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  • Technology Panel Will Focus On Gun Violence Reduction

    Sandy Hook Promise, a non-profit group based in Newtown, has scheduled a news conference in San Francisco for Thursday, March 14, to explain its project to find innovative technological ways to reduce gun violence, according to a statement from the group.

    Sandy Hook Promise was formed after the December 14 massacre at Sandy Hook School in Newtown which 20 young schoolchildren and six adults were murdered by a gunman who had shot his way into the elementary school.

  • PeaceBuilders Will Help Kids Become More Resilient

    PeaceBuilders, an initiative to bring kids from Newtown together in community service and fun activities, is preparing to launch on March 17.  Helping kids become more resilient after the tragedy of 12/14 is a priority of the group.

    PeaceBuilders will engage kids from 11 to 14 years old in a transformation process to help them become compassionate global citizens building a culture of peace.

  • Historical Society Program Will Follow 19th Century Sunset To The West

    Go west, young man, go west, New York Herald Editor Horace Greeley is reported to have said during the 19th Century, and Connecticut folks took his advice, young and old. In a program called “Migrating Out of Connecticut,” by Nora Galvin will take a look at the historic westward flow.

    Newtown Historical Society will host the program on Monday, March 11, at 7:30 pm, in the community room of C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street.

  • Emblems Of Encouragement And Support

    To suitably display the many shoulder patches that the Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company has received from various emergency service organizations since 12/14, members of the Chesapeake Beach Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department, Inc, of Virginia Beach, Va., have donated two large, custom-made wooden display cases, seen at the rear, to the Sandy Hook volunteer fire company.

  • Team 26 Cyclists Head To Washington DC

        Before the soft click of so many rotating wheels embarked on a journey to Washington, DC, from Sandy Hook, a large rally took place at Reed Intermediate School Saturday, March 9, to send off the members of Team 26.

  • Snow Day Cancellations

    Watch this space for updated cancellations due to today’s snowstorm. It will be updated as The Newtown Bee hears from organizers and town officials in the event of additional changes due to the weather.

    If you need to make an announcement, contact Shannon Hicks at 203-426-3141 or shannon@thebee.com.

    *St Rose Bingo is cancelled tonight. The next Friday Night Bingo will be April 12.

  • Fire Reports, February 18-March 6, 2013

    The dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at Town Hall South report the following fire calls and the responders:

    Thursday, February 28: 1:01 pm, alarm, 62 Castle Meadow Road, Dodgingtown and Botsford responded; 5:58 pm, report of a structure fire which actually was no problem, 17 Crabapple Lane, Sandy Hook, Botsford, and Hook & Ladder responded.

  • Winter Guard To Collect Bottles And Cans For Fundraiser, Saturday Morning

    The Newtown Varsity Winter Guard will hold their final Bottle and Can Drive of the season on Saturday, March 9, from 10 am until noon, at three locations: Newtown High School, Newtown Middle School and Reed Intermediate School.
     
    Proceeds will help fund the guard's trip to Dayton Ohio for the Winter Guard International Championships in April.
     
    Earlier this season, Winter Guard Fundraising Co-Chair Robbin Allen said that with all travel expenses for attending the Win
  • Three Arrested Following Incident At Newtown Skate Park

    Police report an incident at the Newtown Skate Park on Tuesday, March 5, involving the brandishing of a firearm, which resulted in the arrest of three people.

    Police said they responded to a complaint at about 5:35 pm involving three males who were in a vehicle, one of whom had waved what appeared to be a handgun out of the vehicle’s window at people at the skate park after a verbal dispute there. There were no injuries.

  • Local GOP Reps ‘Disappointed,’ 'Misled' Over Gun Panel Split

    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.