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  • 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.

  • Two Hour Delay For Newtown Public Schools Wednesday

    Newtown Public Schools will run on a two hour delay on Wednesday, March 4, due to the weather.

  • Seniors Fill First Of Several Community Center Information Sessions

    Senior citizens and residents interested in learning more about the new senior center, a phase I component of a larger Community Center project, filled every available seat in the main room of Newtown Senior Center  on Thursday, February 26, as First Selectman Pat Llodra, architects, and planners offered information and answered questions.

  • Hearing Set On Sewer Expansion For Multifamily Complex

    The Water & Sewer Authority (WSA) has scheduled a public hearing for next week on a development firm’s controversial request that the sewer district be expanded in Sandy Hook to provide sewer service for a proposed large multifamily housing complex.

    The WSA public hearing is slated for 7 pm on Thursday, March 12, at Town Hall South, 3 Main Street.

  • Closings Or Cancellations? Contact The Bee

    A Winter Weather Advisory is currently in effect for Newtown, and the entire state. The sun may be shining at midday, but a Hazardous Weather Outlook is also in effect, with the National Weather Service calling for snow to begin falling after 4 pm Tuesday, March 3. Another 1-2 inches of snow may be on the ground before sunset.

  • Home Schooling Parents Upset With Sandy Hook Panel Proposals

    HARTFORD — Parents’ rights organizations from across Connecticut, including homeschoolers, contend they would be treated unfairly by some public policy recommendations prompted by the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

    Believing their parental rights are at risks, the various groups have joined forces to form the new Parental Rights Coalition.

  • Panel To Finalize Recommendations To Malloy

    HARTFORD (AP) — The panel of experts reviewing the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown is officially wrapping up its work after two years.

    Members of the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission are scheduled to finalize their report to Governor Dannel P. Malloy on Friday. The group of experts released a 256-page draft report in early February, calling for new gun control measures, detailed school building standards, and a new approach to mental health care.

  • Local Businesses Recognized For Support Of Salvation Army

    Kathleen Orfitelli, director of volunteer services for the Southern New England division of the Salvation Army, as well as members of the Newtown chapter, recognized the generosity of four local businesses, Wednesday, February 25, in a ceremony at the Newtown Municipal Center at Fairfield Hills.

    Stop & Shop, Dunkin’ Donuts, Walgreens, and Yankee Wine & Spirits received plaques for their many years of hosting bell ringers in front of their Newtown stores during the holiday season.