• Police List Traffic Rules For Ram Pasture Tree Lighting

    The 30th Annual Ram Pasture Tree Lighting is scheduled for the evening of Friday, December 5, at the Ram Pasture.

    The ceremonies start at 6:30 pm, with the Christmas tree lighting expected to occur at about 7 pm. The Christmas tree is positioned near the intersection of Elm Drive and Hawley Road.

  • Sandy Hook Teachers Scheduled To Appear On 'CBS Sunday Morning'

    A group of Sandy Hook Elementary School teachers gaining national attention as they align themselves with fellow educators in support of gun violence prevention are scheduled to appear Sunday, December 7, on the first segment of CBS Sunday Morning With Charles Osgood. The program airs at 9 am.

  • Council Welcomes Eva Bermudez To Fill Vacant District 2 Seat

    Eva Bermudez, a local, state and national union organizer for the Service Employees International Union, and an outreach worker for Access Health CT, was sworn in December 3 to fill an open District 2 seat on the Legislative Council.

  • Council Authorizes Town To Accept ‘Gift’ Of Lanza Property

    The Legislative Council on December 3 unanimously voted to acquire, at no cost to taxpayers, the home and property where 12/14 shooter Adam Lanza lived with his mother, Nancy Lanza. The bank that was holding the outstanding mortgage on 36 Yogananda Street decided after months of discussion to give the parcel and residence to the community.

  • Residents Invited To Add "Ornaments" To Mitten Tree At PD

    The police department is sponsoring its 14th Annual Mitten Tree display in the police station lobby at 3 Main Street until January 1. Police Patrol Officer Maryhelen McCarthy, who oversees The Mitten Tree Project, asks that residents make donations of new mittens, hats, and scarves to adorn the Christmas tree. Through the course of the holiday season, the tree will occasionally be “trimmed,” with the donated apparel being given to needy families. The police station is open around the clock, seven days a week.

  • Salvation Army Kicks Off Local Christmas Kettle Campaign

    Newtown members of the Salvation Army encourage the public to support the 2014 Salvation Army Kettle Campaign, scheduled to take place over two weekends in December.

    Volunteer bell ringers will be stationed outside of Yankee Wine & Spirits on Queen Street, Stop & Shop in Sand Hill Plaza, Walgreens on South Main Street, and Barnwood Grill in the Queen Street Plaza on Fridays, December 12 and 19, from 4 to 8 pm.

  • AFT Head Visits Newtown, Honors Fallen Educators While Calling For Additional Support

    American Federation of Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten, AFT Connecticut Vice President Steve McKeever, and Newtown Federation of Teachers President Tom Kuroski presented a collage honoring the six educators who were murdered nearly two years ago on 12/14 at Sandy Hook Elementary School to the Board of Education during its meeting on Tuesday, December 2.

    Earlier on Tuesday, the group visited Sandy Hook School, spoke with school staff, held a media conference, and attended a dinner prepared by Newtown High School culinary students.

  • Democrats Expected To Elect Eva Bermudez To Vacant District 2 Council Seat

    Eva Bermudez, a local, state and national union organizer for the Sevice Employees International Union, and outreach worker for Access Health CT is poised to take an open seat on the Legilsative Council Wednesday evening, December 3.

    Town Clerk Debbie Halstead told The Newtown Bee that she was prepared to appear at the meeting on the request of local Democratic leadership, to swear in Ms Bermudez.

  • Council To Consider Acquisition Of Lanza's Yoganada Street Property

    The possible acquisition of the former home of 12/14 shooter Adam Lanza at 36 Yogananda Street, pictured in the AP file photo, is up for discussion and consideration by Newtown's Legislative Council Wednesday evening.

  • Sandy Hook Fund Seeks Proposals For Resiliency, Recovery Projects

    The Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation is soliciting grant applications for its second round of grant making from The Sandy Hook School Support Fund. Deadline for project applications is December 19.