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  • BOS Approve Grant To Repurpose FFH Duplex For Parent Connection

    "We're off and running!" That was the closing comment from First Selectman Pat Llodra after the Board of Selectmen unanimously approved a $500,000 funding resolution, that upon final acceptance, will activate grant funding to re-purpose a vacant duplex at Fairfield Hills for the Newtown Parent Connection. Now in its 20th year of service, this grassroots organization works to educate and empower the community in its continuing efforts preventing substance abuse, while providing support and referrals to families who are either dealing with a substance abuse issue, or who have lost a loved one to drug or alcohol-related tragedy.

  • PBSC Gets Update On SHS Remediation, Demolition Plans

    Robert Mitchell, chairman of the Newtown Public Building and Site Commission (PBSC), said his panel heard and discussed new information regarding the ongoing remediation and demolition plans for Sandy Hook School during a meeting held on October 22. Speaking after Tuesday night's meeting, Mr Mitchell said preliminary demolition was set to commence on Thursday, October 24. The work will progress along a planned course based on which areas of the vacant facility are already clear of hazardous materials, and which sections will be fully remediated by crews from Connecticut-based Bestech. That company is handling both the remediation and demolition based on a state recommendation...

  • Police Reports October 9 - 20, 2013

    DUI Incident Police said that at about 1:35 am on October 11, they received a report that an erratically driven vehicle may have been involved in an accident on Appleblossom Lane, so they went to that area to investigate. Ap...

  • Fire Reports October 18 - 24, 2013

    The dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at 3 Main Street list the following  fire calls and the responders:   Thursday, October 17: No calls listed. F...

  • Veterans Invited To NHS For Luncheon & Assembly

    Newtown High School will once again host a Veterans Day Assembly on Monday, November 11. The event will begin with a luncheon at 11 am, followed by an assembly at noon. The event is to recognize and to thank men and women who have served or are presently s...

  • Márquez -Greene Family Launches The Ana Grace Project

    The family of Ana Grace Márquez-Greene launched the Ana Grace Project of Klingberg Family Centers on October 22, to honor their daughter’s life that ended at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. The project’s mission is to promote love, connection and community for every child and family. “The Ana Grace Project is about honoring the way Ana lived, not how she died,” said Nelba Márquez-Greene, Ana’s mother and a licensed marriage and family therapist, who approached Klingberg Family Centers about partnering with the family on the project.

  • Candidates Discuss Education At Bee Forum

    Glancing around the historic Edmond Town Hall lobby where voices echoed during a brief meet-and-greet Tuesday, October 22, incumbent Board of Education Secretary Kathryn Hamilton considered other prospective and incumbent candidates. “We’re all good; any combination of us would be good,” she observed .Before answering questions about fiscal responsibility, personal skills, managing a budget, or selecting the right school superintendent at a candidates’ forum hosted by The Newtown Bee, candidates spent about 30 minutes in the lobby talking with other town officials, family members and supporters, and constituents eager to hear their thoughts.Running unchallenged for an open two-year post on the school board is David Freedman, who was accompanied by his wife, Christene...

  • 2013 Election Candidate Profiles

    This year's local election candidates have completed online surveys profiling their views on issues important for the offices they seek. This document includes links to all the candidate surveys and instructions on how to view their answers to questions in the surveys.

  • Prosecutor Writing Report On 12/14

    The top state law enforcement official in the Danbury judicial district said Monday, October 21, that he has started writing a report based on the results of a police investigation into the shooting incidents of December 14, 2012, in Sandy Hook, in which 28 people died.State’s Attorney Stephen J. Sedensky, III, told The Newtown Bee he is reviewing the content of the police probe and is now in the process of writing his report on it, which will be made public.Mr Sedensky declined to say when that report would be disclosed, other than to restate that it would occur “in the fall.”Earlier this year, many people anticipated that the report would have been disclosed by last June.Mr Sedensky declined to comment on a report published on October 18...

  • Walls Begin To Go Up At New Ambulance Facility

    “Concrete block walls are going up” at the new ambulance garage site, said Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps board member Bruce Herring. As of Wednesday, October 16, the concrete slab for the new construction’s living area had been poured, and the slab for the garage portion of the two-story, six-bay ambulance facility at Fairfield Hills will could be poured in coming days. So far, the project to construct a new building, which will serve as an ambulance garage and work facility for Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps members, is ahead of schedule. Due to good weather and working conditions, the project is about three weeks ahead, said Clerk of the Works Brian Feeney.