Voters Sour On Pickleball, Sweet On Budgets, Roads, School Projects

Published: April 23, 2019 at 09:30 pm
With fewer than 17 out of every 100 eligible residents casting ballots in the April 23 referendum at Newtown Middle School's polling location today, voters authorized the requested $78,104,410 for the school district 1,527 to 1,351 — and $42,179,503 for the municipal operating budget proposals 1,763 to 1,107.

Team 26 Sets Course For New Destination: Pittsburgh

Published: April 23, 2019 at 06:00 am
On Friday, April 26, Team 26 will depart from Newtown for its seventh annual ride to remember those killed on 12/14 and unite fellow Americans and elected leaders at state and federal levels around their mission of commonsense gun laws. This year's ride, which comes with a few changes, will depart from Trinity Episcopal Church following a send-off event scheduled for 8 am.

Stop & Shop Strike Ends, ‘Tentative’ Agreement Reached

Published: April 22, 2019 at 04:15 pm
Union staff of Stop & Shop in Newtown, as well as employees of the supermarket chain across Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, who had been picketing outside the stores starting early on the afternoon of April 11, were back to work Monday morning, April 22.

Pat Llodra Inducted Into CAS-CIAC Hall Of Honor

Published: April 20, 2019 at 07:45 am
Former First Selectman Pat Llodra was recently honored by the Connecticut Association of Schools and the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CAS-CIAC) as one of ten inducted into the organization’s Hall of Honor.

Police Encounter Attempted ATM Theft

Published: April 20, 2019 at 07:15 am
Police report that at about 3:25 am on Wednesday, April 17, they responded to a burglary alarm at the Citgo gas station at 151 South Main Street (Route 25) and encountered an attempted theft of an automatic teller machine (ATM) in progress.

Garner Inmate Draws Assault, Threatening Charges

Published: April 20, 2019 at 07:00 am
State police report they charged a Garner Correctional Institution inmate on April 11 on two separate arrest warrants stemming from incidents that occurred in January and February at the high-security prison at 50 Nunnawauk Road.

CVHF Restores Sanctuary’s Meadows, Tree Removal Underway

Published: April 19, 2019 at 07:30 am
As the Catherine Violet Hubbard Foundation (CVHF) continues with phase one of construction at its animal sanctuary property on Old Farm Road, it has also begun removing trees to support its meadow restoration initiative. The CVHF released a statement to

Officials, Superintendent Offer Input On Budget Proposals

Published: April 19, 2019 at 07:25 am
Ahead of the April 23 local budget referendum, The Newtown Bee canvassed a number of local elected leaders for input ahead of the annual budget referendum.

Voters Wanted: First Selectman Hoping For Greater Turnout At April 23 Referendum

Published: April 19, 2019 at 07:20 am
First Selectman Dan Rosenthal says by taking a few minutes to participate in the local referendum April 23, qualified residents not only play a key role in the final step of the annual budget development process — more globally, the opportunity to cast a budget vote represents one of the only ways constituents can still influence how the government that affects them most immediately operates (and sets taxation).

A NEAT Way To Help The Environment

Published: April 19, 2019 at 07:00 am
Coinciding with Earth Day weekend, the Newtown Environmental Action Team is holding its next litter pickup on Saturday, April 20, from 9 to 11 am, at the Exit 9 commuter parking lot. The location is one of several litter “hot spots” it has identified following a town-wide survey.

April 2019


This Week's Poll

Would you rather have to sit all day or stand all day?

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