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  • Highway Crews Busy Treating Roads, Police Advise Drivers 'Plan Accordingly'

    Newtown Public Works crews have been on the job since 2 am preparing for what forecasters are predicting will be a three to five-inch snow event, and prompting a winter weather advisory until 5 pm.

    Schools are closed today, easing the burden for road crews and local police, according to Police Sgt David Kullgren. He reminds drivers, however, that conditions are expected to worsen well into the afternoon.

    "So residents should plan accordingly," he advised. "Stay home unless there is an emergency, and stay off the roads so town crews can do their job clearing."

  • Sandy Hook Families Joining Vice President Announcing $100 Million In Mental Health Funding

    This afternoon, surrounded by families of victims of 12/14, Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to announce that $100 million will be made available to increase access to mental health services and improve mental health facilities. The funding comes as part of the Obama Administration’s ongoing commitment to help individuals experiencing mental health problems.

    The Vice President will discuss the new funding during a meeting at The White House with mental health advocates and the Newtown family members, according to a White House advance.

  • Newtown Public Schools Delayed Two Hours

    Due to inclement weather, the Newtown Public Schools will be delayed by two hours Monday, December 9. 

  • Malloy Calls For Bells To Toll December 14 For Newtown

    HARTFORD — Governor Dannel P. Malloy is calling for houses of worship to mark the first anniversary of the Newtown school shooting by ringing their bells 26 times, once for each of the victims killed inside Sandy Hook Elementary School on 12/14.

    Last year Gov Malloy asked for bells to toll on December 21, exactly one week after the shootings that took the lives of 20 children and six women.

  • P&Z Designates FFH ‘High Meadow’ As Open Space

    The Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) has designated as permanent open space an undeveloped area at Fairfield Hills near Wasserman Way.

    Following discussion at a recent session, P&Z members unanimously decided to protect as designated open space the areas known as the High Meadow and the East Meadow. The area sometimes is known only as the High Meadow.

  • Family Members Of Those Lost On 12/14 Gather To Launch MySandyHookFamily.org

    One by one early Monday afternoon, family members of those lost on 12/14 filed out of the home of Annette Sullivan, where eight of the children who died that day used to ride horses and enjoy the sprawling estate tucked away on a quiet cul-de-sac in Sandy Hook.

  • Police Rescue, Revive Two 'Unresponsive' Victims From Early Morning Fire At Boulevard Residence

    Hook & Ladder Assistant Chief and incident commander Jason Rivera is crediting three local police officers for "putting their lives on the line," by rushing into a burning home early Sunday and rescuing two occupants who were overcome by smoke and carbon monoxide fumes.

  • Llodra, Reed, Crebbin & Kehoe Planning Another Press Event For December 9

    After hosting an exclusive video session for The Newtown Bee, and a subsequent press conference for local news outlets on December 3, the same group of top local officials and community leaders are planning to make themselves av

  • Enforcing The Blight Ordinance Is Not Always An Easy Call

    The adoption of a local anti-blight ordinance this past summer has led to questions about how it will be enforced and the process for filing complaints. Taking into consideration aesthetics, property maintenance, health and safety hazards, abandonment, neglect, and other factors, Director of Planning and Land Use George Benson said that determining blight “is not black and white.”

  • Library Trustees Look Ahead To 2014-15 Budget

    Following a report from the acting director of the C.H. Booth Library, Beryl Harrison, at the Tuesday evening, December 3, meeting of the Board of Trustees, the next two hours were focused primarily on a line by line dissection of the library budget, to be submitted to the town by December 6.