NewArts, an innovative theatrical nonprofit that began as The 12/14 Foundation in the months following the Sandy Hook tragedy — and expanded to incorporate a unique character development component — is ceasing its operations.
Newtown Parks & Recreation has announced early closures of the town's two public swimming locations Wednesday, August 10, ahead of a lifeguard appreciation event.
Eichler’s Cove beach will close at 5:...
Across all the documentation the editor was provided regarding both of these programs - along with additional research if a correction or clarification needed to be made - we found no claims of bipartisan consensus on the original 2000 vote creating the annual August sales tax free period.
As your hometown paper, we simply localized the fact that Newtown's resident lawmaker was promoting sales tax week and reached out to The Newtown Bee to share details with town residents.
This was not a means of promoting the party of the lawmaker who did, as we did not mention it. Nor did we receive similar outreach from other members of the Newtown delegation - including the Democrat - or we would have mentioned it.
If you are referencing the pandemic employee bonus program, we did credit the entire legislature for endorsing it.
The editor failed to mention that this was a bipartisan effort in Hartford. Credit goes to the entire group of elected officials, Democrat's, Republicans and even members of minor parties. Let give credit to where it belongs.
I live on South Main. I cordially invite any town officials to join me for coffee, on my lawn, to assess the noise situation. You may contact me through The Bee. I give them permission to give out my email address.
60,000 youth under the age of 18 are incarcerated in juvenile jails in the united states. Ultimately, the incarceration of minors stems down to the type of family that child grew up in. If the child grew up in a family with little to no structure, no discipline, and no adult figure constantly in their life, those would be the ones that would get in legal trouble and end up getting placed in a detention center. Data shows that majority of youth who are incarcerated are there because of personal offenses. Other times, it’s due to drugs or another violation. One of the main solutions to preventing the incarceration of minors is to change the way the justice system works. Minors should only be incarcerated if they are an actual threat to the community. For little offenses, they should be put on probation. Even though that solution can take time, we can start by offering programs to help at-risk minors stay on track. This program can be available to children who have been let out of incarceration so they won’t be likely to return and even those who are not incarcerated can benefit from this too because it can help prevent them from going down the wrong path. We can have people who experienced life behind bars and encourage at-risk kids to not follow their mistakes. By doing this, I feel as though it would be more effective and children will actually take away that, that lifestyle is no joke