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  • Clifford Clarke Walker

    The Newtown Bee
    Obituaries
    November 30, 2014, Sunday
    Clifford Clarke Walker

    Clifford Clarke Walker, 87, of Newtown died November 29, after a courageous battle with cancer. A lifelong Newtown resident, he was born May 31, 1927, to Edna Pearl (Canfield) and Clarke Skidmore Walker....Read Full Article

  • Hawks Will Host Xavier In State Semis On Saturday

    Andy Hutchison
    Sports
    November 30, 2014, Sunday
    Ethan Carpenter rushes the ball during Newtown's win over Masuk of Monroe on November 25. The Nighthawks begin state playoff action on Saturday, December 6, when Xavier visits for a 2 pm kickoff.

    Newtown High School’s football team will host Xavier of Middletown in the state playoff semifinals on Saturday, December 6. Kickoff at Blue & Gold Stadium is set for 2 pm. The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference announced the seedings and matchups today. Newtown is the No. 1 seed and X...Read Full Article

  • ‘Nutcracker’ Taking A Traditional Place In Holiday Festival

    Kendra Bobowick
    Features
    November 29, 2014, Saturday
    Joining the performance this year are younger dancers as angels. From left are Caitlin Potter, Lila Spencer, Mary Morrison, Laura Delp, Serena Newnham, Hayden Hughes, Vivien Vass. They surround the Sugar Plum Fairy (Hannah Halloran).

    With a swish of stage curtains and splash of colorful footlights soon to come, Newtown Centre of Classical Ballet & Voice Artistic Director & Owner Tory Gozzi said, “It’s that time of year again.” With excitement, she anticipates this season’s this season’s Nutcracker Suite, as traditional...Read Full Article

  • Concert Placed Hope, Love, And Healing ‘Within Our Reach’

    Nancy K. Crevier
    Features
    November 29, 2014, Saturday
  • Historical Society Seeking Artifacts Of Sandy Hook’s Irish Population

    Nancy K. Crevier
    Features
    November 29, 2014, Saturday
    Many Irish immigrants found work in the mills in Sandy Hook in the second half of the 19th and early 20th Century, as well as settling farms and opening businesses. The Newtown Historical Society plans to honor the local Irish heritage with a special exhibition next spring. The society is seeking the loan of photographs — such as this one, showing the Lower Rubber Factory on Glen Road, circa 1870 — and other artifacts from descendents of the early Irish settlers in Sandy Hook. 

    Newtown Historical Society is seeking loans of photographs, letters, poetry, journals, needlework, crafts, clothing, and similar items from the late 19th and early 20th Century, as it relates to the Irish population of Sandy Hook, for an upcoming exhibit. The exhibit, “From Ireland To Sandy Hook:...Read Full Article

  • Multifamily Complexes: December 4 Hearing Set On Mixed-Income Housing

    Andrew Gorosko
    Latest News
    November 29, 2014, Saturday
    Attorney Timothy Hollister, a land-use lawyer who is considered a legal expert on affordable housing issues, spoke to Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) members at a November 20 session. The P&Z plans to hold a public hearing on December 4 on a proposed overlay zone known as the Mixed-Use Mixed-Income zone (MUMI-10).

    The Planning & Zoning Commission is scheduled to conduct a public hearing on a proposed overlay zone intended for high-density, multifamily housing, which would include an “affordable housing” component. The proposed zone is known as the Mixed-Use Mixed-Income-10 (MUMI-10) zone, reflecting its...Read Full Article

  • Quiet Life To Headline Next ‘Live At The Edmond Town Hall’ Benefit

    The Newtown Bee
    Enjoy
    November 29, 2014, Saturday

    On Saturday, December 20, at 7 pm, Quiet Life will headline the ninth show in Newtown’s Live at the Edmond Town Hall series. Sparks flew when Quiet Life — Sean W. Spellman, Ryan Spellman, Thor Robert Jensen, and Philippe Bronchtein — formed in New London, where New England meets the Sound. Th...Read Full Article

  • Christmas Trees Arrive For Annual Sandy Hook Fire Fundraiser

    Kendra Bobowick
    Features
    November 29, 2014, Saturday
    Firefighters Tom Bernath, left, and Scott Allen check a tree as it is unloaded at the Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue main station at sunset on Friday, November 28. As they come off the truck, trees are measured for height, and then stacked so that all similar sizes and types are grouped together. Up on the truck, at left, is Sandy Hook Lieutenant Kevin Stoyak, preparing to drop another tree down for processing.

    The day after Thanksgiving was a bustle of continued holiday activity at Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue’s main station on Riverside Road, the highlight of which was the arrival of hundreds of Christmas trees. When the long truck full of hundreds of trees from Fontaine Farm in Vermont arrived i...Read Full Article

  • Country Star McCreery Showcasing His Platinum Hits, Holiday Tunes At Oakdale

    John Voket
    Features
    November 28, 2014, Friday
    Country music star Scotty McCreery will be headlining the Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford on Thursday, December 4, on the heels of his celebrating three RIAA Platinum certifications with his songs, “I Love You This Big” and “The Trouble With Girls” off his No. 1 debuting first studio album Clear As Day, and “See You Tonight,” the title track and Top 10 lead single off his second consecutive No. 1 album.

    Country music star Scotty McCreery's career has taken a serious upward trajectory in recent weeks. And fans will have a chance to celebrate with him when he rolls into Connecticut December 4. McCreery, who conducted the second half of a promised two-part interview with The Newtown Bee November 18, s...Read Full Article

  • Recreation Commission Makes Policy Changes For Field Use

    Andy Hutchison
    Latest News
    November 28, 2014, Friday
    Youth soccer players compete during a game in town this past spring. The Recreation Commission is making changes to ensure equal opportunity for all Newtown youth athletes to use fields for athletics.

    The balancing act of providing field space for youth and adult athletics and accommodating a combination of the most competitive of those children (and their parents), as well as out-of-town players on travel and premier squads, has been a tricky one for Newtown Parks & Recreation officials. Newtown...Read Full Article

  • Water Issues On The Preserve Top Residents’ Subdivision Concerns

    Andrew Gorosko
    Latest News
    November 28, 2014, Friday
    Planning and Zoning Commission Chairman Robert Mulholland makes a point at a November 20 P&Z public hearing. P&Z is reviewing plans for a proposed 23-lot residential subdivision in Dodgingtown. 

    Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) members are reviewing a range of concerns from residents who attended a November 20 public hearing on The Preserve at Newtown, a 23-lot residential subdivision proposed for Dodgingtown. Those concerns include the potential for damage to existing domestic well-wat...Read Full Article

  • The Way We Were

    The Newtown Bee
    Features
    November 28, 2014, Friday
    Now home to offices, the William B. Glover residence at the corners of Riverside and Glen Roads in Sandy Hook Center was built in 1861. At the time, Mr Glover was proprietor of the red brick store located across Glen Road (currently the Foundry Kitchen & Tavern). This circa 1950 photograph shows the home’s adaptation as a tourist home.
                                                                            

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

  • The Top of the Mountain

    The Newtown Bee
    Features
    November 28, 2014, Friday

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

  • Snapshot: Missy Gregson

    The Newtown Bee
    Features
    November 28, 2014, Friday

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

  • Police Seize Five Pounds Of Marijuana At Sobriety Checkpoint

    The Newtown Bee
    Latest News
    November 28, 2014, Friday

    During a sobriety checkpoint held last weekend at Fairfield Hills, police stopped a vehicle to check on whether the driver was under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and then found approximately five pounds of marijuana in the vehicle’s trunk, resulting in the arrest resulting in the arrest o...Read Full Article

  • SCAN Program With Bruckman, December 3

    The Newtown Bee
    Enjoy
    November 27, 2014, Thursday
    “Red Truck” is a 16- by 20-inch oil painting by Richard Bruckmann, who will be the guest artist for The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown on December 3.
 

    The Society of Creative Arts of Newtown will welcome the internationally acclaimed artist Frank Bruckmann, who will demonstrate his process of painting a landscape in oil on Wednesday, December 3. Mr Bruckmann’s program will begin at 1:30 pm in the lower level of Newtown Meeting House. It is open...Read Full Article

  • Lisa Unleashed: Be Thankful For Purpose-Bred Puppies

    Lisa Peterson
    Features
    November 27, 2014, Thursday

    During the weekend of November 22-23, dog lovers descended on the “Thanksgiving Classic Cluster” in Springfield, Mass. This cluster of dogs shows is presented by the Springfield, South Windsor, Holyoke, and Windham County kennel clubs who join together to offer four days of dog shows at the East...Read Full Article

  • Hockey Team Gives Early Gift This Year

    Kendra Bobowick
    Features
    November 27, 2014, Thursday
    The Newtown hockey players recently held a fundraiser by doing leaf cleanups in town. One resident anonymously paid for a cleanup at Jill Kuruc’s house after her lawn tractor caught fire and was destroyed. From left are assistant coach Tucker Grose, players Stephen Pansa, Matt Pelisson, Nick Chaloux, Justin Moore, Ben Harrison, Devin Marsh, Marc Carlson, Scott McLean, and Domenic Cartelli.

    Resident Jill Kuruc has received an early holiday gift this year: a leaf cleanup from the Newtown High School hockey players, which was paid for anonymously The hockey team holds an annual fundraiser by doing yard cleanups, and “Someone anonymously donated money for them to come and clean up my y...Read Full Article

  • Russo, Martino Lead Way In Fifth Annual Turkey Trot

    Andy Hutchison
    Sports
    November 27, 2014, Thursday
    Annemieke Martino was the top female finisher, in a time of 19:25.

    Runners and walkers earned some extra stuffing and pumpkin pie by kicking off their Turkey Day with some exercise in the fifth annual Newtown Turkey Trot 5K race and walk. Mitchell Russo gobbled up first place accolades, completing the 3.1-mile course in a time of 15:47, edging out Jake Feinstein, w...Read Full Article

  • Service Reflects On Gratitude From The Perspective Of Many Faiths

    Shannon Hicks
    Religion
    November 26, 2014, Wednesday
    Those attending the Interfaith Thanksgiving Gathering at St Rose of Lima Church on November 23 were asked to bring a donation of nonperishable foods or to offer a financial contribution, all for FAITH Food Pantry in Sandy Hook.

    By the weekend before Thanksgiving, retail locations across the country have all but given over their decorations to Christmas. Some offer Hanukkah and other holiday displays. A few even make a gesture toward Thanksgiving with hints of brown, orange, turkeys, and Pilgrims. Trucks filled with Christm...Read Full Article