World of Wine & Spirits of Newtown 71 S Main St, Newtown, CT06470 A recent addition to the town, World of Wine and Spirits of Newtown offers daily specials and wine-tastings.…More Gift-wrapping is available as are Lotto and sodas.
The Economic and Community Development Office works on community development projects and economic development…More activities, including strategies to market and lure certain projects, such as the former Fairfield Hills Hospital campus.</p>
<p>The office director also oversees the Small Cities Community Development Block Grant and acts as the Newtown Fair Housing officer.</p>
<p>The Economic and Community Development Director is Elizabeth Stocker.</p>
The Assesor's office is charged with keeping the records of property owners and valuing real estate, vehicles and…More personal property.</p>
<p>There are nearly 11,000 private real estate accounts, 1,900 personal property and more than 26,000 motor vehicles on the tax rolls. Chris Kelsey is the town's assessor.</p>
Canine Advocates of Newtown started in 1999 as a way to make a difference in the lives of abandoned dogs in town. The…More all-volunteer group uses advertising to help connect abandoned dogs and cats at the Newtown Pound with potential new owners.</p>
<p>The group also is collecting funds to help pay for a new pound.</p>
Newtown Forest Association's Nettleton Preserve 15-25 Castle Hill Rd, Newtown, CT06470 Under the of the Newtown Forest Association, the Nettleton Preserve lies at the top of Castle Hill and overlooks Newtown…More Center. The preserve contains approximately 23 acres of land with public benches and hiking trails, and provides a scenic view of Trinity Church, Town Hall and Congregational Church, as well as the town's famous Flagpole.
Newtown General Store 43 Main St, Newtown, CT06470 The Newtown General Store is an 1847 landmark in the center of town, chock full of vintage newspapers, antiques,…More local histories, knickknacks and tables for enjoying leisurely breakfast, lunch and midday pick-me-ups. The busy deli in the rear prepares a wide array of breakfast and luncheon specials.
Newtown Forest Association 55 Great Hill Rd, Newtown, CT06470 The Newtown Forest Association is a private, not-for-profit land trust. It works to provide public space throughout the…More town. This includes forested areas, wildlife sanctuaries and more. Its work includes overseeing and maintaining land, organizing various events and more. Please visit the website for information on how to join, volunteer or donate, as well as view current properties under the association's supervision.
Newtown Volunteer Task Force Trades Ln & Mile Hill Rd, Newtown, CT06470 Created in response to the damage Newtown experienced following the Oct. 29, 2011 snow storm, the volunteer task force…More is made up of neighbors helping neighbors and the town in any way possible in their time of need, including delivering water and other supplies and helping with debris clean-up.
The registrars office is charged with assisting Newtown residents register to vote and maintain rolls of taxpayers.…More The office also recruits and trains election workers.</p>
<p>The office has extended hours as the election nears. During a referendum, the only polling place is at the Newtown Middle School.</p>
<p>The Republicn Registrar of Voters is Karin Aurelia and her Democratic counterpart is LeReine Frampton.</p>
The office is responsible for inspecting buildings in town, with the exception of one and two-family dwellings,…More investigating fires, issuing blasting permits and conducting site visits, reviewing construction plans for fire safety and reviewing subdivision plans.</p>
<p>The fire marshal's office has an administrative assistant, five part-time deputy marshals and a full time fire marshal.</p>
<p>The town fire marshal is Bill Halstead. He also is chief of the Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire Co.</p>
The health district serves Newtown, Bridgewater and Roxbury and is charged with conducting restaurant inspections,…More approving construction plans as it relates to well and septic tank locations, tick testing, public swimming pool and beach water testing, monitoring air quality, providing human health and environmental health education, disseminating information on seasonal flu and viruses and other health related services.</p>
<p>Donna Culbert is the health district director.</p>
Town Players' Little Theatre 18 Orchard Hill Rd, Newtown, CT06470 Town Players' Little Theatre is a Newtown venue located on Orchard Hill Road. Founded in 1935, the theatre presents a…More number of performances each year including dramas, comedies, cabaret shows and mysteries. To view a schedule of upcoming events, visit the Town Players' Little Theatre website.
The First Selctman is the chief executive officer of town government. She presides over the Board of Selectmen and…More retains an ex-officio seat on all municipal boards and commission.</p>
<p>Pat Ilodra, a former school district administrator , Board of Education and Legislative Council member, was elected Newtown's first selectman in 2009.</p>
Newtown Historical Society 44 Main St, Newtown, CT06470 The Newtown Historical Society owns two structures in town: The Matthew Curtis Jr. House and the Middle Gate one-room…More schoolhouse. It also displays historical town treasures at the local library. The Newtown Historical Society is a nonprofit organization that relies on its membership and volunteers to maintain the properties and fund educational programs. Both properties are open for various re-enactment programs to show the newer generations of Newtowners how their predecessors lived. The society's goal is preservation and education.
The Social Services department oversees entitlement programs for town residents, such as the Connecticut Energy…More Assistance Program, Operation Fuel, Renters Rebate program for the elderly and disabled and The Salvation Army Emergency Food Pantry.</p>
<p>The agency also provides referrals, case management and other support services.</p>
<p>Ann Piccini is the social services director.</p>
Only seventh and eighth graders are taught at the middle school, which is organized into 10 clusters, five for each…More grade and each assigned a color: blue, green orange, purple and red.</p>
<p>Sixth graders had at one time attended the school but then to ease overcrowding, the town opened Reed Intermediate School in 2003 for fifth and sixth graders across the district.</p>
<p>The Newtown Middle School site also once operated as a high school but then the town opened Newtown High School in 1970.</p>
Edmond Town Hall, Town Historian's Office 45 Main St, Newtown, CT06470 Edmond Town Hall, Town Historian's Office houses the town of Newtown's historical artifacts and documents. It also…More provides a space to share this history with organizations, researchers and local students. The Edmond Town Hall is a Colonial Revival-style building near the center of Newtown and is a hub for cultural, athletic and social events. It features a proscenium theater, a banquet hall, a large gymnasium and various meeting rooms available for public use.
The office manages and maintains records on the town's finances and provides information to municipal agencies so…More that they can make well-informed decisions, according to the department's mission.</p>
<p>The department also plays an important part during budget season, preparing reports and gathering and providing financial information that may be requested.</p>
Comprised of the Planning and Zoning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals and Conservation Commission, the land use…More agencies are responsible for enforcing land use regulations, processing zoning and wetland permits and answering questions from the public and others.</p>
<p>George Benson is the director of planning and land use.</p>
Newtown Bridle Lands Association 31 Main St, Newtown, CT06470 Newtown Bridle Lands Association began in 1978. This nonprofit group formed a land trust in 1988 and has continued to…More advocate for the preservation and creation of a trail system in Newtown. Through various riding events and fundraisers, NBLA strives to work with developers, homeowners and town committees to ensure local and area riders, and hikers have trails to enjoy. Check the website for current events and fundraising activities.
Newtown residents who need a ride to medical appointments have been counting on the services of FISH of Newtown since…More 1969. The group, which uses volunteers who drive their own car and pay for the gasoline, serves town residents who cannot drive themselves and don't have relatives with whom they can get a ride.</p>
<p>Clients receive roundtrip service from their home to any location in Danbury, Bethel, Southbury and Brookfield but not faraway destinations such as New Haven and Bridgeport.</p>
<p>A ride must be requested one day in advance.</p>
Newtown Friends of Music 45 Main St, Newtown, CT06470 Newtown Friends of Music is a nonprofit group that has been bringing classical musicians to Newtown since 1978. The…More concert season includes six performances, all of them at Newtown's Edmond Town Hall auditorium. The group also is involved with a school outreach program, which brings visiting musicians into the local classrooms to share their skills and stories with the students. Annual membership subscriptions include tickets to all of the season's concerts, however individual tickets may also be purchased. Children under 14 years of age are admitted free with an adult who has purchased a ticket.