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  • Our Circle

    To the Editor:

  • Great Newtown Reunion Inspired Former Student And Teacher To Reconnect

    Inspired by The Great Newtown Reunion, Kandice (Cohen) Castellino, seen here, recently searched for and reunited with her seventh grade science teacher, Nancy Koonce.

  • Jessica’s Camp: Equine Training At Kings Bridge Farm

    Staff and students at Jessica’s Camp, a horse training scholarship program, posed for a group photo at the camp at Kings Bridge Farm on July 19. Rear row from left, are counselor Kelly Coughlin, instructor Montana Calloway, the Welsh pony known as Waffles, and counselors Michele Reid, Jess Coughlin and Daly King. The six girls in the front row were the first students to participate in the program.

  • Grateful For Kindness And Support

    To the Editor:

    The Sandy Hook School PTA would like to take this opportunity to thank some of the many people who have helped support our school community during these most challenging months since December 14th.

    We have done our best to thank every first responder who came to our rescue in December, but we realize we will never be able to adequately acknowledge them all. We will never forget all you did for us, not only on December 14th, but during the days and weeks that followed.      

  • Sandy Hook School: Nothing To See

    Cement blocks, traffic cones, and multiple warning signs across Dickinson Drive bar the curious from gaining access to Sandy Hook Elementary School. More than seven months after 12/14, visitors continue to visit Sandy Hook Center. Many are looking for a memorial and to pay their respects. Some have less than honorable reasons to visit the location.

  • Our Uninvited Guests

    The interstate signs for Exit 10 say “Newtown, Sandy Hook,” two now-famous names that will catch the attention of even the most road-addled thru-traveler. The signs may as well say, “This is the place!” Throw the utilitarian inducements of the Mobil gas station and The Blue Colony Diner into the proffer, and it is no surprise that Newtown now has a steady stream of strangers pulling off the highway, for gas, food, and curiosity.

  • Senators Want Newtown Donations Audit

    UPDATE (Monday, July 22, 2013): The Newtown Bee has been provided with a copy of the letter sent from Senators Blumenthal and Murphy to Dr Charles Herrick and The Newtown Sandy Hook Foundation. The body of that letter has been added at the end of this story.

    NEW HAVEN (AP) — Connecticut’s U.S. senators called Friday for an independent audit of more than $11 million in donations received in response to the Newtown school shooting to determine what donors wanted done with the money.

  • Talking It Through: Gifts, Gratitude, and Growth

    I wanted to offer my thoughts to the community, not in my role as a member of the Distribution Committee for the Newtown-Sandy Community Fund, but as a neighbor and friend. We will be crossing some significant milestones in the days and weeks ahead in closing the first important phase of that Fund.  This offers us a time to reflect on what this fund is.

  • ‘Concert For Newtown’ To Premiere On Local PBS Stations This Weekend

    Beginning Friday, July 19, local public broadcasting stations will air a one hour PBS special called “Concert for Newtown,” a community event that brought together the people of Newtown in song, spirit and common purpose in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook School shooting.