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  • Newtown’s Dancing Traffic Agent Will ‘Bop And Weave’ Again

    After social networks posts exploded with concerns, unhappy fans and those comparing Newtown to the fictional community in the movie Footloose, where dancing is illegal, a Newtown Police Supervisor told The Bee this week that “Dancing Traffic Agent” Kathy Ballwig Holick will “bop and weave” again.

  • Annual Hospice Fundraiser Breakfast Scheduled

    The annual fundraising and volunteer thank you breakfast hosted by the Newtown Chapter of Regional Hospice and Home Care of Western Connecticut will take place Wednesday, June 17, at The Waterview, 215 Roosevelt Drive (Route 34), just over the Newtown line in Monroe.

  • Redefining A ‘Bare Minority’

    To the Editor:

    It was disappointing to read about the purloining of the fifth Board of Education seat in the letter from Jeff Capeci, Republican chairperson of the Charter Review Commission, former Republican chairperson of the Legislative Council, and present chairperson of the Republican Town Committee.

  • Gov Malloy: State Will Utilize $7 Million Federal Award To Improve Access To Drug And Alcohol Treatment

    HARTFORD — Governor Dannel P. Malloy on May 18 announced that the State of Connecticut has been awarded a $7 million federal grant to improve access to care for people seeking drug and alcohol treatment in the state.

  • Newtown Delegation Collecting Tattered US Flags

    In anticipation of Flag Day, State Reps. Mitch Bolinsky (R-106), Dan Carter (R-2), J.P. Sredzinski (R-112) and state Senator Tony Hwang (R-28) are helping Newtown residents dispose of their worn American flags in a dignified and respectful way.

    The US Flag Code specifies that old American flags no longer in service must be properly disposed, and the lawmakers are offering this service free of charge, in conjunction with VFW Post #308.

  • Boy Scout Crutch Drive, May 18-June 5

    Jeremy Perillo, a Life Scout with Boy Scout Troop 42, is again organizing a crutch drive to benefit Crutches 4 Kids.

  • 'Grow Your Business' Event To Launch New Resource At Booth Library

    Connecticut public libraries are proving to be a vital player in helping businesses and entrepreneurs access information and services to help them succeed. Now there is another good reason for local small business professionals to stop by the local library.

    On Tuesday, June 23, C.H. Booth Library will launch its Virtual Small Business Development Center with a special business open house, “Grow Your Business.”

    The event will run from 8:30 to 9:30 am in the meeting room of the library, 25 Main Street. 

  • Balcony Seats Replaced In Edmond Town Hall Theatre

    Unassembled new balcony theater seating sat waiting in an upper lobby at the Edmond Town Hall Wednesday, May 13. There for its delivery that morning was Board of Managers Chairman Jim Juliano, who noted the many parts that would require assembly. Moving those parts that will soon add up to 158 new seats for the balcony was building staff member Joe Collins, who will put them together.

  • Volunteers Place Flags To Honor Veterans

    13-year-old Ethan Hanna carries a box of American flags, ready to visit Zoar Cemetery and decorate the graves of veterans there. Ethan was one of many volunteers placing flags on veterans’ gravesites, Thursday afternoon, May 14.

  • Signs, Signals, And Codes: Newtown Resident On Development Team For Newest Boy Scout Merit Badge

    Emoticons, Braille, and Morse code are among the various forms of language featured in the Boy Scouts of America’s newest merit badge, Signs, Signals, and Codes. Introduced in February by Boy Scouts of America (BSA), the badge is the 135th addition to the merit badge program.