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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

Margaret Henderson

Published: June 30, 2014 at 12:00 am
Margaret Anne "Margy" Henderson, 72, died peacefully on June 25 in Shelburne, Vt., with the love and care of family, friends, and staff at Wake Robin. She was born on December 8, 1941, in Richmond, Va., grew up in Schenectady, N.Y., and lived nearly 40 years in and around Newtown before retiring

NHS CTIA Students Reflect On Student Innovation Expo

Published: June 30, 2014 at 12:00 am
Nearly a month after participating and earning the top title in their category at the Connecticut Student Innovation Expo in Hartford, Newtown High School Connecticut Innovation Academy (CTIA) students were still excited about the product they created this school year. This was the second year in a

A Glimpse Of The Garden: Decades Of Delight

Published: June 29, 2014 at 12:00 am
"A Glimpse Of The Garden" is a seasonal miniseries focusing on the heart of a gardener's work - a special spot, an extraordinary plant, a place of respite, or a place that evokes a heartfelt memory. What is down the garden path of your friends and neighbors? What is down your garden path? Th

'Easygoing' Bees At The Victory Garden

Published: June 29, 2014 at 12:00 am
Jeff Shwartz is a beekeeper, which entails much more than a sweet, amber-colored reward. "Believe it or not, I thought I wanted honey," he said. Regarding the work he began in 2007, he said, "I thought that a couple of times a year you pull on a deep sea diving suit and steal honey" from the

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