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  • A Long Walk Toward Peace

    He joked that he has been walking since he was a year old, but Stamford resident Al Forte’s most recent journey began August 31, at Old North Church in Boston, and will end at Ground Zero in New York City near the end of September.

  • Newtown To Welcome Saint Michael, Bid Farewell To Baro

    Both a welcoming and a farewell, Newtown Police Department had a ceremony scheduled for Thursday, September 19, to pay tribute to the late K-9 officer Baro. The ceremony’s second purpose was to officially welcome and introduce to the community the department’s new K-9 officer, a 2-year-old German shepherd named St Michael.

    More than 30 K-9 units from around the state were expected to participate in the ceremony, as were Newtown K-9 Handler Officer Felicia Figol, Officer Matthew Hayes, and the Newtown Honor Guard.

  • Heath Murder Trial Slated To Start Next Week

    DANBURY — The trial of John Heath, 70, who is accused of murdering his wife Elizabeth, 32, in 1984, is scheduled to start on Wednesday, September 25, in state Superior Court in Danbury.

    The starting date of the trial is subject to delay, if circumstances warrant.

    The state alleges that Mr Heath of Bridgewater murdered his wife in April 1984, and then hid her body, which was wrapped in bedding, in a container located beneath the floor of a barn near the home where they then lived at 89 Poverty Hollow Road in Newtown.

  • Starbucks Says Guns Unwelcome, Though Not Banned

    NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks says guns are no longer welcome in its cafes, though it is stopping short of an outright ban on firearms.

    The fine line that the retailer is walking to address the concerns of both gun rights and gun control advocates reflects how heated the issue has become, particularly in light of recent mass shootings.

  • Police Continue To Pursue Leads In Search For Missing Man

    Newtown police said they are investigating two reported sightings of the missing Robert Hoagland which occurred on Tuesday, September 17, near the Rhode Island/Connecticut border.

    Newtown police said Wednesday morning that Mr Hoagland, 50, of Sandy Hook, has not yet been located.

  • Parks Officials Provide Detailed Accounting Of Oakview Costs, Savings

    Following some concerns and criticisms about installation costs on social media sites, Newtown’s Parks and Recreation Director Amy Mangold released a document detailing the expenses related to Oakview Field.

  • Residents Sought For Commission Posts

    First Selectman Pat Llodra is seeking residents to fill several opening on local appointed boards and commissions. In some cases the appointments are required to be affiliated with a specific political party, while in other cases unaffiliated voters are encouraged to consider serving.

    The Hattertown Historic District has an alternate position available to a Democrat or unaffiliated voter and a full board position available to any registered voter.

  • Newtown Activists Shift Focus To House Of Representatives

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a week in which another mass shooting took place, and in a year in which gun control has fallen off Congress’ radar, gun control activists again came to Capitol Hill to lobby unyielding politicians.

  • Library Director Steps Down

    The Newtown Bee received a copy Tuesday, September 17, of an e-mail letter of resignation from C.H. Booth Library Director Shawn Fields, sent to members of the Board of Trustees of the C.H. Booth Library. The e-mail was sent at 11:46 am on Monday, September 16, and stated that following conversations with his wife this past weekend, they had “decided together that it would be best if I did not work here, effective immediately.”