• Taxpayer Questions Sought For Finance Board Forum

    Newtown taxpayers and residents are encouraged to submit questions they may have about local financial practices, capital spending, bonding, town pensions, the looming “Cadillac Tax,” taxation or any other issues that involve the consultation or directive of the Board of Finance.

    Continuing an annual tradition, The Newtown Bee is hosting its 2015 Candidates Forum, October 20, from 7 to 9 pm, in the Edmond Town Hall Theatre. This year, the forum will introduce local Democratic and Republican Board of Finance candidates.

  • A Night To Shine With The Stars

    Newtown Middle School eighth grader Cooper McLaughlin returned home Sunday, September 20, with stars in his eyes and stars on his mind — famous stars, that is, like actor Alec Baldwin, comic Jim Gaffigan, actor/director Jim Naughton, and Broadway performer Cody Williams.

  • Massive ‘MEGA Body’ Heading To Newtown Next Weekend For Health Fair

    It’s hard for kids, or adults for that matter, to really understand what the dentist is doing in there when they’re working intently filling a cavity. And what the heck does asthma look like from inside your lungs?

  • Going Retro

    Golden Opportunities hosted a special Retro Fest program at Nunnawauk Meadows last week, when residents were invited to dress in the style of their favorite era for some dinner, dancing, and live entertainment. The VonZells provided the entertainment, performing music from the 40s to the 70s. From left are band members Kevin McDonough, Sue Leonard and Dick Hetrick, performing their pre-dinner set. The September 17 event also included a roast beef dinner, a trivia game, and more dancing.

  • WNV Update: Five Human Cases of West Nile Virus Reported In Bridgeport, Shelton

    HARTFORD – The State Mosquito Management Program announced September 24 that five human cases of WNV infection have been identified in Connecticut so far this year. Four of the five cases are Bridgeport residents. The fifth case is a Shelton resident.

    The five patients are all adults between 30 and 80 years of age. Onsets of illness occurred from the third week of August to the second week of September. Four of the five patients were hospitalized; all five are recovering.

  • Businesses & Organizations Planning For 5th Annual Passport To Sandy Hook

    NOTE (Tuesday, September 29, 2015): The photo caption accompanying this article has been updated to correctly reflect the name of Tanya Wulff Truaxx, the public relations director for Newtown Savings Bank.

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    The Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity (SHOP), a group of local business owners and community members from Sandy Hook, will present the Fifth Annual Passport to Sandy Hook on Saturday, October 10, from 11 am to 4 pm.

  • Growing Pains At The Farmers’ Market

    Townspeople would love to see an expanded Farmer’s Market at Fairfield Hills, said Jim Shortt, whose farmstand is one of the anchors there. Other markets in the state offer more variety and cater to the desires of today’s shopper, he said, with selections of jams, jellies, baked goods, wines, oils, prepared foods, and sandwiches.

    But why Newtown’s market offers such a limited selection is complicated, both town officials and local farmers agree.

  • Play Reading To Conclude Arts Festival Events

    A special reading of a play by a Garner CI inmate will be the final program of this year’s Newtown Arts Festival. Menace is an update of the 1962 Sidney Poitier film Pressure Point.

  • Healthier Water: A Critical Collateral Benefit Of Drug Take-Back Day

    For every bottle of prescription drugs local police collect during a special Drug Take-Back promotion on September 26, and all the drugs collected year-round through a local secure dispensing site at police headquarters, Newtown’s drinking water potentially becomes a little bit safer.

  • Tractor Supply Store Zoning Proposal Draws Opposition

    A proposal to convert a South Main Street (State Route 25) site from its R-1 (residential) zoning designation to a South Main Village Design District (SMVDD) zoning designation, with the goal of constructing a 19,097-square-foot store and adjacent outdoor sales area there, has drawn stiff opposition from some nearby property owners.