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  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • Indoor Tennis Programs

    Newtown Parks & Recreation is offering an indoor tennis program through Fairfield County Tennis at NYA Sports & Fitness Center, which has indoor regulation tennis courts.

    The next indoor season begins on February 3. Clinics will run for ten weeks and are offered for Pee Wee (ages 4-5), Juniors (ages 6-8, 9-12 and 11-14), for Beginners, Advanced Beginners, Low Intermediate, and Intermediate.

  • Blizzard Warning Issued For Newtown, Region; ‘Crippling And Possibly Historic Storm’ Approaching

    Newtown Public Works crews spent the majority of Saturday working to clear the town’s roads of a quick snowstorm that dropped approximately 6-8 inches of snow and a small amount of freezing rain on Newtown before the storm cleared by late morning. Now it looks like the same employees who spent up to 15 hours working on January 24 need to get ready for a second storm, and this one may be very serious. The National Weather Service this afternoon has upgraded a Winter Storm Watch that had included most of Fairfield County to a Blizzard Warning.

  • Closings, Cancellations

    Readers, groups and individuals with events planned for Saturday — or even Sunday, if this storm hangs around — that will be affected due to the weather are invited to contact Bee Associate Editor Shannon Hicks with this information.

  • Newtown’s First Baby Of 2015 Makes Her Entrance ‘Nice And Easy’

    Ten hours after her mother went into labor, Angelina Jean Berger was born on Tuesday, January 6. Her arrival was much easier on her mother than older sister Alexandra’s arrival.

    “She was 56 hours of labor,” Jessica Berger said Wednesday evening, looking toward her older daughter while cuddling Angelina in her lap. Gesturing toward the newborn, Jessica added, “She was nice and easy.”

  • Incentive Housing-10: P&Z Creates New Zone For Multifamily Complexes

    Following lengthy discussion at a heavily attended January 15 Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) public hearing, commission members unanimously approved a new set of zoning regulations that would cover high-density, multifamily housing complexes that include an affordable housing component.

  • Lisa Unleashed: Hay Is For Horses Part II

    Knowing how much extra to feed your horse in cold weather starts with knowing what to feed him year-round to keep him in good weight depending on his age, breed, exercise level, and his general overall health. In the wild, horses free feed themselves exclusive on forage or pasture grasses and plants. In today’s modern world of stabled horses, free-feed pasture has been replaced by limited feed of hay and concentrated feed like whole grains like oats or corn or a processed pelleted feed.