• District 2 Council Recount Seats Wiedemann

    Democratic Registrar of Voters LeReine Frampton released the results of a District 2 Legislative Council recount, which was completed late in the afternoon of November 5.

    Ms Frampton notified The Newtown Bee on election night that the difference of 19 votes separating Republican Dan Wiedemann and Democrat Jennifer Padilla would force a recount unless Ms Padilla waived the procedure, which she did not.

  • Theater Review: A Well Designed Conclusion For Town Players Season

    Elegantly introduced by tuxedo clad director Gene Golaszewski, Design for Murder unfolds as a whodunit in the classic style.

    Town Players of Newtown are currently presenting George Bateson’s play. Last Sunday’s matinee had audience members agog at intermission, quizzing each other as to who did do it. It was fun for all.

  • Praise For Service And Sacrifice On Veterans Day

    With a hand across her heart, Donna Monteleone opened Wednesday’s Veterans Day ceremony with a prayer for the “devotion of those who have fought for freedom, and those who laid down their lives.”

    Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 308 chaplain and also a veteran, Ms Monteleone addressed a crowd of post members and supporters whose faces and service spanned decades. Korean War veteran George Lockwood Sr stood just a few paces away from younger veterans, including current US Marine Corps Sergeant Dustin Gill.

  • Theater Review: A Once-In-A-Lifetime Production Of ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’

    RIDGEFIELD — In the eat-or-be-eaten world of 1970s Chicago real estate, fast talking brokers would sell their mother worthless swamp land just to score a closing.  Nowhere is this pressurized environment portrayed more fully than in David Mamet’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, Glengarry Glen Ross, now in performances at Ridgefield Theater Barn.

  • No Crosswalk Signals?

    To the Editor:

    Like others perhaps, we are very concerned for the safety of pedestrians, bikers and vehicular traffic at many of our town center crosswalks. With three crosswalks and more than five access vehicular paths plus parking and departing vehicles, the flagpole intersection will see a dramatic change coming any day now with the new addition of this high traffic generating business – a new restaurant and bakery.

  • Truck Vs Pole Leads To Road Closure On South Main Street

    A Frontier crew begins to unload a utility pole from a trailer Wednesday morning, after a full-size dump truck struck and broke a pole in front of 277 South Main Street. Detours have been set up to keep drivers off the approximate 800-yard stretch of South Main Street that runs between its intersection with Botsford Hill and Meadowbrook roads, and Button Shop Road.

  • Danbury Restaurant To Host Ability Beyond ‘Families Rock’ Event

    DANBURY — On Saturday, November 14, Two Steps Downtown Grille will host Ability Beyond’s 3rd Annual “Families Rock” event from 7-11 pm. Ability Beyond is a leading nonprofit providing services and programs to nearly 3,000 individuals with disabilities in Connecticut and Westchester.

    Two Steps Downtown Grille is donating part of its food and beverage sales during the four-hour event to Ability Beyond. Admission is free, there will be raffles, and the event is open to the public.

  • Police Probing Thefts From Vehicles

    Newtown Police are reporting a rash of thefts from unlocked parked vehicles overnight from late Saturday, November 7, to the early morning hours of Sunday, November 8, in the residential neighborhoods centering on Currituck Road and Walnut Tree Hill Road.

    Police said they received about ten reports of valuables taken from unlocked vehicles, including money and electronic navigation devices. None of the thefts involved forced entry because all of the vehicles entered were unlocked, police said.

  • NUSAR Fundraiser Rescheduled

    Newtown Underwater Search And Rescue’s annual comedy basketball fundraiser with the Harlem Superstars has been rescheduled from Saturday, November 14, to Saturday, November 21, due to a scheduling conflict.

    The NUSAR Dream Team will host the Harlem Superstars in a 7 pm game at Newtown High School gymnasium, 12 Berkshire Road.

  • Chamber Breakfast Event: ‘Paint The Town Purple’

    In an effort to help foster business opportunities in the greater Newtown area, Newtown Chamber of Commerce continues to host free monthly networking events open to all local business professionals.

    The next event will be held at Sal e Pepe Contemporary Italian Bistro, 97 South Main Street, on Wednesday, November 11, from 8 to 9 am. The guest speaker is Alyssa Amaturo of the American Cancer Society.