• St Rose School Threat Prompts Lock-In Security Status

    School Superintendent Joseph Erardi, Jr, said in a prepared statement issued at 2:22 pm Friday, November 14 that, “Earlier this afternoon, St Rose School received a threatening call.”

    That school was placed on a “lock-in closed” status,” he said. The parochial school is located at 40 Church Hill Road.

    During such situations, visitors are not allowed on school grounds and all people in the school remain inside the building.

  • Police Lift Lock-In Security Status At Local Schools

    Police said at 3:15 pm on Friday, November 14, that security statuses put in place at three local schools have been lifted following their initial probe into a threat of harm made against St Rose School Friday afternoon.

    Police Sergeant Aaron Bahamonde said at 3:15 pm that a “lock-in closed” security status at St Rose School at 40 Church Hill Road has been lifted, as well as “lock-in open” statuses at the nearby Hawley School and Newtown Middle School.

  • Sandy Hook School Phase 4 Construction To Go Out To Bid

    After some discussion, the Public Building & Site Commission, during its special meeting on Wednesday, November 12, approved the Phase 4 documents for the Sandy Hook School construction project.

    The approval paves the way for that portion of the project to go out to bid.

  • Fire Reports, November6 - 13, 2014

    The radio dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at Town Hall South, 3 Main Street, report the following fire calls and the responders:


    Thursday, November 6: 12:29 pm, mutual aid call out of town, Sandy Hook responded; 6:50 pm, alarm, 4 Smoke Rise Ridge, Hook & Ladder responded; 8:59 pm, motor vehicle accident, intersection of South Main Street and Botsford Hill Road, Botsford responded.

  • Sandy Hook Advisory Commission To Meet In Newtown, Friday

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s Sandy Hook Advisory Commission is next scheduled to meet on Friday, November 14, at 9:30 am. The commission announced on November 12 that it will be in the lower meeting room of C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street in Newtown.

  • School Officials Engage Parents On Social Media Threat At NHS

    Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, held a response meeting for community members on Tuesday, November 11, following a threat made on social media against the high school a few hours earlier.

  • FBI Aiding Town Police in NHS Threat Investigation

    Town police have enlisted the aid of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in their investigation into a threat made against Newtown High School on Tuesday, November 11.

    Although it was Veterans Day, town schools were in session and a holiday commemoration program was underway in the school auditorium when it was learned that the threat had been made.

  • Police News, October 20-November 12, 2014

    Gun In Vehicle

    State police report that while traveling in heavy traffic near an accident scene on eastbound Interstate 84, west of Exit 10, at about 8:45 am on November 7, a trucker spotted a man in a vehicle who was holding and loading a handgun while driving.

    Also, there was an 8-year-old girl as a front-seat passenger in that vehicle, state police said.

  • Change Of Plans At ETH Theatre: "Captain America" Replacing "Guardians" Tonight

    According to its Facebook page, the Edmond Town Hall Theatre will be screening Captain America: The Winter Soldier in place of the originally planned Guardians of The Galaxy.

  • Bee Calendars Available

    The ever-popular Newtown Bee calendar for 2015 is now available at The Bee’s offices at 5 Church Hill Road. Many people like The Bee calendars for their large print and simple design.

    The calendars are free, but the supply is limited to one per person, so stop by and get yours soon.