• Gestures Of Kindness, Part Nine— Residents Continue To Receive Love, Provide Inspiration To Others

    Food drives, discount admission tickets to an amusement park, pillowcases to help children of all ages find peaceful sleep again, fundraising in myriad forms, books donated to a local library in memory of those who died at Sandy Hook Elementary School… these gestures of kindness, and others, continue to be done to honor those who died and to show support for everyone in Newtown as residents continue to recover following 12/14. James Dietter continues The Newtown Bee's ongoing series with this, the ninth installation of "Gestures of Kindness."

  • Children’s Authors And Illustrators To Visit Newtown, May 17-18; Free Public Programs May 18

    During Children’s Book Week, May 13-19, authors will visit schools on Friday, May 17, and give a “Turning the Page, New Stories for Newtown” presentation at Newtown Middle School for residents on Saturday, May 18. C.H. Booth Library&rsq...

  • Snapshot: William Mantz

    A weekly profile of a Newtown resident.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    Newtown, from a cat's point of view.

  • Newtown Resident Puts The Spin On ‘Wheel Of Fortune’

    Local viewers of ABC network’s Wheel of Fortune may have thought they hit the jackpot Monday evening, May 6, when they saw a fellow Newtowner spinning her way through the show. Chrissy Gstell said that she has been a “Wheel Watcher” her entire life.

  • The Way We Were

    A look back at Newtown 25, 50, 75, and 100 years ago.

  • Peace Flag Workshops To Continue At The Graceful Planet

    Sandy Hook Peaceful Arts, a collection of friends with a mission to change to world, recently announced plans for four peace flag workshops. Workshops began May 7, and will continue on Tuesdays, May 14 and 21, and June 4, each from 5 to 6:30 pm. Children and adults are invited to the workshops, hosted by The Graceful Planet, where attendees will continue creating flags with messages and images of peace to be sent to Boston and other locations. On Tuesday of this week, a small but happy group of children and adults spent 90 minutes creating flags ...

  • Monster Trucks Take Over Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue

    A constant line for rides, smiling faces, and laughing screams could be seen and heard at the Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue main station on Saturday, May 4, when Pat Summa from the Advanced Auto Parts Monster Jam Monster Truck Series stopped by for four hours.

  • Can Newtown Become A Bike Friendly Community?

    It happened in his hometown of Simsbury, and Steven Mitchell thinks it can happen in Newtown too: establishing the town as a bike friendly community. The status is a designation approved through the League of American Bicyclists (LAB) based in Washington. ...

  • Tilling The Land For The Victory Garden’s New Home

    The scent of fresh-turned soil and dust on the breeze drifted across a “Beautiful, quiet field,” between Keating Farm Road and Mile Hill South Tuesday, May 7, said Harvey Pessin. He watched as Parks and Recreation machinery graded earth, preparing a new site for the community-oriented Victory Garden that he founded three years ago.“This could not be a more lovely spot, and you don’t often hear me say that,” he said, looking across a space that will soon hold a 20,000-square-foot, half -acre garden — twice the size of the current garden.