• Newtown Doctors Join To Provide A Week Of Healing, A Lifetime Of Health

    A rooster crows. The sun shimmies up behind still dark hills. Cups of coffee in hand, Drs Dan Federman and Eric Chanko step out of rustic quarters and breathe in the calm morning air lying over the village of Opataro, Honduras. It is a calm they know will soon dissipate, as dozens of villagers from Opatoro and 16 surrounding towns line up outside the clinic to see the American doctors there to aid Opatoro’s one physician and dentist. Some of the villagers will have walked three hours, to wait three hours in line. For many, this will be their only opportunity this year to receive treatment for ongoing health issues. For others, it is their chance to get “the equivalent of 30 Tylenol pills,” said Dr Federman, to tide them over the next months.

  • Newtown Author Receives Honors For Book On Lesser-Known American Revolutionary Hero

    Patricia Hubert’s devotion to seeing that the contributions of Maine’s soldiers, sailors, and one junior officer of the American Revolution, in particular, are finally recognized resulted in the publication of her book "Major Philip M. Ulmer: A Hero of the American Revolution" in August 2014, after six years of research, documentation, and writing. This past March, Ms Hubert was honored with a Certificate of Achievement for the Excellence in American History Book Award 2015 from the Connecticut State Daughters of the American Revolution

  • The Top of the Mountain

    Newtown, from a cat's point of view.

  • The Way We Were

    A look back at Newtown 25, 50, 75, and 100 years ago.

  • Share Your Prom Photos With The Bee

    Students attending the Newtown High School Senior Prom tonight are invited to share some of their favorite photos with The Newtown Bee for publication in a future print edition and/or for an online photo slideshow. Send photos to Education Reporter Eliza Hallabeck by Tuesday, April 28, at 10 am. When sending photos, please include the first and last names of anyone people shown in the picture along with a brief description of what is happening in the photo.

  • Snapshot: Kim Whitmore

    A weekly profile of a local person.

  • Newtown Foster Parents Honored By DCF

    There is an art to successful foster parenting, and Newtown residents Nancy and John Schreiner have seemingly mastered it, despite having fostered just two teenagers in the four years they have been licensed. So much so, that the Department of Children and Families named the couple as the Star Family for the month of April, and during the May 1-2 Connecticut Association of Foster and Adoptive Parents Annual Conference at the Mystic Marriott, the Schreiners will be honored as the Family of the Year for the Danbury region. A Star Family is one that a member agency of the DCF sees as one “whose service to children in foster care deserves recognition.”

  • Web Documentary Tells ‘The Story Of The Stuff’

    "The Story of the Stuff," a web documentary by Ashley R. Maynor, went live on April 16. Consisting of brief videos and essays reflecting on tragedies such as the shootings at Virginia Tech and the bonfire disaster at Texas A&M, it primarily follows four Newtown residents who took on the task of dealing with the enormous physical outpourings of sympathy that came to Newtown following 12/14. Her interviews with former town assessor Chris Kelsey, former C.H. Booth librarian Andrea Zimmermann, local artist Ross MacDonald, and Newtown resident Yolie Moreno track the processing of “the stuff,” three, six, nine, and twelve months after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

  • Local Author Patricia Hubert Receives Masonic Humanitarian Award

    Newtown resident Patricia Hubert, an officer and matron of the Mirah Chapter of the Eastern Star in Sandy Hook, and of the combined Mirah Chapter and Lady Martha Chapter of Monroe, received an unexpected surprise Sunday, April 12. Following a talk to members of the Masonic Grand Lodge of Masons in Connecticut, at the Crown Plaza in Cromwell on her recently published book, "Major Philip M. Unger: Hero of the American Revolution," Thomas Maxwell, Most Worshipful Grand Master, presented Ms Hubert with the General David Wooster Medal in Bronze.

  • Guess Who, BTO Frontman Randy Bachman Bubbling Over ‘Heavy Blues’

    You can now officially classify classic rock front man Randy Bachman as a ‘three-peater.’ After huge success fronting The Guess Who, and morphing into the classic rock hit machine Bachman, Turner Overdrive, the award-winning Canadian artist is channeling his love for late-’60s British blues grooves into a brand new and refreshingly accessible power trio. In a recent Newtown Bee interview ahead of his April 24 stop at The Ridgefield Playhouse, Bachman was positively fired up about his latest effort, Heavy Blues, which he’s showcasing on tour this spring accompanied by bassist Anna Ruddick and drummer Dale Anne Brendon.