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  • Despite Reorganization By LLS, Newtown Will Have 2014 Light The Night Walk

    Shannon Hicks
    Features
    May 31, 2014, Saturday
    Newtown’s 2014 Light The Night Walk will be Saturday, September 27, at NYA Sports & Fitness Center. 

    While organizers of the tenth Relay For Life of Newtown are in their home stretch this week, making final preparations for their 12-hour event taking place May 31–June 1 at Newtown High School, organizers of a similar event are beginning to ramp up their annual efforts. Tessa Ruggeri, campaign man...Read Full Article

  • Nutmeg Book Award Selection Committee Experience ‘Beneficial’ For NMS Student

    Nancy K. Crevier
    Features
    May 31, 2014, Saturday
    NMS student Michael Arther dedicated over eight months to reading 120 books, as part of the Nutmeg Book Award Intermediate Selection Committee.

    As just one of two young people selected in January 2013 to serve on the 15-member Connecticut Nutmeg Book Award 2015 Intermediate Selection Committee, Newtown Middle School eighth grader Michael Arther read more than 30,000 pages in 120 books over the course of eight months — 40 of those books du...Read Full Article

  • Former Eyesore Razed; Church Hill Road Site Awaits Redevelopment

    Andrew Gorosko
    Latest News
    May 31, 2014, Saturday
    An excavator reduced the former Shell station on Church Hill Road to a pile of rubble last weekend. The site will be redeveloped and the intersection at Church Hill Road and Edmond Road will be realigned.                                    

    As commuter traffic rolled by at about 7:30 am on Thursday, May 29, all that was left of a longstanding local eyesore was a pile of demolition debris sitting next to a hulking bright yellow excavator on the western corner lot at Church Hill Road and Edmond Road. On Thursday, May 22, a work crew had...Read Full Article

  • Community Invited To Learn Signs Of Suicide, Prevention Tactics

    John Voket
    Latest News
    May 31, 2014, Saturday

    In 1906, the internationally recognized Morse code distress signal SOS was established and has grown to represent a call for help. On June 5, community members are being called to learn how to recognize if someone they know or care about may be reaching out for help because they are contemplating su...Read Full Article

  • BOS Launching Town Wide Facilities Analysis Monday; Public Input Requested

    John Voket
    Latest News
    May 31, 2014, Saturday

    Every Board of Selectmen’s meeting provides two opportunities for members of the public to comment on agenda items and other issues of public importance. First Selectman Pat Llodra is reaching out to residents to come with questions or ideas about the future of town-owned buildings and facilities....Read Full Article

  • Prevention Council Reviews A Season Of Accomplishment

    Eliza Hallabeck
    Latest News
    May 31, 2014, Saturday
    Newtown Prevention Council members and meeting attendees gathered for a photo at the council’s last meeting of the school year, held on Thursday, May 15, at C.H. Booth Library.

    During its final meeting of the 2013-14 school year, Newtown Prevention Council reviewed work completed since last September. Since its first meeting the school year, the council has held or participated in events monthly, according to Co-Chair Judy Blanchard. The council also had a number of campai...Read Full Article

  • Joining A National Discussion: ‘Not One More’

    Shannon Hicks
    Latest News
    May 31, 2014, Saturday
    During the rush hour of Friday, May 30, men, women and a few young adults who want better gun control measures demonstrated outside NSSF headquarters on Mile Hill Road. The peaceful event was to show support for six college students killed one week earlier in California, and served as the latest call for background checks by local supporters.

    Every time she hears about a shooting in this country, Katie Morosky said she is traumatized. “It comes back every time,” the Newtown resident said Friday afternoon. “Every time you hear about another shooting, everything that happened here comes right back." Ms Morosky was one of about 18 peo...Read Full Article

  • ‘Lighthouse Santa’ Author To Appear At June 14 Lighthouse Festival

    The Newtown Bee
    Enjoy
    May 30, 2014, Friday
    The theme of the second annual Lighthouse Festival hosted by Ben’s Lighthouse is “Safe Harbors.” 

    Ben’s Lighthouse, the hosts of the second annual Lighthouse Festival, is pleased to announce Sara Hoagland Hunter, author of "Lighthouse Santa," will be a special guest for this year’s festival. Ms Hunter’s book, with gorgeous illustrations by Julia Miner, is based on the real-life exploits of...Read Full Article

  • Superintendent To Form School Culture And Climate Panel

    Eliza Hallabeck
    Latest News
    May 30, 2014, Friday

    After hearing a presentation by the Newtown Federation of Teachers at the Board of Education’s May 20 meeting, Superintendent of Schools Joseph Erardi, Jr, said this week he plans to form a culture and climate committee in the school district. At the school board’s May 20 meeting, federation mem...Read Full Article

  • Milestone Tenth Relay For Life Is This Weekend

    John Voket
    Latest News
    May 30, 2014, Friday

    The tenth Newtown Relay For Life is just hours away and community spirit around the landmark event continues to build around town. The public event, which helps raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society, has taken its place alongside the Labor Day Parade, holiday tree lightings, and...Read Full Article

  • The Great Pootatuck Duck Race & Town Festival Winners Are…

    Kendra Bobowick
    Features
    May 30, 2014, Friday
    Lady Hawk, one of the llamas of Rowanwood Farm, poses for a photo at Saturday’s Duck Race.

    The race began with a splash. This year’s 2014 Great Pootatuck Duck Race on May 24 drew a bustling crowd. Parents and children filled the river’s banks in Sandy Hook Center, lining fences along the water near The Foundry, and across the Church Hill Road bridge that spans the Pootatuck River, and...Read Full Article

  • State Reps Talk Budget, Legislation At Forum

    Kendra Bobowick
    Latest News
    May 30, 2014, Friday
    State Representatives Mitch Bolinsky (106th District), left, and Dan Carter (Second District), hear comments from resident Paul Mangiafico, right, regarding his concerns with state affairs Tuesday during an open forum with Newtown’s delegation.

    House Republican Mitch Bolinsky, representing most of Newtown from his 106th District seat, said during a forum Tuesday that the state has to be more taxpayer friendly and more business friendly. Mr Bolinsky and his fellow house GOP member and Second District representative Dan Carter listened to co...Read Full Article

  • Snapshot: Elana Bertram

    The Newtown Bee
    Features
    May 30, 2014, Friday
    Elana Bertram is this week's Snapshot profile.

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

  • The Top of the Mountain

    The Newtown Bee
    Features
    May 30, 2014, Friday
    Bee workers received this delicious treat from Bake n Cakes in Southbury, owned by former Andrea's Bakery owner Tony Posca.

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

  • The Way We Were

    The Newtown Bee
    Features
    May 30, 2014, Friday
    This 1920 photograph shows the interior of “The Economy Store,” with Arthur Carmody behind the counter. It is not known exactly where in Sandy Hook this store was located. —From Newtown by Dan Cruson

    A look back at Newtown 25, 50, 75, and 100 years ago....Read Full Article

  • Don’t Scale Back Beneficial School Programs

    Alisa Robinson
    Letters To The Editor
    May 30, 2014, Friday
  • Hawley Students Art Work Goes On Display

    Eliza Hallabeck
    Education
    May 30, 2014, Friday
    Clay cats and dogs, created by second grade students at Hawley School, were on display during the school’s annual art show.

    During Hawley Elementary School’s annual art show, held this year on Wednesday, May 14, works created by kindergarten through fourth grade students went on display and the school was opened for visiting students and family members. “We made those!” one student said. Down one hallway another...Read Full Article

  • Head O’ Meadow’s Annual Art Show

    Eliza Hallabeck
    Education
    May 30, 2014, Friday
    Fourth grade creations inspired by the artist Keith Haring were on display during Head O’ Meadows annual art show, held Wednesday, May 14.

    For the first year, said Head O’ Meadow Elementary School art teacher Donna Perugini, her school’s annual art show included works created by kindergarten students, thanks to the addition of full-day kindergarten for the 2013-14 school year. This year’s art show, held Wednesday, May 14, includ...Read Full Article

  • Kennel Club Donates Funds To Police K-9 Unit

    The Newtown Bee
    Latest News
    May 30, 2014, Friday
  • Nighthawk Track Team A Close Second In SWC Meet

    Andy Hutchison
    Sports
    May 30, 2014, Friday
    Cameron Vazquez attempts to clear five feet in the high jump event at the SWC championship meet on May 29. Vazquez finished second in the competition.

    When you’re talking about 70-something points, a mere half point isn’t much at all. For Newtown High School’s girls’ track and field team, it meant the difference between a runner-up finish and first place. Newtown scored 77 points and was edged by Weston (77.50) for first place in the 15-te...Read Full Article