More than 1,700 vehicles — a record number — were driven into the landfill on Saturday, April 30, the final day when people could take advantage of something that, until recently, they always took for granted in Newtown — free dumping of junk such as tires, appliances, and bulky waste. The new fee system which took effect Monday, May 2, will not change the fact that residents holding permits still can dump household trash at no cost.
Occupation: I’m the director of communications at Newtown Youth Academy, as of March 1. I just came off a five-year hiatus, staying home with my kids. I didn’t realize how much I had missed contributing to something bigger than my personal life. There’s real satisfaction in working for a nonprofit organization, too.
Somewhere out there, a critter is rubbing his rump and thinking, “Ouch! All this for a minnow?” Bee employee Emery Klein was out fishing last week, when his line started spinning out. This gave Emery a bit of a thrill, as he was expecting to reel in the big one. But the “one that got away” turned out to not be a trout or bass or any other fish one might find in Connecticut waters, but a beaver that had been tempted by the minnow at the end of the line.
Newtown’s five fire companies are coordinating efforts to present The Green Ribbon Ride, a motorcycle ride on Sunday, May 5, that will raise money for a number of local funds. The police-escorted ride, according to organizers, will be done “to remember and honor Newtown’s 26 angels.”
From left are Leslie DeAngelo and Rick DeAngelo, both of TLC’s “I Found the Gown”; Julie Allen Bridals owner Melanie Mattegat, and Lauren Morehouse, marketing director and co-manager at Julie Allen Bridals, on Monday, February 25. The Main Street South bridal salon was the setting for a segment of the TLC program. The episode featuring Julie Allen Bridals is set to air on Friday, May 17.
Born into a musical family, Steve Bell has been performing and touring since he was eight years old. He will be bringing his talents into Newtown Sunday, May 5, for a performance at St Rose of Lima parish at 7:30 pm.
During a chat with The Newtown Bee earlier this week, Mr Bell talked about how his career in music was influenced by his father, who was a prison chaplain.
The historic building above the Pootatuck River at 1 Glen Road in Sandy Hook center is being transformed into a warm and welcoming restaurant and tavern by experienced restaurateur Chris Bruno, formerly of Fiddler’s and Chris’ American Restaurant in Brookfield.
(Editor's Note: This story and one of its accompanying cutlines have been updated to show that Centennial High School is located in Ellicott City, Md.)
(This is the eighth installation of a series of stories that share with readers special events that continue to take place as Newtown heals following the events of 12/14 at Sandy Hook School. It is also a continuation of anecdotes from across the country, of people offering kind gestures on behalf of our town.)
Pictured during a recent show in Washington, D.C., Fleetwood Mac’s remaining members, from left, John McVie, Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood and Lindsey Buckingham showcased nearly two dozen songs during a 2½-hour show at Mohegan Sun Arena April 20, including most of the material off their groundbreaking album Rumors.