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  • ‘Alice, A New Musical’ To Debut At Edmond Town Hall

    The Newtown Bee
    Enjoy
    April 30, 2014, Wednesday
    Cast members for Alice, A New Musical, shown during a recent rehearsal, include (from left) Lucas Nash (as the conductor), Halle Hunt (Ruby the Chef), Esme Miano (in costume as one of the muiltiple characters she plays) and Rachel Tomko (Subway Street Musician).

    Newtown’s Community Learning Project (CLP) will entertain young and old alike with their all-new musical adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s classic story about a girl caught in a mesmerizing dreamworld. Alice, of down-the-rabbit-hole fame, is back for a brand new musical adventure in New York City in...Read Full Article

  • Recovery Project Reschedules ‘Summer Planning,’ Slates Next Parent Forum

    The Newtown Bee
    Education
    April 30, 2014, Wednesday

    The Newtown Public Schools Recovery Project has slated its next parent forums, which will be held at Sandy Hook Elementary School and Reed Intermediate School. Each forum will be presented twice, once during the school day and again in the evening, to allow for maximum participation. Programs last...Read Full Article

  • Theater Review: ‘Menagerie’ An Excellent Season Opener For Town Players

    Julie Stern
    Features
    April 30, 2014, Wednesday

    Every now and then the Town Players of Newtown mount a production that is as fine as any regional theater in the area, and as good as any of the professional companies in Hartford or New Haven. Such is the case with their current production of Tennessee Williams’s "The Glass Menagerie," which has...Read Full Article

  • Phone System Changeover At Town Hall South This Morning

    Shannon Hicks
    Latest News
    April 30, 2014, Wednesday

    A changeover to a new phone system at Town Hall South will be taking place this morning around 9:30 am, according to Director of Emergency Communications Maureen Will. The system change will cover the police, Parks & Rec and Social Services departments. There will be no disruption in emergency 911 s...Read Full Article

  • Edward P. Brandon

    The Newtown Bee
    Obituaries
    April 30, 2014, Wednesday

    Edward P. “Ed” Brandon, 98, of Brookfield died peacefully April 26, surrounded by his loving family. He was born October 20, 1915, in Yonkers, N.Y....Read Full Article

  • WWF To Host Career Paths Discussion

    The Newtown Bee
    Business
    April 30, 2014, Wednesday

    The Working Women’s Forum, an association of local professionals and entrepreneurs, will feature a talk titled “If I Wasn’t (What I’m Doing Now), I Probably Would Be...” on Wednesday, May 14, at The Villa Restaurant. Networking and light dinner begin at 6 pm, followed by discussion of care...Read Full Article

  • School Board Selects New Hawley School Principal

    Eliza Hallabeck
    Education
    April 30, 2014, Wednesday
    Christopher Moretti, second from left, was surrounded by family members as the Board of Education voted unanimously to select him as Hawley Elementary School’s new principal on April 29.

    While the Board of Education interviewed Christopher Moretti for the position of principal of Hawley Elementary School in an executive session on April 29, a group of district personnel, Hawley staff members, and current principal Jo-Ann Peters Edmondson waited outside the Council Chambers at Newtow...Read Full Article

  • Timely Help For The Town And Country Club

    Liz Arneth
    Letters To The Editor
    April 30, 2014, Wednesday
  • Senior Tax Breaks Should Continue To Be Based On Need

    Bruce Walczak
    Letters To The Editor
    April 30, 2014, Wednesday
  • Town Hall South Phone System Still Being Worked On

    Shannon Hicks
    Latest News
    April 30, 2014, Wednesday

    A changeover for the phone system at Town Hall South is complete this evening, but there are still a few technical issues being worked on, according to Newtown Director of Emergency Communications Maureen Will. “Voicemail is still being worked on, so there may be an issue if anyone calls the polic...Read Full Article

  • Public Comments Sought On Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan

    The Newtown Bee
    Latest News
    April 29, 2014, Tuesday

    The Town of Newtown will host a public information meeting on Wednesday, April 30, at 7 pm, in the Newtown Municipal Center to discuss the preparation of a Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan for the town....Read Full Article

  • Library Director Search This Time Is Deliberate And Comprehensive

    Nancy K. Crevier
    Latest News
    April 29, 2014, Tuesday
    There is a difference between this search committee, according to Mr Talluto, and the last director search in 2013, when a smaller committee made up exclusively of board of trustees members selected a new director who was not embraced by staff or community and who left after less than 12 weeks on the job.

    Thoughtful, diligent, thorough, and complete are a few of the words Michael Talluto chose to describe the work being done by the New Director Search Committee of the Board of Trustees of C.H. Booth Library. The role of the search committee is to qualify candidates for the position of director of th...Read Full Article

  • Book Donation Day At Library, Sunday

    The Newtown Bee
    Enjoy
    April 29, 2014, Tuesday

    The Friends of the C.H. Booth Library counts on donations dropped off to the library for the Annual Book Sale, the biggest fundraiser of the year for the library support organization. With the library closed due to flooding all of January and February, fewer donations than normal have been received...Read Full Article

  • Ribbon Cutting, Grand Opening Planned: Off-Leash Dog Park To Open May 3

    Kendra Bobowick
    Features
    April 29, 2014, Tuesday

    May 3 will bring good news for dog lovers. On that day at 11 am, Newtown’s off-leash dog park will celebrate its grand opening and ribbon cutting at the recently constructed facility on Old Farm Road below the Second Company Governor’s Horse facility. The park will not be open to the public unti...Read Full Article

  • Informational Session Slated On Hawleyville Sewer System Expansion

    Andrew Gorosko
    Latest News
    April 29, 2014, Tuesday
    Fuss & O’Neill, Inc, the town’s consulting engineering firm, prepared this map which depicts the base design for the planned Hawleyville municipal sanitary sewer system expansion project. A public information session on the project is slated for May 8.
 

    After lengthy discussion at a February town meeting, voters by an 81-to-11 margin approved borrowing $2.8 million to expand the Hawleyville sanitary sewer system as a means to spur local economic development. An informational session to explain the construction aspects and cost implications of the...Read Full Article

  • Pasta Dinner & Bluegrass Music At NUMC, May 3

    The Newtown Bee
    Enjoy
    April 29, 2014, Tuesday

    The next Saturday Pasta Dinner at Newtown United Methodist Church will take place on May 3 in the church’s fellowship hall. The public is cordially invited to join church members for what has become an evening of fellowship and community spirit. Dinner includes fruit cup, salad with choice of dre...Read Full Article

  • Dedication Of National Memorial To Fallen Educators Scheduled

    The Newtown Bee
    Latest News
    April 29, 2014, Tuesday
    This drawing shows the dimensions and presentation of The Memorial To Fallen Educators, which will be dedicated in June. Located just north of a 150-year-old schoolhouse in Emporia, Kan., the monument is the first in the United States dedicated to teachers who have died while protecting students. Within its first carving, The Memorial To Fallen Educators will include the names of Rachel D’Avino, Dawn Hochsprung, Anne Marie Murphy, Lauren Rousseau, Marie Sherlach, and Victoria Soto, the six women killed at Sandy Hook School on 12/14.

    The National Teachers Hall of Fame (NTHF) will dedicate the Memorial to Fallen Educators on June 12, at 2 pm, on the Emporia State University campus. The memorial and dedication ceremony will honor fallen educators and provide a permanent tribute to their sacrifice. The inspiration for the memorial...Read Full Article

  • Sister Ethel MacIlvain

    The Newtown Bee
    Obituaries
    April 29, 2014, Tuesday

    Sister Ethel MacIlvain (Sister Mary Carl), 91, a member of the Sisters of Saint Joseph, West Hartford, died at Lourdes Health Care Center in Wilton April 26. Born in New York City, December 8, 1922, of the late Ethel Adelaide Nolan MacIlvain and Karl Messenger MacIlvain, Sister Ethel entered the Sis...Read Full Article

  • Concert Celebrates ‘The Music Of The Night’

    Laura E. Lerman
    Letters To The Editor
    April 29, 2014, Tuesday
  • Bertrand Joyime Ouellette

    The Newtown Bee
    Obituaries
    April 29, 2014, Tuesday
    Bertrand Joyime Ouellette

    Bertrand Joyime Ouellette, 78, of Newtown died peacefully in his home April 28, surrounded by family. He was born in Madawaska, Maine, May 29, 1935, the son of Sadie (Lagasse) and Joyime Ouellette....Read Full Article