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  • State DOT Session On Sugar Street Bridge Project Draws Public Comments

    Local officials and residents attending a state Department of Transportation (DOT) informational session on planned improvements for the eastern end of Sugar Street (Route 302), including bridge replacement, have told DOT staffers of the need for sidewalks there, as well as better protection for adjacent electric utility lines that power the town center.

  • Commission Forms Police Facilities Panel

    The Police Commission has formed a subcommittee to pursue creating a new police station to better meet the space needs of the 45-member police department.

    Police Commission members at a February 4 session named commission members James Viadero and Andrew Sachs to serve on that panel.

  • Schools Closed Friday

    Newtown Public Schools will be closed Friday, February 14, due to the weather, according to the school district.

  • Highway Department, Police Warn About Narrower Roadways, Compromised Sight Lines

    The Newtown Public Works and Police Departments are cautioning Newtown Drivers to continue to drive carefully and slowly as crews continue to work clearing local roadways.

    Neither the police nor highway department reported any serious accidents or incidents overnight, although by Friday morning police were dealing with a couple of tractor trailers getting stuck on steep hills.

  • Account Transfers Means Winter Maintenance Budgets Back In The Black

    Snow and ice have been repeatedly blanketing Newtown since late fall, pushing the Public Works Department’s winter maintenance budgets into the red in recent weeks. But a transfer of $116,106 that is expected to be approved by the Legislative Council February 19 will put those well-tapped budget lines back in the black according to Public Works Director Fred Hurley.

  • Newtown CodeRED Message: 'Stay Home Until After The Storm'

    Newtown has issued its second CodeRED message of the current winter storm.

    Those who signed up for the notifications are receiving a message this morning from Newtown Director of Emergency Communications Maureen Will.

    "Following the governor's directive, we are also asking all non-essential personnel to stay home today," Ms Will said in the brief message. "Newtown Municipal Center will be closed today.

    "Stay home until after the storm has passed, and we will see you all tomorrow morning," she said.

  • Bee Honored With NENPA Awards, Hicks Named Photographer Of The Year

    BOSTON — The Newtown Bee was recognized among hundreds of New England Newspaper and Press Association (NENPA) members February 7 and 8 for its editorial and photographic work during the period of August 1, 2012, to July 31, 2013. The awards were presented during NENPA’s annual New England Newspaper Conference.

  • Newtown Achieves Coveted AAA Bond Rating From S&P

    Newtown officials learned February 12 that Standard & Poor's awarded the community a AAA bond rating.

  • Safe Walking On Snow & Ice: Tips From Those Who Know

    Falls account for more than one million injuries in the United States annually. The most common type of walking accidents is the slip and fall, which happens when someone falls while walking on a sidewalk, in a parking lot, or on a street not clear of snow or ice.

  • Winter Storm Warnings Issued

    An approaching winter storm is expected to impact the tri-state region during the next few days. 

     A very complex weather pattern will continue to affect the southern US through Thursday, according to the weather service. A mixture of winter weather hazards, including heavy snow and freezing rain will continue across the Southeast Wednesday before moving up the Eastern Seaboard, where it will affect parts of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast into Friday.