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Final Budget Hearing Draws Two Who Likely Represent Many

Published: March 23, 2019 at 07:00 am
The Legislative Council held the final public hearing of the 2019-20 budget process March 20, drawing only two residents representing the 20,000-plus local taxpayers.

Staunch Local Vaccine Supporter Sorry For Swearing

Published: March 23, 2019 at 07:00 am
A Sandy Hook resident and state registered lobbyist told The Newtown Bee he has apologized to a Woodstock woman and her 10-year-old son for directing a profanity-laced comment toward the pair around 12:15 pm on March 13 while dining in the State Capitol cafeteria.

‘Bee’ Part Of The Conversation: Community Buzz

Published: March 23, 2019 at 07:00 am
The Newtown Bee is seeking residents to take part in semi-regular conversations throughout the year. Five to six people will be selected for each session of The Community Buzz, responding to a single-subject question selected by our newsroom and sharing thoughts on that subject with each other.

Ambulance Reports | March 14-20, 2019

Published: March 22, 2019 at 03:45 pm
Calls for Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps for the period of March 14-20, 2019.

WSA Updates Water Pollution Control Plan

Published: March 22, 2019 at 07:15 am
Water & Sewer Authority (WSA) members have unanimously approved an update to the town’s Water Pollution Control Plan, the document that describes the town’s strategy for controlling surface water and groundwater pollution.

Gun Lawsuit Court Ruling Draws Comments

Published: March 22, 2019 at 07:05 am
The Connecticut Supreme Court’s March 14 decision to allow a lawsuit to proceed against the manufacturer, distributor, and seller of the assault-style rifle that was used to kill 26 people in December 2012 at Sandy Hook School has drawn many comments.

EAGALA Program Provides Life-Changing Work, As Seen On ‘The Mustang’

Published: March 22, 2019 at 07:00 am
The EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth And Learning Association) program of Embrace Hope — Sandy Hook Equine Assisted Therapy has been providing life-changing services and improving the mental health of individuals, families, and groups through equine-assisted psychotherapy since 2013. The EAGALA

BOS Transfers Cover Unanticipated Community Center Upgrades

Published: March 22, 2019 at 06:30 am
The Board of Selectmen have approved transfers to pay for several infrastructure improvements and related hardware that were initiated by the town outside the original scope of the community center/senior center project budget.

Light Winter May Result In Heavy Surplus For DPW

Published: March 22, 2019 at 06:00 am
Newtown’s Department of Public Works (DPW) could be looking at as much as a quarter-million dollar surplus in its winter maintenance account as long as the town is not hit with one or more spring snowfalls.
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