• Facing Post-12/14 Expenses, Staffing, Police Assess The ‘New Normal’

    As time passes following the December 14 Sandy Hook School massacre of 20 children and six adults, town police officials are assessing the implications of the event in terms of future police staffing and the security levels that will be required at local schools.They also are considering the prospect of police activity returning to normal, as adaptation to new conditions occurs. The Police Commission and police command staff members discussed the many ramifications of the 12/14 incident at a March 5 session. Police Chief Michael Kehoe reported that police staffing requirements since the incident have resulted in the police department well exceeding its normal police overtime spending.

  • Technology Panel Will Focus On Gun Violence Reduction

    Sandy Hook Promise, a non-profit group based in Newtown, has scheduled a news conference in San Francisco for Thursday, March 14, to explain its project to find innovative technological ways to reduce gun violence, according to a statement from the group. Sandy Hook Promise was formed after the December 14 massacre at Sandy Hook School in Newtown which 20 young schoolchildren and six adults were murdered by a gunman who had shot his way into the elementary school.

  • PeaceBuilders Will Help Kids Become More Resilient

    PeaceBuilders, an initiative to bring kids from Newtown together in community service and fun activities, is preparing to launch on March 17.  Helping kids become more resilient after the tragedy of 12/14 is a priority of the group. PeaceBuilders will...

  • Team 26 Cyclists Head To Washington DC

    Before the soft click of so many rotating wheels embarked on a journey to Washington, DC, from Sandy Hook, a large rally took place at Reed Intermediate School Saturday, March 9, to send off the members of Team 26. The group of 26 cyclists hopes to raise awareness for gun safety legislation - specifically, requiring all gun buyers to pass criminal background checks, instituting a ban of military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, making gun trafficking a federal crime, including real penalties for “straw buyers,” and strengthening gun ownership restrictions for people with severe mental illness.

  • Historical Society Program Will Follow 19th Century Sunset To The West

    In a program called “Migrating Out of Connecticut,” hosted by Newtown Historical Society, Nora Galvin will take a look at the historic westward flow during the 19th Century.

  • Emblems Of Encouragement And Support

    To suitably display the many shoulder patches that the Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company has received from various emergency service organizations since 12/14, members of the Chesapeake Beach Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department, Inc, of Virginia Beach, Va., have donated two large, custom-made wooden display cases to the volunteer fire company.

  • Snow Day Cancellations

    If you have an event that will be cancelled or postponed due to today's weather, contact Shannon Hicks at The Newtown Bee (203-426-3141 or shannon@thebee.com) .

  • Fire Reports, February 18-March 6, 2013

    The dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at Town Hall South report the following fire calls and the responders: Thursday, February 28: 1:01 pm, alarm, 62 Castle Meadow Road, Dodgingtown and Botsford responded; 5:58 pm...

  • Winter Guard To Collect Bottles And Cans For Fundraiser, Saturday Morning

    The Newtown Varsity Winter Guard will hold their final Bottle and Can Drive of the season on Saturday, March 9 from 10 am until noon at three locations: Newtown High School, Newtown Middle School and Reed Intermediate School.  

  • Three Arrested Following Incident At Newtown Skate Park

    Police report an incident at Newtown Skate Park during the late afternoon of Tuesday, March 5, involving the brandishing of a firearm, which resulted in the arrest of three people.