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  • Championships, Approval Of New Teams Highlight Year

    Andy Hutchison
    Sports
    December 31, 2014, Wednesday
    Kevin Hoyt continued to win races, including the Mad Dash, this past year.

    The 2014 calendar year featured a variety of shining moments in the local athletics scene. As has been the case in past years, there were record-setting efforts and championships. The past 12 months also featured more memorable regular-season games, including Newtown High School’s football team pr...Read Full Article

  • New Minimum Wage Takes Effect January 1

    The Newtown Bee
    Latest News
    December 31, 2014, Wednesday

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy is reminding residents that Connecticut’s minimum wage is scheduled to increase effective January 1, from the current rate of $8.70 an hour to $9.15 per hour. The increase is the result of a new law Governor Malloy signed earlier this year that requires a series of modest...Read Full Article

  • Pasta Dinner & Bluegrass Music At NUMC Saturday

    The Newtown Bee
    Enjoy
    December 31, 2014, Wednesday

    The next Saturday Pasta Dinner at Newtown United Methodist Church will take place on January 3 in the church’s fellowship hall, 92 Church Hill Road in Sandy Hook. The public is cordially invited to join church members for what has become an evening of fellowship and community spirit. Dinner is fol...Read Full Article

  • Police Reports, November 20-December 29, 2014

    The Newtown Bee
    Latest News
    December 31, 2014, Wednesday
  • Boy Scout Fundraiser: Christmas Tree Pickup

    The Newtown Bee
    Latest News
    December 31, 2014, Wednesday

    Newtown Boy Scout Troop 270 will be picking up Christmas trees from residences again this year as a fundraiser. Members will be doing pickups Saturdays and Sundays, January 4-5 and 17-18; and Saturday, January 10. A $10 donation per tree is requested....Read Full Article

  • Residents Sought For Commission Posts

    The Newtown Bee
    Latest News
    December 31, 2014, Wednesday

    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. Inquiries shou...Read Full Article

  • Facing Stiff Opposition, DEEP Plans Modifications To Stormwater Permitting

    John Voket
    Latest News
    December 31, 2014, Wednesday

    Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) says it is considering modifications to key provisions of proposed new permit requirements for the management and oversight of municipal stormwater systems — while still allowing the agency to achieve important environmental...Read Full Article

  • Hawley Students Celebrate A Month Of Kind Acts

    Nancy K. Crevier
    Education
    December 31, 2014, Wednesday
    Students, staff, and parents join together in singing “Nothing More” at the end of the Hawley School Kindness Assembly.

    As students, staff, and a few parents filed into the gymnasium for a Kindness Assembly at Hawley Elementary School, Tuesday, December 23, a slide show of artwork by various students in grades K through 4 flashed on the screen set up on the stage. Colorful drawings depicted each student’s vision of...Read Full Article

  • Hearing Set On Proposed Water, Sewer Regulation Revisions

    John Voket
    Latest News
    December 31, 2014, Wednesday

    The final week of the year brought Newtown’s Water and Sewer Authority together for a brief meeting to discuss proposed changes in regulations to both local sewer use regulations and the community’s water pollution control plan. After some discussion on December 29, the authority approved sendin...Read Full Article

  • Republican Registrar Karin Aurelia Retires

    John Voket
    Latest News
    December 31, 2014, Wednesday
    Republican Registrar of Voters Karin Aurelia stands beside State Representative Mitch Bolinsky as she is presented with a state proclamation in recognition of her service to the Newtown community. Ms Aurelia announced her retirement from the post on Election Day and completed her service earlier this month.                 

    Republican Registrar of Voters Karin Aurelia has retired from her elected post after 12 years of service. She was honored on her last day, December 18, with a small reception at the Newtown Municipal Center, where she was also presented with a state proclamation by State Representative Mitch Bolinsk...Read Full Article

  • Head O’ Meadow Holds Holiday Sing-Along

    Eliza Hallabeck
    Education
    December 31, 2014, Wednesday
    Head O’ Meadow music teacher Cynthia Holberg, left, played on the piano while students followed singing songs from a projection during the school’s holiday sing-along held on Tuesday, December 23.                                                                                       

    As Head O’ Meadow Principal Barbara Gasparine walked into her school’s cafetorium on Tuesday, December 23, she asked students in Karen Dreger’s second grade class whether they were ready to sing. “Yeah!” the students responded. The group was one of the first classes to enter the cafe...Read Full Article

  • Middle Gate Conducts A Winter Sing-A-Long Assembly

    Eliza Hallabeck
    Education
    December 31, 2014, Wednesday
    Middle Gate Elementary School faculty sang Rockin’ Around Middle Gate during the school’s winter sing-a-long assembly on Tuesday, December 23. A Santa playing a saxophone, shown left, accompanied the group, and music teacher Tina Jones, kneeling front center, led the song.

    Middle Gate Elementary School music teacher Tina Jones was ready in the school’s gymnasium on Tuesday, December 23, when students walked in for an assembly. “This is our Middle Gate musical winter sing-a-long!” Ms Jones announced, wearing a festive hat and outfit. After introducing student...Read Full Article

  • Fire Reports For Week Ending January 2

    The Newtown Bee
    Latest News
    December 31, 2014, Wednesday
  • Snapshot: Tory Gozzi

    The Newtown Bee
    Features
    December 31, 2014, Wednesday
    Tory Gozzi 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
    December 31, 2014, Wednesday
    This dragon T-shirt and necklace were pleasing to Dick and Louise Baker's granddaughter, Rebekah, this past holiday season. Santa tuned in to Rebekah's love of dragons.

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

  • The Way We Were

    The Newtown Bee
    Features
    December 31, 2014, Wednesday
    Vincent Gaffney was the vocational agriculture teacher at Hawley School, beginning in 1937, until it was discontinued in 1961. A graduate of UConn, he taught students the rudiments of Farming. Mr Gaffney continued teaching math, until his death in 1973.               
                —From Legendary Locals of Newtown by Dan Cruson

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

  • Linda M. Lavin

    The Newtown Bee
    Obituaries
    December 30, 2014, Tuesday

    Linda M. Lavin, 60, of Braintree, Vt., died December 27 at her home. She was born March 16, 1954, in Waterbury, the daughter of Mary (Jordan) and Samuel Mazzarella. Her husband, Michael Lavin of Braintree; sisters, Mary Kirlin of Newtown ......Read Full Article

  • Look Out Hawleyville, You’re Next

    Ken Chimileski
    Letters To The Editor
    December 30, 2014, Tuesday

    To the Editor: The Newtown Planning and Zoning Board is about to make a decision to change the zoning for the property on the corner of Church Hill Road and Walnut Tree Hill Road near exit 10 to either affordable housing, incentive housing or mixed use, including commercial. The land on the opposite...Read Full Article

  • Basketball And Hockey Teams Earn Wins

    The Newtown Bee
    Sports
    December 30, 2014, Tuesday
    Jeremy Doski dribbles the ball during early-season action at Newtown High. Doski and the Nighthawks participated in the Wilton Holiday Tournament on December 27 and 29, and won the consolation game over Kolbe Cathedral.

    Newtown High School’s boys’ basketball team defeated Kolbe Cathedral of Bridgeport, 76-65, in the consolation game of the Wilton Holiday Tournament on December 29. Will Dalton led Newtown with 32 points and came up with eight steals; he was named to the All Tournament Team. Harry Depuy registere...Read Full Article

  • Christmas Tree Sale A Success

    Michael & Kelly Burton
    Letters To The Editor
    December 30, 2014, Tuesday

    To the Editor: On behalf of the officers and members of the Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company, we would like to thank everyone who supported our 14th annual Christmas Tree Sale. The proceeds of this fundraiser help to fund the day to day operations of our fire company, allowing us to contin...Read Full Article