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Riverside Road Senior Center Closing Marks End Of An Era

Published: July 17, 2019 at 11:10 am
Wednesday, July 17, marks the end of an era for hundreds of Newtown’s older residents who flocked to the 14 Riverside Road Senior Center to socialize and enjoy meals, exercise classes, bingo, cards, and occasional visits from artists, authors, and politicians as the facility closes its doors at that site for the final time, at 1 pm.

JT Lewis, Brother Of 12/14 Victim, Running For State Senate

Published: July 15, 2019 at 05:15 pm
Newtown resident J.T. Lewis, whose younger brother Jesse was among those killed on 12/14, has announced his intention to run for the 28th Connecticut Senate District in 2020.

Police Motorcycle Unit Revs Up For Patrols, Ceremonies

Published: July 15, 2019 at 05:00 am
When the town’s 58th Annual Labor Day Parade steps off at 10 am on Monday, September 2, at the head of Main Street, there will be a new wrinkle.

CVS Health Eye Care Products Recalled

Published: July 12, 2019 at 05:42 pm
The US Food & Drug Administration has announced that Altaire Pharmaceuticals Inc. on July 10 issued a voluntary recall for select lots of eye care products sold at CVS, including select CVS Health Brand products. 

Apartment Expansion, Veterinary Parking Slated For P&Z Public Hearings

Published: July 12, 2019 at 11:00 am
For its July 18 meeting, the Planning & Zoning Commission has scheduled public hearings on two commercial development projects now underway in different parts of town.

Barn Fire Fundraiser And Collection Launched

Published: July 12, 2019 at 10:40 am
Within hours of a fire that destroyed a 55-year old barn on Meadowbrook Road during the early morning of July 11, a gofundme campaign had been launched by Newtown resident Deana Rohan. A collection to replace physical items, or provide funds for such things, was also launched through a local Facebook page.

Police Station Project Subject Of Upcoming P&Z Hearing

Published: July 12, 2019 at 10:00 am
Residents will have an opportunity to review plans for a new police station, which is proposed for construction at 191 South Main Street/61 Pecks Lane, when the Planning and Zoning Commission holds a public hearing on the $15.1-million project.

Routine Leaks In Community Center Pools All Plugged; Ribbon Cutting Scheduled For July 19

Published: July 12, 2019 at 08:00 am
Since several "pinhole" leaks and a malfunctioning valve were discovered in the new Community Center pools, they have all been repaired — and plans are still firm for a ribbon cutting and soft opening at the facility on Friday, July 19.

Attorney General Tong Launches Editorial Board Circuit At The Bee

Published: July 12, 2019 at 07:10 am
The publisher, along with several reporters and editors, welcomed Attorney General William Tong to The Newtown Bee, July 8, as the top state law enforcement official commenced the first circuit of editorial board meetings since he took office in early January.
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