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  • School Board Honors Retiring Educators

    Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, noted at the Board of Education’s meeting on Tuesday, June 2, that the educators who will be retiring at the end of this school year have spent a total of 354 years working in the district.

    Recognizing and celebrating the “careers of master teachers,” Dr Erardi said, is one of his favorite things to do as a superintendent.

  • Lightning Strike Damages Fairfield Hills Water Supply System

    A lightning strike that occurred sometime during the weekend of May 29–31, damaged electrical lines in the town-owned Fairfield Hills water supply system, resulting in a series of events that caused the failure of two major water pumps in the system.

  • Horse Guard Funding Remains In State Budget

    The Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard (2GHG) unit in Newtown will be spared from state budget cuts, State Representative Mitch Bolinsky (R-106) told to The Bee Wednesday afternoon in an email confirming the “great news.”

  • Local Registrars Support Training Mandate In New Bill

    Newtown’s registrars of voters both said they liked stipulations in a new bill proposed by Secretary of the State Denise Merrill that provide for training and continued professional development to assure state communities and voters experience the best equipped elections officials and poll workers each time the exercise their opportunities to vote.

  • Rabies Clinic Scheduled At ETH

    From left is Dr Kate Bakewell of Mt Pleasant Hospital for Animals, Town Clerk Debbie Aurelia Halstead (holding Rocko), and Mt Pleasant Hospital veterinarian technician Mary Simpson (with Tala), who encourage residents to take advantage of the annual cost-effective rabies clinic at Edmond Town Hall.


  • Flagpole Traffic Study Being Considered

    The Police Commission is considering hiring a traffic engineering firm to analyze how the Main Street flagpole intersection could be improved to reduce traffic accidents at the busy five-way junction.

    A recent police study indicated that the flagpole intersection of Main Street, Church Hill Road, and West Street has the second-highest traffic accident rate in town. A 100-foot-tall flagpole without any protective barriers stands in the center of that intersection.

  • Newtown Delegation Unanimously Rejects State Budget Proposal

    Newtown’s legislative delegation — Representatives Mitch Bolinsky, Dan Carter, and J.P. Sredzinski and Senator Tony Hwang — stood with GOP colleagues as Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano (R-North Haven) made his final, futile remarks before he and 35 colleagues cast their votes narrowly passing the biennial spending plan by a 19 to 17 margin as their midnight deadline loomed June 3.

  • June 11 Community Connections Sessions Hope To Clarify ‘Alphabet Soup’ Of Support

    Following a successful Community Connections gathering at Walnut Hill Community Church in Bethel just over a year ago where Newtowners and others affected by 12/14 met with dozens of groups and support agency representatives, organizers are planning another event locally for June 11.

  • To June 12: Local Childcare Center Collecting For Regional Diaper Drive

    Misty Morning Children’s Center, 10 Commerce Road, is collecting for the three Macaroni Kid publishers in Fairfield County’s Diaper Drive, which began on May 15, through June 12. Drop off times are weekdays between 7:30 am and 5:30 pm.

    According to Macaroni Kid, more than 20 town coordinators between Stamford and Newtown are overseeing the drive. The Macaroni Kid Diaper Drive runs through June 15, but the local collection will conclude on through June 12.

  • Senate Democrats Threaten ‘Nuclear Option’ To Pass Budget

    State Senate Democrats took the extraordinary step in the final hour of the 2015 session Wednesday of threatening to cut off debate to ensure passage of a new state budget that raises tax revenues by $2 billion.

    With less than an hour until the midnight adjournment deadline, Senate President Pro Tem Martin M. Looney stood to call the question, a move to end debate that is considered the nuclear option in legislative process, to stop a five-hour debate that had morphed into a Republican filibuster to kill the proposed two-year budget.