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  • Betty Moro

    The Newtown Bee
    Obituaries
    April 30, 2013, Tuesday

    Betty (Locascio) Moro, 85, of Sandy Hook, died peacefully, April 29. She was the wife of the late Daniel Moro, whom she married on June 7, 1949. She was born in Mamaroneck, N.Y., January 29, 1928, the daughter of Santo and Lucia (Romeo) Locascio....Read Full Article

  • Police Reports Are Outdated And Often Cruel

    Patricia Marlin
    Letters To The Editor
    April 30, 2013, Tuesday

    To the Editor. I have subscribed to The Bee for the past 15 years; during this time, your content has challenged readers like me to become better people. In the past, you have asked us to be kinder and to become better citizens of this great town. Your editorials have asked us to think differently...Read Full Article

  • Raymond C. Burr, Sr

    The Newtown Bee
    Obituaries
    April 30, 2013, Tuesday

    There will be a Celebration of Life service, Saturday, May 11, for Raymond C. Burr, Sr...Read Full Article

  • Steve Bell In Concert At St Rose May 5

    The Newtown Bee
    Enjoy
    April 30, 2013, Tuesday
    Mr Bell’s latest release, Keening for the Dawn: Christmastime, was released last year.

    The 9 am St Rose Folk Choir is hosting “An Evening of Story and Song with Steve Bell,” Sunday, May 5, at 7:30 pm. Mr Bell is “an excellent finger- style acoustic guitarist” and performer, said Larry Gardner, a member of the choir br......Read Full Article

  • Unanswered Questions? Alpha Course May Help

    The Newtown Bee
    Religion
    April 30, 2013, Tuesday

    If God did exist, what would you ask? Guests will have an opportunity to explore the meaning of life in a relaxed, friendly setting at an Alpha course to be held at The Iron Bridge Restaurant, 100 Church Hill Road in Sandy Hook, on Tuesdays, beginning ......Read Full Article

  • Bingo Finalé At St Rose, May 10

    The Newtown Bee
    Enjoy
    April 30, 2013, Tuesday

    The next St Rose Friday Bingo Night fwill be on May 10, which will also mark the final game night of the 2012-13 season. Games are played in the Gathering Hall of St Rose, at 46 Church Hill Road. Doors open at 5:45, and games run from 6:30 until around 9:3......Read Full Article

  • Sisterhoods Co-Hosting Craft & Gift Fair In Trumbull, May 5

    The Newtown Bee
    Enjoy
    April 30, 2013, Tuesday
    Marge Labinger (left) is a member of the B’nai Torah Sisterhood; Robin Magilnick is a member of the Adath Israel Sisterhood, and is also office manager at B’nai Torah. The two women are part of the team of women from the two temple’s sisterhoods who are organizing a craft and gift fair to take place at B'nai Torah early Sunday afternoon.

    A craft fair hosted by the Sisterhood groups from Adath Israel of Newtown and B’nai Torah in Trumbull will be presented Sunday, May 5, at B’nai Torah, 5700 Main Street in Trumbull. A fun filled day of shopping and pampering will be offered from 1 to 4 pm. Admission is free. There will be a wide...Read Full Article

  • Nashville Security Conference Invites Newtown Police Chief

    The Newtown Bee
    Latest News
    April 30, 2013, Tuesday

    A June 18 national Electronic Security Expo (ESX) will be featuring Newtown Police Chief Michael Kehoe as the featured speaker of its Industry IceBreaker Luncheon. In times of tragedy public safety officials react. On 12/14, Newtown Police Chief Michael Kehoe had the extremely difficult job of react...Read Full Article

  • Ivers, Nocturnal Cityscape At Next SCAN Program

    The Newtown Bee
    Enjoy
    April 30, 2013, Tuesday
    Attendees of SCAN’s next program will be able to watch the night come to life with the glowing lights and reflections of the city when pure pigment is applied by Christine Ivers to her handmade textured boards. The free program will be at Newtown Meeting House on May 8. Shown here is a work by Ms Ivers, called “As If By Chance.”

    The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown (SCAN) will have Christine Ivers painting a nocturnal cityscape in pastel at its next meeting, on Wednesday, May 8, at 7:30 pm. The meeting and program will be in the lower meeting room of Newtown Meeting House, Main Street (at the flagpole). The public is in...Read Full Article

  • Historical Society Program: “The Nutmegger Who Was Almost President,” By A Descendent Of LaFayette Foster

    The Newtown Bee
    Enjoy
    April 30, 2013, Tuesday
    LaFayette Foster will be the subject of the next program hosted by Newtown Historical Society.

    LaFayette Foster is a name largely forgotten today, but in his time he was an important and well known figure who served as President Pro Tempore of the Senate and was thus acting Vice President under Andrew Johnson, following Lincoln’s assassination. Newtown Historical Society host an examination...Read Full Article

  • Health Insurance Exchange Offering Small Businesses Choice Of Plans

    The Newtown Bee
    Health
    April 30, 2013, Tuesday

    HARTFORD — Determined to set the standard for state health exchanges, Access Health CT will launch its Small Business Health Options (SHOP) program for quoting and enrollment on October 1 of this year. This action comes despite the decision by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) t...Read Full Article

  • Branches Of Healing: New Trees Replace Those Cut At Treadwell

    Kendra Bobowick
    Latest News
    April 30, 2013, Tuesday
    Volunteer Greg Fico guides bobcat driver Kyle Leonardi as he drops a tree in place. Mr Leonardi and Will Jacobs, right, with the Newtown Parks and Recreation Department, put trees in place the day before they were surrounded with top soil and watered in.

    Trees cut down at Treadwell Park in mid-April were quickly replaced thanks to a donation. The story started with a letter in December, and ended with donors and volunteers who are “forever changed,” after helping to plant trees over the weekend of April 26 and 27, said resident Laura King. Twent...Read Full Article

  • Sandy Hook Green Salon-A-Thon, May 19 At Ricci’s

    The Newtown Bee
    Enjoy
    April 30, 2013, Tuesday
    All services offered during the Sandy Hook Green Salon-a-Thon at Ricci's Salon & Spa include a bottle of OPI Sandy Hook Green, a special limited edition shade being donated by the nail lacquer manufacturer. A $10 donation to Sandy Hook Promise will also result in a bottle of the nail polish.

    All services offered during the Sandy Hook Green Salon-a-Thon at Ricci's Salon & Spa include a bottle of OPI Sandy Hook Green, a special limited edition shade being donated by the nail lacquer manufacturer. A $10 donation to Sandy Hook Promise will also result in a bottle of the nail pol......Read Full Article

  • Don’t Forget Dan Carter & Vote

    Mary Adams
    Letters To The Editor
    April 30, 2013, Tuesday

    To the Editor: The Sandy hook massacre may be off the front pages, but I would like to remind the voters of Newtown that of our four local legislators, only Dan Carter, Republican, Second District, voted No against the excellent gun control law Connecticut legislators and Governor Malloy signed int...Read Full Article

  • Acts Of Kindness From Wisconsin

    Lara Pensy
    Letters To The Editor
    April 29, 2013, Monday

    To the Editor: My daughter, Ariana Pensy, is one of the first recipients of the Charlotte Bacon Acts of Kindness Award awarded by Newtown Kindness. We had the amazing honor of being invited to the awards ceremony in February when we traveled to Newtown from Wisconsin. The awards ceremony was held...Read Full Article

  • NUSAR Acquires Aluminum Boat For Better Diving Platform

    Andrew Gorosko
    Latest News
    April 29, 2013, Monday
    A new aluminum boat, outboard engine and boat trailer cost more than $60,000 for Newtown Underwater Search And Rescue, which has covered the cost of the new equipment through private fundraising. NUSAR expects to put its new boat into service during the first week of May.

    When Newtown Underwater Search And Rescue (NUSAR) members respond to aquatic emergency calls, they soon will be doing so in a new custom-built dive boat designed to maximize the volunteer organization’s effectiveness on the water. NUSAR recently acquired the 20-foot-long aluminum dive boat, which...Read Full Article

  • Discovery Channel To Feature Local Boy

    Nancy K. Crevier
    Features
    April 29, 2013, Monday
    From left, SSI colleagues Rich Ellis, President Tom Garnier, and Lee Sage hold up T-shirts given to them by 6-year-old Oliver Pategas. Oliver and his family had visited the Oregon company last summer, and after 12/14, Mr Ellis contacted them, remembering that the Sandy Hook family had a first grader, expressing his concern. 

    Any family can visit an ice cream factory or swim with the dolphins on vacation. But not every family calls up an industrial manufacturer and asks if they can tour the facility — and ends up starring in a Discovery Channel series. In August 2012, Dianna and Greg Pategas, and their sons Oliver, 6,...Read Full Article

  • Newtown Real Estate Forecast: Increasingly Brighter

    Nancy K. Crevier
    Latest News
    April 29, 2013, Monday
    Kathy Suhoza, who was installed as president of the Newtown Board of Realtors in January, says Newtown realtors have seen the resilience and courage portrayed by the town following 12/14 result in a positive response to the local real estate market.

    Kathy Suhoza was installed as the president of the Newtown Board of Realtors in January, a task she called “daunting.” Although one of the top selling realtors for eight of the ten years she has worked as a real estate professional with Coldwell Banker, and confident of her ability to lead local...Read Full Article

  • William J. Murphy

    The Newtown Bee
    Obituaries
    April 29, 2013, Monday

    William J. Murphy, 77, of Briarcliff Manor and East Hampton, N.Y., died April 27. He was born in the Bronx, June 3, 1935, to Patrick and Mary Murphy....Read Full Article

  • Town Presses Owner On His Plans For Condemned House

    Andrew Gorosko
    Latest News
    April 29, 2013, Monday
    The house at 82 Berkshire Road in Sandy Hook has been boarded up and condemned.

    The town’s building official has sent the owner of a decaying Berkshire Road house a letter informing him that the vacant, rundown building has been condemned by the town due to its deterioration, and is asking him whether he intends to improve the structure to bring it up to habitable standards....Read Full Article