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  • Benefit Scrabble Tournament, Sunday At Inn

    The Newtown Bee
    Enjoy
    September 30, 2014, Tuesday
    A Scrabble tournament at The Inn at Newtown on October 5 will to benefit the Jr Newtown Action Alliance, a teen-led group working to reduce gun violence in America.

    On Sunday, October 5, a Scrabble tournament will be held at The Inn at Newtown to benefit the Jr Newtown Action Alliance, a teen-led group working to reduce gun violence in America. Two playing options are available: a three-game unrated tournament for new new players and those rated under 1000, and...Read Full Article

  • New Leadership Stresses ‘Open For Business’ Commitment

    John Voket
    Business
    September 30, 2014, Tuesday
    From right, First Selectman Pat Llodra, Director of Planning George Benson, Economic Development Coordinator Betsy Paynter, and Grant Coordinator Christal Preszler welcome potential business developers to meet this new local team committed to supporting responsible, environmentally sound development, creating a strong local economy and increasing the tax base to offset the residential tax burden for residents.                

    First Selectman Pat Llodra, Director of Planning George Benson, Economic Development Coordinator Betsy Paynter, and Grant Coordinator Christal Preszler have renewed the community’s “Newtown is Open for Business” initiative. This new team of economic development leadership is committed to suppo...Read Full Article

  • Prevention Council Begins New Year Looking At ‘New Ground’

    Eliza Hallabeck
    Latest News
    September 30, 2014, Tuesday

    Near the start of the Newtown Prevention Council’s first meeting of the new school year, held on Thursday, September 18, Co-Chair Judy Blanchard announced, “We’re moving ahead on some new ground, and we’re going to need everybody on board.” In January, Ms Blanchard said First Selectman Pat...Read Full Article

  • NHS ‘Financing College’ Presentation Set For October 8

    The Newtown Bee
    Education
    September 30, 2014, Tuesday

    The School Counseling office at Newtown High School is sponsoring an evening presentation called “Financing College” on Wednesday, October 8, starting at 7 pm. The program will be conducted by Charles Wareham, a financial advisor with Valark Financial Services in Hartford. According to a releas...Read Full Article

  • Ernest Joseph Siladi

    The Newtown Bee
    Obituaries
    September 30, 2014, Tuesday

    A memorial service celebrating the life of Ernest Joseph Siladi...Read Full Article

  • Additional Cases Of EV-D68 Virus Reported In Region

    John Voket
    Health
    September 30, 2014, Tuesday

    HARTFORD — The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) has been notified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of 12 new laboratory-confirmed cases of enterovirus D68 infection (EV-D68). The new cases are all pediatric patients from three Connecticut hospitals, including t...Read Full Article

  • Firm Seeks Tire Recycling Operation For High Bridge Road

    Andrew Gorosko
    Latest News
    September 29, 2014, Monday
    Planning and Zoning Commission member Michael Porco, Sr, makes a point at a September 18 P&Z public hearing. P&Z members reviewed a regulatory proposal from a firm that wants to create a tire recycling operation in an industrial building at 40 High Bridge Road.  

    A firm that wants to create a tire recycling operation in an industrial building at 40 High Bridge Road is expected to submit a revised regulatory proposal to the town, which would seek to add that type of land use to the zoning regulations. George Benson, town director of planning, said September 2...Read Full Article

  • Fire Company Buys Former Hawleyville Post Office

    Andrew Gorosko
    Latest News
    September 29, 2014, Monday
    Hawleyville Volunteer Fire Company #1 has purchased from the Housatonic Railroad Company, Inc, the vacant former Hawleyville post office, pictured, and land at 30 Hawleyville Road (Route 25). The fire company bought the wood-frame building and about three-quarters of an acre lying behind it. The post office closed in February 2009.                         

    Hawleyville Volunteer Fire Company #1 has purchased the vacant former Hawleyville post office and adjacent land at 30 Hawleyville Road (Route 25) from the Housatonic Railroad Company, Inc. Hawleyville Fire Chief John Basso said last week that the sale occurred on September 12. Real estate documents...Read Full Article

  • NHS Student To Serve As National Poetry Ambassador

    Eliza Hallabeck
    Education
    September 29, 2014, Monday
    First Lady Michelle Obama, third from right, hosted a poetry reading in honor of the 2014 National Student Poets in the Blue Room of the White House, September 18, 2014. The National Student Poets, from left, are Cameron Messinides, Madeleine LeCesne, Ashley Gong, Julia Falkner, and Weston Clark.

    Newtown High School junior Ashley Gong has been selected to be one of this year’s five National Student Poetry Ambassadors. Ashley has known about her achievement since July, but had to keep it a secret until it was announced. That announcement came during a visit to Washington, D.C., September 17...Read Full Article

  • Fine Poetry & Music: ‘Voices Of Poetry/At The Booth,’ October 18

    The Newtown Bee
    Enjoy
    September 29, 2014, Monday

    C.H. Booth Library will host an afternoon of fine poetry and music on Saturday, October 18, from 2 to 4 pm. The event, “Voices of Poetry/At the Booth,” will feature readings by the poets and writers Kristen DeVoe, Patrick Donnelly, Michael Michael Klein, and Amy Nawrocki and acoustic music by th...Read Full Article

  • Crews Begin Danbury Hall Demolition

    John Voket & Kendra Bobowick
    Latest News
    September 29, 2014, Monday
    Crews began work on demolishing Danbury Hall on the Fairfield Hills campus on Monday, September 29, at approximately 10 am.

    Crews began the demolition of Danbury Hall on the Fairfield Hills campus at approximately 10 am on Monday, September 29. The long awaited final steps in removing the structure and opening up sight lines of the campus from Wasserman Way, officials were told, would take hours. Initially, the Danbu...Read Full Article

  • The Wrong Strategy

    RP Gottmeier
    Letters To The Editor
    September 29, 2014, Monday

    To the Editor, Obama’s interview on CBS over the weekend did nothing to diminish the threat we face from ISIS. Once again he tried to shift the blame for the short fall of his administration to others. It seems this is one strategy he knows. The threat our country faces from ISIS is real and deadl...Read Full Article

  • The Best Weapon In The Fight Against Cancer

    Julie Dunn
    Letters To The Editor
    September 29, 2014, Monday

    To the editor: We would like to invite the community to the 4th Annual Fairfield County Pancreatic Cancer Research walk sponsored by the Lustgarten foundation on Sunday, October 5, at the Bethel High school track. The 2.5 mile walk is an event for the whole family and will prove an enjoyable way to...Read Full Article

  • Letter Of Endorsement

    Katherine Doerr Morosky
    Letters To The Editor
    September 29, 2014, Monday

    To the Editor: In response to “Anti-Gun Violence Groups To Rally In Stamford,” published online on Monday, September 22, 2014: Why did I make arrangements for a babysitter, cook dinner during the day, and brave rush-hour traffic to hold up a sign in Stamford on last Tuesday? Well, Governor Chris...Read Full Article

  • FAITH Volunteers Are Counting On Generosity Of Passport Guests

    Nancy Taylor
    Letters To The Editor
    September 29, 2014, Monday

    To the Editor, The scarce contents of the FAITH Food Pantry shelves are anxiously awaiting the donations that will come from the 4th Annual Passport to Sandy Hook on Saturday, October 11. The numbers of residents we are helping is growing every month, placing more of a demand on our volunteers to ke...Read Full Article

  • Re-Elect No One — No Exceptions

    Raymond Ruzek
    Letters To The Editor
    September 29, 2014, Monday
  • Razing A Relic At Fairfield Hills

    Kendra Bobowick
    Latest News
    September 27, 2014, Saturday
    Machines wait to tear down Danbury Hall, where it sits facing a playing field in Fairfield Hills. This perspective will offer a clear view of Reed Intermediate School once Danbury is gone. To the right, its cupola visible, is the garage used by the Newtown Parks and Recreation Department.

    Danbury Hall’s days are dwindling. With big machines at rest around its perimeter, demolition could begin as soon as Monday, September 29, confirmed Christal Preszler with the Newtown Planning Department. This week, the wood was being stripped from the building, she said. Bestech is the demolition...Read Full Article

  • NFA Benefits From A Day Of Service

    Kendra Bobowick
    Latest News
    September 27, 2014, Saturday
    Volunteers with the Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints spent a recent Saturday helping clear trails at the Newtown Forest Association’s Nettleton Preserve. In back, from left, are Alea Willis,  Patrick Sonne, Megan Sonne, James Sonne, Steve Sonne,  Kent Willis, Eliot Schwartz, Jacob Beazer, Nathan Beazer, Richard Pooley, Dick Pooley, Dean Kemsley. In front are Michael Petersen, Britta Petersen, and Acadia Petersen. This is the starting group of volunteers, with many more stopping by sporadically throughout the day.

    Volunteers recently made a day’s work of clearing trails, cutting fallen tree limbs, and pulling invasives from the home of one of Newtown’s most iconic views. A team of roughly 50 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints members Saturday, September 20, spent time during their annual service...Read Full Article

  • Meet Your Neighbor At A Bonfire October 4

    Kendra Bobowick
    Enjoy
    September 27, 2014, Saturday

    Late morning sunlight skipped across a rippling Pootatuck River Tuesday morning as Newtown Newcomers & Neighbors (NNN) President Shari Wright watched the water flow by. She spoke of her group’s activities including an October 4 bonfire at 6:30 pm at Castle Hill Farm on Route 302. The public is inv...Read Full Article

  • Silver Bridge Construction Bids Under Review

    Andrew Gorosko
    Latest News
    September 27, 2014, Saturday
    Traffic on Glen Road on September 22 flowed into and from Sandy Hook on the steel-truss span over the Lake Zoar section of the Housatonic River commonly known as Silver Bridge. The state Department of Transportation soon plans to award the construction bid on a major renovation project for the bridge, which is scheduled to start next April.                                                                                                                                                              

    The state Department of Transportation plans to select by October the firm which will make major renovations to the steel-truss span over the Lake Zoar section of the Housatonic River, commonly known as Silver Bridge. The bridge links Glen Road in Sandy Hook to River Road in Southbury. DOT is revie...Read Full Article