Two of Newtown’s three state representatives expressed dismay and frustration following a split recommendation by the legislative working group on gun violence, after a bipartisan package of reforms suddenly morphed into two sets of recommendations on Tuesday, March 5. ...
Police Commission members have approved a request from Police Chief Michael Kehoe to start a second job as an instructor for Post University’s online education program in the field of criminal justice.
Newtown Bee readers have shared a few photos showing snow day creativity. Have one to share? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to tell us the names of everyone in the photo, and a brief description of where the photo was taken.
The state Department of Correction’s youth development program at Garner Correctional Institution, which is intended to dissuade young inmates from prison gang membership by providing them with the education required to obtain general equivalency diplomas (GED), has been fu...
Newtown’s State Representatives Mitch Bolinsky, Dan Carter, and DebraLee Hovey joined their colleagues March 6 in unanimously passing a bill to help the first responders of the Newtown tragedy. According to Rep Bolinsky, the vote was 143 to 0 with only eight lawmakers absent.
The Fairfield Hills Authority members emerged from a brief and at times volatile meeting Wednesday with a motion: to earmark Plymouth Hall as a potential future site for a children's museum, subject to approvals by all town boards and agencies, and fundraising. The motion passed with six in favor, and one opposed.The concept for Everwonder, a science-oriented children's museum "Hits the sweet spot of what we are trying to accomplish," member Thomas Connors said. Museum proponent Kristin Chiriatti had first brought the idea before the authority roughly a year ago, saying that the museum project would rely entry on fundraising.Voicing strong opposition to the museum proposal, member Renata Adler said, "This culturally is exactly what you don't want."
It would not be unusual for Board of Finance school budget deliberations to extend to three hours or more. But despite the intention to do so on March 6, finance officials never cracked open the school budget book.
Instead, they heard public comment and spent the rest of their special meeting originally scheduled to take up the district budget proposal, trying to get a better understanding about the scope and cost of future school security measures.
Intersection Accident Police report a two-vehicle accident involving a coupe and a truck at the intersection of Mile Hill Road and South Main Street about 11 am on March 2. The collision involved a 20...
People interested in learning how the local lay of the land has changed during the past five years have a simple way to find out, now that the town has posted a new set of color aerial photos of Newtown’s terrain on the Internet.
The photos are posted on the town’s geographic information system (GIS) website, http://maps.newtown-ct.gov.