• Officials Respond To Democrats’ Claims About Bonding, Hawley School Meeting

    Republican First Selectman Pat Llodra, Town Finance Director Robert Tait, and Republican Legislative Council Chair Mary Ann Jacob all responded to claims made in a recent Democratic Town Committee position paper report.

  • Finance Forum Showcased Candidates For A Board In Transition

    A sparse audience of mostly local political leaders and family members did not dissuade any of the eight residents seeking to be elected or reelected to the Board of Finance from digging into specific and detailed questions and delivering often detailed and thoughtful answers during The Newtown Bee’s annual pre-election forum at Edmond Town Hall on October 20.

  • Cats Wait To Get On With Their Nine Lives

    Lola is a spayed female cat who was among the many cats seized by the state Department of Agriculture at a Town’s End Road property in June. Lola lives at the town animal shelter. 

  • Community Center Discussion Continues: Pool, Ice Rink, Arts Advocates Make Their Case

    In its first meeting after the close of a townwide survey where residents were asked to voice their wishes for a community center, the Newtown Community Center Commission on October 20 hosted a number of guests for presentations. 

  • Fire Reports, October 15-21, 2015

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

    Thursday, October 15: 10:01 am, public service, 36 Main Street, Hook & Ladder responded; 10:52 am, public service, 49 Queen Street, Hook & Ladder responded; 1:56 pm, hazardous condition, Washington Avenue, Sandy Hook responded.  

  • Police Reports, October 9-18, 2015

    DUI Incident

    Police report they observed motorist Andrew Bolmer, 27, of 31 Swamp Road driving a vehicle erratically in Dodgingtown at about 10:40 pm on October 17, after which they stopped him on Hattertown Road, near Dodgingtown Road, to investigate.

    Police said they charged Bolmer with driving under the influence. Bolmer posted $500 bail and is scheduled for a November 3 arraignment in Danbury Superior Court, police said.


  • Democrat Meet & Greet Events Scheduled

    In an effort to learn more about what issues are on the minds of Newtown residents, and to share the personal goals and ideas of those running for Democraft positions in the local elections, Newtown's Democratic Town Committee (DTC) is hosting a pair of events this week.

    On Thursday, October 22, from 7 to 9 pm, a Democratic Candidate Meet & Greet will take place at DTC Headquarters, 6 Queen Street (Queen Street Shopping Center).

  • School District Slates Next Community Forum

    The school district announced on Monday, October 19, that its next scheduled community forum is set for Wednesday, October 28, at 7 pm in Newtown High School’s Lecture Hall.

    The one-hour discussion will focus on present practice pertaining to safety, security, discipline, and student transitions.

    The design of the evening is interactive, with those in attendance expected to partner with administration to discuss the topics.

  • Volunteer Drivers Needed For Newtown Meals On Wheels

    Winter is coming, and many “snowbirds” who volunteer all over Newtown are heading south. Newtown Meals On Wheels is one local organization that is experiencing a fall off in the number of drivers available to deliver meals to the housebound in Newtown/Sandy Hook.

  • 2015 Election Candidate Profiles

    All the candidates on the local ballot in the 2015 local elections in Newtown have been surveyed on their priorities and views on local issues.