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  • Solarize Newtown Deadline Extended To February 28; Open House Planned For Saturday

    An opportunity to see a working home solar panel installation will be offered to Newtown residents on Saturday, February 8, at a Solar Open House.

    The event will take place at 9 Grand Place from 1 to 3 pm, hosted by Nina and David Stout, who recently joined Solarize Newtown, an initiative promoting home solar use. The Stouts are among roughly 19 residences that have gone solar through this town- and state-supported program.

  • Finance Director: Pension Caveat 'Saves Newtown Taxpayers Millions'

    Newtown Finance Director Robert Tait calls them "horror stories." He is referring to endless news reports from states and cities including Connecticut and many of its 169 municipalities, about the horrible condition of public employee pension plans.

  • Police Reports January 25 - February 5, 2014

    Public Indecency

    Newtown police said that they took Michael M. Dinho, Jr, 51, of Danbury into custody about 11:30 am on February 1, after he was detained by Danbury police at the Danbury police station.

    Newtown police said they held a warrant against Dinho in connection with an incident last October 19 at the Big Y supermarket on Queen Street, in which a witness alleged that Dinho had publicly exposed himself.

  • Fire Reports | January 30-February 5, 2014

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

    Thursday, January 30: 5:16 pm, motor vehicle accident, Sugar Street near Baldwin Road, Hook & Ladder, Sandy Hook, and Dodgingtown responded.   

    Friday, January 31: No calls listed.

    Saturday, February 1: 4:07 pm, medical assist, Mt Pleasant Road, Hawleyville responded.

  • Cancellations & Postponements: Feb. 5

    Groups and organizations that need to postpone or cancel events planned for Wednesday, February 5, due to the weather are invited to contact Newtown Bee Associate Editor Shannon Hicks, at shannon@thebee.com (preferred) or 203-426-3141 to get their word out. Do not leave a message regarding cancellations or postponements on The Bee’s voicemail. If no one answers, send an email to Miss Hicks.

  • Llodra Updates School Board On Security Plan

    For the second workshop meeting in a row, the Board of Education discussed security measures in the school district on Tuesday, February 4.

    Tuesday’s meeting marked the next-to-last budget workshop meeting for the school board. It is scheduled to adopt its 2014-15 budget on Thursday, February 6.

  • Contact The Bee With Cancellations & Postponements; Public Schools To Be Closed Wednesday

    With an average of six inches of new snow thanks to Monday’s storm, Newtown and the region are preparing for another storm to arrive on Wednesday, February 5. Superintendent of Schools Dr John Reed has already announced the cancellation of school for Wednesday.

  • Gun Control Activists Shift Tactics

    WASHINGTON – With Congress opposed to even the most modest efforts at gun control, activists are pressing a sympathetic White House to make gun ownership a public health and safety issue, and they're lobbying the Obama administration to pour money into public information campaigns and gun research.

    Some groups contacted did not want  to discuss details of their lobbying strategy.

  • Newtown Public Schools Closed Monday

    Due to the weather, all Newtown Public Schools will be closed Monday, February 3.

  • Postponements & Cancellations

    Groups and organizations that need to postpone or cancel events planned for today due to the weather are invited to contact Newtown Bee Associate Editor Shannon Hicks, at 203-426-3141 or shannon@thebee.com, to get their word out.