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  • Superintendent Robinson Accepts Post In Stratford

    Two days after Superintendent of School Janet Robinson dispatched an e-mail to Newtown’s Board of Education stating the Stratford school board was poised to offer her that district’s top seat, she was offered the position. According to a report from a regional cable n...

  • Strutt Your Mutt On May 18

    Grab a leash and join the 4th Annual Strutt Your Mutt dog walk and festival on May 18 from 11 am to 3 pm at Fairfield Hills. Enjoy entertainment, demonstrations in agility and obedience, and a vendors fair.

  • Finance Bd. Reviews School Budget, Security Dialogue Begins

    Along with a presentation on the Board of Education’s proposed 2013-14 budget, the Board of Finance also heard from the Police Commission and a representative of a Security Committee for the first time on measures that could be taken regarding school security at its special meeting on Tuesday, February 26.

  • New Canaan Woman Awaits Arraignment in Newtown Man’s Death

    STAMFORD – The arraignment of a New Canaan woman, who has been charged in the death of a Newtown man in connection with a two-vehicle head-on motor vehicle accident on the Merritt Parkway in Stamford last April, has been continued in Stamford Superior Court

  • Federal Waiver Requested For Local 2013 CMT Assessment

    In a letter shared with The Newtown Bee, Connecticut Commissioner of Education Stefan Pryor asked U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to grant Newtown a waiver from having to asses students annually. The request came while a waiver applied for by the Newtown school district to exempt the town from having students complete the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) this year, is still waiting to be passed or denied by the state Generable Assembly.

  • Dispatcher’s Work Saves A Life

    On the evening of Friday, December 21, dispatcher Sheri Citrone, along with others, were working a 12-hour shift at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at Town Hall South. It was just one week after the December 14 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School that left more than two dozen people dead. The call volume at the dispatch center was high.

  • Vice President Urges Strengthened Gun Control

    DANBURY — Vice President Joe Biden has urged Congress to swiftly approve a federal task force’s recommendations for strengthened gun control in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, which left 20 first-graders and six educators dead in a December 12 shooting incident.

  • Superintendent’s Email To School Board Hints At Likely Departure

    Superintendent of School Janet Robinson dispatched an email to the Board of Education late Monday afternoon stating that the Stratford school board is poised to offer her that district's top seat at a meeting scheduled for Wednesday, February 27. A short time later, Stratford Board of Education C...

  • Raising Funds To Bring Newtown To St Patrick’s Day Parade

    New York’s St Patrick’s Day Parade is less than a month away, and one resident is raising money to bring members of the Newtown High School Marching Band & Guard, representatives of the local fire companies and police department, and teachers and administrators to participate.

  • Legislators Discuss New Laws In Wake Of 12/14

    A state legislative task force that is reviewing the issues of reducing gun violence, improving school security, and providing better access to mental health care in light of the December 14 shooting incident at Sandy Hook Elementary School, is making progress toward fashioning new state laws intended to reach those goals, according to state legislators who spoke at a February 19 forum.