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  • NYFS Receives Grant From Fairfield County’s Community Foundation

    Fairfield County’s Community Foundation has awarded a $40,000 competitive grant to Newtown Youth & Family Services Inc (NYFS).

  • Newtown Dodges Juno’s Worst, Residents Cooperate With Travel, Parking Bans

    This summary of Winter Storm Juno also appears in The Newtown Bee print edition of January 30, 2015. Stories by Bee Editorial staff were also posted online as the storm approached, arrived and then dispersed earlier this week.

     

    On an electronic weather map, the distance between Newtown and Norwich appears to be scant inches.

  • Plowing Snow Onto Roadways Illegal, Dangerous

    In a statement, police said this week that plowing snow from private driveways and walkways onto roadways is illegal and dangerous.

    Private snowplow drivers and homeowners are legally liable when snow is plowed onto roadways. Such incidents may result in $50 fines, per incident, based on state law, police said.

    Police urge that the snow plowed at a property be kept on that property.

  • Fire Marshal Urges Snow Removal

    The town fire marshal’s office is asking for help from the public in terms of snow removal.

    Fire Marshal Bill Halstead asks that people who have a conventional fire hydrant, a dry hydrant, or a fire suppression water storage tank located in front of their businesses or residences, or which is located on their property, to keep those fire safety devices clear of snow by plowing and/or shoveling.

    Mr Halstead reminds businesses that their secondary exits, or stair exits, must be cleared of snow and ice.

  • Management Takes Steps To Address Growing Pains At Nunnawauk Meadows

    Since opening in 1975 with 40 one-bedroom units, Nunnawauk Meadows has provided affordable housing for the elderly in Newtown. The community on Nunnawauk Road, off Mile Hill Road, has expanded more than once in the past 40 years, with current units now numbering 134. More than 150 residents enjoy the affordable housing, and many more would, said Nunnawauk Meadows Board of Directors President Richard Kovacs and Linda Manganaro, executive director of the facility since 2011, if there were more apartments.

  • Severe Cold Weather Protocol Extended

    HARTFORD — Governor Dannel P. Malloy on Thursday, January 29, ordered the state’s Severe Cold Weather Protocol to be extended and remain in effect through Sunday, February 8, as dangerously cold temperatures continue to affect the state.

    The Severe Cold Weather Protocol activates a network of procedures among the relevant state agencies to ensure that the most vulnerable receive shelter from the cold. Residents calling 211 from anywhere in the state will find the latest list of warming locations around Connecticut.

  • School Board Budget Decision Pending

    The Board of Education is scheduled to conduct a public hearing on its 2015-16 operating budget on Tuesday, February 3, and its decision on the budget is expected during a meeting on Thursday, February 5.

    Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, said this Wednesday, January 28, that he hopes community members are willing to be informed voters.

  • ‘Everybody Loves Bingo’ Night At St Rose Bingo

    Friday, February 13, is “Everybody Loves Bingo Night” at St Rose Bingo. Doors open at 5:45 and games will run from 6:30 until 9:30 pm.

    All ages are invited to celebrate their love of the games at a special night of Bingo fun and cash prizes. There will be a dinner concession, along with the usual homemade dessert treats and complimentary coffee.

    Anyone who wears something red, pink or Bingo-themed will receive a $3 dessert voucher.

  • Resiliency Center Events Announced

    The Resiliency Center of Newtown (RCN) announces a few upcoming events, all open to the public and all free of charge.

    On Friday, February 6, the next monthly Guided Healing Mediation program with Carla Barzetti. The 60-minute program will begin at 9:30 am.

  • Boles & Scarpa Teaming Up For Leads In Center Stage ‘Man Of La Mancha’

    SHELTON — When the curtain rises on Center Stage Theatre’s production of Man of La Mancha this weekend, it will be the fifth time in 15 years that Newtown’s Brett Boles, who will play Don Quixote, and Shelton’s Mia Scarpa, who will play Aldonza, have shared the stage together.