• Panel To Discuss Community Center Survey Results November 10

    Nearly two-thirds of the residents who took the a survey concerned a possible Newtown Community Center in September and October were women, and at least 50 percent of respondents were between ages 40 to 55 years old, according to a recent release.

  • Selectmen Make Ethics Referral On Leaked E-mail Case

    For the first time in memory, the Newtown Board of Selectmen unanimously voted to make a referral to the local Board of Ethics after meeting in closed session garding what was described on their agenda as: “Attorney-Client privileged communication and discussion of employer rights and responsibilities regarding employee non-work related behaviors.” The closed session preceded the board's open meeting on Monday, November 2.

  • Euclid Quartet At Edmond Town Hall, November 22

    Celebrating its 17th anniversary season, Euclid Quartet is known for performances filled with passion, virtuosity, and sensitivity. The have captivated audiences and critics across the country, from Carnegie Hall and school classrooms to radio and television broadcasts.

    Newtown Friends of Music has invited the Euclid Quartet to perform on the stage of Edmond Town Hall on Sunday, November 22, at 3 pm.

  • COA Helping Seniors Enroll In Emergency Alert System

    Members of the Newtown Commission on Aging (COA) will be available to help senior residents enroll in CodeRED, Newtown’s emergency alert system, this month.

    COA members will be at Newtown Senior Center, 14 Riverside Road, each Monday for the rest of November starting at 3 pm. The CodeRED system sends phone or e-mail messages to inform residents about emergencies.

  • Costumes Encouraged: Classic Romantic Comedy Ready To Roll For Sunday Cinema Series

    Blake Edwards’s 1961 romantic comedy Breakfast at Tiffany’s will be shown at 4 and 7 pm Sunday, November 8, at Edmond Town Hall. Costumes are encouraged and awards will be given to the best look-alikes from the film.

    Jen Rogers, coordinator of the Sunday Cinema Series, is looking forward to Sunday.

  • Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary Planning Open House

    The Sandy Hook Fire & Rescue Company Ladies Auxiliary is looking for new members.

    To introduce themselves to the community, and to answer questions about their work, the auxiliary will host an open house on Tuesday, November 10, at 7 pm. After a brief business meeting, members will introduce themselves to guests and explain their role as a support group for the fire company.

  • Library Paving Project Extended

    C.H. Booth Library’s driveway for handicapped drivers and guests is being repaved.

    Work on the project began late last week, and was expected to be completed by late afternoon Tuesday, November 3.

    Unexpected delays are slowing the project, however. Library Director Brenda McKinley announced on November 3 that the repaving is now expected to continue for another week and a half, until Friday, November 13.

  • Cookies Campaign

    Local Girl Scouts are greeting registered voters as they arrive at the polls in Newtown today. It’s also Girl Scout Cookie Season, so the young Scouts are doing some campaigning of their own, offering boxes of cookies along with smiles. The smiles are free, Girl Scout cookies are $4 a box. The Brownies at Reed School Tuesday morning had a large supply of this year’s offerings, from classics like Samoas, Thin Mints, Trefoils and Do-Si-Dos to new offerings including Savannah Smiles and Rah-Rah Raisins.

  • Legal Strategies To Protect Financial & Personal Affairs

    St Rose of Lima Church Outreach Ministry and Visiting Angels will be hosting a free seminar on “Plan, Prepare and Protect — Legal Strategies As We Age.”

    The workshop will focus on planning to ensure one’s financial and personal affairs will be handled as expected when they are no longer capable to care for themselves. 

  • Halloween Photos From Newtown Bee Readers