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  • Serious Nighttime Accident Results In Multiple Charges

    Police said they have arrested a Danbury woman on multiple charges in connection with a serious  nighttime motor vehicle accident on Berkshire Road (Route 34) near the Monroe town line in June, in which that woman and two passengers in her vehicle were injured when it tumbled down a ravine along the roadway.

  • Great Pumpkin Challenge Returning For Its Fourth Year

    For the fourth year Mackenzie Page is bringing her Great Pumpkin Challenge back to Main Street.

    The Great Pumpkin Challenge began in 2011 when Mackenzie, then a student at Newtown Middle School, was inspired to support family friend Zoe McMorran, who was diagnosed with brain cancer.

  • State Flags To Be Lowered For Hartford Firefighter

    HARTFORD — Governor Dannel P. Malloy is directing State of Connecticut flags to half-staff in honor of the Hartford firefighter who died Tuesday night while fighting a house fire in the city.

  • Elections Officials Review New Polling Place, Registration, Complaint Process

    Newtown’s registrars of voters, the head of the State Elections Enforcement Commission (SEEC), and the secretary of the state have all released information pertinent to the upcoming November 4 elections.

  • Country Star McCreery Wants Fan Birthday Gifts Sent To 12.14 Foundation

    In an exclusive interview with The Newtown Bee, country music and American Idol star Scotty McCreery (right) is asking fans and followers planning to send him birthday gifts on October 9 to instead make a donation to The 12.14 Foundation. McCreery, the organization’s National Goodwill Ambassador, is pictured here with Foundation founder and Newtown resident Dr Michael Baroody.

  • Sunday Cinema Series Update: Horror Films This Month, Red Carpet Plans For November

    1939 Best Picture nominee The Hunchback of Notre Dame will continue the Sunday Cinema Series with a pair of screenings on October 19.

  • Picture Of Summer Fun Is A Winner

    From the many summer vacation pictures “reflecting the memorable experiences” local families shared with guests from New York City this year, a photo from the Good family of Sandy Hook was a winner.

    According to a release from The Fresh Air Fund, of the many pictures snapped this season as inner-city children visited with families hosting them through the program, the Good’s photo “was determined the winner in the Laketime Fun category.”

  • Police Offer Tots Halloween Safety Tips

    Although they are tots and will be making their trick-or-treat rounds on Halloween with their parents present, police are impressing upon the small children who attend The Children’s Adventure Center the importance of Halloween safety.

    On Friday, September 26, police Sergeant David Kullgren spoke to the members of two classes at the school, informing them about Halloween do’s and don’ts, with the aim of the children having a safe Halloween.

  • Sunlight Will Save Town On Energy Costs

    With the help of a hydraulic lift, members of Sound Solar Systems LLC fitted solar panels in place on the Parks & Recreation Department garage on Trades Lane Tuesday morning.

    The new solar system will cover “virtually the entire roof,” front and back, said Public Works Director Fred Hurley.

    Kathy Quinn, chair of the town’s Sustainable Energy Commission, was glad they are doing that there, she said, “because everyone can see it.”

  • Furniture From The Woods

    For some people, a stump is just a stump. But to Will Korth, a stump is nature waiting to be turned into furniture.

    A partner in Korth & Shannahan, Inc contractor services out of Westchester County, Mr Korth has found a creative outlet in his Newtown Tree Craft business, making coffee tables, end tables, and fire stools from recovered wood.