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  • Finance Director: Pension Caveat 'Saves Newtown Taxpayers Millions'

    Newtown Finance Director Robert Tait calls them "horror stories." He is referring to endless news reports from states and cities including Connecticut and many of its 169 municipalities, about the horrible condition of public employee pension plans.

  • Police Reports January 25 - February 5, 2014

    Public Indecency

    Newtown police said that they took Michael M. Dinho, Jr, 51, of Danbury into custody about 11:30 am on February 1, after he was detained by Danbury police at the Danbury police station.

    Newtown police said they held a warrant against Dinho in connection with an incident last October 19 at the Big Y supermarket on Queen Street, in which a witness alleged that Dinho had publicly exposed himself.

  • Cancellations & Postponements: Feb. 5

    Groups and organizations that need to postpone or cancel events planned for Wednesday, February 5, due to the weather are invited to contact Newtown Bee Associate Editor Shannon Hicks, at shannon@thebee.com (preferred) or 203-426-3141 to get their word out. Do not leave a message regarding cancellations or postponements on The Bee’s voicemail. If no one answers, send an email to Miss Hicks.

  • Llodra Updates School Board On Security Plan

    For the second workshop meeting in a row, the Board of Education discussed security measures in the school district on Tuesday, February 4.

    Tuesday’s meeting marked the next-to-last budget workshop meeting for the school board. It is scheduled to adopt its 2014-15 budget on Thursday, February 6.

  • Gun Control Activists Shift Tactics

    WASHINGTON – With Congress opposed to even the most modest efforts at gun control, activists are pressing a sympathetic White House to make gun ownership a public health and safety issue, and they're lobbying the Obama administration to pour money into public information campaigns and gun research.

    Some groups contacted did not want  to discuss details of their lobbying strategy.

  • Contact The Bee With Cancellations & Postponements; Public Schools To Be Closed Wednesday

    With an average of six inches of new snow thanks to Monday’s storm, Newtown and the region are preparing for another storm to arrive on Wednesday, February 5. Superintendent of Schools Dr John Reed has already announced the cancellation of school for Wednesday.

  • Postponements & Cancellations

    Groups and organizations that need to postpone or cancel events planned for today due to the weather are invited to contact Newtown Bee Associate Editor Shannon Hicks, at 203-426-3141 or shannon@thebee.com, to get their word out.

  • Storm Bringing More Snow Than Expected, Few Accidents Reported

    Sean and Isabelle Caron were enjoying the fresh snow that arrived in Newtown before daybreak Monday, sledding in their front yard. A storm that was to bring a few inches of snow to the region had dropped up to six inches in different areas of town by late afternoon. More snow is forecast for Tuesday night. 

  • Newtown Public Schools Closed Monday

    Due to the weather, all Newtown Public Schools will be closed Monday, February 3.

  • Selectmen Approve Seven-Year Tax Benefit For Lexington Villages

    After requesting developers for the Lexington Villages complex off Church Hill Road return to the Economic Development Commission to further discuss a pending business incentive tax abatement that was hastily approved earlier this month, the Board of Selectmen seemed momentarily taken aback January 29 when developers and economic development officials returned requesting the original three-year, 45 percent abatement be extended to seven years.