• School District Slates Next Community Forum

    The school district announced on Monday, October 19, that its next scheduled community forum is set for Wednesday, October 28, at 7 pm in Newtown High School’s Lecture Hall.

    The one-hour discussion will focus on present practice pertaining to safety, security, discipline, and student transitions.

    The design of the evening is interactive, with those in attendance expected to partner with administration to discuss the topics.

  • Volunteer Drivers Needed For Newtown Meals On Wheels

    Winter is coming, and many “snowbirds” who volunteer all over Newtown are heading south. Newtown Meals On Wheels is one local organization that is experiencing a fall off in the number of drivers available to deliver meals to the housebound in Newtown/Sandy Hook.

  • 2015 Election Candidate Profiles

    All the candidates on the local ballot in the 2015 local elections in Newtown have been surveyed on their priorities and views on local issues.

  • Former Dispatcher Pleads Guilty in Drug Trafficking Case

    HARTFORD – A former Newtown emergency services dispatcher pleaded guilty on Monday, October 19, in US District Court to one count of conspiracy to distribute anabolic steroids.

    In court, Jason Chickos, 46, of Bridgeport changed his plea from not guilty to guilty. Chickos has been free on bond since his arrest late last April.

  • NVAC To Host Free Child ID Registration Event

    Normally, Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps members race out of their headquarters responding to emergency calls.

    But on November 14, volunteers and partners from Hiram Lodge No. 18 in Sandy Hook will be joining Mason and NVAC member Chris Capozza inviting local families with young children to race into the ambulance headquarters at 6 Washington Square for a program that can make a critical difference if a child goes missing.

  • Council Hearing On Charter Revision Wednesday Evening

    The Legislative Council will conduct a public hearing on the proposed charter changes on Wednesday, October 21. The hearing will begin at 7 pm, in the Council Chamber at Newtown Municipal Center.

    At its meeting on Wednesday, October 7, the council heard a synopsis of changes to the charter — the document by which the town governs itself — from Charter Revision Commission Chair Jeff Capeci.

    As Legislative Council Chair Mary Ann Jacob said, the Charter Revision Commission has been working since June 2014.

  • Last Call For Questions Before BOF Candidate Forum

    Newtown taxpayers and residents have until noon on Monday, October 19, to submit questions they may have for candidates running for the Board of Finance this coming Election Day.

    Continuing an annual tradition, The Newtown Bee is hosting its 2015 Candidates Forum October 20, from 7 to 9 pm, in the Edmond Town Hall Theatre. This year, the forum will introduce local Democratic and Republican Board of Finance candidates.

    The pre-election forum will be produced by Associate Editor John Voket.

  • Newtown GOP Hosting Candidate Meet & Greet

    On Saturday, October 24, from 4 to 6 pm, the Newtown Republican Town Committee will host a Candidate Meet and Greet at Newtown Country Club, 2 Country Club Road. Light refreshments will be served.

    The event is open to all Newtown voters and offers an opportunity to talk to local GOP candidates. Many of these candidates, incumbents as well as newcomers, will be present and look forward to talking with residents.

  • GOP Position Paper Weighs Question Of Party Balance

    Newtown Republicans have issued their latest position paper focusing on the topic of balance this election season.

    “Our opponents are suggesting that voting for them will return balance to the system, a theme we’ve heard in the past,” the paper states, restating the question, “Is there an imbalance?”

    According to the paper, Newtown currently has 17,386 registered voters. Of the registered voters, Republicans represent 36 percent, Democrats 26 percent, and all other parties 43 percent.

  • Dems Urge Voters To End ‘One Party Domination’ Of Local Government

    In a pair of recent press releases, local Democrats are coming out swinging just weeks before voters go to the polls. The local candidates and Democratic party leaders are railing against local Republicans they say have dominated local government and its decisionmaking processes for far too long.