• Snapshot: Linda Uhde

    Occupation: I have been the assistant administrator for Nunnawauk Meadows for over three years. Working with the staff is wonderful, and I admire their helpfulness and dedication to the facility. I enjoy assisting and interacting with the residents there.

    Family: My husband, Steve, an engineer, and I have been married for 18 years. We were friends through school, especially through band. We have a 10-year-old son, Adam, who is a fifth grader at Reed Intermediate School.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    There are always plenty of opportunities to be part of the generous spirit of Newtown, and that holds even more truth as the holidays draw nearer.

  • The Way We Were

    The Way We Were


    November 23, 1990

  • Sandy Hook Memorial Tree Dedicated

    UPDATED Friday, November 20, 2016: This story has been updated to include comments by Newtown resident Pat Tenney. Additional photos have also been added to the story.


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Residents of Charlotte gathered recently for a special ceremony in a park that features a playground built to honor those killed on 12/14. This time the gathering was to formally dedicate a sculpture, The Sandy Hook Memorial Tree, which was created to honor people most in Charlotte had never met.

  • 3rd Annual 26 Days Of Kindness Begins Today

    Ashley Petersen (née Bochino), who attended Sandy Hook Elementary School as a child, started 26 Days of Kindness two years ago, encouraging people to do something to honor the memory of the women and children who were killed on 12/14, for 26 days in a row. Each day is dedicated to one of the educators and first grade students who died at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

  • Field Notes: Bears In The Periphery

    New England’s woodlands stand naked now with all their fine summer attire strewn across the forest floor by an October fatigued by its own flamboyance hurrying off to bed. Darkness arrives early and lingers late to cloak the scene, the prudish emissary of a cold, dispassionate winter on its way. At the margins of the day, dawn and dusk throw up a cool blue scrim that blurs perceptions and blends shadows with substance.

  • Theater Review: Brookfield Winning Hearts With Two-Woman Pulitzer Play

    BROOKFIELD — A recent performance of ‘Night Mother, the current production by The Brookfield Theatre of the Arts, left the audience in tears. The highly charged Pulitzer Prize-winning drama by Marsha Norman emanates the pain of depression and loneliness as it examines the depths of the fundamentally fraught mother-daughter bond.

    While this is a play about the trauma of depression and its treatment by suicide, it is not without humor, love and compassion. Mostly, it is about connection as essential to fulfillment.

  • Brides 2016 Surveys Launched

    The Newtown Bee is working on Brides 2016, its annual supplement for brides- and grooms-to-be.

    Brides Editor Shannon Hicks is hoping to compile a collection of stories for the 2016 supplement, sharing stories of how newlyweds and engaged couples met. Current and former residents of Newtown are all invited to participate.

  • Lisa Unleashed: Horseback Riding, Coastal Beaches Style

    It’s beach season for Connecticut horse and dog lovers! From October 1 to March 31, horses and dogs are allowed on many local beaches to splash in the surf and kick up some sand. Fairfield’s Jennings Beach offers a superb swath of sandbars that during a super low tide give equestrians some awesome gallops. Recently, as I traveled to ride at Jennings, I thought back on my first two beach riding adventures, both on America’s West Coast.

  • 'Newtown & Beyond' Photo Exhibit Opens At Municipal Center

    Flagpole Photographers Camera Club formally opened their 6th Annual “Newtown and Beyond” Photography Exhibit on Sunday, November 8, at Newtown Municipal Center.

    The exhibit, which went up November 2, features 219 photos by 17 photographers who are members of the local camera club. The exhibition will remain on view in the main corridor of the town building through November 25.