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  • Police Reports | December 4-11, 2013

    Flagpole Bumps Oksana Sokolova, 28, of Derby received an infraction from local police November 30 for failing to drive a reasonable distance apart following a minor traffic collision November 30 around 10:42 am at the inters...

  • Fairfield Hills Research Reveals ‘Fascinating’ Look At Facility’s Past

    More than once Andrea Zimmermann said she was surprised by what she learned recently while researching Fairfield Hills. Author, researcher and Newtown resident, Ms Zimmermann in October submitted to the town a preliminary 39-page report ...

  • Cancellations & Postponements

    Due to today’s storm a number of meetings, gatherings and other events are being postponed or outright cancelled. Following is a list of events that have been affected by today’s snowstorm. Please call Newtown Bee Associate Editor Shannon Hicks at 203-426-3141 to have your group added to this list. The weather is expected to remain challenging all day, so businesses that decide to close early are also invited to contact Ms Hicks to be included in this posting. Additions will be made as they are called in. Newtown Parks & Rec, Newtown Senior Center, C.H. Booth Library Board of Trustees and the high school band, orchestra and sports teams are among the first groups to have events cancelled and postponed today.

  • Pizza Palace Owners Hosting Collection For Fire Victims

    Newtown Pizza Palace patrons have enjoyed the engaging conversations of server Ingrid Bergquist for three decades. Now Pizza Palace owners James Donahue and Katrina Lekay are calling on patrons and neighbors to help Ms Bergquist and homeowner Nancy Rahikka, who were both injured in a fire that destroyed their home early Sunday morning on The Boulevard. The restaurant owners have set up a collection point for cash, checks and gift cards to be dropped off for the benefit of their employee and her housemate.

  • Newtown Public Schools Closed Tuesday

    Newtown Public Schools will be closed Tuesday, December 10, due to the weather. 

  • Highway Crews Busy Treating Roads, Police Advise Drivers 'Plan Accordingly'

    Newtown Public Works crews have been on the job since 2 am preparing for what forecasters are predicting will be a three to five-inch snow event, and prompting a winter weather advisory until 5 pm. School was closed, easing the burden for road crews and local police according to Sgt David Kullgren. He reminds drivers, however, that conditions are expected to worsen well into the afternoon. "So residents should plan accordingly," he advised. "Stay home unless there is an emergency, and stay off the roads so town crews can do their job clearing." Temperatures are expected to remain just around or below the freezing mark, and the National Weather Service is warning that occasional heavy bands of snow could cut visibility down to a half-mile or less.

  • Sandy Hook Families Joining Vice President Announcing $100 Million In Mental Health Funding

    Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to announce this afternoon that $100 million will be made available to increase access to mental health services and improve mental health facilities. He is expected to be joined by families of those killed on 12/14 when making the announcement. The funding comes as part of the Obama Administration’s ongoing commitment to help individuals experiencing mental health problems. The Vice President will discuss the new funding during a meeting at the White House with families who lost loved ones during the shooting in Newtown, as well as mental health advocates according to a White House advance.

  • Newtown Public Schools Delayed Two Hours

    Due to inclement weather, the Newtown Public Schools will be delayed by two hours Monday, December 9. 

  • Malloy Calls For Bells To Toll December 14 For Newtown

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy is calling for houses of worship to mark the first anniversary of the Newtown school shooting by ringing their bells 26 times, once for each of the victims killed inside Sandy Hook Elementary School on 12/14. In an op-ed piece posted on December 8, “Honoring A Solemn Day In Our State’s History,” the governor acknowledges that “many of us will seek an outlet for the grief and loss that remains close to our hearts." This week Gov Malloy is asking house of worship “and other organizations to ring their bells 26 times at 9:30 in the morning as a way to honor each life. I want to renew that call this year and ask those same institutions to toll their bells again at 9:30 am on December 14.”

  • P&Z Designates FFH ‘High Meadow’ As Open Space

    The Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) has designated as permanent open space an undeveloped area at Fairfield Hills near Wasserman Way. Following discussion at a recent session, P&Z members unanimously decided to protect as designated open space the areas known as the High Meadow and the East Meadow.