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  • Library Trustees Look Ahead To 2014-15 Budget

    Following a report from the acting director of the C.H. Booth Library, Beryl Harrison, at the Tuesday evening, December 3, meeting of the Board of Trustees, the next two hours were focused primarily on a line by line dissection of the library budget, to be submitted to the town by December 6.

  • Flags Lowered To Honor Nelson Mandela

    President Barack Obama has ordered flags lowered to honor Nelson Mandela, who died yesterday at his home in South Africa.

    In a proclamation issued last night, the President has ordered “that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations … until sunset, December 9, 2013.”

    Hook & Ladder firefighters will lower the Main Street flag this morning.

  • 12/14 Emergency Response Analysis Supports NPD Actions

    An analysis of the Newtown Police Department’s (NPD) response to the 12/14 shootings at Sandy Hook School has found that Newtown police responded rapidly, positioned themselves appropriately, and followed police department policies concerning such a situation.

  • Fire Reports, November 27 - December 4, 2013

    The dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at 3 Main Street report the following fire calls and the responders:

     

    Wednesday, November 27: 9:08 am, investigation, 3 Simm Lane, Hook & Ladder responded; 11:01 am, medical assist, Bonnie Brae Drive, Hook & Ladder responded; 12:05 pm, alarm, 2 Turnberry Lane, Sandy Hook responded.

  • Newtown Fund Still Needs Help For Holiday Basket Program

    With Depot Day fast approaching, The Newtown Fund still has five families who need to be adopted this holiday season.

  • What Will Newtown’s Community Leaders Be Doing On 12/14?

    Prior to an open press conference conducted by several elected Newtown officials and community leaders to discuss issues around the first anniversary of the Sandy Hook tragedy, those individuals sat down with The Newtown Bee for an exclusive video interview with the hope that it would be an opportunity for them to speak directly to residents, readers, and visitors to NewtownBee.com.

  • Police Announce Traffic & Parking Rules For Ram Pasture Tree Lighting

    UPDATE, December 6, 2013: The Ram Pasture tree lighting has been postponed to Wednesday, December 11, due to the weather of Friday, December 6. Same schedule (festivities to begin at 6:30, tree lighting at 7 pm). Police parking and traffic rules will follow the original schedule as well, from 5 to 8 pm.

  • NHS CAPT Scores Among Top In The State

    The Newtown school system has been informed by the Connecticut State Department of Education that Newtown High School is one of the 15 high schools in the state to achieve the highest classification of Excelling based upon the results of the state Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) test, as announced in a press release on Thursday, December 5.

  • Faith Communities Offering Anniversary Gatherings

    (December 5, 2013: This story has been updated to include information from Al Hedaya Islamic Center.)

    (December 9: This story has also been updated to reflect that St John’s Episcopal Church is not participating in an event at Newtown United Methdoist Church. St John's is hosting its own event on December 14.)

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  • Llodra Reports To Newly Seated Council On School Security Developments

    It was an odd image, seeing Jeff Capeci seated at an audience microphone during the public comments portion of Wednesday's Legislative Council meeting.

    But as he was briefly honored by newly elected council Chair Mary Ann Jacob for his years of elected service, the former chairman had nothing but congratulations to offer.

    "I look forward to following everything you do," Mr Capeci said to the 11 members who gathered for the first meeting of their new two-year term. Council member Lisa Romano arrived later.