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  • Halloween Festivities At The Newtown Senior Center

    Nancy K. Crevier
    Features
    October 31, 2014, Friday
    Valerie Blasi, dressed as a cowgirl, watches from the sidelines.

    Halloween party 2014 at the Senior Center was fun for all....Read Full Article

  • Library Super Heroes

    The Newtown Bee
    Features
    October 31, 2014, Friday
    Super heroes populate the steps of the C.H. Booth Library this Halloween.

    Super heroes populate the C.H. Booth Library on Halloween 2014....Read Full Article

  • The Top of the Mountain

    The Newtown Bee
    Features
    October 31, 2014, Friday

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

  • Forest Association Announces Nettleton Preserve Memorial Orchard Project

    Kendra Bobowick
    Latest News
    October 31, 2014, Friday
    Newtown Forest Association will begin work shortly to enhance its 26-acre Nettleton Preserve, one of the town’s most well-known properties. The project will include the addition of flowering fruit trees to complement those planted on the property nearly four decades ago.  

    Newtown Forest Association will begin work shortly to enhance Nettleton Preserve, one of Newtown’s most well-known properties, located on Castle Hill Road and overlooking historic Main Street.  The bulk of the 26-acre preserve was acquired from the estate of Arthur T. Nettleton, former NFA presid...Read Full Article

  • Polling Places And Absentee Ballot Voting Reminders

    The Newtown Bee
    Latest News
    October 31, 2014, Friday

    Democratic Registrar of Voters LeReine Frampton reminds residents that the local registrars office has permanently deactivated Edmond Town Hall as a polling location. As a result, District 3-2 voters will now report to the cafetorium at Reed Intermediate School, where they will cast ballots alongsid...Read Full Article

  • Local Voters Will See One Ballot Question On Tuesday

    The Newtown Bee
    Latest News
    October 31, 2014, Friday

    Local voters casting absentee ballots, or appearing at the local polling sites to vote on Election Day, will be asked to vote on a proposed constitutional amendment that would have future implications for electors, according to Secretary of the State Denise Merrill. In accordance with Article 12 of...Read Full Article

  • The Way We Were

    The Newtown Bee
    Features
    October 31, 2014, Friday
    This photo shows the 1914 groundbreaking ceremony for the Adath Israel synagogue on Huntingtown Road, on property donated by Israel Nezvesky. The cornerstone was laid in 1919, and the building dedicated the following year.
            —From Legendary Locals of Newtown by Dan Cruson

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

  • Addition To Mt Pleasant Hospital For Animals Means Room To Grow

    Nancy K. Crevier
    Latest News
    October 31, 2014, Friday
    Veterinary technician Mary Simpson prepares the surgical table for an operation. High intensity lighting and a heated table, as well as a gas evacuation system, mean a safer and more comfortable environment in the new surgery.

    A recently completed addition to the Mt Pleasant Hospital for Animals means the ability to expand services and offer a smoother workflow, enhancing care to the clients of the veterinary hospital, said Dr Rakesh Vali, owner of the practice on Route 6. Founded in 1977 by the late Dr Brian Silverlieb,...Read Full Article

  • Winning NMS Scarecrows Announced

    Eliza Hallabeck
    Education
    October 31, 2014, Friday
    Third place in the contest went to the “Out With The Old, In With The New” or Scarecrow 29, created by Isabella Wakeman, left, and Grace Howgego.

    Newtown Middle School announced the top three winning creations from this year’s My Favorite Scarecrow Sculpture Contest this week. The “Itsy Bitsy Spider” or Scarecrow 6, created by Ben Nowacki, Jetson Ku, and Colby Fowler, took first place; the “Dream Catcher” or Scarecrow 31, Casey Mc...Read Full Article

  • Boo! Happy Halloween

    The Newtown Bee
    Enjoy
    October 31, 2014, Friday
    As if sensing the approaching All Hallow’s Eve, ghosts, goblins, and other monsters took their place this week in time for Friday, October 31. Halloween decorations — especially those along Main Street where several thousand parents and children trick-or-treat each year — kept vigil as Friday crept near. Ghosts circling a wooden sign post wait at the corner of Main Street and Church Hill Road near the flagpole. 

    As if sensing the approaching All Hallow’s Eve, ghosts, goblins, and other monsters took their place this week in time for Friday, October 31. Halloween decorations — especially those along Main Street where several thousand parents and children trick-or-treat each year — kept vigil as Friday...Read Full Article

  • Snapshot: Julie Hunter

    The Newtown Bee
    Features
    October 31, 2014, Friday
    Julie Hunter is this week's Snapshot profile.

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

  • Running Down Some Halloween Treats

    The Newtown Bee
    Features
    October 31, 2014, Friday
    Among the youngest trick-or-treaters last weekend was Griffin, foreground, who wore a bee costume and did not seem especially interested in being photographed. 

    Three young girls dressed as Elsa, one of the princesses in Disney's Frozen, run toward one of their candy destinations last weekend during the Fourth Annual Sandy Hook Halloween Walk. Girls in the light blue gowns seemed to be everywhere for a few hours on October 25, as children dressed up to give...Read Full Article

  • 2014 Election Profiles Include Senate, Assembly, Probate Contenders

    John Voket
    Latest News
    October 31, 2014, Friday

    Profiles of each of the state legislative candidates candidates who will appear on local ballots on Election Day, November 4, are being offered this week by The Newtown Bee. Coverage includes the 106th, 112th, and Second Legislative District races, and the 28th District Senate contest, as well as th...Read Full Article

  • Incumbent Faces Term Limit In Probate Race

    John Voket
    Latest News
    October 31, 2014, Friday

    This November’s ballot includes two candidates running for the Northern Fairfield County District Judge of Probate office. Incumbent Republican Joe Egan, Jr, a former Ridgefield probate judge, became the first Northern Fairfield County judge after local offices were regionalized in 2010. He is run...Read Full Article

  • Two Lawmakers Vying For Open 28th District Senate Seat

    John Voket
    Latest News
    October 31, 2014, Friday
    Representative Tony Hwang (R)

    Democratic State Representative Kim Fawcett and Republican State Representative Tony Hwang are competing to take the seat incumbent Senator John McKinney will vacate after his term ends, and following his unsuccessful attempt to end Tom Foley’s primary bid for governor last August. Rep Hwang agree...Read Full Article

  • Assembly Candidates Relate Their Views On Seven Key Issues

    John Voket
    Latest News
    October 31, 2014, Friday
    Republican J.P. Sredzinsky

    Each of the three Assembly Districts that overlay Newtown have major party candidates vying for seats. The 106th District has Democratic challenger Matt Cole facing incumbent Republican first-term Representative Mitch Bolinsky; the Second District has Democratic challenger Candace Fay taking on incu...Read Full Article

  • Work From Home Lunch Gathering Planned

    The Newtown Bee
    Business
    October 31, 2014, Friday

    Work From Home Newtown-CT will host its next lunch gathering on Thursday, November 6. Remote workers, home-based business owners, sole proprietors, jobseekers, stay-at-home parents, retirees, et al, are invited to join Newtown resident Greg Pategas for networking and socializing at Sweet Mango....Read Full Article

  • State Tourney Seedings And Matchups Announced

    Andy Hutchison
    Sports
    October 31, 2014, Friday
    Michael Cook and the NHS boys' soccer team will begin state tourney play on Monday, November 3, when the Nighthawks visit Glastonbury for a 2 pm game.

    Newtown High School’s girls’ volleyball, field hockey, and girls’ and boys’ soccer teams all qualified for state tournament action, which gets going on Monday, November 3, and Tuesday, November 4. Only the volleyball squad earned a first-round home match; the others will have to prove their...Read Full Article

  • Gun Issue Flares In The Second District: Candidate Tweet Declared Offensive By NAA

    Nancy K. Crevier
    Latest News
    October 31, 2014, Friday

    In a string of tweets October 23 between Second District Representative and candidate Dan Carter and Heather Whaley of Redding, Mr Carter found himself in the bad graces of Newtown Action Alliance (NAA) and other gun violence prevention advocates in Connecticut....Read Full Article

  • NHS Football Team Scary-Good In Halloween Night Triumph

    Andy Hutchison
    Sports
    October 31, 2014, Friday
    Hunter Cobb works his way toward the end zone for a 40-yard score during Newtown's 54-13 win over host Weston on October 31.

    The Newtown High School football team didn’t need to do anything tricky to treat themselves to an easy 54-13 win under the lights at Weston High on Halloween. Newtown was scary-good from the start, piling up 34 first-quarter points en route to a 48-0 halftime lead. The Nighthawks improved to 8-0 a...Read Full Article