Newtown has become something I wouldn’t have imagined growing up here in the 50s and 60s, back when the discussions were about whether or not to have a traffic light at Church Hill Road and Queen Street. Until then, there was only the one at the Main Street Route 202 [now Route 302] intersection. What happened? You can’t go to Google Images or Google without getting inundated with bad news.
Some of the local schools held food drives recently to collect items for Women Involved in Newtown’s (WIN) Thanksgiving Baskets campaign. WIN volunteers collected donations from the schools on Friday, November 21.
(Read more about WIN’s full Thanksgiving Baskets campaign here. )
I would like to thank The Newtown Bee in regards to their coverage of the recent bomb threats on Sandy Hook Elementary School. Although this can be a hard topic to return to, The Bee reported with objectivity and taste. It was detailed, informative, and went above and beyond the coverage of many mainstream news sites with in-depth reporting of the debriefing for parents and the terroristic nature of the threat.
Certain types of bamboo, specifically of the genus Phyllostachys (or Running Bamboo) by their nature, spread rapidly underground through their root systems and underground rhizomes — horizontal underground stems that puts out lateral shoots and adventitious roots at intervals — and then infest and damage nearby properties. They are not native to Connecticut and will, by their nature, invade, infest and damage other plants, roads, sidewalks, buildings and structures.
American Legion Escort J.R. Dye watches as bicyclers ride from Southbury into Sandy Hook on Tuesday, September 10. The group of 150 bicycle riders, predominantly injured veterans, traveled by bicycle through Newtown that afternoon. The riders were on day three of a seven-day challenge that will eventually take them over 425 miles, finishing in Philadelphia on September 14.