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  • Town Republicans Endorse Llodra, Incumbent-Heavy Slate For Local Offices

    Stating “We have a slate of excellent candidates,” Newtown Republican Town Committee Secretary Carey Schierloh released the names of residents seeking local office or reelection following an RTC caucus at Edmond Town Hall on Monday, July 22. Local Democrats plan to caucus July 23 and a list of the Town Committee’s nominations will be available following that meeting, set for 7 pm in the Edmond Town Hall gym.

  • After Tough 'Recruitment' Period, Local Democrats Field Their Slate For November

    This story has been modified to include comments by Selectman James Gaston, Sr.

    Newtown's Democratic Town Committee announced its candidates for November's ballot following a caucus on July 23 at Edmond Town Hall. Former First Selectman Herb Rosenthal, the DTC’s candidates committee chair and an incumbent candidate for ZBA alternate, said after a challenging recruitment period, nearly two dozen “good people” stepped up to serve.

  • Amber Alert Issued For 11-Month Old New Haven Girl

    An 11-month old girl and her mother are believed to have been kidnapped from their home in New Haven this afternoon. An Amber Alert for the two has been issued.

  • Senators Want Newtown Donations Audit

    UPDATE (Monday, July 22, 2013): The Newtown Bee has been provided with a copy of the letter sent from Senators Blumenthal and Murphy to Dr Charles Herrick and The Newtown Sandy Hook Foundation. The body of that letter has been added at the end of this story.

    NEW HAVEN (AP) — Connecticut’s U.S. senators called Friday for an independent audit of more than $11 million in donations received in response to the Newtown school shooting to determine what donors wanted done with the money.

  • Municipal Center Closing 30 Minutes Early Monday; Final Big Time Rush Tickets Available Saturday

    On Monday, July 22, most town offices at Newtown Municipal Center, 3 Primrose Street, will be closing at 4 pm. This is presumably due to the heavy traffic expected for the Big Time Rush concert Monday night at Fairfield Hills.

    The Tax/Assesor Office is the only one that will remain open until 4:30.

  • Final Collection Of Big Time Rush Tickets To Be Distributed Sat. At Municipal Center

    Residents passing by Fairfield Hills in recent days can already see something big is coming to town. Additional fencing and a line of port-a-potties have already been installed for Monday’s concert by Big Time Rush. As of this afternoon, 3,500 tickets have been given out to Newtown residents for the 7 pm concert on July 22. Tickets are free, but are for Newtown residents only.

  • Town Meeting July 24 To Consider Sandy Hook Design Grant

    The Board of Selectmen is planning a town meeting July 24 for consideration of $750,000 being offered by the State of Connecticut. According to a release from First Selectman Pat Llodra’s office this week, the $750,000 grant is part of a $50 million state funding package for the Sandy Hook School building project.

  • Police Reports July 8 - 15, 2013

    DUI Incident

    At about 2:50 pm on July 10, police responded to Sand Hill Plaza at 228 South Main Street after receiving a report that a vehicle was being driven erratically in the area.

    Police report they located the vehicle in question and stopped its driver, Josephine Cappiali, 43, of Monroe, in the plaza’s parking lot.

    Police said that after investigating, they charged Cappiali with driving under the influence.

  • One Week Out, Great Reunion Team Urges Ticket Buyers To Complete Purchases

    As the number of remaining seats dwindles, organizers of the July 27 Great Newtown Reunion are urging those interested in attending, and anyone who reserved tickets to complete their purchases  so final headcounts can be provided to vendors, catering, and security officials. No tickets will be sold at the gate.

  • ‘The Promise’ Offers Perspective On The Sandy Hook Gun Debate

    Matt Bennett, co-founder of Third Way, a Washington D.C., public policy think tank devoted to the advancement of “moderate policy and political ideas,” including gun safety laws, has worked with families directly affected by 12/14 and Sandy Hook Promise since January.