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  • 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.

  • Sculptures In The Snow

    Lianna, Kaila and Mia Sullivan enjoyed their snow day, creating a pair of snowmen in front of their Sandy Hook home.

  • Inmate Education— Garner’s Youth Development Program Plans Expansion

    The state Department of Correction’s youth development program at Garner Correctional Institution, which is intended to dissuade young inmates from prison gang membership by providing them with the education required to obtain general equivalency diplomas (GED), has been functioning well and plans to expand operations, Garner’s warden said this week.

  • 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.

  • Unanimous Vote Carries Aid Bill Inspired By Newtown Responders

    Newtown’s State Representatives Mitch Bolinsky, Dan Carter, and DebraLee Hovey joined their colleagues March 6 in unanimously passing a bill to help the first responders of the Newtown tragedy. According to Rep Bolinsky, the vote was 143 to 0 with only eight lawmakers absent.

  • FFH Authority Earmarks Plymouth Hall For Everwonder Museum

    The Fairfield Hills Authority members emerged from a brief and at times volatile meeting Wednesday with a motion: to earmark Plymouth Hall as a potential future site for a children's museum, subject to approvals by all town boards and agencies, and fundraising. The motion passed with six in favor, and one opposed.

  • Board of Finance Weighs Security Expenditures

    It would not be unusual for Board of Finance school budget deliberations to extend to three hours or more. But despite the intention to do so on March 6, finance officials never cracked open the school budget book.

    Instead, they heard public comment and spent the rest of their special meeting originally scheduled to take up the district budget proposal, trying to get a better understanding about the scope and cost of future school security measures.