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  • Benefit Concert Life-Affirming & Joyous

    To the Editor:

  • A Charter Revision Dissenting Opinion

    To the Editor:

    I wanted to take a moment to provide the dissenting opinion on the Charter Revision Commission’s recent vote that enables one party rule on the Board of Education. While there are four of us who voted to increase minority representation on the BoE, this reflects my opinions only and I do not speak for the other commissioners.

  • Emergency Dispatch Bill Could Force Local Centers To Regionalize Or Pay

    It appears while a Connecticut State Police pilot program attempting to regionalize related dispatching operations is being scrapped (see related story, “State Police Call-Taking/Dispatching To Return To Southbury”), a legislative effort to force communities like Newtown to regionalize emergency communications systems is still very much alive.

  • Borough Zoners Reviewing Pumphouse Proposed For Firehouse Site

    The Borough Zoning Commission (BZC) is continuing its review of Aquarion Water Company’s proposal to build an above-ground water pumping station at 12 Church Hill Road, the address where the Newtown Hook & Ladder Volunteer Fire Company plans to construct a new firehouse.

    BZC members held a second public hearing on the pumphouse application on May 13.

  • A Night Of FUN: Benefit Concert Featuring Movie Music Supports Families United In Newtown

    With her voice filling Newtown Congregational Church and her fingers drifting across piano keys, special guest and YouTube sensation Jodi DiPiazza performed “Somewhere Over The Rainbow,” Saturday, May 16. She and others came together for a benefit concert, “Celebrating Movie Music,” to raise funds for Families United in Newtown (FUN), which resident Linda Jones established in 2008 to offer recreational programs and respite for families with special needs children like her late son Tyler, who was a non-verbal child with autism.

  • The Resilience Of Newtown

    (The following letter, to the residents of Newtown, has been received for publication in The Newtown Bee.)

    To the residents of Newtown:

  • Get Involved Before It’s Too Late

    To the Editor:

    I am writing this letter because it is the correct thing to do and the people who care about the Edmond Town Hall must get involved.

    I saw in this week’s Newtown Bee (May 15, 2015) about the new seats for the balcony. I could not believe what I just read. The article said the Edmond Town Hall is getting new seats. This could not be further than the truth.

  • State Police Call-Taking/Dispatching To Return To Southbury

    The state police plan to revert to their former call-taking/dispatching scheme, returning all call-taking functions and emergency dispatching operations to their individual barracks in the western and eastern sections of the state.

    In this region, that means that call-taking and emergency dispatching functions will return to the state police’s Troop A barracks at 90 Lakeside Road in Southbury, near Exit 14 of Interstate 84.

  • Celebrated Watercolor Artist Featured At Next SCAN Program

    The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown (SCAN) will have Susan Pecora painting in watercolor at its next meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, May 27, at 1:30 pm. Her subject will be a landscape.

    The demonstration will take place in the lower level of Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main Street (at the flagpole). The public is invited to attend, free of charge.

  • Theater Review: An Excellent Production Of ‘Godspell’

    BROOKFIELD — The Brookfield Theatre of the Arts production of Godspell rocks, literally. This performance of an updated version of the original, which was conceived and directed by John Michael Tebelar, with music and lyrics by Steven Schwartz, has been blessed with an incredibly energetic and talented cast which is being imaginatively directed by Mensah Robinson, making his directorial debut with this vibrant creation.