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  • Officials Want To Hold Line On Taxes, School Closure Off The Table For Now

    In a now annual exercise introduced by finance officials several years ago, the Legislative Council hosted the Boards of Finance, Selectmen, and Education for a budget preview session November 19.

    While First Selectman Pat Llodra and Finance Director Robert Tait both vowed to seek a zero tax increase budget, the school superintendent’s presentation focused as much on issues that could affect future budgets as he did on the 2014-15 spending cycle.

  • Stuff-A-Bus, Saturday At Stop & Shop

    For the second year in a row, All-Star Transportation is hoping shoppers will help fill a school bus with donations for Newtown Social Services.

    A Stuff-A-Bus event will be held Saturday, November 22, from 9 am until 3 pm, at Stop & Shop in Sand Hill Plaza, 228 South Main Street.

    Donations of any nonperishable goods will be accepted, according to Social Services Director Ann Piccini.

    “We’re really low on everything,” Ms Piccini said this week. “We’ve used up all the excess pasta we had on the shelves.”

  • In Response To Petition, Jay Leno Cancels Appearance At Gun Industry Trade Show

    Newtown Action Alliance, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, and Campaign to Unload announced Wednesday, November 19, comedian Jay Leno’s decision to cancel his appearance at the 2015 Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show), an annual event sponsored by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the gun industry. Mr Leno’s cancellation came just hours after the three gun violence prevention groups had launched a petition Wednesday morning, calling on him to take this action.

  • VFW, Others, Hosting Toys For Tots Collection

    Newtown Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) Post 308 is conducting its Marine Corps Reserve Toys For Tots program through mid-December.

    Collection boxes will remain at the post on Freedom Defenders Way (formerly 18 Tinkerfield Road), until Friday, December 19. Donations of new, unwrapped toys are welcome.

    For more information, contact post member Dave Silber at Dave4Handyman@gmail.com.

  • Flags To Full-Staff At Sunset

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy is directing flags in Connecticut to return to full-staff at sunset today, Thursday, November 20.

    Flags have been flying at half-staff in honor of Judge John T. Downey, who died early Monday.

  • Fire Reports, November 13-19, 2014

    The radio dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at Town Hall South, 3 Main Street, report the following fire calls and the responders:

  • BOS Hears About Animal Control Operations, Municipal Building Review

    In two brief sessions November 17, representatives of Newtown’s Municipal Building Strategic Plan Committee, and the Animal Control Advisory Board made interim reports to the Board of Selectmen.

    First, the Animal Control Board’s Chair Adria Henderson presented her panel’s annual report.

    She indicated that issues that plagued the newly opened animal control facility a year before had “substantially improved.”

  • Police Investigation Into School Threats Continuing

    Police said this week they are continuing to investigate a threat made against St Rose School midday on November 14, which resulted in the parochial school at 40 Church Hill Road briefly being put into “lockdown” mode as a protective measure.

  • Officials, Agencies Respond To Latest 12/14 Survivors’ Testimony

    Newtown officials and spokespersons for state agencies involved with supporting both immediate victims and survivors of 12/14 responded to queries by The Newtown Bee following testimony last week by two surviving families to the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission. The 16-member panel appointed last year by Governor Dannel Malloy is tasked with reviewing current policies and making specific recommendations in the areas of public safety.

  • Holiday Basket Program Needs Donations By Friday

    Nearly two dozen Newtown families still need help from the public as Thanksgiving and the rest of the holiday season approaches.

    According to Women Involved in Newtown (WIN) member Many Monaco, who contacted The Newtown Bee on November 18, there are 20 families still up for “adoption” through the WIN Thanksgiving Basket program.