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  • Malloy Lifts County Travel Ban, Local Police Recommend Staying Put

    In a brief press conference from the Capital this morning, Governor Dannel P. Malloy thanked residents for staying off the roads since a travel ban went into effect last night, and promptly lifted that restriction in western Connecticut.

    The governor appeared relieved to report only 11 crashes had occurred with just one injury since 9 pm Monday evening.

  • Blizzard Demoted To Winter Storm, Juno Still Bringing Snow To The Region

    Juno is still making its presence known, but Newtown does not look like it will be buried under 30 inches of snow.

  • Tuesday Closings & Cancellations

    The Newtown Bee will continue to announce closing and cancellation notices related to Winter Storm Juno. Contact Associate Editor Shannon Hicks at shannon@thebee.com to have your information added to this ongoing listing.

  • P&Z Reviewing Revised Scrap Tire Recycling Proposal

    Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) members are reviewing an industrial firm’s modified proposal for new zoning regulations, which would potentially allow it to handle and process scrap tires at an industrial building on High Bridge Road.

  • Three Shows, One Weekend: Sabrina’s Encore Productions At Edmond Town Hall

    Sabrina’s Encore Productions, LLC will present its winter series of shows at Edmond Town Hall the weekend of Friday through Sunday, January 30-February 1.

    Youth of Newtown and surrounding towns including Easton, Trumbull, Bethel and Ridgefield will present the shows. Three separate casts will bring to life Disney’s Cinderella Kids, Saturday at 1 pm and Sunday at 2 pm; Fame Jr, Saturday at 4 pm and Sunday at 5 pm; and Company, A Musical Comedy, Friday and Saturday at 8 pm.

  • CPTV’s ‘All Things Connecticut’ Will Bring Viewers Into Sandy Hook

    HARTFORD — The sixth season of the Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) series All Things Connecticut has been running since January 8, and the next episode should offer Newtown and Sandy Hook residents a very familiar location.

  • 'Blizzard' Forecasts Fall Short, But Newtown Still Takes On The Snow

    Residents woke This morning to far less snow than originally forecasted for Tuesday, January 27. With just half a foot of powdery snowfall clinging to windowsills and mounded on rooftops across town, precipitation fell until roughly noon on Tuesday. The prior night's blizzard conditions were downgraded to a winter storm advisory by morning, and the travel ban, which Governor Dannel P.
  • Governor Announces Travel Ban Ahead Of Approaching Blizzard

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy made his first public statements concerning a blizzard that is approaching Connecticut during a 15-minute press conference Monday morning from the state’s Emergency Operations Center in Hartford. All residents across Connecticut should be prepared for heavy snow, accompanied by high winds and coastal flooding all possible, he said. The storm “has to potential to be the largest winter storm we’ve seen since 2013, and that was the February one.”

  • Blizzard Closings & Cancellations? Contact The Bee

    With New England bracing for a blizzard, due to arrive by tonight, closing and cancellation notices are bound to be part of that process.

  • Town Preparing For Winter Storm Juno

    First Selectman Pat Llodra and Newtown’s Emergency Management Team are asking that every resident make appropriate preparations to ensure personal safety and readiness for what might be a major disruption in services.