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  • Alexander Named New Board Of Education Chair, NHS Administrative Vacancy Also Filled

    The Board of Education unanimously voted to hire David Roach of Southbury to fill a vacant assistant principal position at Newtown High School during its meeting on Tuesday, July 15. Later in the meeting the school board also voted to name Keith Alexander as its new chair.

    “Welcome,” school board Vice Chair Laura Roche said after the vote to hire Mr Roach.

  • The Newtown Poetry Project Celebrates Another Year Of Writing

    Adults and children gathered at a Newtown home during the evening of Wednesday, July 9. Children played between chairs and towels or ate alongside the adults in attendance for the culminating celebration of this year’s Newtown Poetry Project accomplishments.

    Carol Ann Davis, a Newtown resident, author, and professor in Fairfield University’s creative writing program, said the event went very well despite having to be moved indoors due to rain.

  • Local Teacher Presents At NEA ‘Raise Your Hand’ Event

    DENVER — Newtown resident Katherine Doerr Morosky, who teaches with Connections Education, was one of nine educators from across the country who were nominated to participate in the National Education Association (NEA) Raise Your Hand: Empowered Educators event, held July 2 at the Colorado Convention Center.

    Ms Morosky and her colleagues represented New Voice Strategies as VIVA (Vision Ideas Voices Action) Teachers, past participants of a VIVA Idea Exchange.

  • Lecture And Book Signing On Women’s Health, July 30 At Library

    An employee of Sophia Natural Health Center in Brookfield will present a free lecture at C.H. Booth Library on Wednesday, July 30, at 7 pm.

  • Workshop To Explore Anatomy, Psychology Of Facebook

    MONROE — The Power Network, sponsored by the Monroe and Newtown Chambers of Commerce, will host a workshop featuring Lynn Moore of Moore Marketing on Thursday, July 24, from 8 to 9:15 am, at the Collaborative Work Center, located on the second floor of 500 Monroe Turnpike.

    “The Anatomy and Psychology of Facebook for Business Owners” will address key tips and techniques on how business owners can use Facebook to manage privacy and other settings, when to post and where to share and how to boost posts to grow your community.

  • Sandy Hook Parents To Chris Christie: Our Kids’ Lives Are Not Trivial

    Newtown-based Sandy Hook Promise, an organization formed shortly after the 12/14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School to support those affected and support solutions to acts of violence, issued a statement July 2, following the group’s failed attempt to have families directly affected by 12/14 meet with Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey.

  • Top of The Mountain

    Photo bombs continue to be a very popular trend, and this week I spotted one of my own doing just that. When one of our Bee photographers was out collecting Bee’s Buck photos last week, she didn’t realize that while she was trying to sneakily take a photo for this week’s challenge photo, the photographer herself was also being watched.

  • Farmers Market Opens For The Season

    Gusts of wind interrupted the sunny day, causing merchants and guests at the Farmers Market at Fairfield Hills to grab for tent posts. Temporarily knocked askew were the awnings casting shade over fresh produce from area farms, and other goods offered by local merchants and crafters.

  • Legislation Will Create Statewide E-Book Delivery System

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy, on June 6, signed a bill authorizing the State Library to “create and maintain an e-book platform for the distribution of electronic books (e-books) to public library patrons.”  The bill followed up on legislation passed last year commissioning the Department of Consumer Protection to study how Connecticut’s public libraries could gain fair access to e-books, according to the press release sent by the Office of the Governor.

  • From Newtown To The Brooklyn Bridge, These Moms Demand Action

    Two Newtown moms who were deeply affected by the 12/14 tragedy have transitioned from quietly hosting recent gatherings of several dozen common-sense gun law supporters to joining more than 1,000 like-minded families during a very high profile march across the Brooklyn Bridge earlier this month.