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  • A Night Of FUN: Benefit Concert Featuring Movie Music Supports Families United In Newtown

    With her voice filling Newtown Congregational Church and her fingers drifting across piano keys, special guest and YouTube sensation Jodi DiPiazza performed “Somewhere Over The Rainbow,” Saturday, May 16. She and others came together for a benefit concert, “Celebrating Movie Music,” to raise funds for Families United in Newtown (FUN), which resident Linda Jones established in 2008 to offer recreational programs and respite for families with special needs children like her late son Tyler, who was a non-verbal child with autism.

  • The Resilience Of Newtown

    (The following letter, to the residents of Newtown, has been received for publication in The Newtown Bee.)

    To the residents of Newtown:

  • Get Involved Before It’s Too Late

    To the Editor:

    I am writing this letter because it is the correct thing to do and the people who care about the Edmond Town Hall must get involved.

    I saw in this week’s Newtown Bee (May 15, 2015) about the new seats for the balcony. I could not believe what I just read. The article said the Edmond Town Hall is getting new seats. This could not be further than the truth.

  • State Police Call-Taking/Dispatching To Return To Southbury

    The state police plan to revert to their former call-taking/dispatching scheme, returning all call-taking functions and emergency dispatching operations to their individual barracks in the western and eastern sections of the state.

    In this region, that means that call-taking and emergency dispatching functions will return to the state police’s Troop A barracks at 90 Lakeside Road in Southbury, near Exit 14 of Interstate 84.

  • Celebrated Watercolor Artist Featured At Next SCAN Program

    The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown (SCAN) will have Susan Pecora painting in watercolor at its next meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, May 27, at 1:30 pm. Her subject will be a landscape.

    The demonstration will take place in the lower level of Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main Street (at the flagpole). The public is invited to attend, free of charge.

  • Theater Review: An Excellent Production Of ‘Godspell’

    BROOKFIELD — The Brookfield Theatre of the Arts production of Godspell rocks, literally. This performance of an updated version of the original, which was conceived and directed by John Michael Tebelar, with music and lyrics by Steven Schwartz, has been blessed with an incredibly energetic and talented cast which is being imaginatively directed by Mensah Robinson, making his directorial debut with this vibrant creation.

  • 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.