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  • Newtown Car Show Returning Father’s Day Weekend

    Rich Marcuccio, manager of Newtown Stop & Shop; Newtown resident Chris Sferruzzo, The Moms Club of Newtown, and FAITH Food Pantry are gearing up for the 2015 Newtown Car Show. This year’s event is being planned  for Saturday, June 20 — the eve of Father’s Day — in the parking lot of Stop & Shop, 228 South Main Street in Newtown. Rain date is Saturday, June 27.

  • Veterans Recall The End Of The War In Europe

    With this autumn marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II — and May 7 the anniversary of the unconditional surrender by the German Allied Forces, the beginning of the end of the war — The Newtown Bee reached out to local veterans with an invitation to share their stories.

  • Raising Money For Newtown-Strong Therapy Dogs

    Newtown Middle School student Laura Augenbraun, daughter of Deborah and David Augenbraun of Sandy Hook, recently decided to raise awareness and money for Newtown-Strong Therapy Dogs. The decision was for her social service community project, something each seventh grade student at B’nai Israel Religious School in Southbury performs in preparation for becoming Bar/Bat Mitzvah, “son/daughter of the commandments.” 

  • 4th Annual Mad Dash Adventure Race June 13; Registration Open

    Newtown Parks and Recreation Department and NYA Sports & Fitness Center announce the Mad Dash Adventure Race will be held on Saturday, June 13, with the first flight commencing at 8:30 am.

    The fourth annual Mad Dash offers the ultimate in fitness adventure in which participants run, jump, crawl, carry, and climb their way through the scenic Fairfield Hills Campus, utilizing both its natural topography as well as manmade structures. This fun but challenging course includes physical challenges, running, and skilled events.

  • Suspended Sentence After Making Harassing Calls To Newtown Schools

    BRIDGEPORT (AP) — A Connecticut man won't serve prison time for making harassing calls to Newtown schools claiming the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School was fabricated.

    Thirty-year-old Timothy Rogalski of Wallingford received a suspended sentence Friday in Bridgeport Superior Court and was ordered to have no further contact with the schools.

  • Robert Harris

    Robert N. Harris, Jr, 46, of Southbury, formerly of Newtown, died Tuesday, May 5.

    Robert was born March 8, 1969, in Queens, N.Y., a son of Anita (Hasskamp) Harris and Robert N. Harris. He graduated from Newtown schools, received his bachelor’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Penn., and his master’s from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, Penn.

  • Investigation Continuing Into Aunt Park Lane House Fire

    Fire Marshal Bill Halstead said May 6 he is investigating the cause of an accidental fire that destroyed a cape-style house at 4 Aunt Park Lane in Hattertown early on the morning of Monday, May 4. The fire did not start due to the presence of compressed propane within two large tanks near the house, but after the fire started, the gas intensified the blaze, fueling the flames, he said.

  • Fight Continues To Preserve The Horse Guard

    As state budget cuts threaten to eliminate funding for the Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard, efforts to preserve the more than 200-year-old militia unit continue.

  • Free Screening Of Costner Feature This Weekend At Edmond Town Hall

    The theater at Edmond Town Hall will offer a free screening of McFarland USA on Saturday, May 9.

  • DEEP Forecasting Unhealthy Air Quality For Parts Of Connecticut May 8

    Conneticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is forecasting unhealthy air quality for “sensitive groups” Friday, May 8, due to predicted elevated ground-level ozone pollution for northern Fairfield, Northern New Haven, Litchfield, Hartford and Tolland counties.

    A forecast of “Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups” indicates increased likelihood of respiratory symptoms and breathing discomfort in active children and adults with respiratory disease, such as asthma, and the elderly.