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  • Council To Explore Eminent Domain Option On Parcel Needed For New School

    The Legislative Council is scheduled to consider and possibly endorse eminent domain options to acquire a privately owned parcel for the planned new access road for Sandy Hook School. The meeting is set for Wednesday, December 18 at 7:30 at the Municipal Center.

    According to the agenda, the council will discuss and possibly act on acquiring a parcel for the school, "including action by eminent domain."

    Town Attorney Monty Frank told The Newtown Bee that it is the council's purview to take up the action if it cannot reach an agreement through negotiation.

  • Fairfield Hills Research Reveals ‘Fascinating’ Look At Facility’s Past

    More than once Andrea Zimmermann said she was surprised by what she learned recently while researching Fairfield Hills. Author, researcher and Newtown resident, Ms Zimmermann in October submitted to the town a preliminary 39-page report of narrative and photographs documenting the property history and specific buildings at the former state hospital.

    “You could always keep talking about Fairfield Hills because it’s fascinating,” she observed.

  • Newtown Public Schools Closed Tuesday

    Newtown Public Schools will be closed Tuesday, December 10, due to the weather. 

  • 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.

  • Cancellations & Postponements

    Due to today’s storm, meetings, parties and other events are being postponed. Following is a list of events that have been affected by today’s weather.

  • Pizza Palace Owners Hosting Collection For Fire Victims

    Newtown Pizza Palace patrons have enjoyed the engaging conversations of server Ingrid Bergquist for three decades. Now Pizza Palace owners James Donahue and Katrina Lekay are calling on patrons and neighbors to help Ms Bergquist and homeowner Nancy Rahikka, who were both injured in a fire that destroyed their home early Sunday morning on The Boulevard.

  • 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.

  • 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.