Editorials

Star Light, Star Bright... Will We See You In The Night?

Published: September 20, 2018 at 04:30 pm
Goodbye, classic Newtown. Hello, bright new world. With the approval of a drive-through window for the Starbucks Coffee shop in the new construction at exit 10 on Church Hill Road and ongoing consideration of allowing drive-throughs for eateries in shopping

Alive With The Arts

Published: September 13, 2018 at 04:30 pm
Imagine a world where vignettes of life are captured in paint, in sound, in movement; carved from stone or rendered in fabric; where science explodes with vision. It is a world that exists: the world of art. Newtown will come

A Small Victory Can Mean Big Relief

Published: September 06, 2018 at 04:30 pm
It is a small victory in the news world, but one that may bring relief to some community newspapers that have been struggling under tariffs temporarily imposed this past year on Canadian imports of uncoated groundwood paper — that which

Changing Newtown For Better... Or Worse?

Published: August 30, 2018 at 04:30 pm
The Planning & Zoning (P&Z) Commission would like to broaden zoning regulations, allowing drive-through window service at shopping centers. What a surprise. Reworking zoning regulations has become a habit in this town, with special zoning and overlay zones regularly applied

Catching Up With Technology At NewtownBee.com

Published: July 27, 2018 at 07:00 am
Technology keeps changing, and sometimes it feels like chasing a greased piglet around the barnyard, change happens so quickly; but online readers have no doubt noticed this week that we have taken that slippery technology in hand with the implementation

Newtown Votes For A Better Connecticut

Published: August 17, 2018 at 11:32 am
Registered Democrat and Republican voters went to the polls Tuesday to elect who they felt would be the best candidate in the November elections. The November elections may feel very far off, but these primaries signal the start of what

Not One More - The Final Destination

Published: August 09, 2018 at 12:00 am
They are just kids. They should be spending the summer lolling on beaches, dallying with summer romances, and catching up on leisure reading. They should be complaining to parents about curfews and putting in hours at summer jobs and camps

The News You Can Trust, Right At Hand

Published: August 02, 2018 at 12:00 am
The American Press Institute reports that, according to a Pew Research Center survey, Americans "who follow the news most of the time (62 percent) are feeling worn out by the news," and "... (78 percent) of those who less frequently

Time To Appreciate The Little Things

Published: July 26, 2018 at 12:00 am
"Slow down; you move too fast. You got to make the morning last..." ~ Paul Simon The famous lyricist of Simon & Garfunkel fame had it pegged. Slow down. We move too fast - morning, noon, and night. We are

An Overlooked Support System For Abused Children

Published: July 19, 2018 at 12:00 am
For a lot of people, the word "biker" brings up images of unruly outlaws roaring into a community on their "hogs" to cause chaos, scofflaws who scorn a town's culture, unkempt creatures of crime. It is few and far between,
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This Week's Poll

Newtown Cultural Arts Commission is presenting or coordinating on six weeks of special events. Which event are you looking forward to the most? (Visit our Features page for a full story with details about all of these events.)

“In The Bag” exhibition, on view to September 28
0% (0 votes)
The Lords of 52nd Street concert, September 14
0% (0 votes)
Newtown Arts Festival weekend, September 15-16
33% (1 vote)
“An Evening of the Arts,” September 15
33% (1 vote)
“The Fox on the Fairway” production by Town Players of Newtown, weekends September 21-October 13
0% (0 votes)
“The Main Street Replica Project,” launching September 25
0% (0 votes)
Someday Cinema Series screenings of “The Blues Brothers,” September 30
0% (0 votes)
Photography display “In Our Rearview Mirror” by Marleen Cafarelli, et al, October 1-30
0% (0 votes)
“Love, Laughter, and Rhubarb” with Tinky Weisblat, October 3
33% (1 vote)
Newtown Day, October 6
0% (0 votes)
The 3rd Annual Newtown-Sandy Hook Restaurant Week, October 8-14
0% (0 votes)
Basket weaving workshop with Tina Puckett, October 13
0% (0 votes)
“Courageous Conversations in A Complex World,” October 17
0% (0 votes)
Live at ETH: David Wax Museum concert, October 19
0% (0 votes)
The 2nd Annual Fall Carnival at Fairfield Hills, October 19-21
0% (0 votes)
Connecticut Author’s Reading Series, October 21
0% (0 votes)
Natalie’s Open Mic, October 21
0% (0 votes)
“The Wordsmiths,” October 24
0% (0 votes)
Pianist Konstanza Chernov, October 28
0% (0 votes)
Someday Cinema Series double feature screenings of “Bride of Frankenstein” and “The Beast with Five Fingers,” October 29
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 3