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  • Sherman Woods Gains Wetlands Approval

    Inland Wetlands Commission (IWC) members last week unanimously approved the wetlands/watercourses protection aspects of a proposed 42-lot cluster-style residential subdivision on a 158-acre site in Sandy Hook.

    The project would be the largest residential subdivision locally in more than a decade.

  • Newtown VFW Announces Outreach For Teacher’s Family In Nevada

    As many have heard, another school shooting took place on October 21, this time at a middle school in Sparks, Nev. A 12-year old student wounded two fellow students and killed a teacher before taking his own life. The eighth grade math teacher, Michael Landsberry, was a former Marine and an Air National Guard Master Sergeant. He reportedly tried to shield students from the young shooter.

  • Breaking Ground For A New Playground At Dickinson Park

    Gardening shovels stood ready.

    With half the playground at Dickinson Park razed behind them, and a sign displaying the future playscape nearby, a small gathering of officials and playground supporters held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new playground at Dickinson Memorial Park on Tuesday, October 22. Construction will begin as soon as the old play area is removed. Recreation crews began disassembling Funspace earlier this month.

  • Town Attorney Says 'Bare Majority' Stipulation For BOE Race Excludes Two-Year Candidate

    Town Attorney David Grogins has released his formal opinion on a relatively recent charter revision stirring up controversy a few days ahead of local elections. And two Democratic Board of Education candidates caught up in the issue also weighed in on the prospect of pursuing legal action if they do not each win seats under the “bare majority” rule currently in question.

    (See NewtownBee.com for a link to the full text of the town attorney’s opinion.)

  • School Demolition Brings The Media Back To Town

    News media arrived in Newtown on Friday, October 25, seeking to cover the demolition of Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dickinson Drive.

    At least three satellite video trucks had arrived in town by early afternoon, staffed with crews assigned to the school demolition story.

    However, that assignment was not a simple one because town officials have placed the 12 Dickinson Drive school site strictly off limits for news coverage.

  • Police Explorers Seeking To Expand Membership

    Newtown Police Explorer Post #823 is seeking to enlist new members.

    The post is an organization affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America, which has as its members males and females from ages 13 through 21 who are interested in law enforcement, providing assistance for the Newtown Police Department.

  • BOS Approve Grant To Repurpose FFH Duplex For Parent Connection

    "We're off and running!"

    That was the closing comment from First Selectman Pat Llodra after the Board of Selectmen unanimously approved a $500,000 funding resolution, that upon final acceptance, will activate grant funding to re-purpose a vacant duplex at Fairfield Hills for the Newtown Parent Connection.

  • PBSC Gets Update On SHS Remediation, Demolition Plans

    Robert Mitchell, chairman of the Newtown Public Building and Site Commission (PBSC), said his panel heard and discussed new information regarding the ongoing remediation and demolition plans for Sandy Hook School during a meeting held on October 22. Speaking to The Newtown Bee following the meeting, Mr Mitchell said preliminary demolition was set to commence on Thursday, October 24.

  • Police Reports October 9 - 20, 2013

    DUI Incident

    Police said that at about 1:35 am on October 11, they received a report that an erratically driven vehicle may have been involved in an accident on Appleblossom Lane, so they went to that area to investigate. Appleblossom Lane is a side street off South Main Street.

  • Fire Reports October 18 - 24, 2013

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

     

    Thursday, October 17: No calls listed.