- Monday, December 29, 2014 at 4:21 pm
December 29, 1989
Kevin Jones, a deputy planning director in Roswell, Ga., has been selected as Newtown’s first economic development coordinator, and was expected to confirm his verbal acceptance of the post, Thursday. If Mr Jones confirms the hiring, he would begin work in early February at a salary of $52,000.
- Friday, December 19, 2014 at 8:21 am
December 22, 1989
Bill Manfredonia says he believes in education. And he’s in a good position to see that his philosophy is carried out at Newtown High School. Mr Manfredonia was hired as principal for the high school as of December 19, with a salary of $70,000. He had been serving as interim principal since June while the school board conducted a search for a new principal when Tim Breslin, former principal, left to become superintendent of Regional School 6.
- Friday, December 12, 2014
December 15, 1989
- Friday, December 5, 2014
December 8, 1989
- Friday, November 28, 2014
December 1, 1989
W. Ogden Booker will direct the Newtown Choral Society in a performance of Handel’s Jubilee and Bach’s Magnificat at the Newtown Congregational Church, 4 pm, on Sunday, December 10. This will be the first public performance of the church’s newly refurbished organ.
- Friday, November 21, 2014
November 24, 1989
A 25–60-year sentence awaits Richard Crafts for killing his wife, Helle, three years ago, although lawyers for the former pilot say they will appeal the conviction because of widespread publicity generated by the sensational case. Mr Crafts, 51, was found guilty of murder Tuesday in Norwalk Superior Court. The prosecution alleged he killed his flight attendant wife, cut the body into pieces with a chainsaw and ran some of the body parts through a woodchipper to destroy the evidence.
- Friday, November 14, 2014
Issues of The Newtown Bee from November 20, 1964, and from November 20, 1914 were not available this week.
November 17, 1989
- Friday, November 7, 2014
November 10, 1989
- Friday, October 31, 2014
November 3, 1989
Graffiti and vandalism have been a problem at Edmond Town Hall on Friday nights for the past two decades, but with the advent of recent drug sales parents are calling for immediate police enforcement. Police Chief Michael DeJoseph warns would be drug dealers that if they are caught selling their goods at Edmond Town Hall (or anywhere else in town), they will be arrested and they will go to jail.
- Friday, October 24, 2014
October 27, 1989
Nearly seven inches of rain fell over the time period beginning Sunday, October 15, and ending Saturday, October 21, bringing the month’s total to 6.78 inches. Normal for the month of October is 4.11 inches. Deep Brook was one of many waterways to overflow and swamp residents’ yards. All five of the town’s volunteer fire companies were involved in providing pumping details to help residents all over town having problems due to the rainfall.