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  • Moving Communities Forward Is The Goal For Facilitator

    It takes stamina, experience, and a belief in one’s self and others to turn chaos into transformation.

  • Maine Man Proposes Large-Scale Horse Facility In Town

    Imagine an Old Sturbridge Village-like complex complete with a farrier/blacksmith shop, general store with a potbelly stove, farm animals, and several horse barn structures for riding lessons and performances … right here in Newtown.

    George Mason is trying to make what he believes will be a $30–$50 million project a reality. He has been doing legwork for months with the purpose of setting up a living tribute to those lost in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings this past December.

  • A Fine Send-Off For Library Director

    Dozens of people gathered at a special reception, Friday afternoon, June 26, to honor departing C.H. Booth Library director Janet Woycik. Hosted by the library Board of Directors, guests included many who have rubbed shoulders with Ms Woycik over the years, including staff, former staff, and town officials. All were there to celebrate Ms Woycik’s three decades plus of dedication, and to send her off knowing how much she was appreciated.

  • 12/14 And Related Issues Presented Bolinsky With An Atypical Freshman Term

    Shortly after he took his oath of office to represent Newtown in Connecticut's 106th District, Mitch Bolinsky came to The Bee with a stack of proposals, and to talk about what he hoped to accomplish in his freshman term. He returned to the newspaper a few days after the close of that historic session armed with a different set of documents.

    As he headed into his first few weeks at the capitol, Rep Bolinsky said he had “come out of the box with 16 or 17 bills.”

  • Fallen Educators Memorial Groundbreaking Included Former School Board Member

    Dr Gerard Brooker, second from right, a retired teacher and former Newtown Board of Education member, was invited to be part of the groundbreaking ceremony on June 13 for the first memorial that will honor teachers and education personnel who died protecting children while on the job.

  • ‘Time For A Period Of Rest’

    First Selectman Pat Llodra’s latest post at OneNewtown.org indicates it is time for all residents to move “into a quiet period of rest, recuperation, and healing.”

    On Thursday, June 27, Mrs Llodra used her blog to announce that while countless offers have been extended to residents in the days, weeks and months following 12/14, the town has decided that no additional special events will be added to the town’s calendar.

  • Police Reports June 17 - 25, 2013

    DUI Incident

    Police report that at about 10:30 pm on June 18, they spotted motorist Nomia Durrani, 31, of Easton driving on Wasserman Way, near Trades Lane.

    Durrani was not keeping to the right and made an improper turn, so police stopped her to investigate, according to police documents.

    After investigating, police charged Durrani with driving under the influence, failure to drive to the right, and making an improper turn, police report.

  • Fire Reports June 17 - 23, 2013

    The dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at 3 Main Street report the following fire calls and the responders:

     

    Thursday, June 20: 12:22 pm, motor vehicle accident, near 55 Dodgingtown Road, Dodgingtown responded.

  • Thumbs Up: It’s Carnival Time!

    Sam Irving gives a thumbs up from the seat of a race car ride on the opening night of the St Rose Parish Carnival, Tuesday, June 25.

    The annual event will continue on the parish grounds until Saturday, June 29, running nightly from 6 to 10:30 pm. The carnival features rides and games by Stewart Amusement, as well as a kiddie tent with face painting and crafts, and nightly entertainment.