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  • RSO-WCSU Chamber Concert To Include Frucht’s Tribute To Newtown Victims

    The Newtown Bee
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    January 31, 2014, Friday
    Paul Frucht write Dawn to honor the late assistant principal at the middle school he attended, and who later became principal at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The work also honors the other 25 victims of 12/14, and their families.
 

    Paul Frucht wrote "Dawn" to honor the assistant principal at the middle school he attended, and who later became principal at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The work also honors the other 25 victims of 12/14, and their families, and will be part of the final concert by Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra m...Read Full Article

  • Federal Judge Upholds Sandy Hook Gun Law

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    January 31, 2014, Friday

    A federal judge in Hartford Thursday dismissed a constitutional challenge to the sweeping gun-control legislation passed in Connecticut after the Sandy Hook School massacre. Gun owners challenged the law on several fronts, including what the state called "an absolutist" Second Amendment claim that...Read Full Article

  • Snapshot: Nancy Belanger

    The Newtown Bee
    Features
    January 31, 2014, Friday
    Nancy Belanger is this week's Snapshot profile.

    A weekly profile of a local resident....Read Full Article

  • The Top of the Mountain

    The Newtown Bee
    Features
    January 31, 2014, Friday

    Newtown, from a cat's point of view....Read Full Article

  • Field Notes: Considering The Sessile Life

    Curtiss Clark
    Features
    January 31, 2014, Friday
    Harry Lauder's Walking Stick.

    A corkscrew hazelnut sits outside the back door in its winter glory. All the other plants and shrubs are looking pretty chastened, deceased even, awaiting their Easter resurrections. But this jaggedy hazelnut cuts a fine figure against the snow, having long-since jettisoned its drab, unkempt cover o...Read Full Article

  • The Way We Were

    The Newtown Bee
    Features
    January 31, 2014, Friday
    Still standing on Church Hill Road in Sandy Hook Center, is this building (now Porco’s Karate Studio) that was Betts and Betts Drugstore the early part of the 20th Century. The store, pictured here circa 1905, was operated by Ralph Betts Sr and Jr, and served as a means of income for the younger Ralph Betts, who was somewhat mentally deficient. A balcony was added to the building in 1917.     
—From Legendary Locals of Newtown by Dan Cruson

    Newtown 25, 50, 75, and 100 years ago....Read Full Article

  • Working Women’s Forum Guest To Talk About Balance

    The Newtown Bee
    Business
    January 31, 2014, Friday

    The Working Women’s Forum, an association of local professionals and entrepreneurs, will feature “Putting The Puzzle Together To Live a Wellness Life” at its February 12 meeting. Featured speaker Tammy Gruber will discuss how to create balance in seven key areas of one’s life. She is an ex...Read Full Article

  • A Week Of Prayer For Christian Unity

    Leo McIlrath
    Letters To The Editor
    January 31, 2014, Friday

    To the Editor: The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, celebrated from January 18 – 25, has just passed. May I share its roots that we, here in Newtown, might reflect upon its purpose? Jesus the Christ prayed: “As You (the Father) sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world that th...Read Full Article

  • Protective Order Violations Against Former Resident: Police Arrest New Haven Man On 186 Felonies

    The Newtown Bee
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    January 31, 2014, Friday

    Newtown police said that after learning that they held warrants for his arrest, a former resident came to the police station on January 24 and was charged with 186 counts of violation of a protective order. Police said that William A. Bruno, 44, of New Haven came to the police station and was arres...Read Full Article

  • Fire Marshal Offers Clothes Dryer Safety Tips

    The Newtown Bee
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    January 31, 2014, Friday

    Fire Marshal Bill Halstead noted this week that during the past year, malfunctioning clothes dryers have caused three structure fires in town. Most recently, on January 2, a malfunctioning clothes dryer caused a house fire on Thunder Ridge Road in Sandy Hook that resulted in approximately $500,000 i...Read Full Article

  • Bruce ‘Will Cooperate Fully’ With Authorities

    Shannon Hicks
    Latest News
    January 31, 2014, Friday

    A Nashville, Tenn., television station has reported that Robbie Bruce, the co-founder of an organization created in the wake of 12/14, to raise funds for those affected by the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, will cooperate fully with authorities who are investigating claims that he misap...Read Full Article

  • Longtime Officer Becomes Police Sergeant

    Andrew Gorosko
    Latest News
    January 31, 2014, Friday
    Jeffrey Silver, 36, who has been a town police officer for nearly 15 years, has been promoted to the rank of sergeant by the Police Commission. In that capacity, Sgt Silver will supervise patrol shifts, overseeing the police who patrol the town in marked police vehicles. 

    Jeffrey Silver, 36, who has been a town police officer for nearly 15 years, has been promoted to the rank of sergeant, in which capacity he will oversee the activities of patrol shifts at the police department. Police Commission members on January 28 unanimously selected Mr Silver for the post, acc...Read Full Article

  • School Board Budget Review Focuses On Security

    Eliza Hallabeck
    Latest News
    January 31, 2014, Friday

    While continuing its review of the superintendent’s proposed operating budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year, the Board of Education took up the topic of security during its workshop meeting on Thursday, January 30.Interim Superintendent of Schools John Reed presented his proposed budget on January 2...Read Full Article

  • Ambulance Garage Work Continues Despite The Cold

    Kendra Bobowick
    Latest News
    January 31, 2014, Friday
    Up in a lift are two Nosal Builders crew members, part of a team at work Wednesday installing roof trusses.

    At 18 degrees and sunny, carpenters with Nosal Builders worked steadily Wednesday to get the roof structure in place. Clerk of the Works Brian Feeney said the progress on the Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corp’s new ambulance garage is “going really well.” So far, the roughly $4.5 million projec...Read Full Article

  • Residents Sought For Commission Posts

    The Newtown Bee
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    January 31, 2014, Friday

    First Selectman Pat Llodra is seeking residents to fill several opening on local appointed boards and commissions. In some cases the appointments are required to be affiliated with a specific political party, while in other cases unaffiliated voters are encouraged to consider serving....Read Full Article

  • Town Players Announce Auditions For ‘Glass Menagerie’

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    January 30, 2014, Thursday

    Town Players of Newtown will host open auditions for "The Glass Menagerie" by Tennessee Williams on Sunday and Tuesday, February 23 and 25, from 7 to 9 pm each night. Marla Manning will direct the production, which calls for two women and two men. Rehearsals will begin in early March, and performanc...Read Full Article

  • CMAK Foundation, Three Regional YMCAs Partner To Bring Healthy Living To Kids Through Triathlon Program

    The Newtown Bee
    Health
    January 30, 2014, Thursday

    On Thursday, January 23, the board of directors of the Greater Waterbury YMCA met the members of The Chase Michael Anthony Kowalski (CMAK) Foundation. The morning began with a small ceremony to unveil a recognition plaque paying tribute to a recent CMAK Foundation gift to the Greater Waterbury YMCA...Read Full Article

  • Camera Club Announces February Programs

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    January 30, 2014, Thursday

    Flagpole Photographers Camera Club has an open program and general meeting-photo competition planned for February. The group usually meets at Booth Library, but has moved both of its February programs to The Alexandria Room at Edmond Town Hall while repairs continue at the town library. On Thursday,...Read Full Article

  • Finance Board Approves Scaled-Down Hawleyville Sewer Extension

    John Voket
    Latest News
    January 30, 2014, Thursday

    Most taxpayers have little or no interest in municipal sewers, unless they stop working. But the Board of Finance has approved funding the construction phase of a Hawleyville sewer extension that is expected to serve as a catalyst for significant economic development in the area. That prospect could...Read Full Article

  • Samuel L. Eisenbach

    The Newtown Bee
    Obituaries
    January 30, 2014, Thursday
    Samuel L. Eisenbach

    Samuel L. Eisenbach, 96, of Bradenton, Fla., died January 26. He was born September 24, 1917, in Delano, Penn., the son of Walter and Emily Eisenbach. Mr Eisenbach moved to Newtown in 1965....Read Full Article