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  • Salvation Army Kicks Off Local Christmas Kettle Campaign

    Newtown members of the Salvation Army encourage the public to support the 2014 Salvation Army Kettle Campaign, scheduled to take place over two weekends in December.

    Volunteer bell ringers will be stationed outside of Yankee Wine & Spirits on Queen Street, Stop & Shop in Sand Hill Plaza, Walgreens on South Main Street, and Barnwood Grill in the Queen Street Plaza on Fridays, December 12 and 19, from 4 to 8 pm.

  • AFT Head Visits Newtown, Honors Fallen Educators While Calling For Additional Support

    American Federation of Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten, AFT Connecticut Vice President Steve McKeever, and Newtown Federation of Teachers President Tom Kuroski presented a collage honoring the six educators who were murdered nearly two years ago on 12/14 at Sandy Hook Elementary School to the Board of Education during its meeting on Tuesday, December 2.

    Earlier on Tuesday, the group visited Sandy Hook School, spoke with school staff, held a media conference, and attended a dinner prepared by Newtown High School culinary students.

  • Democrats Expected To Elect Eva Bermudez To Vacant District 2 Council Seat

    Eva Bermudez, a local, state and national union organizer for the Sevice Employees International Union, and outreach worker for Access Health CT is poised to take an open seat on the Legilsative Council Wednesday evening, December 3.

    Town Clerk Debbie Halstead told The Newtown Bee that she was prepared to appear at the meeting on the request of local Democratic leadership, to swear in Ms Bermudez.

  • Council To Consider Acquisition Of Lanza's Yoganada Street Property

    The possible acquisition of the former home of 12/14 shooter Adam Lanza at 36 Yogananda Street, pictured in the AP file photo, is up for discussion and consideration by Newtown's Legislative Council Wednesday evening.

  • Sandy Hook Fund Seeks Proposals For Resiliency, Recovery Projects

    The Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation is soliciting grant applications for its second round of grant making from The Sandy Hook School Support Fund. Deadline for project applications is December 19.

  • Town Rejects Option On Fulton Parcel, ‘Viewshed’ Protections Stand

    Newtown taxpayers will not become stewards of an antique air strip complete with a small air control tower platform, nor will they become de facto landlords over several residential homes on a key Hattertown 17.7-acre parcel already partly owned by the community and reserved as open space.

  • Forums Slated On FFH Residential Uses Begin Saturday

    The possibility of incorporating a residential element into Fairfield Hills redevelopment has again entered conversations, which will be opened to the public this month.

  • Community Center, Mental Health Facility Enter FFH Discussions

    Plans for a community center and a proposed mental health facility filled conversation during the Fairfield Hills Authority’s meeting on Monday, November 24.

  • Officials Recommend Funds For Additional Demolition At Fairfield Hills

    What can the town do to generate activity for demolition at Fairfield Hills? First Selectman Pat Llodra told the Fairfield Hills Authority members Monday, November 24, that town officials recently have had “quite a bit of discussion” about the question.

    She soon handed members a draft of Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) recommendations that include three $3.5 million requests over consecutive years between 2015 and 2018 for demolition.

  • Group Resumes Fundraising Drive For New Police Station

    A nonprofit group is resuming its fundraising drive to collect money that would be used to build a new police station for the 45-member town police department.

    Town police have long sought new quarters to replace their existing facilities at 3 Main Street in the building known as Town Hall South.