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  • IAIS Has Returned To Winter Hours

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    December 30, 1999, Thursday

    IAIS Has Returned To Winter HoursWASHINGTON — The Institute for American Indian Studies, 38 Curtis Road, has returned to its winter hours schedule.Until March 31, the museum will be open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm, and on Sunday from noon to 5 pm.For additional information, th...Read Full Article

  • Technology Center Open Houses

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    December 30, 1999, Thursday

    Technology Center Open HousesDANBURY — In celebration of High Tech Month, Danbury Library will host two open house events in its Technology Center.The public is invited to visit the library’s Tech Center, at 170 Main Street, on Tuesday, January 11, from 6 to 8 pm, or Wednesday, January 12, fro...Read Full Article

  •  Fire On The Rails

    ANDY GOROSKO
    Archive
    December 30, 1999, Thursday

     Fire On The RailsBy Andrew GoroskoAn electric-diesel locomotive owned by the Housatonic Railroad, which was hauling fewer than a dozen freight cars carrying lumber, caught fire midday December 30 while traveling from Hawleyville toward the Borough....Read Full Article

  • HIV/AIDS Eligibility Changes

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    December 30, 1999, Thursday

    HIV/AIDS Eligibility ChangesMore people living with HIV/AIDS will be able to get help securing state-of-the-art drug treatment as a result of new maximum-income qualifying levels that became effective January 1.This change should particularly benefit those people who are employed but do not have h...Read Full Article

  • License Plate Changes Start This Month

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    December 30, 1999, Thursday

    License Plate Changes Start This MonthWETHERSFIELD — On January 1 the Department of Motor Vehicles began issuing newly designed and highly reflective license plates which will be required for most vehicles in the state as part of an initiative to enhance public safety....Read Full Article

  • Emissions WaiverFee Increase

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    December 30, 1999, Thursday

    Emissions WaiverFee IncreaseWETHERSFIELD — The Department of Motor Vehicles has raised the minimum expense required for obtaining an emissions test waiver.Vehicles previously were required to have $250 in qualifying repairs to be eligible for a waiver, but that cost jumped to $450 on January 3 a...Read Full Article

  • Ambulance Corps Hits 1,500 Calls

    STEVE BIGHAM
    Archive
    December 30, 1999, Thursday

    Ambulance Corps Hits 1,500 CallsThe Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps responded to its 1,500th call this year at 6:07 am Thursday. This year’s response total shatters all past records. The call went out for an unknown medical problem on Dock Drive.Last year, Newtown’s ambulance crews responded...Read Full Article

  • Gerald H. Manion, Sr

    SHIRLEY WOYTACK
    Archive
    December 30, 1999, Thursday

    Gerald H. Manion, SrGerald H. Manion, Sr, 81, of Grassy Plain Street, Bethel, died December 29 at Danbury Hospital.  He was the husband of Susan (Lariccia) Manion.He was the father of Gerald H. Manion, Jr, of Sandy Hook and Stephen P. Manion of Newtown....Read Full Article

  • Boggs Hill Crash

    ANDY GOROSKO
    Archive
    December 30, 1999, Thursday

    Boggs Hill CrashPolice report a two-car accident at the intersection of Boggs Hill Road and Head O’Meadow Road about 9:20 pm December 28.Police said motorist Timothy S. McCloud, 16, of 6 Purdy Station Road, who was driving a 1989 Volvo 245 station wagon, was making a left turn from Head O’ Mea...Read Full Article

  • Small Banks May Set Up

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    December 29, 1999, Wednesday

    Small Banks May Set Up Surcharge-Free Network For ATMsHARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The state’s small banks are considering following Massachusetts’ lead and forming a network that would not charge non-customers who use their automated teller machines.The Connecticut Supreme Court this month threw...Read Full Article

  • Census Jobs

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    December 29, 1999, Wednesday

    Census JobsTesting for temporary jobs for the US Census will take place at the Cyrenius H. Booth Library at 1 pm on January 3 and January 10. Also, testing will take place at the library at 2 pm on January 23 and 30.Positions as door-to-door census enumerators range from $12 to $15.75 per hour.For...Read Full Article

  • Linda Warner of Intuitive Computers Systems of Newtown says the millennium will come and go with little noise.

    STEVE BIGHAM
    Archive
    December 29, 1999, Wednesday

    Linda Warner of Intuitive Computers Systems of Newtown says the millennium will come and go with little noise. Carol Parks of the Sandy Hook Diner calls 2000 “just another year.” Joe Summo and Kevin Pious of Newtown Hardware say Y2K sales have been surprisingly low. Julius Secskas doesn’t bu...Read Full Article

  • A wish for good health and tranquility in the New Year.

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    December 29, 1999, Wednesday

    A wish for good health and tranquility in the New Year.Jerry and Kaaren Valenta...Read Full Article

  • Messages For The New Millennium

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    December 29, 1999, Wednesday

    Messages For The New Millennium Several weeks ago, The Bee invited readers to put in their “2000 cents worth” for the Year 2000. Each “Message for the Millennium” was to be accompanied by a check of at least $20 made out to a local organization of the reader’s choice.  The following mes...Read Full Article

  • Conservation Rejects Two Subdivisions

    ANDY GOROSKO
    Archive
    December 29, 1999, Wednesday

    Conservation Rejects Two SubdivisionsBy Andrew GoroskoThe Conservation Commission has turned down wetlands construction permits for two residential subdivision applications, totaling 34 lots.The rejections concern a 16-lot application for 65 acres off Butterfield Road known as Butternut Ridge, and...Read Full Article

  • Plan Ahead WithAn Emergency Kit

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    December 29, 1999, Wednesday

    Plan Ahead WithAn Emergency KitPreparing an emergency kit for your wedding day is a good idea. This would be a small bag or box that would contain an assortment of items anyone in the bridal party might need on your wedding day.Having something like this on hand will make a potential catastrophe (...Read Full Article

  • The Iceman Cometh:Newtown At The Turn Of The Last Century

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    December 29, 1999, Wednesday

    The Iceman Cometh:Newtown At The Turn Of The Last Century...Read Full Article

  • Reflections On The New Millennium

    KAAREN VALENTA
    Archive
    December 29, 1999, Wednesday

    Reflections On The New Millennium...Read Full Article

  • P&Z Rejects Huntingtown Road Subdivision Proposal

    ANDY GOROSKO
    Archive
    December 29, 1999, Wednesday

    P&Z Rejects Huntingtown Road Subdivision Proposal By Andrew GoroskoThe Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) has rejected a residential subdivision application to create 5 lots at 75 Huntingtown Road....Read Full Article

  • There are 23 towns named Newton in the United States.

    SHANNON HICKS
    Archive
    December 29, 1999, Wednesday

    There are 23 towns named Newton in the United States. Sergeant John Botsford, for whom the Botsford section of Newtown is named, was one of the first settlers of Newtown. Cavanaugh Pond in Newtown is named for Thomas Cavanaugh, who owned the land where the pond is situated (near the Hanover Distri...Read Full Article