• The Top of the Mountain

    Ben’s Bells has been sharing its ceramic windchimes locally since 2013, first from its Newtown studio on Church Hill Road, and now from its new home in the rear of 32 Stony Hill Road, Bethel. Join volunteers at the new Ben’s Bell Studio for a grand opening event, this Friday evening, from 5 to 7 pm. The new space offers room for larger parties, and an onsite kiln, and continues to welcome drop-ins during its studio hours.

  • A District Of Distinction

    Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, conducted his first Parent/Community Forum September 18 in a packed lecture hall at Newtown High School. The evening’s topic was a question brimming with engagement and hope: What must take place for your son/daughter to have their absolute best school year? Our initial response to the question was not a direct answer but a general observation: How far we have come in how we communicate with our school officials over the past three years.

  • School Board Advised Of Accidental Leak Of Confidential Records

    The Board of Education was notified at its May 7 meeting that a letter was recently sent home to roughly 800 parents to advise them that their student’s information was accidentally shared with a single parent in September.

  • Board Sets May 6 As Reed’s First Day As Superintendent

    The Board of Education voted at its meeting on Tuesday, April 9, to have former Newtown Superintendent of Schools John Reed begin his term as acting interim superintendent on May 6, when Superintendent of Schools Janet Robinson will begin a vacation.

    The motion came following an executive session that included Dr Robinson and the board’s attorney Floyd Dugas.

  • Robinson’s Stratford Contract Confirms Start Date, Benefit Details

    Newtown’s departing School Superintendent Janet Robinson will begin her new job in Stratford no later than July 1, according to her new contract, which was provided to The Bee following a Freedom of Information request. The contract also affirms that Stratford will be compensating Dr Robinson at a rate significantly higher than what Stratford’s interim superintendent apparently earned, but less than the same individual earned when she was the contracted superintendent.

  • Superintendent Robinson Accepts Post In Stratford

    Two days after Superintendent of School Janet Robinson dispatched an e-mail to Newtown’s Board of Education stating the Stratford school board was poised to offer her that district’s top seat, she was offered the position. According to a report from a regional cable news network, Dr Robinson accepted the position following a unanimous vote of the Stratford board.

  • Robinson To Be Cited As ‘Outstanding Superintendent’

    The University of Connecticut’s Neag School of Education confirmed this week that Superintendent of Schools Janet Robinson will receive its Outstanding School Superintendent award at its 15th Annual Awards Dinner, set for March 9.

    Dr Robinson was chosen for the distinction prior to the events of 12/14, according to the Neag School of Education.