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The Way We 'Should Be'

Published: August 01, 2018 at 12:00 am
To the Editor: It was quite disturbing to see The Newtown Bee participate in a lack of sensitivity and racism by publishing a picture featuring former NHS girls basketball players promoting their Christmas tournament in the "Way We Were 1982,"

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued

Published: August 01, 2018 at 12:00 am
The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning that includes Newtown, in effect until 3:45 pm.

Sunflowers And Sun Welcomed The Work Week

Published: August 01, 2018 at 12:00 am
Following a few days sun and lowered humidity, it seems Mother Nature has decided to return to her rainy, gloomy, humid self. Newtown Bee Associate Editor Shannon Hicks captured a few reminders of the sun when she visited the Victory Garden earlier this week.

P&Z To Reconsider Drive-Throughs For Eateries

Published: August 01, 2018 at 12:00 am
The Planning & Zoning Commission is scheduled to consider a zoning rules proposal at an August 2 public hearing that would allow drive-window service at eateries in certain commercial areas.

P&Z Slates Multiple Public Hearings For August 2

Published: August 01, 2018 at 12:00 am
The Planning & Zoning Commission has scheduled a number of public hearings for Thursday, August 2. The sessions will begin at 7:30 pm at Newtown Municipal Center.

Planning & Zoning Reviews Proposals

Published: August 01, 2018 at 12:00 am
The Planning & Zoning Commission covered considerable regulatory ground at its July 19 meeting.

Dr Olga Protomastro

Published: August 01, 2018 at 12:00 am
Dr Olga Antoinette Protomastro died July 29, her 88th birthday, while traveling with her family in Ireland. She was born in Hoboken, N.J., and was a longtime resident of Ridgefield and New York City. She is survived by her six

New Rotary Of Newtown President Plans To Focus On Service

Published: July 30, 2018 at 12:00 am
Julie Davis Friend will serve as leader of The Rotary Club of Newtown for 2018-19, which leads into the 80th anniversary of Newtown's club. Julie Davis Friend will serve as leader of the local chapter of the international organization for 2018-19, which leads into the 80th anniversary of Newtown's club. "That's a pretty big deal," Ms Friend said July 12, less than two weeks into her term. For women across the country, 2017 marked a big year for Rotary International (RI). Last year was the 30th anniversary of the unanimous 1987 decision by the Supreme Court that outlawed discrimination against female members by Rotary Clubs. (It was not until 1989 that Rotary International's Council on Legislation voted to admit women into clubs worldwide, so the 30th anniversary of that movement will continue into next year.) "A lot of people think of Rotary as a good ol' boy's club with not a lot of diversity, but that's not us," Ms Friend said. Sitting down to talk about her upcoming term, one of the first things Ms Friend said was Newtown Rotary is already doing well with supporting local organizations. In the next 12 months, she would like to see increased service, increased participation, and increased membership, all of which were highlighted in the mission statement Ms Friend crafted for her term.

Robert Sveda

Published: July 30, 2018 at 12:00 am
Robert F. Sveda, 83, of Milford, died July 27, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was born June 18, 1935, in New Haven, son of the late Frank and Margaret (Scanlon) Sveda. After serving in the Army

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