• Community Invited To Trauma Stewardship Workshop

    Are you grappling with how to keep on keeping on? Struggling with your own reactions and stress? Or maybe you are noticing a collective fatigue, sense of hopelessness or helplessness, feeling like you cannot do enough, or a spike in negativity among your co-workers or community.

    If so, Newtown’s Recovery and Resiliency Team (RRT) is inviting residents to a Trauma Stewardship workshop intended for the Newtown/Sandy Hook community, along with anyone who has served or participated in the healing and recovery efforts.

  • Federal Court Hands Sandy Hook Families First Victory On Wrongful Death Lawsuit

    According to a release from the firm involved in a lawsuit against the manufacturer, distributor, and seller of the Bushmaster assault rifle used in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, a federal district court has handed an important victory to the ten Sandy Hook families who are plaintiffs. 

    In a short order issued September 30, the court ruled that the families’ lawsuit should proceed in Connecticut state court, where it was initially filed. Shortly after the families filed suit last year, Bushmaster removed the case to federal court. 

  • Choose Love ‘60s Tribute Concert Moving Indoors

    Due to anticipated rain showers Saturday, October 3, Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity is relocating its free California Dreamers concert from the park in Sandy Hook Center to Newtown Congregational Church.

    This final show in the 2015 concert series will take place from 1 to 3 pm.

    A Mamas & The Papas tribute band, The California Dreamers will bring folk rock, psychedelic pop and sunshine pop sounds of the ‘60s to The Great Room of the church, at 14 West Street

  • Absentee Ballots Available October 2

    Town Clerk Debbie Aurelia Halstead advises Newtown voters that absentee ballots are available Friday, October 2, for the Municipal Election to be held in Newtown on Tuesday, November 3. 

    Any qualified registered voter may vote by absentee if unable to vote in person due to:

    *Active US military service;

    *Illness or physical disability;

    *Absence from town during voting hours;

    *Religious beliefs which forbid secular activity; or

  • MEGA Body Exhibit Cancelled; Health Fair To Otherwise Continue As Planned

    Fraser Woods Montessori School preschooler Kody Hendricks, shown, was one of many students recently screened by Lions Club and Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) volunteers. The screenings will continue at local preschools and schools through October 2, and more eye screenings will be available at eh upcoming Health Fair, October 3, for the community. Kody patiently sat for his screening on Friday, September 25, while Lions Club member Steve Bennett conducted the screening. Mr Bennett was joined by Lions Club member Doug Body and VNA member Anna Wiedemann for the day's screenings.

  • WCSU Compassion Conference Postponed

    DANBURY — The Center for Compassion, Creativity and Innovation at Western Connecticut State University has postponed its annual conference, originally scheduled for Friday and Saturday, October 2-3, because of a family emergency experienced by one of the speakers.

    Dr Chris Kukk, founder of the Center and a professor of Political Science at WCSU, said organizers regret having to postpone the conference. It will be held in the spring, however.

  • A Return To Grandeur For A Historic Main Street Property

    In renovating the building at the corner of West and Main Streets, the history of the property has been a priority for developers Chris Wilson and Chris Hottois, of Flint Ridge Development, LLC, in Monroe. Commonly known as “the Chase Building,” the structure was “a mess,” said Mr Hottois, when the partners purchased the building two years ago, and began restoration.

  • Local Youth Had ‘A Great Time’ During Ski Newtown Event

  • 2016 Arts Festival Logo Competition Announced

    Professional and amateur artists across the state are invited to enter the 2016 Newtown Arts Festival Artwork Competition to create what will be the symbol of next year’s festival. The competition is being presented by Newtown Cultural Arts Commission.

    The winning artwork will be featured on festival T-shirts, posters, and all advertising materials. The winning artist will receive $750, to be paid after December 1, 2015; a press release about the selected artwork and artist; and will be featured on the Newtown Arts Festival website.

  • Taxpayer Questions Sought For Finance Board Forum

    Newtown taxpayers and residents are encouraged to submit questions they may have about local financial practices, capital spending, bonding, town pensions, the looming “Cadillac Tax,” taxation or any other issues that involve the consultation or directive of the Board of Finance.

    Continuing an annual tradition, The Newtown Bee is hosting its 2015 Candidates Forum, October 20, from 7 to 9 pm, in the Edmond Town Hall Theatre. This year, the forum will introduce local Democratic and Republican Board of Finance candidates.