• With Continuing Focus On Facilities, BOE Says No School Closure For 2016-17

    Hawley Elementary School PTA President Kristen Bonacci, standing at left, spoke first, representing the SOS campaign, during public participation at the school board's special meeting on Wednesday, June 24.  
  • Town Players, Other Local Theaters Hosting Auditions

    Town Players of Newtown announces auditions for Bus Stop by William Inge, to be conducted on Monday and Tuesday, June 29-30, 7-9 pm each night.

    A busload of passengers from Kansas City seek shelter at a roadside diner during a snowstorm, finding respite from the storm as well as friendship and romance.

    Auditions will take place at The Little Theatre, 18 Orchard Hill Road. Brian DeToma of Danbury will direct.

  • Sympathy Card Headed For Charleston; Vigil Scheduled

    This story was amended to update information provided by NAA earlier today.

    Approximately 25 to 30 people, mainly members of Newtown Action Alliance (NAA) and The Newtown Foundation (TNF), gathered on the front steps of Edmond Town Hall Monday evening, June 22, to sign a large, bannerlike sympathy card that will be sent to Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., said NAA chairman Po Murray.

  • Brief, Intense Thunderstorm Cuts Power To 4,600 Electric Customers

    Three trees fell within an Oakview Road property on Tuesday afternoon following a brief but strong storm that knocked down trees and took down power lines across town. At this location, a camper was destroyed and the house was damaged, but there were no reported injuries.

  • Summer Jam Moves Indoors, And Doesn’t Miss A Note

    Vanessa Trien and The Jumping Monkeys opened this year’s season of free concerts on June 23, and a few hundred people crowded into the Church Hill Road location to enjoy the show. Here, Ms Trien was introducing children to “Bubble Ride,” one of the songs she and her band performed Tuesday afternoon. 

  • Talarino Named Flagpole Photo Club Lifetime Member

    Jim Talarino, left, was honored on June 18 with an Emeritus Lifetime Membership in recognition of over 25 years of service to the Flagpole Photographers Camera Club. Presenting the award was Club President Mark Ashbolt.

  • Democrats, GOP Seeking Candidates For Appointments, November Ballot

    Local Republicans and Democrats continue to seek interested residents who want to give back to their community by considering service on local elected boards and in appointed positions on various committees serving the community.

    Candidate’s Committee Chair Herb Rosenthal told The Newtown Bee that Newtown’s Democratic Party needs good, qualified candidates for many offices, including First Selectman, Board of Education, Board of Finance, Legislative Council and Planning & Zoning Commission. 

  • NCAC Arts Grants Competition Announced

    Newtown Cultural Arts Commission announces its annual grant competition for 2015.

    The commission will award up to $1,000 to a Newtown artist and up to $1,000 to a Newtown arts organization. The grant application deadline is August 7.

    The application is available at newtownartscommission.org; click on the grants and scholarships button near the top of the page.

  • Key Rock Road To Get More Speed Tables

    Following its review of a traffic engineering report on travel safety on the residential Key Rock Road, the Police Commission has approved creating additional speed tables there to better control motorists’ travel speeds on the 4,500-foot-long north-south connector road.

    Key Rock Road connects Sugar Street (Route 302) to the intersection of Hattertown Road and Poverty Hollow Road. The Police Commission has been reviewing Key Rock Road traffic safety in its role as the traffic authority.

  • Kids Night At NYA

    The Hawley School PTA is sponsoring a free event for children on Wednesday, June 24.

    Timed to coincide with the Board of Education meeting also taking place that evening, children K-6 will be welcomed at NYA Sports & Fitness Center from 6 to 9:30 pm.

    Parents can drop their children off at NYA, 4 Primrose Street, before heading to the meeting at Newtown High School. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7:30.