First thing I thought of when I heard of Newtown, CT
Sometime, you should head south off of I-84 and take Route 25 down to experience some excellent roadside hot dogs, ice cream stands, diners, etc. The drive is nice, and it's been profiled on TV before. It's worth looking into.
Agree with your sentiments. I felt the same thing when eating there. My wife said they used to go there after church - when they lived in Newtown.
I remember playing Centipede at the diner while my dad took a nap in his Kenworth. I think my grandfather backed into a car there once. Made them not so friendly towards truck drivers, or at least older ones that tend to rub a little here and there.