• Reed Students Test The Waters Of Deep Brook

    Thanks to Earth Force, Pootatuck Watershed Association, Kellogg Environmental Center, the Candlewood Valley chapter of Trout Unlimited, and General Motors, locally represented by Ingersoll Auto of Danbury and Chevrolet Northeast Regional Marketing, Reed Intermediate Sschool students were greeted by volunteers and educators near Deep Brook on Thursday, October 8, the first of two days filled with studying the water and area for a GM Green project.

  • Fifth Annual Sandy Hook Halloween Walk Scheduled For October 24

    Attention all ghosts and goblins: Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity invites trick-or-treaters to the Fifth Annual Sandy Hook Village Halloween Walk on Saturday, October 24, from 11 am to 2 pm.

    During those hours, merchants in the area of Washington Avenue, Riverside Road, Glen Road and Church Hill Road will scare up a delightful array of in-store candy and other treats for kids dressed in costume.

  • GOP Position Paper Weighs Question Of Party Balance

    Newtown Republicans have issued their latest position paper focusing on the topic of balance this election season.

    “Our opponents are suggesting that voting for them will return balance to the system, a theme we’ve heard in the past,” the paper states, restating the question, “Is there an imbalance?”

    According to the paper, Newtown currently has 17,386 registered voters. Of the registered voters, Republicans represent 36 percent, Democrats 26 percent, and all other parties 43 percent.

  • Dems Urge Voters To End ‘One Party Domination’ Of Local Government

    In a pair of recent press releases, local Democrats are coming out swinging just weeks before voters go to the polls. The local candidates and Democratic party leaders are railing against local Republicans they say have dominated local government and its decisionmaking processes for far too long.

  • Home Food Composting Program Readying For Local Launch

    For those who are interested in separating food scraps from trash so it can be made into compost, but do not want to do it in their backyard, Newtown residents are being invited to join a new drop-off program, which will be available in town in the coming weeks.

    The Housatonic Resources Recovery Authority (HRRA) is expanding organics recycling into Newtown this fall. The program will kick off November 14 at Newtown’s Transfer Station, on Ethan Allen Road.

  • Water Fountains To Become Part Of Fairfield Hills Landcape In The Spring


    Two new water fountains and a dog fountain will be installed in early spring along the new trail at Fairfield Hills. Walkers and joggers passing by the Victory Garden will be able to quench their thirst there and at another location near Glander field. The estimated cost of $28,000 will come from a Fairfield Hills Authority (FHA) account.

  • PTAs And PTSA Host Board Of Ed Candidates Forum

    The Newtown PTAs and PTSA on Wednesday evening hosted an informational forum for Board of Education candidates running for election November 3. 

    Republicans Andrew Clure and David Freedman and Democrat Rebekah Harriman-Stites took turns answering questions prepared by the PTAs and PTSA along with those submitted by community members during the one-hour event held in the Newtown High School Lecture Hall. Candidate and Democrat John Vouros could not attend the forum, but a statement by Mr Vouros was read near the end of the event.

  • ‘Gertrude Barrer: Dreaming in Color,’ At Clapp & Tuttle

    WOODBURY — An exhibition of works by the late Roxbury artist Gertrude Barrer (1921-1997) highlights the diversity of her world view, her mastery of color and form from her beginnings as a leading New York City Modernist through her life in Roxbury, and long collaboration with her husband and fellow artist Frank Russell.

    “Gertrude Barrer: Dreaming in Color” will be on view at Clapp & Tuttle Gallery, within Middle Quarter Mall at 742 Main Street South in Woodbury, October 17-31.

  • White House (Coming) Down

    On Thursday, October 15, a demolition crew from BesTech ripped into the first Fairfield Hills “white house” to be razed in the coming days. The next phase of demolition on the town owned campus involves taking down all the deteriorating former staff homes that dot the western corner of the property adjacent to Mile Hill Road South, as well as an adjacent collapsing green house. Town leaders are also currently determining which of the large former state hospital buildings will be demolished next, a decision expected before the end of this year.

  • Council Hits Road Projects, Ordinances During First October Meeting

    The Legislative Council dug into a package of ordinances, and received a brief report on the status of town spending on major planned road and drainage projects during the first meeting of the month on October 7.

    On the request of a council member, Chair Mary Ann Jacob told The Newtown Bee that she requested Public Works Director Fred Hurley inform the full council on the status of Town road projects.