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  • Residents Sought For Commission Posts

    The Newtown Bee
    Latest News
    July 31, 2014, Thursday

    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

  • Wetlands Hearing On Cluster-Style 23-Lot Subdivision Slated For Late August

    Andrew Gorosko
    Latest News
    July 31, 2014, Thursday
    This rustic view, framed by stone walls that formerly delineated farm fields, looks toward undeveloped land alongside Robin Hill Road #2, which is off Rock Ridge Road near the Rock Ridge Country Club in Dodgingtown. Two development firms are proposing that this property, as well as land off Scudder Road, near Ferris Road, be the site of a cluster-style residential subdivision known as The Preserve at Newtown.
 
 
 

    The Inland Wetlands Commission (IWC) has scheduled a public hearing on a proposed 23-lot cluster-style residential subdivision for late August. IWC members decided at a July 28 session to hold the public hearing on The Preserve at Newtown proposal on proposal on Wednesday, August 27. At a July 23 s...Read Full Article

  • Fire Officials Raise Several Concerns On Proposed Dispatching Change

    Andrew Gorosko
    Latest News
    July 31, 2014, Thursday

    Fire officials are expressing a range of concerns about a proposal to shift the town's radio dispatching for emergency 911, police, fire, and ambulance calls from the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at 3 Main Street to the Northwest Connecticut Public Safety Communication Center, Inc, at Rou...Read Full Article

  • The Way To Play!

    Andrew Gorosko
    Features
    July 31, 2014, Thursday
    The approximately 250 people attending the dedication ceremonies for FunSpace II at Dickinson Park helped themselves to an array of tasty pastries, fruits, and vegetables. 

    About 250 people turned out on the morning of Saturday, July 26, at Dickinson Park off Elm Drive for the dedication ceremonies of FunSpace II, the town’s elaborate new playground that replaces the FunSpace playground there, which was demolished last year. Although the new playground was dedicated...Read Full Article

  • Jeanne Ann Oberg Granniss

    The Newtown Bee
    Obituaries
    July 31, 2014, Thursday
    Jeanne Ann Oberg Grannis

    Jeanne Ann Oberg Granniss, 82, formerly of Bridgeport and Newtown, died July 27 in Gloucester Point, Va. She was born in Bridgeport, May 14, 1932, and was the daughter of the late Rebecca (Muirhead) and Carl Oberg. She graduated from Warren Harding High Sc......Read Full Article

  • Newtown 16-Year-Olds Win State Title

    The Newtown Bee
    Sports
    July 31, 2014, Thursday
    Newtown's 16-year-old baseball team celebrated winning the Prep Division of the Connecticut Babe Ruth State Tournament on July 26.

    In the inaugural season of the 16-year-old Prep Division of Connecticut Babe Ruth Baseball, the Newtown 16U team traveled to North Haven and captured the state championship on Saturday, July 26 by beating Fairfield in the semifinals and North Haven in the finals. In the championship game, Newtown be...Read Full Article

  • Newtown 11s Second In States; At Home For Regionals On Saturday

    The Newtown Bee
    Sports
    July 31, 2014, Thursday

    The Newtown Renegades beat New Fairfield 9-4, Southbury 7-3 and New Milford 6-0 but came up short twice against Danbury, 6-2 and 5-4, in the double elimination Cal Ripken 11U Connecticut State Tournament at Rogers Park in Danbury this past week. Danbury and Newtown both go on to compete in the Cal R...Read Full Article

  • 9th Annual Newtown Road Race 5K August 30

    The Newtown Bee
    Sports
    July 31, 2014, Thursday

    The 9th Annual Newtown Road Race 5K and Kid’s Run will take place at Dickinson Park on Saturday, August 30. Nike presents the 5K race and the Newtown Prevention Council is sponsoring this year’s Kids Run to benefit Newtown Youth & Family Services....Read Full Article

  • Free Fitness For Children: 4th Annual CCFA Jamboree

    The Newtown Bee
    Sports
    July 31, 2014, Thursday

    Girls and boys ages 8–14 are invited to join in a free afternoon of fun, fitness, and educational activities from 1 to 3 pm on Tuesday, August 12, at NYA Sports & Fitness Center, 4 Primrose Street. NYA and the Chelsea Cohen Fitness Academy (CCFA) are hosting the fourth annual CCFA Jamboree during...Read Full Article

  • A Permanent Public Memorial To 12/14

    The Newtown Bee
    Editorials
    July 31, 2014, Thursday

    It has been about nine months since the Board of Selectmen appointed 12 volunteers to the Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial Commission. We learned from the panel last week that in that time, the commission has begun an “outreach process” to various groups in the community that will last for several...Read Full Article

  • Police Reports | July 22-28, 2014

    The Newtown Bee
    Latest News
    July 31, 2014, Thursday
  • Fire Reports | July 24-31, 2014

    The Newtown Bee
    Latest News
    July 31, 2014, Thursday
  • Teacher Who Survived 12/14 Has Book Deal

    Associated Press
    Latest News
    July 30, 2014, Wednesday

    A teacher who helped save the lives of students at Sandy Hook Elementary School on 12/14 has a book deal. G.P. Putnam's Sons announced Tuesday, July 29, that "Choosing Hope: Moving Forward from Your Life's Darkest Hour" by Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis will be released next spring. Robin Gary Fisher is co-...Read Full Article

  • NCAC Notes: Grant Deadline Extended, Artists’ Talk & Collage Workshop Scheduled

    The Newtown Bee
    Enjoy
    July 30, 2014, Wednesday

    The Newtown Cultural Arts Commission (NCAC) announced July 29 that the deadline for submissions for its 2014 grant has been extended to September 1. The collage exhibit, “Celebration of Your Life,” currently on view at Newtown Municipal Center and featuring works by Virginia Zimmerman, Sheila Mu...Read Full Article

  • A Community Of Friends

    The Hoagland Family
    Letters To The Editor
    July 30, 2014, Wednesday

    To the Editor: On Monday night, a small group of us gathered at Fairfield Hills at dusk to commemorate my husband's mysterious disappearance one year ago. We set sail 50 wondrous paper lanterns powered by candlelight, best wishes and love into the night sky in his honor....Read Full Article

  • Brick By Brick, Builder Remembers Growth Of Newtown’s Queen Street Area

    Nancy K. Crevier
    Features
    July 30, 2014, Wednesday
    Connecticut National Bank was proud of its new, larger quarters constructed by George W. Wheeler, as seen in this ad that ran in The Newtown Bee. Bank of America now occupies that building at 6 Queen Street. The brick building was one of two freestanding buildings put up in 1959 in Newtown Shopping Center by Mr Wheeler, working with his uncle, developer George F. Wheeler.

    There was a time when the center of Newtown was mostly farmland and empty lots. Trees shaded grassy plots and tourist homes populated Church Hill Road. Grocery shopping meant a trip to Danbury or Southbury. Traffic passed leisurely up Queen Street, with no full-service banks or restaurants to lure...Read Full Article

  • Thomas M. Condon

    The Newtown Bee
    Obituaries
    July 30, 2014, Wednesday

    Thomas M. Condon, 93, of Shelton died July 28 at Griffin Hospital in Derby. Born February 15, 1921, in South Wales, England, he was the son of Margaret and Michael Margaret Condon. He was married to Dorothy Lourigan Condon for 69 years....Read Full Article

  • Wetlands Agency Approves Sandy Hook School Project

    Andrew Gorosko
    Latest News
    July 30, 2014, Wednesday
    The Inland Wetlands Commission has approved a wetlands/watercourses protection permit for the proposed new Sandy Hook Elementary School at 12 Dickinson Drive. Riverside Road runs horizontally across the top of this site development map. The map was prepared by the project’s landscape architecture firm, Richter & Cegan of Avon.

    Inland Wetlands Commission (IWC) members unanimously approved a wetlands/watercourses protection permit for the proposed new Sandy Hook Elementary School at 12 Dickinson Drive during a special meeting on Monday, July 28. The new school would replace the former Sandy Hook School, which the town demol...Read Full Article

  • Help Someone Who Has Helped So Many Others

    Pat Llodra
    Letters To The Editor
    July 30, 2014, Wednesday

    To the Editor:Thank you so much for your recent Ink Drops editorial on the Pushcart end-of-year activity at Reed. A few weeks ago, I learned through Karen King of the generosity of the West Coast couple and how their kindness inspired our Reed students to achieve sales at an unprecedented level! I...Read Full Article

  • Returning Home To Newtown

    Sabrina Post
    Letters To The Editor
    July 30, 2014, Wednesday

    To the Editor: We at SEP would like to express our overwhelming gratitude to the entire Newtown community and especially the Edmond Town Hall and Board of Managers. After four years away, we chose to bring our productions home to Newtown....Read Full Article