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  • Bruce Nicoll

    The Newtown Bee
    Obituaries
    May 31, 2013, Friday

    Bruce Nicoll, 57, St Augustine, Fla., and formerly of Newtown, died May 29. He was born in Easton, Penn., March 28, 1956, to Manny and Barbara Nicoll....Read Full Article

  • Help For Oklahoma’s Dogs And Cats

    Nancy K. Crevier
    Features
    May 31, 2013, Friday
    RIS student Audrey Christensen, left, and her mother, Nicole Christensen, stand next to one of two collection boxes they have set up in town. Audrey, an animal lover, is collecting donations of pet food, cat litter, and leashes that will be sent to the tornado ravaged Moore, Okla. area via Connecticut Truck to Oklahoma, later this month.

    For those who are concerned about the welfare of the pets affected by last week’s tornado that laid low the town of Moore, Okla. and surrounding area, Reed Intermediate School student Aubrey Christensen is coming to the rescue....Read Full Article

  • Traffic-Lane Shifts Planned For I-84 Overpasses Above Center St.

    Andrew Gorosko
    Latest News
    May 31, 2013, Friday
    The I-84 overpasses above Center Street in Sandy Hook.

    The state Department of Transportation (DOT) will be shifting the lanes of traffic flow on the two Interstate-84 bridges which cross above Center Street in the Riverside section of Sandy Hook. The construction work required to shift the location of traffic flow on the two 100-foot-long bridges is s...Read Full Article

  • This Is Not The Year To Gamble

    Karyn Holden
    Letters To The Editor
    May 31, 2013, Friday

    To the Editor: We are about to endeavor on our third budget referendum, but the first time that we have a bifurcated budget and will be voting for the education budget only. This is uncharted territory for our town. This year we have also gone into uncharted territory as to how to best plan for t...Read Full Article

  • Yankees To Host Newtown Day On July 7

    The Newtown Bee
    Latest News
    May 31, 2013, Friday

    The New York Yankees will host Newtown Day when the Yankees host the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday, July 7, at 1:05 pm. Tickets are offered to all Newtown residents on a first-come, first-served basis (limit of five tickets per person). Included is a food ......Read Full Article

  • Sandy Hook Families Call For Privacy Of 12/14 Crime Scene Information

    The Newtown Bee
    Latest News
    May 31, 2013, Friday

    Twenty parents and spouses who lost loved ones at the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary on 12/14 gathered together at the Capitol in Hartford on Friday, May 31, to call on legislators to pass House Bill 6424, “An Act Concerning Fees for Searches of Accident and Investigative Reports of the Departm...Read Full Article

  • Going Green For Sandy Hook

    The Newtown Bee
    Features
    May 31, 2013, Friday
    The bright green nail color being modeled is being used by Sandy Hook Promise as a fundraiser for its charitable work in the wake of 12/14. Sandy Hook residents Jennifer Stoltz and Dana Schicker contacted O*P*I to see if the company would be willing to create a special color “to help our community heal and as a way for others across the nation to connect and show their support, just by wearing the color,” according to a statement posted by the two women during the Salon-A-Thon. The company responded, and generously donated 10,000 bottles of the color, which had been selected and named by the two women. For details on obtaining the nail polish visit www.SandyHookPromise.org and proceed to the Contact Us page or call 203-304-9780. 

    Ricci’s Salon & Spa, at 99 South Main Street, held a special event on Sunday, May 19: The Sandy Hook Green Salon-a-Thon. All services that were provided to customers included a bottle of Sandy Hook Green, a new, limited edition nail color created and donated by O*P*I Products, Inc. All proceeds be...Read Full Article

  • LobsterFest Time In Sandy Hook

    The Newtown Bee
    Enjoy
    May 31, 2013, Friday
    Members of Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Co., its Ladies Auxiliary, Junior Corps and even family members and friends will all be volunteering their time to put on the 26th Annual Sandy Hook LobsterFest. The two-day event returns to Sandy Hook Fire & Rescue’s main station on June 7-8. Seated in front are four of this year’s LobsterFest committee chairs: George Lockwood Jr, Karin Halstead, Anthony Capozziello and Mike Burton.

    Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Co., Inc will present its 26th Annual LobsterFest on Friday and Saturday, June 7–8. The event returns to the company’s main station, at 18-20 Riverside Road. Dinner will be served on Friday from 5 to 9 pm, and Saturday from 4 to 9 pm, and include a full steak o...Read Full Article

  • No Spashdown This Year, But Duck Race Still Nets 20 Raffle Winners

    Kendra Bobowick & Shannon Hicks
    Features
    May 31, 2013, Friday
    The strong currents of the Pootatuck River by early Saturday, May 25, necessitated the change in plans for The 13th Annual Great Pootatuck Duck Race. Organizers were concerned not only at how quickly a few thousand rubber ducks would float down the river but also, and more importantly, for the safety of the Lions Club members and other volunteers who would have to go into the river to fish the toys back out of the water.

    Following days of rain and a swollen, rushing Pootatuck River — and even hopes by Friday, May 24, that The 13th Annual Great Pootatuck Duck Race would go onas planned — Newtown Lions Club members on May 25 made the difficult decision to change their plans for the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend...Read Full Article

  • The Newtown Bee’s Buzzcast From May 31

    Eliza Hallabeck
    Latest News
    May 31, 2013, Friday

    This is The Newtown Bee's Buzzcast for the edition dated May 31, 2013. The Buzzcast is a podcast roundup of top news from each edition of The Newtown Bee. Tune in weekly....Read Full Article

  • Democrats To Honor Alan Clavette At Local Jefferson Jackson Bailey Event

    John Voket
    Features
    May 30, 2013, Thursday
    Newtown CPA Alan Clavette has served as the local Democratic Town Committee’s Treasurer since 1997. He will be the town committee’s 2013 honoree at The 2013 Jefferson-Jackson-Bailey Dinner, being planned for June 13 at The Villa Restaurant.

    When it comes to quietly and efficiently assisting the community and his own political party, many who know him might compare local CPA Alan Clavette to The Energizer Bunny — he just keeps going and going. Mr Clavette’s legacy of service to both the community and the Newtown Democratic Town Comm...Read Full Article

  • Officials Making A Case For Third-Round School Budget With Video Messages

    John Voket
    Latest News
    May 30, 2013, Thursday
    First Selectman Pat Llodra

    Following a similar appeal by Acting Superintendent John Reed via a two-part video broadcast on The Bee’s YouTube channel, a number of other local officials requested to post face-to-face messages to local taxpayers. Those officials — First Selectman Pat Llodra, Selectman James Gaston, Board of...Read Full Article

  • Ralph Kemp

    The Newtown Bee
    Obituaries
    May 30, 2013, Thursday

    Ralph Kemp, 89, formerly of Bellows Falls, Vt., died May 27, at the Bridgeport Hospital in Connecticut. He was born in Blackstone, Mass., July 10, 1923, the son of Ralph and Annie (O'Neill) Kemp....Read Full Article

  • Family Fun Day For Adopt A Cop Fund, Rain Or Shine Saturday At Dickinson Park

    The Newtown Bee
    Enjoy
    May 30, 2013, Thursday

    A family-oriented day of fun, organized by a charity designed to bring emotional and financial support for the police officers who responded to the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, will be held Saturday, June 1, from 10 am to 3 pm. Family Fun Day will be at Dickinson Park....Read Full Article

  • Pasta Dinner & Bluegrass Music At NUMC, Saturday Night

    The Newtown Bee
    Enjoy
    May 30, 2013, Thursday

    The next Saturday Pasta Dinner at Newtown United Methodist Church will take place on June 1 in the church’s fellowship hall, 92 Church Hill Road in Sandy Hook. The public is cordially invited to join church members for what has become an evening of f......Read Full Article

  • School Board Hires NMS, Reed Principals

    Eliza Hallabeck
    Education
    May 30, 2013, Thursday

    Following an executive session Wednesday, May 29, the Board of Education voted to hire Thomas Einhorn to be principal at Newtown Middle School and Anne Uberti to be principal at Reed Intermediate School for the 2013-14 school year. Mr Einhorn is currently the acting principal of Hall High School in...Read Full Article

  • 12/14 Report Release May Not Be Until October

    Andrew Gorosko
    Latest News
    May 30, 2013, Thursday

    Those awaiting the release of the long-awaited public investigatory report on the criminal actions of Adam Lanza, who shot and killed 28 people including himself in Sandy Hook last December 14, likely will need to wait somewhat longer than initially thought, possibly until October. State police spo...Read Full Article

  • CT DEEP Forecasting Unhealthy Air Quality For Most Of The State May 30-June 1

    The Newtown Bee
    Latest News
    May 30, 2013, Thursday

    The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is forecasting unhealthy air quality for “sensitive groups” on Thursday, May 30, through Saturday, June 1, due to predicted elevated concentrations of ground-level ozone pollution. Southern sections of Middlesex and New Lon...Read Full Article

  • SCAN Artists In New Pond Art Show & Sale

    The Newtown Bee
    Enjoy
    May 30, 2013, Thursday

    The  wonder and beauty of Redding's New Pond Farm — from distant, rolling hills to closer barnyard scenes — spring to life in the imagination of some 50 regional artists whose will be included in New Pond Farm’s fourth invitational art show, “From Farm to Canvas,” June 1-16. In addition t...Read Full Article

  • Not In the Cards — Girls’ Lacrosse Team Not In the Cards — Girls’ Lacrosse Team Falls To Greenwich

    Andy Hutchison
    Sports
    May 30, 2013, Thursday
    Meaghan Brophy runs with the ball during Newtown's state tourney game loss at Greenwich.

    GREENWICH — Newtown High School’s girls’ lacrosse team put forth another great effort against a tough FCIAC school but, again, came up just a little bit short. The Nighthawks fell 16-14 at rainy Greenwich in the first round of the Class L state tournament on May......Read Full Article