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  • Superintendent Asked To Prepare Budget Plan That Includes FDK

    The Board of Education has directed Acting Superintendent of Schools John Reed to develop an example of what the 2013-14 school budget would look like with the inclusion of full-day kindergarten, and report back to the school board before either its June 18 or July 16 meetings.

  • Newtown Lap Planned At Relay For Life Of Bethel

    BETHEL — Newtown’s neighbors to the west will be holding a special Newtown Lap during their Relay For Life event this weekend.

    Relay for Life of Bethel, which will be held Saturday and Sunday, June 8-9, at Bethel High School, will honor Newtown cancer survivors, patients and caregivers with a special lap at 5 pm Saturday.

    Bethel’s Relay will have its Opening Ceremony at 4 pm (including the Survivors Lap at 4:20), Luminaria Ceremony at 9 pm, and Fight Back Ceremony at 11 pm.

  • The Newtown Bee's Buzzcast From June 7

    This is The Newtown Bee's Buzzcast for the edition dated June 7, 2013.

    The Buzzcast is a podcast roundup of top news from each edition of The Newtown Bee.

    Tune in weekly.

  • Police Dog Baro Retires; New Dog Sought

    Baro, the police department’s German shepherd, is seen at a recent public demonstration of his law enforcement skills. Baro, who is nearly 10 years old, has been retired from service due to health concerns.   

  • New York City Woman Pleads Guilty to Fraud in 12/14 Scam

    BRIDGEPORT – A New York City woman on Thursday, June 6, pleaded guilty in US District Court to federal charges against her stemming from her engaging in a fraudulent fundraising scheme related to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting tragedy, and then lying to FBI agents investigating her conduct.

  • $362K Transfers Cover Emergency Repairs, Storm Cleanup Shortfall, Wear And Tear

    The Board of Selectmen unanimously approved $361,645 in budget transfers Monday June 3, much of that amount devoted to repairing or restoring town equipment, and covering unbudgeted storm-related costs.

    Finance Director Robert Tait told The Bee prior to the meeting that unlike the school district, which maintains both a facilities maintenance and emergency maintenance account, the town uses its contingency fund for emergencies.

  • Police Reports May 24 - June 4

    Botsford Bridge

    Trucker Robert Gomper, 55, of East Hartford, who was driving a 2009 Hino truck loaded with cargo eastward on Botsford Hill Road at about 12:25 pm on June 4, drove past a warning sign stating that the Housatonic Railroad’s train overpass there had a clearance limit of 11 feet, 5 inches, police said.

    The top of the truck then smashed into the bottom on the overpass, damaging the top of the truck and ejecting some cargo onto the roadway, police said.

  • Fire Reports May 30 - June 5, 2013

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

     

    Thursday, May 30: 6:31 pm, alarm, 9 Stonewall Ridge, Dodgingtown responded; 8:56 pm, investigation, 10 Russett Road, Sandy Hook responded.

    Friday, May 31: 2:17 pm, motor vehicle accident, near 66 Church Hill Road, Hook & Ladder responded; 5:21 pm, wires down, near 15 Algonquin Trail, Sandy Hook responded.

  • On The Last Day, Lawmakers Deliver A Final Gesture To The Families Of Newtown

    The Connecticut General Assembly’s annual session is ending Wednesday as it began, with a focus on the grieving families of Newtown, who pleaded for legislation that might give solace. And once again, lawmakers found it impossible to deny them.

  • Bolinsky, Llodra Praise 12/14-Inspired Privacy Legislation

    This report was updated with additional input from First Selectamn Llodra and the Newtown Legislative delegation since its original posting.