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  • The Top of the Mountain

    Under the tutelage of creative writing instructor Chris Belden, inmates of Garner Correctional Institute have published three editions of a literary magazine, Sentences. Issue number 4 is ready to be printed, with more original prose and poetry, Chris says, but funding is needed. “If just 30 people donate $10 each we will be able to print enough copies to distribute to the inmates,” he tells me, and anyone who donates $10 will receive a copy.

  • Snow Days Made For Hard Work, Some Play

    As soon as residents cleared snow from walkways, streets, and lots that blanketed the town on Monday, the sky opened up again. Wednesday morning brought a second round of path and driveway clearing, as between six and nine inches of snow topped Monday’s precipitation. By early afternoon Wednesday, the blustery white flakes turned into rain.

  • Snow Angel

    To the Editor:

    After clearing my driveway, shoveling walks and clearing snow off the car, what was left was the three feet of snow at the foot of the driveway and at least that far into the street.  As the rain came in, I headed indoors for a much needed break and the hopes the rain will stop before we lost daylight.

  • Postponements & Cancellations

    Groups and organizations that need to postpone or cancel events planned for today due to the weather are invited to contact Newtown Bee Associate Editor Shannon Hicks, at 203-426-3141 or shannon@thebee.com, to get their word out.

  • Storm Bringing More Snow Than Expected, Few Accidents Reported

    Sean and Isabelle Caron were enjoying the fresh snow that arrived in Newtown before daybreak Monday, sledding in their front yard. A storm that was to bring a few inches of snow to the region had dropped up to six inches in different areas of town by late afternoon. More snow is forecast for Tuesday night. 

  • Newtown Public Schools To Dismiss Early Thursday, No Afternoon Preschool

    Due to the weather, the Newtown Public Schools will have an early dismissal, Thursday, January 2, and there will be no afternoon preschool.

  • Newtown Public Schools Closed Friday

    Due to the anticipated weather, the Newtown Public Schools will be closed Friday, January 3.

  • Newtown Public Schools Closed Tuesday

    Newtown Public Schools will be closed Tuesday, December 10, due to the weather. 

  • Quick Clean-Up Appreciated

    To the Editor:

     I would like to commend the local stores which totally cleared all the snow out of their parking lots after the recent blizzard. I observed the Big Y, for example, use huge dump trucks in the early morning hours removing great heaps of snow that had accumulated during and after the storm. This kept sight lines clear and sidewalks less hazardous.

  • Weekend Blizzard Was One For The Books

    Blizzard Nemo is one for the record books. Seven of Connecticut’s eight counties reported record-breaking levels of snow, said Governor Dannel P. Malloy during an evening press conference at the state armory on Saturday, February 9.

    Preliminary maximum snowfall and wind gusts for Fairfield County were announced as 35 inches and 82 miles per hour, respectively, as of 12:45 pm Saturday.