Newtown, Connecticut

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community sports

for the town are located there. The facility also has available for private rental the Alexandria Room for weddings, parties and recitals; and smaller meeting rooms that can be reserved by community groups. A gymnasium is used for community sports events, as well as private parties, and art or craft shows. The Edmond Town hall is notable for its cinema. The theater shows popular films shortly after they leave mainstream theaters. It is the only $2 film theater in Connecticut. It is a popular spot for middle school and high school students. The "Live at the Edmond Town Hall" concert series was created by Newtown resident Hayden Bates in 2009. All proceeds are put towards aiding the Edmond's theater upgrades. Headliners have included The Low Anthem, The Bill Frisell and Sam Amidon Duo, Brown Bird and Phosphorescent. The Board of Managers of the Hall is composed of six members serving six-year terms. At each regular Town Election, two members are elected, who must represent different political parties. According to Town Charter, the Board "shall have the exclusive care and maintenance of Edmond Town Hall and all grounds and buildings appurtenant thereto, together with all powers and duties prescribed for said Board by Special Act No. 98 of the 1931 session by which it was created, as amended by Special Act No. 517 of the 1953 session". The architect was Philip Sutherland, who also designed Cyrenius H. Booth Library. The Town Hall was constructed for the community by a local benefactress Mary Elizabeth Hawley and dedicated in 1930. The building was named for Miss Hawley’s maternal great-grandfather Judge William Edmond. Cyrenius H. Booth Library Newtown's public library was opened December 17, 1932, with a capacity for 25,000 volumes. The library is a posthumous gift of Mary Elizabeth Hawley. She named it for her maternal grandfather, a doctor in town from 1820 until his death in 1871. Hawley's gift paid for construction of the building, and an endowment, a trust fund of about $250,000. As a result, the town did not have to provide any financial support to the library until the 1980s. Cruson, Daniel, "The Cyrenius H. Booth Library History", Cyrenius H. Booth Library website. Accessed March 28, 2007 Designed by Philip Sutherland, the building was considered one of the most modern libraries of its time, with several innovative features. The building was fireproof, had cork floors and acoustic ceiling tiles to deaden sound, and had a built-in humidifying unit and a centralized vacuum cleaner. In January 1998 an addition to the rear of the building was completed and officially opened. The expansion doubled the available floor space. It provides areas for meetings and displays of art and local historical artifacts from the library's large collection. National Register of Historic Places * Caleb Baldwin Tavern — 32 Main Street (added September 23, 2002) * Camps Nos. 10 and 41 of Rochambeau's Army (added June 6, 2002) * Glover House (Glover House (Newtown, Connecticut)) — 50 Main Street (added March 11, 1982) * Hattertown Historic District — Roughly, junction of Aunt Park Lane, Castle Meadow, Hattertown, and Hi Barlow roads (added 1996) * John Glover House — 53 Echo Valley Road (added September 17, 2001) * March Route of Rochambeau's Army: Reservoir Road — Junction of Reservoir Road and Mount Pleasant Road South (added February 8, 2003) * Nathan B. Lattin Farm — 22 Walker Hill Road (added June 24, 1990) * New York Belting and Packing Co. — 45–71 and 79–89 Glen Road (added July 2, 1982) * Newtown Borough Historic District — Roughly, Main Street from Hawley Road to Academy Lane (added 1996) * Nichols Satinet Mill Site (added March 23, 1996) Economy of fields and dense woodlands, including five ponds.


football scholarship

School in Newtown, Connecticut, after spending a year at Sleepy Hollow High School in Sleepy Hollow, New York. Jenner earned a football (American football) scholarship and attended Graceland College (now Graceland University) in Iowa, but a knee injury forced him to stop playing football and he switched to the decathlon. He was mentored by Graceland's track coach L. D. Weldon, who was the first to recognize Jenner's potential and encouraged him


family made

of the original Criss-Crosswords game – bought the rights to manufacture the game in exchange for granting Butts a royalty on every unit sold. Though he left most of the game (including the distribution of letters) unchanged, Brunot slightly rearranged the "premium" squares of the board and simplified the rules; he also changed the name of the game to "Scrabble," a real word which means "to scratch frantically." In 1949, Brunot and his family made sets in a converted former schoolhouse in Dodgingtown (Dodgingtown, Connecticut), a section of Newtown. They made 2,400 sets that year, but lost money. Edley, Joe with Williams, John D Jr., ''Everything Scrabble'', Simon and Schuster 2001. ISBN 0-671-04218-1 According to legend, Scrabble's big break came in 1952 when Jack Straus, president of Macy's, played the game on vacation. Upon returning from vacation, he was surprised to find that his store did not carry the game. He placed a large order and within a year, "everyone had to have one." of fields and dense woodlands, including five ponds.


sadness

commute to jobs in Manhattan, Hartford (Hartford, Connecticut), and Stamford (Stamford, Connecticut). Candiotti, Susan and Greg Botelho. "'Unspeakable sadness' as Obama meets with shooting victims' kin." ''CNN''. Sunday December 16, 2012. Retrieved on December 16, 2012. One portion of Newtown has many white collar workers who are employed at General Electric, IBM, Pepsi


playing football

School in Newtown, Connecticut, after spending a year at Sleepy Hollow High School in Sleepy Hollow, New York. Jenner earned a football (American football) scholarship and attended Graceland College (now Graceland University) in Iowa, but a knee injury forced him to stop playing football and he switched to the decathlon. He was mentored by Graceland's track coach L. D. Weldon, who was the first to recognize Jenner's potential and encouraged him


setting+featuring

, Connecticut Southbury (from Exits 10 to 15). '''Collis P. Huntington State Park''' is a state park in the U.S. state of Connecticut. Characterized by its life-like sculptures of bears and wolves (wolf) that welcome visitors, Huntington is a setting featuring open fields and dense woodlands. The park was donated to the citizens of Connecticut by the Huntington (Collis Potter Huntington) family. Huntington State Park spreads into three towns: Redding (Redding, Connecticut), Newtown (Newtown, Connecticut), and Bethel (Bethel, Connecticut). It is composed of of fields and dense woodlands, including five ponds.


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there was no "deep end"; however, it lacked a formal filtration system and required attendants to periodically row out and manually add chlorine to the water. The asphalt was removed and the pond pool filled with earth in 2006. Government In Connecticut politics, the town of Newtown is required to have both a Democratic and a Republican Town Committee. Newtown CT Democrats Helping to make it nicer in Newtown ref


shows popular

for the town are located there. The facility also has available for private rental the Alexandria Room for weddings, parties and recitals; and smaller meeting rooms that can be reserved by community groups. A gymnasium is used for community sports events, as well as private parties, and art or craft shows. The Edmond Town hall is notable for its cinema. The theater shows popular films shortly after they leave mainstream theaters. It is the only $2 film theater in Connecticut. It is a popular spot


shooting quot

15911025-authorities-id-gunman-who-killed-27-in-elementary-school-massacre?lite newspaper NBC News agency Associated Press accessdate December 14, 2012 date December 14, 2012 It was the mass shooting in U.S. history, after the 2007 Virginia Tech shootings (Virginia Tech shooting).


annual education

recommends the annual education and general government budget to the towns people. The old fashion town meeting and referendum are used to pass the budget. These procedures are set forth in the Town Charter adopted and reviewed by the citizens. The Borough of Newtown occupies about (or roughly two square miles) in the central part of town. Incorporated in 1824 by an act of the Connecticut General Assembly, it is one of only nine boroughs in the state. The borough adopted

Newtown, Connecticut

'''Newtown''' is a town (New England town) in Fairfield County (Fairfield County, Connecticut), Connecticut, United States. It is part of the greater Danbury metropolitan area as well as the New York metropolitan area. Newtown was founded in 1705 and later incorporated in 1711. As of the 2010 census (2010 United States Census), its population was 27,560.

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