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  • Lobby Day On Gun Violence Issues Is Wed.

    March For Change of Newtown announces that Connecticut Against Gun Violence has invited state residents to support Lobby Day in Hartford, Wednesday, March 13.

    "We need to show our legislators that we are not going away; that the Connecticut Effect is not wearing off; that we still demand change," according to literature sent to The Bee. "We encourage you to join us for a NEXT STEPS debrief at 10 am, followed by meetings with your legislators from 11 am to 1 pm. Please set these meetings in advance of the day."

  • Team 26 Cyclists Head To Washington DC

        Before the soft click of so many rotating wheels embarked on a journey to Washington, DC, from Sandy Hook, a large rally took place at Reed Intermediate School Saturday, March 9, to send off the members of Team 26.

  • Historical Society Program Will Follow 19th Century Sunset To The West

    Go west, young man, go west, New York Herald Editor Horace Greeley is reported to have said during the 19th Century, and Connecticut folks took his advice, young and old. In a program called “Migrating Out of Connecticut,” by Nora Galvin will take a look at the historic westward flow.

    Newtown Historical Society will host the program on Monday, March 11, at 7:30 pm, in the community room of C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street.

  • Emblems Of Encouragement And Support

    To suitably display the many shoulder patches that the Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company has received from various emergency service organizations since 12/14, members of the Chesapeake Beach Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department, Inc, of Virginia Beach, Va., have donated two large, custom-made wooden display cases, seen at the rear, to the Sandy Hook volunteer fire company.

  • Snow Day Cancellations

    Watch this space for updated cancellations due to today’s snowstorm. It will be updated as The Newtown Bee hears from organizers and town officials in the event of additional changes due to the weather.

    If you need to make an announcement, contact Shannon Hicks at 203-426-3141 or shannon@thebee.com.

    *St Rose Bingo is cancelled tonight. The next Friday Night Bingo will be April 12.

  • Fire Reports, February 18-March 6, 2013

    The dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at Town Hall South report the following fire calls and the responders:

    Thursday, February 28: 1:01 pm, alarm, 62 Castle Meadow Road, Dodgingtown and Botsford responded; 5:58 pm, report of a structure fire which actually was no problem, 17 Crabapple Lane, Sandy Hook, Botsford, and Hook & Ladder responded.

  • Winter Guard To Collect Bottles And Cans For Fundraiser, Saturday Morning

    The Newtown Varsity Winter Guard will hold their final Bottle and Can Drive of the season on Saturday, March 9, from 10 am until noon, at three locations: Newtown High School, Newtown Middle School and Reed Intermediate School.
     
    Proceeds will help fund the guard's trip to Dayton Ohio for the Winter Guard International Championships in April.
     
    Earlier this season, Winter Guard Fundraising Co-Chair Robbin Allen said that with all travel expenses for attending the Win
  • Three Arrested Following Incident At Newtown Skate Park

    Police report an incident at the Newtown Skate Park on Tuesday, March 5, involving the brandishing of a firearm, which resulted in the arrest of three people.

    Police said they responded to a complaint at about 5:35 pm involving three males who were in a vehicle, one of whom had waved what appeared to be a handgun out of the vehicle’s window at people at the skate park after a verbal dispute there. There were no injuries.

  • Local GOP Reps ‘Disappointed,’ 'Misled' Over Gun Panel Split

    Two of Newtown’s three state representatives expressed dismay and frustration following a split recommendation by the legislative working group on gun violence, after a bipartisan package of reforms suddenly morphed into two sets of recommendations on Tuesday, March 5.

  • Police Panel OKs Secondary Post For Chief

    Police Commission members have approved a request from Police Chief Michael Kehoe to start a second job as an instructor for Post University’s online education program in the field of criminal justice.

    Commission members approved the chief’s request for secondary employment at a March 5 session.

    Chief Kehoe told Police Commission members that the Waterbury-based university’s online program in criminal justice would provide him with flexibility in terms of his role as an instructor.