Steve Coulter
Ellen Burns and Darwin Ellis, owners of Books on the Common for the last 10 years, next to one of the shop’s many bookshelves. The store celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Its original owners, Bob and Sally Silbernagel, founded Books on the Common in 1984 in the then new Copps Hill Common complex. Ms. Burns and Mr. Ellis moved the store six years ago to its Main Street location. —Steve Coulter photo

Book store marks 30 years, owners 10

Running a bookstore isn’t as easy it looks – just ask Ellen Burns and Darwin…


After chilly winter, a thaw, but still cooler than last year

The real estate market — still dealing with the aftereffects of a brutally long winter…

Parks and Recreation employee Hans Williams with members of the Scala family in front of the red storage barn at the former Elms Inn property on Main Street. The Scalas have owned the Elms property since 1951. The site is being renovated for a 16-unit residential village, which will preserve some of the old restaurant and inn. Mr. Williams is taking the wood from the barn and reassembling it to make a barn on his property in Newtown. —Steve Coulter photo

Elms barn: What comes down must go up

Wooden plank by wooden plank, the storage barn at the Elms property on Main Street…


School budgeteers lauded for book’s clarity

The school’s budget book — with its 1,000 lines for items such as energy, transportation,…

Officer Jorge Romero's service gun from the shooting.

Valluzzo estate weighing options in two potential lawsuits

The attorney representing the estate of John Valluzzo said he doesn’t know if he will…

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