• NHS Graduates Planning Boston Event To Benefit Children’s Museum

    The “Night For Newtown At Fenway Park” is a special fundraiser for the anticipated EverWonder Children’s Museum in Newtown, coordinated by Newtown High School graduates currently living in Boston. In response to the tragedy of 12/14, nine young people found themselves pulled together, and like so many others, began asking what they could do to help ease the pain in their hometown. “After all of us went home for the holidays and experienced what the rest of the town was going through, there was a huge disconnect upon returning to Boston,” recalled Will Jacob, a 2006 graduate, adding, “I think it was a tough thing for us to come to terms with — to feel like the sorrow from our small corner of the world was already forgotten.”

  • 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.

  • "Violence, Loss and Emotional Healing: A Buddhist Perspective," March 13 At Adath Israel

    Sandy Hook Promise will host a special presentation, “Violence, Loss and Emotional Healing: A Buddhist Perspective,” on Wednesday, March 13. It will begin at 7 pm at Congregation Adath Israel, and admission is free.

  • AFS Gains Approval For Propane Storage

    In response to complaints from a couple who lives nearby, the Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) has placed a set of conditions on its approval for an industrial firm to install a 30,000-gallon propane storage tank and a chiller unit near its factory.

  • Community Giveaway Attracts Several Thousand To Reed School

    The town was so flooded with gifts of goodwill from across the nation and world following the December 14 Sandy Hook School shootings tragedy, that it accumulated a massive inventory of gifts, far exceeding the needs of the people most directly affected by the incident.

  • Community Giveaway Draws A Crowd

    On Sunday afternoon, February 24, some of the thousands of town residents  who attended a community giveaway event at the Reed Intermediate School waited patiently to enter the school gymnasium. Through the event, residents received gifts of goodwill that were sent to the town following the ...

  • Falling Assessments Account for 23% Drop In Grand List

    Newtown Assessor Chris Kelsey has calculated the latest town grand list figures as of October 1, 2012, which indicate local property assessments are down 23.22 percent. As a result, many Newtown property owners will see a slight drop in their residential taxes this year. But Mr Kelsey indicated that those slight adjustments could be equalized or offset by slight increases in motor vehicle taxes.

  • Finance Bd. Reviews Budget, OKs Video Surveillance At Chalk Hill

    The Board of Finance turned its eye on the proposed municipal budget at its meeting on Thursday, February 28, and approved a transfer in the current budget to cover costs for software to enable police to monitor videos at Monroe’s Chalk Hill Middle School in real time.The $174,000 transfer from the Board of Selectman’s 2012-13 Contingency Account to its Capital Account was made to cover the cost of buying software to install in Newtown Police Department cruisers to allow users to monitor video surveillance feeds from cameras set up at Sandy Hook School, located at Monroe’s Chalk Hill Middle School. The $174,000 cost...

  • All Hands In: A Celebration Of Community Through Traditional Song & Dance

    Patricia Campbell is organizing an event she hopes will allow residents of all ages to relax and let go of their worries for a few hours. An evening of community dancing, sea chanteys, and chorus songs are on the itinerary for March 22 at HealingNewtown Arts Space.

  • The Way We Were, from the issue dated March 1, 2013

    Newtown news of 25, 50, 75 and 100 years ago.