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  • Boy Scouts Fundraiser: Christmas Trees Pick-Up

    The Newtown Bee
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    December 31, 2013, Tuesday
    Ready to take down your Christmas tree? Newtown Boy Scout Troop 270 will be picking up Christmas trees from residences for three weekends in exchange for a small donation toward the troop.

    Member of Newtown Boy Scout Troop 270 will begin their annual Christmas Tree Pick-Up Fundraiser this weekend. Residents are invited to contact Troop 270 Leader Scott Coleman to arrange for a pick-up on the weekends of January 4-5, 11-12 or 18-19. Residents are asked for a minimum $10 donation, paid...Read Full Article

  • Legendary Locals To Be Highlighted At Town Historian’s Annual Lecture

    The Newtown Bee
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    December 31, 2013, Tuesday
    Town Historian Dan Cruson will present his annual lecture hosted by Newtown Historical Society on Monday, January 13, largely based on his latest release, Legendary Locals of Newtown.

    Newtown has produced many notable characters in its 300-plus years. On Monday, January 13, at 7:30 pm, in the meeting room of C.H. Booth Library, Town Historian Dan Cruson will present a line-up of some of them for Newtown Historical Society’s first program of the new year, “Legendary Locals of...Read Full Article

  • Music Is Kind: A Benefit For Newtown Kindness

    The Newtown Bee
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    December 31, 2013, Tuesday

    A concert at Edmond Town Hall on Friday, January 10, at 7 pm, will double as a fundraiser for Newtown Kindness. Performers will include Jen Durkin & Friends, The Native Heads, Union Rail, Three Legged Dog, Traveling Fools, Jen Ackerly, Julia D’Amato and Dave Oberacker. The evening will also includ...Read Full Article

  • Thelma Robb

    The Newtown Bee
    Obituaries
    December 31, 2013, Tuesday

    Thelma Robb, 86, died peacefully December 29, at the Maplewood Senior Living facility in Newtown. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on March 19, 1927, she was the daughter of Clara and Tideman (Tom) Olsen....Read Full Article

  • A Bid To Return To The Limelight With One Sweet Lighthouse

    Shannon Hicks
    Features
    December 31, 2013, Tuesday
    For this year’s contest, Ms Ball — seen here placing the topper on 2011’s “Sugar Cookie Sheffield Island” — looked back at the strengths of her first lighthouse. Children responded to candy, cookies, icing, “that kind of thing,” she said, which is why this year’s entry is a return to confectionary sweets.

    Donna Kern Ball cleared the shelves at two local supermarkets of Hostess products when it was time to start collecting baked goods for her third entry in the annual Festival of Lighthouses Contest at The Maritime Aquarium. Hundreds of Twinkies, Ho Hos, and Hostess cupcakes went into the creation of...Read Full Article

  • Where Shooting Is a Family Sport

    Robert Hutchinson
    Letters To The Editor
    December 31, 2013, Tuesday

    To the Editor: Dr Adrienne Bentman of the state’s Sandy Hook Advisory Commission complains that State’s Attorney Sedensky’s final report released November 25 “is like someone threw up the pieces of a puzzle and then said here’s a few pieces of the sky and a few pieces of the grass.” On...Read Full Article

  • A Successful Christmas Tree Fundraiser

    Michael Burton
    Letters To The Editor
    December 31, 2013, Tuesday

    To the Editor: On behalf of the Officers and members of the Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company, I would like to thank everyone who helped make this year's Christmas Tree Sale fundraiser a success. The support shown to the Fire Company by the Community is appreciated by us all....Read Full Article

  • Andrew Charney

    The Newtown Bee
    Obituaries
    December 31, 2013, Tuesday
  • Eric Oscar Person

    The Newtown Bee
    Obituaries
    December 31, 2013, Tuesday

    Eric Oscar Person, 95, a longtime resident of Fairfield, died December 22, in Beacon Fall, Conn. He was born in Bridgeport to Oscar and Anna Person, and was raised in Newtown on the family farm, located on Currituck Road....Read Full Article

  • Hawk Skaters End Year With Win

    The Newtown Bee
    Sports
    December 31, 2013, Tuesday

    Newtown High School’s hockey team ended the calendar year with a 6-3 win over Lyman Hall-Haddam Killingworth at Danbury Ice Arena on December 31. The Nighthawks, including a 4-0 loss to Westhill of Stamford on December 28 — a game in which goaltender Patrick McLoughlin made 24 saves — begin th...Read Full Article

  • Free Throw Contest Sunday, January 5

    The Newtown Bee
    Sports
    December 31, 2013, Tuesday

    The Knights of Columbus will run its annual Free Throw Competition, sponsored by Newtown Council No. 185. There are ten categories of competition for boys and girls, ages 10-14 as of Jan 1....Read Full Article

  • Swim Team Dominates Against Oxford

    The Newtown Bee
    Sports
    December 31, 2013, Tuesday

    Newtown High School’s boys’ swimming and diving team earned a 108-65 win over visiting Oxford on December 30, evening its record to 1-1 as the team gets ready for a January 7 visit from Bethel....Read Full Article

  • Boys’ Basketball Team Battling Hard, But Looking For Elusive First Win

    Andy Hutchison
    Sports
    December 31, 2013, Tuesday
    Julian Dunn scored 32 points in Newtown's 59-50 loss to Kolbe Cathedral on December 30.

    Newtown High School’s boys’ basketball team has certainly been competitive in its four games of the season, but the team is yet to get that first taste of victory. The Nighthawks dropped each game by a single-digit margin, falling by just two points in the season opener against New Fairfield. Al...Read Full Article

  • Nighthawk Grapplers Compete In Holiday Invitational

    The Newtown Bee
    Sports
    December 31, 2013, Tuesday

    Newtown High School’s wrestling team, after battling with Bristol Eastern on December 26, competed in the Danbury Holiday Invitational on December 28. The Nighthawks (with 139 points) placed fifth in the 14-team invitational, won by Danbury (224)....Read Full Article

  • A Look Back At The Year In Sports

    Andy Hutchison
    Sports
    December 31, 2013, Tuesday

    From great individual efforts — including record-setting performances — to thrilling team achievements — such as championship triumphs — 2013 had it all in the Newtown sports world. As we bid farewell to ’13 and turn the calendars — and our attention to the games ahead — to 2014, here...Read Full Article

  • Officials Flag Student Enrollment Decline As Significant Taxpayer Concern

    John Voket
    Latest News
    December 31, 2013, Tuesday

    A growing number of officials believe that helping residents better understand the relationship between declining student enrollment and the amount school leaders will ask taxpayers to underwrite next year could help pass the annual budget referendum sooner. Providing additional evidence to taxpaye...Read Full Article

  • Newtown Offers Plenty Of Wintry Sites, Waiting To Be Discovered On Foot

    Kendra Bobowick
    Features
    December 30, 2013, Monday
    Hikers can pause to overlook a running stream as they cross above it on a foot bridge within Orchard Hill Nature Center.

    Offering more than 60 square miles of a winter wonderland for those who like the outdoors, Newtown holds a diversity of scenery and history. Noting sites including the flagpole and “quaint Main Street and Edmond Town Hall,” Town Historian Daniel Cruson says there are hidden gems everywhere. In a...Read Full Article

  • New Year’s Holiday Closings

    The Newtown Bee
    Latest News
    December 30, 2013, Monday

    All town offices and agencies will be closed from noon on Tuesday, December 31, and remain closed until Thursday, January 2, for New Year’s. Additional special hours for New Year's Eve and New Year's Day are announced for Newtown Senior Center, C.H. Booth Library, public schools and the offices of...Read Full Article

  • 2014 Will See Newtown Ramping Up Numerous Capital Projects

    John Voket
    Latest News
    December 30, 2013, Monday
    Construction crews work busily at the site of the new headquarters for Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps off Wasserman Way on the morning of December 26. This represents one of about a half-dozen significant capital projects the community will see either launching or taking shape in 2014. 

    Momentum is building, literally, as more than a half-dozen capital projects move toward completion, or begin shifting from the drawing board to their respective construction phases in 2014. While the reconstruction of Sandy Hook School is certainly one the the community, the state, and, in some resp...Read Full Article

  • Ruth J. Hart

    The Newtown Bee
    Obituaries
    December 30, 2013, Monday

    Ruth J. Hart, 82, of Southbury, died peacefully, December 26, at Danbury Hospital, after battling month-long health complications. She was born May 31, 1931, in Yonkers, New York....Read Full Article