among-towns-with-most-significant-storm-damage

Today Governor Malloy noted Newtown among towns with the most significant damage from Tuesday’s storm.

Eversource is presently working on some very large circuits that when finished should begin to have a substantial impact on our outage total. After the storm close to 80% of the town was without power and now the total is near 55%. Of course, none of this matters if you are still without power but progress is being made and will continue.

Tomorrow morning dumpsters will be available for the disposal of spoiled food at Newtown High School and the Hawleyville and Dodgingtown Fire Departments. Bottled water is now available at all five fire departments in addition to their exterior water faucets. The Emergency Management Team remains in constant contact and meets in person every morning and afternoon. A senior representative from Eversource was present at both meetings today and will be available tomorrow as well to coordinate efforts. We will provide continue to provide updates as necessary.

Newtown’s First Selectman and the Emergency Management Office continue to urge residents to be safe and stay informed. As we close in on 48 hours following the storm, fatigue sets in as we all do the best we can to manage. This is the time when patience is low and accidents can happen. Please take care of yourself and others.

Safety First

Avoid the use of candles due to the risk of fire if left unattended

Do not use outside cooking equipment inside

Keep generator exhaust away from residence

Stay away from power lines

Residents can come to locations listed below to seek relief/assistance

The Municipal Center, located at Fairfield Hills is open today and Friday from 7 am to 5 pm

Newtown Senior Center at 14 Riverside Rd, Sandy Hook, Mon thru Fri 8 am to 4:30 pm

Cyrenius Booth Library, 25 Main Street, Newtown. Tel (203) 426-4533 Hours: Mon thru Thurs – 9:30 am to 8 pm, Fri – 11 am to 5 pm; Sat 9:30 am to 5 pm; Sun 12 to 5 pm

Showers:

Newtown High School, 12 Berkshire Road, Sandy Hook Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 5 am to 10 pm. Enter at Main Entrance.

NYA Sports and Fitness, 4 Primrose Street, located at Fairfield Hills, 5:30 am to 8 pm, check in at front desk

Water:

The Firehouses in your neighborhood. Fill from a hose, bring your own containers.

Park & Rec Garage (across from Reed School). Fill from a hose, bring your own containers.

Special Health Needs/Questions Contact Donna Culbert, Newtown Health District, tel 203-270-4291 or e-maildonna.culbert@newtown-ct.gov After hours tel 203-270-4200.

Important numbers and contact information:

If there is a Life Safety Emergency – call 911

Power outage – call 800-286-2000

Code Red – register at Emergency Management on the Public Safety page on the Town of Newtown’s website http://www.newtown-ct.gov/emergency-management or call 203-270-4370 for assistance; Smart 911 – register at Emergency Management on the Public Safety page on the Town of Newtown’s website http://www.newtown-ct.gov/emergency-management

Check the News tab on the Town website: www.newtown-ct.gov You can register there too to receive news. Connecticut’s free information and referral service: call 2-1-1 or visit www.211ct.org

First Selectman’s office Tel (203) 270-4201

Emergency Management/Fire Marshal Tel (203) 270-4370

Health District Tel (203) 270-4291

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kerry@ducey.org (Town of Newtown) Life Thu, 17 May 2018 15:25:00 -0400
C.H. Booth Library 43rd Annual Book Sale July 7-11 https://news.hamlethub.com/newtown/events/44588-c-h-booth-library-43rd-annual-book-sale-july-7-1144588-c-h-booth-library-43rd-annual-book-sale-july-7-11 https://news.hamlethub.com/newtown/events/44588-c-h-booth-library-43rd-annual-book-sale-july-7-1144588-c-h-booth-library-43rd-annual-book-sale-july-7-11

C.H. Booth Annual Summer Book Sale July 7 to July 11

The 43rd Annual Book Sale will be held from Saturday, July 7, to Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at the Reed Intermediate School, 3 Trades Lane Newtown, CT 06470. Details to follow as they become available.

120,000+ Books/DVDs/CDs/LPs and More!
 
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Monday (1/2 price)
9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Tuesday ($5/our bag)
9:00 a.m. - noon Wednesday (Free Day)
 
Admission Saturday Only - $5
(18 and under free)
 
Tickets go on sale July 7 at 7:00 a.m.
 
Many categories, like adult fiction, are alphabetized or, like media, organized by subcategories.

Interested in donating items? Click here for more information.

Visit www.boothbooksale.org for up-to-date information about the annual summer book sale and other sale venues sponsored by the Friends.

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kerry@ducey.org (C.H. Booth Library) Events Thu, 17 May 2018 15:06:00 -0400
Raise a Glass for Newtown Action Alliance at Bernard's on May 20 https://news.hamlethub.com/newtown/charities/44585-raise-a-glass-for-newtown-action-alliance-at-bernard-s-on-may-2044585-raise-a-glass-for-newtown-action-alliance-at-bernard-s-on-may-20 https://news.hamlethub.com/newtown/charities/44585-raise-a-glass-for-newtown-action-alliance-at-bernard-s-on-may-2044585-raise-a-glass-for-newtown-action-alliance-at-bernard-s-on-may-20

The Newtown Foundation Wine Tasting Dinner Sunday, May 20th at 6:00 pm at Bernard's

Please join us at Bernard's Restaurant for a wonderful evening to support  the Newtown Foundation (the charitable arm of Newtown Action Alliance) so that we can raise funds to bring families and survivors of gun violence to Washington D.C. once again for the 6th Annual National Vigil for All Victims of Gun Violence and expand the Swords to Plowshares program to turn weapons of violence into tools of life. 
 
Please reserve your seat for the wine tasting gourmet dinner by making your reservations today. It will be a lovely evening! 

Reservations - 203-438-8282.

Click here to view the menu.

This event is sponsored by Bernard's & 109 Cheese & Wine     

Bernard's is located at 20 West Lane, Ridgefield

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kerry@ducey.org (Bernard's) Charities Thu, 17 May 2018 09:01:00 -0400
Newtown Storm Restoration: 63% of town without power, showers, charging, water available https://news.hamlethub.com/newtown/life/44596-newtown-storm-restoration-63-of-town-without-power-showers-charging-water-available44596-newtown-storm-restoration-63-of-town-without-power-showers-charging-water-available https://news.hamlethub.com/newtown/life/44596-newtown-storm-restoration-63-of-town-without-power-showers-charging-water-available44596-newtown-storm-restoration-63-of-town-without-power-showers-charging-water-available

Today, Thursday, May 17, 63% of Newtown or 7184 residents remain without power after Tuesday's destructive storm. Schools in Newtown are closed today. You can continue to monitor the Eversource outage map here.

First Selectman Daniel Rosenthal has informed residents that Eversource currently has 24 crews working in Newtown with 6 of those crews working with our Public Works Department to clear blocked roads and the remainder working on restoration efforts. Immediately following the storm there were over 100 blocked roads, which are now down to roughly 25. Crews are working to open Parmalee Hill, Hanover, Obtuse and the Buttonball Road areas among others.

We understand Eversource has told most residents they will see power back on by this Sunday, 5/20, they have confirmed that restoration efforts are underway. While full restoration of Newtown will take several days, we expect to see the total number of outages begin to decline soon. The largest outage clusters will come back on first and regrettably smaller groups will likely extend through the weekend. We will provide additional details as we have them.

Tomorrow we will make dumpsters available for disposal of spoiled food at several locations in town.

We will provide details as to timing and locations in the next update. The Emergency Management Team will reconvene this afternoon and provide additional updates this evening via email and the Code Red messaging center as necessary. Newtown’s First Selectman and the Emergency Management Office continue to urge residents to be safe and stay informed. As we close in on 48 hours following the storm, fatigue sets in as we all do the best we can to manage. This is the time when patience is low and accidents can happen. Please take care of yourself and others.

Safety First:

Do not use outside cooking equipment inside Keep generator exhaust away from residence

Stay away from power lines Residents can come to locations listed below to seek relief/assistance

Cell phone/electronic equipment charging:

The Municipal Center, located at Fairfield Hills is open today and Friday from 7 am to 5 pm

Newtown Senior Center at 14 Riverside Rd, Sandy Hook, Mon thru Fri 8 am to 4:30 pm

Cyrenius Booth Library, 25 Main Street, Newtown. Tel (203) 426-4533 Hours: Mon thru Thurs – 9:30 am to 8 pm, Fri – 11 am to 5 pm; Sat 9:30 am to 5 pm; Sun 12 to 5 pm

Showers:

Newtown High School, 12 Berkshire Road, Sandy Hook Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 5 am to 10 pm. Enter at Main Entrance.

NYA Sports and Fitness, 4 Primrose Street, located at Fairfield Hills, 5:30 am to 8 pm, check in at front desk

Water:

The Firehouses in your neighborhood. Fill from a hose, bring your own containers.

Park & Rec Garage (across from Reed School). Fill from a hose, bring your own containers.

Special Health Needs/Questions Contact Donna Culbert, Newtown Health District, tel 203-270-4291 or e-mail donna.culbert@newtown-ct.gov After hours tel 203-270-4200.

Important numbers and contact information:

If there is a Life Safety Emergency – call 911

Power outage – call 800-286-2000

Code Red – register at Emergency Management on the Public Safety page on the Town of Newtown’s website http://www.newtown-ct.gov/emergency-management or call 203-270-4370 for assistance; Smart 911 – register at Emergency Management on the Public Safety page on the Town of Newtown’s website http://www.newtown-ct.gov/emergency-management

Check the News tab on the Town website: www.newtown-ct.gov You can register there too to receive news. Connecticut’s free information and referral service: call 2-1-1 or visit www.211ct.org

First Selectman’s office Tel (203) 270-4201

Emergency Management/Fire Marshal Tel (203) 270-4370

Health District Tel (203) 270-4291

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kerry@ducey.org (Kathy) Life Thu, 17 May 2018 07:17:03 -0400
Newtown Household Hazardous Waste Day and Fill a Public Works Truck on May 19 https://news.hamlethub.com/newtown/events/44582-newtown-household-hazardous-waste-day-and-fill-a-public-works-truck-on-may-1944582-newtown-household-hazardous-waste-day-and-fill-a-public-works-truck-on-may-19 https://news.hamlethub.com/newtown/events/44582-newtown-household-hazardous-waste-day-and-fill-a-public-works-truck-on-may-1944582-newtown-household-hazardous-waste-day-and-fill-a-public-works-truck-on-may-19

Household Hazardous Waste Day

The Housatonic Recovery Resources Authority is holding Household Hazardous Waste this Saturday, May 19 from 9:00am-2:00pm at the Newtown Public Works Garage (4 Turkey Hill Road) for the residents of  Bethel, Danbury, New Fairfield, Newtown, Redding and Ridgefield. 

What to bring:

• Paints
• Stains and Varnishes
• Paint Thinners & Strippers
• Wood Preservatives
• Resins, Rosins & Adhesives
• Polishes for Furniture, Floor & Metal
• Cleaners for Rug & Upholstery
• Cleaners for Oven, Toilet Bowl & Drain
• Swimming Pool Chemicals
• Fluorescent Bulbs 
• Pesticides, Herbicides, Insecticides (including Lawn Care Products)
• Flea Powder
• Moth Balls
• Spot Removers
• Dry Cleaning Solvents
• Lighter Fluids
• Septic Tank Degreasers
• Engine Degreasers
• Waste Fuels (Kerosene, Gasoline)
• Carburetor Cleaners, Brake Fluids
• Transmission Fluids, Car Waxes
• Full or Partially Full Aerosol Cans
• Rubber Cement, Airplane Glue
• Photo Chemicals, Chemistry Sets
• Hobby Supplies
• Rechargeable (Ni-Cd) Batteries
• Camera Batteries
• Thermostats, Thermometers 

What not to bring:

• Electronics, Computers, VCR’s (Recycle at town Drop off Center)
• Empty Aerosol Cans (put in garbage)
• Household Batteries (put in garbage)
• PCB Capacitors
• Smoke Detectors
• Auto Batteries & Tires
• Motor Oil & Antifreeze (Recycle at Town Drop Off Center)
• Ammunition, Fireworks, Explosives (Call the Police Department)
• Radioactive Materials
• Unknown Gases
• Controlled Substances
• Pathological Material
• Pharmaceutical or Medical Wastes

For more information, please visit the Housatonic Resources Recovery Authority website HRRA.ORG


Fill a Public Works Truck
Help the Town of Newtown put an end to hunger during National Public Works Week! 
Drop off non-perishable goods on Saturday, May 19 from 9am to 2pm at Newtown Public Works or the Newtown Transfer Station from 7am to 3pm.
 
All donations with go to the Salvation Army Food Pantry located at Newtown Social Services. 
Nonperishable food donations will be accepted at any town office during Public Works Week, Monday, May 21 through Friday, May 25. You can also bring your donations to the Transfer Station Tuesday, May 22 through Saturday, May 26. 
 
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kerry@ducey.org (Town of Newtown) Events Thu, 17 May 2018 03:46:00 -0400
Newtown First Selectman Declares State of Emergency https://news.hamlethub.com/newtown/neighbors/44595-newtown-first-selectman-declares-state-of-emergency44595-newtown-first-selectman-declares-state-of-emergency https://news.hamlethub.com/newtown/neighbors/44595-newtown-first-selectman-declares-state-of-emergency44595-newtown-first-selectman-declares-state-of-emergency

Important Storm Update for Town of Newtown

This morning First Selectman Rosenthal declared a state of emergency in Newtown.

Our Emergency Management Team is coordinating with Eversource to direct resources to areas in town that are completely cut off by downed trees and wires, which include but are not limited to: Route 34 / Chestnut Hill Road, Lakeview Terrace, Black Bridge Road / Walnut Tree Hill Road, Lower Pootatuck Park / Edgelake, Currituck Road / Tunnel Road.

Please note, the order of priority is to first clear all roads for emergency vehicles before power restoration efforts begin. The First Selectman is working in conjunction with our state delegation (Sen. Hwang and Rep. Bolinsky) to ensure that Eversource provides the necessary resources to our community.

The Emergency Management Team will reconvene this afternoon and additional updates will be forthcoming via email and/or the Code Red phone messaging system. We are sorry for those without power and we are working to rectify the situation as quickly as possible. Newtown’s First Selectman and the Emergency Management Office urge residents to be safe and stay informed.

Safety First

Do not use outside cooking equipment inside Keep generator exhaust away from a residence

Stay away from power lines

Residents can come to locations listed below to seek relief/assistance

Cell phone/electronic equipment charging The Municipal Center, located at Fairfield Hills is open today Wed 7 am to 8 pm, Thurs and Friday from 7 am to 5 pm

Newtown Senior Center at 14 Riverside Rd, Sandy Hook, Mon thru Fri 8 am to 4:30 pm

Cyrenius Booth Library, 25 Main Street, Newtown. Tel (203) 426-4533 Hours: Mon thru Thurs – 9:30 am to 8 pm, Fri – 11 am to 5 pm; Sat 9:30 am to 5 pm; Sun 12 to 5 pm

Showers

Newtown High School, 12 Berkshire Road, Sandy Hook Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 5 am to 10 pm. Enter at Main Entrance.

NYA Sports and Fitness, 4 Primrose Street, located at Fairfield Hills, 5:30 am to 8 pm, check in at front desk

Water

The Firehouses in your neighborhood. Fill from a hose, bring your own containers.

Park & Rec Garage (across from Reed School). Fill from a hose, bring your own containers.

Special Health Needs/Questions

Contact Donna Culbert, Newtown Health District, tel 203-270-4291 or e-mail donna.culbert@newtown-ct.gov

We ask that you please check on any elderly or frail neighbors to be certain they are doing OK.

Important numbers and contact information

If there is a Life Safety Emergency – call 911 Power outage – call 800-286-2000 Code Red – register at Emergency Management on the Public Safety page on the Town of Newtown’s website here or call 203-270-4370 for assistance; Smart 911 – register at Emergency Management on the Public Safety page on the Town of Newtown’s website here

Check the news tab on the Town website: www.newtown-ct.gov You can register there too to receive news.

Connecticut’s free information and referral service: call 2-1-1 or visit www.211ct.org First Selectman’s office Tel (203) 270-4201

Emergency Management/Fire Marshal Tel (203) 270-4370 Health District Tel (203) 270-4291

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kerry@ducey.org (Town of Newtown) Neighbors Wed, 16 May 2018 08:39:32 -0400
Newtown Storm Aftermath: Municipal Center Open for Charging, Newtown Youth Academy for Showers https://news.hamlethub.com/newtown/neighbors/44594-newtown-storm-aftermath-municipal-center-open-for-charging-newtown-youth-academy-for-showers44594-newtown-storm-aftermath-municipal-center-open-for-charging-newtown-youth-academy-for-showers https://news.hamlethub.com/newtown/neighbors/44594-newtown-storm-aftermath-municipal-center-open-for-charging-newtown-youth-academy-for-showers44594-newtown-storm-aftermath-municipal-center-open-for-charging-newtown-youth-academy-for-showers

First Selectman Dan Rosenthal wants residents to know the Municipal Center, 3 Primrose Street at Fairfield Hills and the Newtown Senior Center at 14 Riverside Road in Sandy Hook will be available today to those who need to charge electronic devices, and as a place of comfort for those without power.

Newtown Youth Academy, 4 Primrose Street, will be available for showers, please check in at the front desk.

Eversource continues to warn residents to treat any downed wires as energized and to call 911 if they suspect there is a downed power line on or near their property. Eversource customer service number 800-286-2000.

Do not drive around cones or barricades. They have been placed by first responders and Public Works crews for the safety of the public.

Visit the Town of Newtown online here for recovery updates.

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kerry@ducey.org (Town of Newtown) Neighbors Wed, 16 May 2018 07:11:37 -0400
Visit the Southwest at Arts In The Park May 24; Proceeds Benefit Newtown Non-Profits https://news.hamlethub.com/newtown/events/44592-visit-the-southwest-at-arts-in-the-park-may-24-proceeds-benefit-newtown-non-profits44592-visit-the-southwest-at-arts-in-the-park-may-24-proceeds-benefit-newtown-non-profits https://news.hamlethub.com/newtown/events/44592-visit-the-southwest-at-arts-in-the-park-may-24-proceeds-benefit-newtown-non-profits44592-visit-the-southwest-at-arts-in-the-park-may-24-proceeds-benefit-newtown-non-profits

Immaculate High School’s 2018 Arts in the Park’s theme “South by Southwest” will celebrate the beauty and diversity of Mexico and the Southwest United States. Art, graphic design and music will immerse your senses in this joyous and colorful art and music show. Various art mediums created by students will be displayed, and the school’s concert band, jazz band, guitar ensemble, concert choir, mixed choir and a cappella club will perform.

The event is open to the public on May 24 from 5:30-8pm in the Immaculate High School gym. Admission is free. Lemonade and nachos will be available for purchase.

Proceeds will be donated to the Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary and the Caroline Previdi Foundation, both based in Newtown, CT.

 

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jazzi@immaculatehs.org (Immaculate High School) Events Tue, 15 May 2018 10:30:16 -0400