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  • Closings Or Cancellations? Contact The Bee

    The light snow that began during the overnight hours is expected to continue until around 4 pm, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures at midday registered 21° F, which the weather service says will stay steady all afternoon.

  • Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation, Inc. Announces New Board Members, 10-Year Sunset Plan

    The Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation, Inc. (Foundation) announced this week its approval of three new board members, and the ratification of a ten -year sunset plan, which formalizes the spending down of all available funds by December 2025.

  • Recovery And Resiliency Team Looking To Partner, Share Information

    The website being maintained by the six-member Recovery and Resiliency Team (RRT) is not only designed to be a clearinghouse of information for the local trauma response agency, but a resource for any other agency, nonprofit and grassroots organization maintaining or holding strategic events designed to support Newtown’s continued healing post 12/14.

  • School Budget Increase Pared To 0.8 Percent

    On March 2, the Board of Finance continued its review of local budget requests for the 2015-16 fiscal cycle, examining dozens of details in the Board of Education’s $72,253,488 proposal representing a 1.27 percent hike over the current year.

    But less than two days later, the district adjusted its budget request to $71,915,679, representing a 0.8 percent increase, because of an action to reduce district contributions to the town’s self-insured employee health plan.

  • 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.