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  • Reminder: It’s FCCF Giving Day; 24 Hours To 'Give Where You Live' For Nonprofits

    Ten Newtown non-profit organizations received donations totaling over $25,000 through the inaugural FCCF Day of Giving last year. Fifteen organizations based in Newtown are among the 401 registered groups for this year’s 24-hour event, which is now underway.

  • Police Reports, February 12 - March 2, 2015

    Nissan Off Road

    Motorist Brett Boles, 29, of 56 Marlin Road was driving a 2012 Nisan Murano SUV southward on Marlin Road and then made a left turn onto New Lebbon Road at about 5:36 pm on February 12, after which the vehicle went off the right road shoulder and struck a snowbank, police said.

    There were no injuries. Police report they verbally warned Boles for making a restricted turn.

     

  • Newtown Public Schools Closed Thursday

    Newtown Public Schools will be closed Thursday, March 5, due to the weather, according to the school district.

    The announcement was made around 6:30 am Thursday, after an earlier  decision around 5 am to have the district run on a two hour delay.

    This story has been updated to reflect the change.

  • Fire Reports, February 27 - March 4, 2015

    The radio dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at Town Hall South, 3 Main Street, report the following fire calls and the responders:

     

    Friday, February 27: No calls listed.

    Saturday, February 28: No calls listed.

  • Booth Children’s Department Days Away From Reopening

    New carpet tiles cover the floor of the Children’s Department of the C.H. Booth Library and ceiling tiles were being placed Tuesday, March 3, as the library moves toward a quick recovery from a second dousing in just over two years, from frozen and burst pipes.

  • Community Center Referendum Changed To April 28

    A referendum orginally intended for March 21 for voters to approve a $15 million gift from the GE Foundation has been scheduled instead for April 28 to coincide with the annual budget referendum. The Board of Selectman during a special meeting on February 27 moved to make the change.

    First Selectman Pat Llodra had stated that she would like additional time for community engagement and discussion for the community center project.

  • Two Hour Delay For Newtown Public Schools Wednesday

    Newtown Public Schools will run on a two hour delay on Wednesday, March 4, due to the weather.

  • Seniors Fill First Of Several Community Center Information Sessions

    Senior citizens and residents interested in learning more about the new senior center, a phase I component of a larger Community Center project, filled every available seat in the main room of Newtown Senior Center  on Thursday, February 26, as First Selectman Pat Llodra, architects, and planners offered information and answered questions.

  • Hearing Set On Sewer Expansion For Multifamily Complex

    The Water & Sewer Authority (WSA) has scheduled a public hearing for next week on a development firm’s controversial request that the sewer district be expanded in Sandy Hook to provide sewer service for a proposed large multifamily housing complex.

    The WSA public hearing is slated for 7 pm on Thursday, March 12, at Town Hall South, 3 Main Street.

  • Closings Or Cancellations? Contact The Bee

    A Winter Weather Advisory is currently in effect for Newtown, and the entire state. The sun may be shining at midday, but a Hazardous Weather Outlook is also in effect, with the National Weather Service calling for snow to begin falling after 4 pm Tuesday, March 3. Another 1-2 inches of snow may be on the ground before sunset.