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  • Clare Cosgrove

    The Newtown Bee
    Obituaries
    September 30, 2013, Monday

    Clare (Franklin) Cosgrove, 95, of Newtown, died September 28, at Pope John Paul II Care and Rehabilitation Center, Danbury. She was born in Cloonalaghan-Lacken, Ballina, County Mayo, Ireland, February 17, 1918. She was the daughter of the late Martin and Catherine (Collins) Franklin, and the wife of...Read Full Article

  • Minor Fire Temporarily Closes Newtown General Store

    Andrew Gorosko
    Latest News
    September 30, 2013, Monday
    A fire in a gas-fired cooking range at Newtown General Store temporarily closed the Main Street business Monday morning. The fire was minor, there were no injuries reported, and the Health Department expects to have the business reopened in time for today’s lunch crowd. 

    UPDATE (9:40 am): Health Department Director Donna Culbert has cleared Newtown General Store to reopen for business. ***** Newtown Hook & Ladder, Sandy Hook and Hawleyville firefighters were alerted at 7:07 am Monday of a fire at Newtown General Store at 43 Main Street. Initially reported as a stru...Read Full Article

  • The Sky Is No Limit

    John Karlson
    Letters To The Editor
    September 30, 2013, Monday

    To the Editor: Citizens rejoice; once again our elected congress persons are looking out for us. The September 2013 issue of Civil Engineering (page 43) notes that representative Donna F. Edwards (D-Maryland) and Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) introduced a bill in the U.S. House of...Read Full Article

  • Letters of Endorsement

    The Newtown Bee
    Letters To The Editor
    September 30, 2013, Monday

    Letters of endorsement for candidates in the 2013 Newtown local elections....Read Full Article

  • Family Of Newtown Victim Talks Gun Control Politics, Misrepresentations

    Bruno Matarazzo, Jr
    Latest News
    September 30, 2013, Monday

    BETHLEHEM (AP) — The Paradis and D’Avino family knows guns. They’ve owned them and enjoyed hunting and target shooting. Shooting was just part of life, like the time after Thanksgiving dinner in 2009 when a guest of husband and wife Peter Paradis and Mary D’Avino brought out an AR-15 rifle h...Read Full Article

  • A Gift The Giver Cannot Afford

    George Schmidt
    Letters To The Editor
    September 30, 2013, Monday

    To the Editor: In the several letters which have appeared in The Bee urging the support of the almost-certain-to-be-passed October 5th referendum, a number of points are made and repeated with which reasonable people could take issue. But I believe that one comment, reiterated in several of the let...Read Full Article

  • Newtown: Shaping A Life

    John Larrabee
    Letters To The Editor
    September 30, 2013, Monday

    To The Editor Fifty years ago, when I was a senior at Newtown High, then on Queen Street, my life was full of wonderful adult models who helped to shape my life:...Read Full Article

  • The Utmost Integrity

    Bob Schafer
    Letters To The Editor
    September 30, 2013, Monday

    To the Editor: When John Reed was first hired as superintendent, I was the Middle Gate PTA liaison to the Board of Education and watched closely as he worked his office. I also served on two of his committees charged with sizing the buildings out 10 years. In all my dealings with John, he conduct...Read Full Article

  • Support The Pantry

    Nancy Taylor
    Letters To The Editor
    September 30, 2013, Monday

    To the Editor, The F.A.I.T.H. Food Pantry would like to remind the community of a wonderful event being held on Saturday, October 12th from 11 am to 4 pm. The 3rd Annual Passport to Sandy Hook continues to be a supporter of the Pantry and once again is requesting all who attend to bring nonperisha...Read Full Article

  • ‘Yes’ Shows Newtown To Be United And Committed

    Rebekah Harriman-Stites
    Letters To The Editor
    September 30, 2013, Monday

    To the Editor: The upcoming referendum on October 5th is not just about the Sandy Hook School community. It is a referendum with an outcome that has an impact on every family in our town. We are writing to urge you, our neighbors, to vote Yes to the October 5th Referendum to accept the $49,250,00...Read Full Article

  • Parks Named After 9/11, 12/14 Victims Vandalized

    Associated Press
    Latest News
    September 30, 2013, Monday

    A Long Island park named after the former commanding officer of the Port Authority Police Academy who died during the 9/11 attacks has been vandalized. Within 24 hours, police say, a second park, this one just built to honor one of the children killed on 12/14, was also vandalized. Nassau County Pol...Read Full Article

  • Seize The Opportunity, Yo

    George Ferguson
    Letters To The Editor
    September 30, 2013, Monday

    To the Editor: My message today comes as a neighbor and friend, not as a member of the Legislative Council and Chair of its Finance Committee. While the words of eminent philosophers always abound, here’s a paraphrase of the one they call Eminem. It’s about the funding referendum scheduled f...Read Full Article

  • 2013’s Great Pumpkin Challenge

    Mackenzie Page
    Letters To The Editor
    September 30, 2013, Monday

    To the Editor: I wish that I could take my friend Zoe’s cancer away, but that’s not how it works. What I can do is support her courage and strength. She inspires me and I am committed to making a difference in her life through celebrating friends, family, community and benefitting the lives of...Read Full Article

  • Vote Yes For Sandy Hook

    Jim Gaston, Sr.
    Letters To The Editor
    September 30, 2013, Monday

    To the Editor: Please be sure to vote this Saturday, October 5th in the town referendum. My family and I will be voting Yes for Sandy Hook Elementary School. Whether one looks at the issue practically, heart-felt, or economically, to me, the answer is yes, yes, yes....Read Full Article

  • Prolonged Federal Shutdown Could Damage Connecticut’s Fragile Recovery

    Keith M. Phaneuf and Mark Pazniokas ©The Connecticut Mirror
    Latest News
    September 30, 2013, Monday
    US Sen. Richard Blumenthal listens as HABCO CEO/President Brian Montanari talks to employees about federal shutdown. HABCO, in Glastonbury, is a contractor for the U.S. military.

    As the federal government stood at the brink of a shutdown, state and business leaders were most wary Monday of a prolonged stoppage. Though many of the 9,000 federal employees residing in Connecticut could be furloughed shortly after the new fiscal year begins Tuesday, a potential lag in billions...Read Full Article

  • Newtown Public Schools, Community Focus Group

    The Newtown Bee
    Latest News
    September 30, 2013, Monday

    The Newtown Board of Education is inviting the community to participate in the superintendent search process. The board is asking community members to attend a focus group to provide input about the strengths, challenges, and leadership qualities desired in the next superintendent. The Community fo...Read Full Article

  • UWWC, Newtown Rotary Joined By Newtown Memorial Fund For Immediate Needs Fund

    The Newtown Bee
    Health
    September 30, 2013, Monday

    Shortly after the events of 12/14, The Rotary Club of Newtown, United Way of Western Connecticut (UWWC) and the Office of Victim Services (OVS) worked together to develop the Immediate Needs Fund. The purpose of the fund was two-fold. First, it helped to meet the short-term (3-6 months) financial ne...Read Full Article

  • School Grant Is State-Imposed Socialism

    Daniel Kormanik
    Letters To The Editor
    September 30, 2013, Monday

    To the Editor: Calling the $50 million a gift from the state to build us a new school (to replace our Sandy Hook School) is not really true. Government has no money unless they take it from us first. It has to come from somewhere, probably state income taxes and gas taxes or other fees. It will add...Read Full Article

  • Three Dozen-Plus Cats Receive Professional Care Following TEAM Mobile Cat Clinic Visit

    Shannon Hicks
    Features
    September 29, 2013, Sunday
    Veterinary technician Becky Doolittle gives instructions to one of the cat owners who took advantage of the TEAM clinic’s visit to Sandy Hook this week. Each cat owner was given instructions on caring for their post-surgery cat, as well as the results of an exam each animal received.

    The Spay & Neuter Association of Newtown (SNAN) sponsored the latest visit by Tait’s Every Animal Matters (TEAM) Mobile Cat Clinic on Tuesday, September 24. The low-cost, professional clinic is brought into town by SNAN at least once each year. This week, the visit resulted in 38 cats being spayed...Read Full Article

  • Woman Seeks Probation In 12/14 Internet Fraud Case

    Associated Press
    Latest News
    September 28, 2013, Saturday

    HARTFORD (AP) — Scheduled to be sentenced October 15, the New York City woman who posed as the aunt of a child killed on 12/14 is seeking probation, arguing she’s already been punished by the media.Nouel Alba, 37, of the Bronx pleaded guilty in June on federal charges of wire fraud and making fa...Read Full Article