• New Zoning Application Submitted For Tractor Supply Store Proposal

    An application for a proposal to convert a South Main Street (State Route 25) site from its current R-1 (Residential) zoning designation to a South Main Village Design District (SMVDD) zoning designation, with the goal of constructing a 19,097-square-foot store and adjacent outdoor sales area there, has been withdrawn.

    But a revised zoning application for the project has been submitted to the Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z).

    The initial version of the project drew stiff opposition from some nearby property owners.

  • Sandy Hook Man Dies Following Waterbury Motorcycle Accident

    WATERBURY — A Sandy Hook man died on October 17 as a result of injuries he received in a motorcycle accident on October 15 in Waterbury.

    Dustin Gregory Hanson, 23, of Sandy Hook died at Waterbury Hospital.

  • Convicted Murderer Heath Dies In Jail

    Convicted murderer and former Newtown resident John Heath has died.

    In October 2013, a Danbury Superior Court jury convicted Mr Heath, who was 72 at the time of his death, of murdering his 32-year-old wife Elizabeth in April 1984 at their 89 Poverty Hollow Road home and then hiding her wrapped corpse in a dry well beneath a barn floor there, where it lay undiscovered until April 2010. Newtown police arrested Mr Heath in April 2012.

  • FISH Participants Must Call By 4 PM

    FISH of Newtown, Inc, is requesting that those in need of a ride call 800-794-0034, no later than 4 pm the day before the ride is needed.

    FISH offers free transportation to Newtown residents, regardless of age, who are unable to drive and have no other means of getting to hospital, doctor, and other medical appointments. Volunteers are available Mondays through Thursday.

    For more information, contact Colleen Honan at 203-426-0714.

  • Proposed Changes To Town Alarm Ordinance Detailed Ahead Of Public Hearing

    The day before Legislative Council Ordinance Committee Chairman Ryan Knapp was set to be interviewed by The Newtown Bee to help review and explain the many of revisions and additions to the town’s Alarm Ordinance, he was asked to provide a similar explanation on a local social network site.

  • State’s Minimum Budget Requirement Discussed At School Board Meeting

    State Representative Mitch Bolinsky spoke with the Board of Education at its meeting on Tuesday, October 20, about the state’s Substitute House Bill 7019, An Act Concerning The Minimum Budget Requirement.

  • Officials Respond To Democrats’ Claims About Bonding, Hawley School Meeting

    Republican First Selectman Pat Llodra, Town Finance Director Robert Tait, and Republican Legislative Council Chair Mary Ann Jacob all responded to claims made in a recent Democratic Town Committee position paper report.

  • Finance Forum Showcased Candidates For A Board In Transition

    A sparse audience of mostly local political leaders and family members did not dissuade any of the eight residents seeking to be elected or reelected to the Board of Finance from digging into specific and detailed questions and delivering often detailed and thoughtful answers during The Newtown Bee’s annual pre-election forum at Edmond Town Hall on October 20.

  • Cats Wait To Get On With Their Nine Lives

    Lola is a spayed female cat who was among the many cats seized by the state Department of Agriculture at a Town’s End Road property in June. Lola lives at the town animal shelter. 

  • Community Center Discussion Continues: Pool, Ice Rink, Arts Advocates Make Their Case

    In its first meeting after the close of a townwide survey where residents were asked to voice their wishes for a community center, the Newtown Community Center Commission on October 20 hosted a number of guests for presentations.