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  • NAA To Protest NSSF Trade Show And Policies

    Newtown Action Alliance (NAA) will hold a rally outside the headquarters of the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), 11 Mile Hill Road, Newtown, on Tuesday, January 20, at 4:15 pm, “to expose the gun industry’s shameful record of selling military-style assault rifles that are routinely used in mass shootings, while at the same time it opposes gun safety laws and policies,” according to the announcement of the event released earlier this week. Organizers are encouraging members of the community to attend.

  • Resolve To Be Part Of The Solution: Winter Coat Drive For Dorothy Day House

    As you kick off the new year, remember that the next eight weeks will likely bring bitter cold to the Northeast. And there are many who need help braving the elements.

    Readers are being asked to help keep someone warm this winter by donating gently used coats, hats, and gloves to The Dorothy Day House in Danbury. The soup kitchen and overnight shelter is especially in need of men’s coats, hats with flaps over the ears or that are long enough to cover the ears, and thick gloves.

  • Brides 2015 Survey

    The Newtown Bee is in the process of preparing stories for Brides 2015, this year’s bridal supplement.

    For a few stories, we would like to hear from those who have been married within the past year or who are planning to be married within the year. Answers will be used for general research or may be quoted in some of this year’s stories.

  • EDC Workshop Reviews Town’s Potential For Economic Growth

    A wide representation of Newtown staff, along with elected and appointed officials, gathered with Connecticut Economic Resource Center (CERC) representatives January 13 for a presentation illustrating how local agencies could better attract, enhance, and retain local commercial enterprises.

  • Grant For Sandy Hook ‘Wayfinding’ Design Plan, Free Seminars Announced

    Connecticut Main Street Center (CMSC), the downtown revitalization and economic development nonprofit, has awarded the Town of Newtown a $10,000 Preservation of Place Grant for the creation of a Sandy Hook Village Signage and Wayfinding Design Plan. Newtown was one of eight organizations and municipalities to be award a 2015 Preservation of Place Grant.

  • Public Invited To 2015 Relay For Life Kickoff

    UPDATE (Monday, January 26, 2015): Due to anticipated weather, the Relay For Life-Newtown Planning Committee has announced it will postpone the kickoff event to its snow date of Thursday, January 29 (same time and location).

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    Are you ready to Relay?

  • Flagpole Intersection Roundabout Suggested To Aid Traffic Flow

    A state Department of Transportation (DOT) official is offering some ideas on how the Main Street flagpole intersection’s traffic problems can be alleviated through a redesign of the five-legged intersection.

    William Britnell, principal engineer in DOT’s highway design unit, said that creating a “roundabout” at the flagpole intersection would improve traffic flow there, alleviating the vehicle-turning conflicts that occur at the intersection, which becomes congested at times.

  • Resiliency Center Event Rescheduled: Guided Meditation Friday Morning

    Carla Bates Barzetti will lead guided healing meditation at The Resiliency Center of Newtown (RCN) on Friday, January 16, from 9:30 until 10:30 am.

    This program had originally been planned for January 9, but was rescheduled to this week, according to RCN Office Manager Jennifer Holguin.

    Each month’s guided meditation session focuses on a different virtue. January’s is joyfulness.

  • Sandy Hook Advisory Commission To Meet Friday

    HARTFORD — The Sandy Hook Advisory Commission is next scheduled to meet Friday, January 16, at 9:30 am, at the Legislative Office Building.

    The commission is Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s 16-member panel of experts tasked with reviewing current policies and making specific recommendations in the areas of public safety, with particular attention paid to school safety, mental health, and gun violence prevention.

  • AMBER Alerts To Be Sent Through Facebook

    HARTFORD — A new tool was unveiled this week to help find children who have been abducted.