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  • Yoga Dimensions To Support Women’s Center

    Newtown resident Barbara Cottingham sits on the board of the Women’s Center, and is always trying to get the word out on the many services provided by the Danbury-based support service that assists more than 25,000 men, women, and children every year.

    “It is such an important community resource,” said Ms Cottingham, adding that among the many served last year alone, were more than 1,100 Newtown residents. “Letting people know about all of the good work [the Women’s Center does] helps in so many ways,” she said.

  • Fire Reports, January 22-28, 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:

    Thursday, January 22: 3:23 pm, alarm, 15 Wildlife Drive, Hook & Ladder and Sandy Hook responded; 5:46 pm, mutual aid call to Monroe, Botsford responded.

    Friday, January 23: No calls listed.

  • Hearing Postponed On Dodgingtown Subdivision

    The Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) has postponed until next month what is expected to be the last installment of an ongoing public hearing on The Preserve at Newtown, a 23-lot residential subdivision proposed for a 167-acre site in Dodgingtown.

    P&Z Chairman Robert Mulholland announced at a January 15 session that the public hearing will continue at the P&Z’s February 5 meeting.

    “Unfortunately, KASL, LLC, will not be heard tonight,” Mr Mulholland said at the January 15 session.

  • Statewide Travel Ban Lifted, Newtown Dodges Juno's Worst

    On an electronic weather map, the distance between Newtown and Norwich appears to be inches.

    But residents on the opposite ends of Connecticut were measuring their differences in feet today, as Winter Storm Juno dealt eastern counties significantly higher snow totals than the most affected neighborhoods in Botsford, Sandy Hook or Dodgingtown.

  • Malloy Lifts County Travel Ban, Local Police Recommend Staying Put

    In a brief press conference from the Capital this morning, Governor Dannel P. Malloy thanked residents for staying off the roads since a travel ban went into effect last night, and promptly lifted that restriction in western Connecticut.

    The governor appeared relieved to report only 11 crashes had occurred with just one injury since 9 pm Monday evening.

  • Blizzard Demoted To Winter Storm, Juno Still Bringing Snow To The Region

    Juno is still making its presence known, but Newtown does not look like it will be buried under 30 inches of snow.

  • Tuesday Closings & Cancellations

    The Newtown Bee will continue to announce closing and cancellation notices related to Winter Storm Juno. Contact Associate Editor Shannon Hicks at shannon@thebee.com to have your information added to this ongoing listing.

  • 'Blizzard' Forecasts Fall Short, But Newtown Still Takes On The Snow

    Residents woke This morning to far less snow than originally forecasted for Tuesday, January 27. With just half a foot of powdery snowfall clinging to windowsills and mounded on rooftops across town, precipitation fell until roughly noon on Tuesday. The prior night's blizzard conditions were downgraded to a winter storm advisory by morning, and the travel ban, which Governor Dannel P.
  • Schools To Run On A Two Hour Delay Wednesday

    Newtown Public Schools will run on a two hour delayed start on Wednesday, January 28.

    The district announced the decision on Tuesday, January 27, around 5:30 pm.

  • P&Z Reviewing Revised Scrap Tire Recycling Proposal

    Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) members are reviewing an industrial firm’s modified proposal for new zoning regulations, which would potentially allow it to handle and process scrap tires at an industrial building on High Bridge Road.