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Theater Review: A New Danish Prince Is Crowned At Town Players

Published: July 01, 2014 at 12:00 am
We are products of our choices. With Paul Rudnick's "I Hate Hamlet," The Town Players of Newtown tackles the question of art over fame and fortune for one young, contemplative TV star. In doing so, the Town Players current summer fare proves to be the perfect antidote to summer doldrums and a del

Home & Garden Tour Put History And Horticulture On Display

Published: July 01, 2014 at 12:00 am
The 1750 Matthew Curtiss House at 44 Main Street, which is the museum and headquarters of Newtown Historical Society, was the stepping-off point for the society's 18th Annual House & Garden Tour on Saturday, June 28. Participants obtained maps there of the houses and gardens that were open to tick

Numerous Laws Take Effect Today

Published: July 01, 2014 at 12:00 am
Approximately 100 new laws are poised to take effect in the State of Connecticut today. The new collection includes a temporary moratorium on the storage and disposal of fracking waste, new requirements and Superior Court procedures related to the appointment of guardians ad litem and counsel for m

Chamber Promoting Networking, Open House Events

Published: July 01, 2014 at 12:00 am
The Newtown Chamber of Commerce continues to host free monthly networking events open to all local business professionals. The next event will be held at Sal e Pepe Contemporary Italian Bistro on Wednesday, July 9, at 8 am, when guest speaker Scott Anders presents "The Four Disciplines of Execution.

Richard Cavanaugh

Published: July 01, 2014 at 12:00 am
Richard J. Cavanaugh, 53, of the Botsford section of Newtown, died June 25 at Danbury Hospital following a long illness. He is survived by his mother, Dorothy (Quinn) Cavanaugh of Botsford; his two older sisters, Susan C. Elmore of Londonderry, N.H., and Linda M. Cavanaugh of Boothbay Harbor, Maine,

Holiday Closings: Independence Day

Published: June 30, 2014 at 12:00 am
All town offices will be closed on Friday, July 4, in honor of Independence Day . It is also a holiday for the USPS, so there is no regular mail delivery/ pickup or retail services. The transfer station, Booth Library, Newtown Senior Center and even the offices of The Newtown Bee will all be closed

Guided By Kindness

Published: June 30, 2014 at 12:00 am
To the Editor: Thank you to the lovely young woman and her two patient children whom I asked for help. I drove down Hanover Road looking for a way to The Villa and ended at the shore of a lake.

Anthem Links Rate Hike Proposal To Hepatitis C Drugs, State Law

Published: June 30, 2014 at 12:00 am
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield officials said Friday that the company needs to raise rates on its individual-market policies by an average of 12.5 percent to account for rising pharmaceutical costs, particularly costly new Hepatitis C drugs. During a public hearing at the Connecticut Insurance De

Philip R. Linley

Published: June 30, 2014 at 12:00 am
Philip R. Linley, 88, of Fairfield, died on June 27 at St Vincent's Hospital. He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Dorothy; his son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Deb Linley of Newtown, two grandsons he thought the world of, Brett and Richard; and several nieces and nephews.

Pastel Demo By Buchanan During Next SCAN Program

Published: June 30, 2014 at 12:00 am
The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown (SCAN) will have Clayton Buchanan, an internationally known artist, offering a demonstration during its meeting on Wednesday, July 9, at 7:30 pm, at Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main Street. The demonstration is open to the public and admission is free. Mr Buchan

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