• 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.

  • 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.

  • '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.

  • Governor Announces Travel Ban Ahead Of Approaching Blizzard

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy made his first public statements concerning a blizzard that is approaching Connecticut during a 15-minute press conference Monday morning from the state’s Emergency Operations Center in Hartford. All residents across Connecticut should be prepared for heavy snow, accompanied by high winds and coastal flooding all possible, he said. The storm “has to potential to be the largest winter storm we’ve seen since 2013, and that was the February one.”

  • Town Preparing For Winter Storm Juno

    First Selectman Pat Llodra and Newtown’s Emergency Management Team are asking that every resident make appropriate preparations to ensure personal safety and readiness for what might be a major disruption in services. 

  • No School Tuesday Due To Anticipated Weather

    Newtown Public Schools will be closed, Tuesday, January 27, due to anticipated weather.

    The announcement came around 2:30 pm on Monday, January 26.

  • Blizzard Closings & Cancellations? Contact The Bee

    With New England bracing for a blizzard, due to arrive by tonight, closing and cancellation notices are bound to be part of that process.

  • Here Comes #NewtownBlizzard (Don’t Have A Cow, Man!)

    The Capener family of Sandy Hook took advantage of Saturday’s snow to do what they do very well: the family built a large snow sculpture in their yard. Joined by some friends, a large snow bust of Bart Simpson now has a place of prominence in the family’s yard. Sculptors on Sunday included Ethan Capener, Miles Capener, Lily Capener, Eric Gray, Richard Guman, Julian Crane, and Vinny Wilson. Simon Capener oversaw the work.