News

Law Firm Flap Over, Shipman & Goodwin Withdraws From Land Use Suit

Published: February 14, 2019 at 01:00 pm
Newtown Board of Education Chair Michelle Embree Ku and First Selectman Dan Rosenthal both notified The Newtown Bee just before noon and after the newspaper's print edition went to press February 14, that its law firm Shipman & Goodwin would no longer be representing a developer taking legal action against the town in a land use matter.

Judge Rules Sandy Hook Families Can Depose Jones In Defamation Case

Published: February 14, 2019 at 10:48 am
Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis has ruled that Alex Jones must submit to a sworn deposition in a defamation case brought against him by several family members of Sandy Hook victims. Bellis also ruled on February 13 that the families can depose several other defendants in the case, including those critical to the business operations of Infowars.

Presidents' Day Holiday Closings

Published: February 14, 2019 at 08:00 am
Town offices and other entities will be affected on Monday, February 18, due to Presidents’ Day. The Newtown Bee will be open.

Mt Pleasant Reopened Following Jack-Knifed Tractor-Trailer Truck

Published: February 13, 2019 at 09:40 am
The driver of a tractor-trailer truck traveling south on Mt Pleasant Road escaped serious injury Wednesday morning after his truck jack-knifed near the southern intersection of Johnnie Cake Lane. Commuters had to take detours after the major roadway was closed for nearly 2½ hours.

Closings, Cancellations & Postponements

Published: February 12, 2019 at 08:30 am
Local groups, businesses, etc are changing their February 12 plans ahead of a snow and freezing rain event expected to reach Newtown today.

Woolcrafters Meeting Postponed; Additional Weather Changes Expected

Published: February 11, 2019 at 02:15 pm
Due to a winter storm that is expected to arrive in Newtown by early Tuesday, CT Woolcrafters is postponing this month’s meeting for one week. Local businesses, organizations, etc that need to announce cancellations, delays, postponements, etc, are invited to contact Associate Editor Shannon Hicks with that information, which will then be posted on our website and via social media.

Edmond Town Hall Theatre To ‘Go Dark’ For Upgrades

Published: February 11, 2019 at 06:00 am
Edmond Town Hall's theater will temporarily close for repairs beginning in March, and is scheduled to reopen in early April. All other aspects of the town hall will remain open, and residents can also enjoy Dark Night Cabaret events.

Vehicular Crime Way Up, Other Crimes Down

Published: February 09, 2019 at 08:00 am
Crime statistics indicate a marked increase in the local number of vehicle-related crimes in 2018, compared to 2017, including vehicle theft, and especially the theft of items from within vehicles.

Flags Being Lowered For Nation's Longest-Serving Congressman

Published: February 08, 2019 at 04:45 pm
Flags across the country will be lowered from sunset Friday, February 8, through sunset Saturday, February 9, in honor of former US Representative John Dingell, Jr, the longest-serving member of Congress in this country's history, who died at his home on February 7.
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This Week's Poll

Toilet Paper: Under (opening under/against the wall) or Over (opening over/away from the wall)?

Over
67% (2 votes)
Under
33% (1 vote)
Total votes: 3