• Governor, Local Officials Urging Residents To Stay In Place

    While there is no travel ban in place this morning, Governor Dannel P. Malloy and local officials are encouraging state residents to stay in place if possible while the current snow storm moves across the state. All eight counties of Connecticut are under a Winter Storm Warning this morning.

    Gov Malloy activated the state’s Emergency Operations Center at 4 am, to monitor conditions across the state during the current storm. On Sunday evening he announced that all state employees would have at least a delayed start to their work week.

  • District Announces No School On Monday

    Newtown Public Schools will be closed Monday, February 2, due to the anticipated weather.

    The announcement was made around 4 pm on Sunday, February 1. The district also announced that all district offices will be closed on Monday, and all afternoon activities have been cancelled. 

  • More Snow On The Way

    A storm system in the central part of the country will push east, setting the stage for a widespread precipitation event across the central and eastern United States through Monday. A wide swath of accumulating snow is forecast from Nebraska to New England.

  • 26 Victims or 27? Sandy Hook Commission Considers Role Of Shooter’s Mother

    HARTFORD (AP) — The Sandy Hook Advisory Commission debated Friday whether the victims counted in the dedication should include the shooter’s mother, a woman who has been faulted for contributing to the tragedy by fostering his fascination with guns as he grew increasingly socially isolated.

  • Stormwater Permit Revisions Still Drawing Objections From Towns, Officials

    On Monday, January 26, Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) released revisions to a proposed permit for the management and oversight of municipal stormwater systems. The agency touted the draft as offering municipalities and institutions less costly and more flexible requirements for compliance.

  • NYFS Receives Grant From Fairfield County’s Community Foundation

    Fairfield County’s Community Foundation has awarded a $40,000 competitive grant to Newtown Youth & Family Services Inc (NYFS).

  • Malloy Links I-84 Widening To Region’s Economic Growth

    DANBURY — At a brief, windswept press conference staged at the I-84 Exit 2 Welcome Center January 22, Governor Dannel P. Malloy said widening Interstate 84 in both directions through Danbury is critical for economic growth in western Connecticut, as well as easing rush-hour traffic along that heavily congested section of the highway to improve quality of life.

  • Newtown Dodges Juno’s Worst, Residents Cooperate With Travel, Parking Bans

    This summary of Winter Storm Juno also appears in The Newtown Bee print edition of January 30, 2015. Stories by Bee Editorial staff were also posted online as the storm approached, arrived and then dispersed earlier this week.


    On an electronic weather map, the distance between Newtown and Norwich appears to be scant inches.

  • Plowing Snow Onto Roadways Illegal, Dangerous

    In a statement, police said this week that plowing snow from private driveways and walkways onto roadways is illegal and dangerous.

    Private snowplow drivers and homeowners are legally liable when snow is plowed onto roadways. Such incidents may result in $50 fines, per incident, based on state law, police said.

    Police urge that the snow plowed at a property be kept on that property.

  • Fire Marshal Urges Snow Removal

    The town fire marshal’s office is asking for help from the public in terms of snow removal.

    Fire Marshal Bill Halstead asks that people who have a conventional fire hydrant, a dry hydrant, or a fire suppression water storage tank located in front of their businesses or residences, or which is located on their property, to keep those fire safety devices clear of snow by plowing and/or shoveling.

    Mr Halstead reminds businesses that their secondary exits, or stair exits, must be cleared of snow and ice.