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The Newtown Bee office, 5 Church Hill Road, Newtown CT; June 2002.   (Bee Photo, Hicks)

The Newtown Bee office, 5 Church Hill Road, Newtown CT; June 2002. (Bee Photo, Hicks)


About The Newtown Bee

The hometown newspaper and news outlet of Newtown, Connecticut, since June 1877.

The offices of The Bee are located at 5 Church Hill Road, Newtown. We are the third driveway on the left if you are heading east on Church Hill Road from Main Street, and near the top of the hill if heading west on Church Hill Road. Ours is the red building with the bumblebee weathervane on the cupola; The Newtown Bee is also posted over our front door. Parking is on the street, or in any available space you can find in the lot to the immediate east of the building. The office is generally open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am until 6 pm (earlier and later by chance).

Telephone 203-426-3141, fax 203-426-5169, email Mailing address is PO Box 5503, Newtown CT 06470.

R. Scudder Smith is the Publisher, and Curtiss Clark is the Editor. The newspaper is published by early Thursday afternoon each week, with that Friday’s date.

Business and Health News: A weekly Business and Health section of The Newtown Bee provides news ranging from our Business Buzz, promoting new local businesses, to localized health news. Associate Editor John Voket coordinates these sections. He may be reached at 203-426-3141 or Announcements and releases about business- or health-related matters should be received at our offices at 5 Church Hill Road in Newtown by 4 pm Monday for consideration for that following Friday’s edition.

Community Events: News about clubs and civic organizations, workshops classes, and other events of community interest should be received at The Bee office no later than Tuesday at 5 pm for publication in that week’s edition. Information for calendar listings can be mailed to or dropped off at the office, or emailed to

Engagements and Weddings: Forms are available in The Bee office and on our website (above the photo on this page, and also under Services) for those wishing to announce weddings and engagements. Photos accompanying engagement and wedding announcements will be returned if they are submitted with a stamped self-addressed envelope. Wedding announcements must be received within six months of the date of the ceremony to be considered for publication. Completed announcements and photos can be mailed to or dropped off at the office, or emailed to

Enjoy: A weekly section of The Newtown Bee that provides news of the arts, food and cultural events. Associate Editor Shannon Hicks coordinates this section. She may be reached at 203-426-3141 and Announcements and news about cultural events for Enjoy should be received at our offices at 5 Church Hill Road in Newtown at least one week before the event. Deadline for each week’s Enjoy section is 3 pm Tuesday.

Horse News: Equestrian news is published each week in The Newtown Bee. News releases about shows, clinics, and calendar listings should be mailed to Andy Hutchison at 5 Church Hill Road, Newtown CT 06470. Brief calendar listings may be phoned in to Mr Hutchison at 203-426-3141, faxed to 203-426-5169 or emailed to

Letters: Letters to the editor should be signed and dated and should include the writer’s phone number for confirmation. There is a 500 word limit on the length of more letters (Thank You letters should be no longer than 300 words); longer letters will be edited. Letters should be mailed To The Editor, The Newtown Bee, 5 Church Hill Road, Newtown CT 06470, or emailed to, with Letters to the Editor in the subject line. The Editor reserves the right to reject any letter.

Obituaries: The Newtown Bee publishes obituaries free of charge for people who were current residents of Newtown/Sandy Hook at the time of death, or longtime former residents; or if survivors are immediate family living in Newtown/Sandy Hook: parents, children, spouses, siblings only. Photographs are accepted. Please send a high resolution digital photo, color or black and white; hard copies can be scanned. Photographs are published in print as space allows. A daytime phone number must be included. The Newtown Bee reserves the right to edit obituaries for style and length. Submit obituaries to no later than 9 am, Thursday, for publication in the current week’s print edition. Obituaries will go online at as soon as they are edited. For more information call 203-426-3141.

Photographs: Suggestions for photographs should be directed to Editor Nancy K. Crevier at 203-426-3141 or Reprints of photos taken by staff photographers are available for public purchase or perusal through The Bee’s online photo galleries, at

Religion: The newspaper’s religion section is also coordinated by Associate Editor Shannon Hicks (203-426-3141 or Worship Notes are offered in each week’s print edition, while religious features are offered in print and often online. Deadline for each week’s Religion pages is noon Tuesday.

School News: The weekly Education section of The Newtown Bee provides school news of student accomplishments and events. Education Reporter Eliza Hallabeck coordinates this section, and can be reached at 203-426-3141 or Announcements and submissions for the Education section should be received by The Bee by noon on Tuesdays for that week’s print edition.

Sports: General sports information should be received in The Bee’s offices before Tuesday at noon to be included in Friday’s paper. All submissions should be typed or legibly printed and include a phone number in case clarification is required. Brief items may be phoned in to Sports Editor Andy Hutchison, at 203-426-3141, or emailed to

Subscriptions: Subscriptions to The Newtown Bee are $45 per year or $80 for two years; student and 6-month subscriptions are also available, for $35. To subscribe or to report problems with mail deliveries, call 203-426-3141 and ask to speak to someone in Circulation, or send email to

For information on our sister publication, Antiques and The Arts Weekly, the nation’s leading weekly publication on the antiques and the arts trade, also published by Bee Publishing Company, Inc., click here.