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  • #NewtownRisingForCharleston Draws Faithful To Evening Vigil

    Nancy K. Crevier
    Religion
    June 30, 2015, Tuesday
    US Senator Richard Blumenthal adds his name to the banner after Sunday’s service, as Newtown Action Alliance Chairman Po Murray looks on.

    Grace, hope, love, change, solidarity, and forgiveness were recurrent themes as members of Newtown’s interfaith community addressed a crowd of approximately 175 people at the #NewtownRisingForCharleston vigil, held Sunday evening, June 28, at Newtown United Methodist Church. The 7 pm service of so...Read Full Article

  • Theater Review: ‘Hay Fever’ Hits Just The Right Notes

    Elizabeth Young
    Features
    June 30, 2015, Tuesday

    A classic British comedy is afoot at The Little Theatre in Newtown. Noel Coward’s Hay Fever is being delightfully played out with superb mastery of the disingenuousness and drama essential to this theater genre in which “none of us ever really means anything." The spot-on cast of Town Players of...Read Full Article

  • Newtown And Sandy Hook Runners Compete In Half Marathon

    Andy Hutchison
    Sports
    June 30, 2015, Tuesday
    Sandy Hook's Carmine Camera (bib 2699) catches a glimpse of his time (1:35.55) as he approaches the finish line, along with Westport's Craig Iannucci, during the Fairfield Half Marathon.

    Newtown and Sandy Hook were well-represented on June 28 in the annual Faxon Law Group Fairfield Half Marathon. The 13.1-mile course started and finished at Jennings Beach and brought runners through the streets of downtown Fairfield and Southport, along the water in spots, and up some tough hills. T...Read Full Article

  • Governor Declares June 28-July 5 Social And Emotional Learning Awareness Week

    Shannon Hicks
    Latest News
    June 30, 2015, Tuesday

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy has issued a proclamation declaring the week of July 28-July 5, 2015 Social and Emotional Learning Awareness Week. The timing of the proclamation was done to coincide with what would have been the ninth birthday of Jesse Lewis on June 30. Jesse was one of the children kille...Read Full Article

  • Bernice A. Griffin

    The Newtown Bee
    Obituaries
    June 30, 2015, Tuesday

    Bernice A. Griffin, 67, of Orange died peacefully June 29. Born August 30, 1947, in Stamford, she was the daughter of the late Stella (Hanzlik) and Stanley Robinson. Her son Robert Griffin, and his wife Amy, of Newtown......Read Full Article

  • School Board Made The Right Decision

    Susan W. Chung
    Letters To The Editor
    June 30, 2015, Tuesday
  • The Woeful State Of Sportsmanship In Newtown

    Ellen Freebairn
    Letters To The Editor
    June 30, 2015, Tuesday
  • David R. W. Raynolds

    The Newtown Bee
    Obituaries
    June 30, 2015, Tuesday
    David R.W. Raynolds

    David R. W. Raynolds, 87, of Lander, Wyo., died June 19 of heart failure. Born in New York City, February 15, 1928, he was the son of the late author Robert F. Raynolds and Marguerite Gerdau Raynolds. He grew up with his two sisters in Newtown....Read Full Article

  • Newtown Parks & Recreation Camps, Programs, And Activities Planned For This Summer

    Taylor Gallagher
    Education
    June 29, 2015, Monday

    Newtown Parks & Recreation has a lineup of camps, programs, and activities set for this summer, with some already underway. The camp options are available to various age groups. The day camp offered at Treadwell Park allows campgoers to swim in the pool, as well as take swim lessons that are include...Read Full Article

  • Police: Half Of Local Domestic Abuse Responses Involve ‘High Danger’ Threat

    John Voket
    Latest News
    June 29, 2015, Monday

    As more of Connecticut’s law enforcement agencies are joining Newtown’s Police Department using a nationally recognized risk assessment tool when responding to domestic violence calls, local officers employing their recently implemented “Lethality Assessment” interview are finding that half...Read Full Article

  • Housatonic Valley Waldorf School Hosts St John’s Festival

    The Newtown Bee
    Education
    June 29, 2015, Monday
    During a St John’s Day Festival at Housatonic Valley Waldorf School on June 13, which was held to celebrate the school’s 25th anniversary year, alumni gathered with their former teachers — not pictured in order, AnnMarie Genco, Marleen De Grande, Janelle Beardsley, Melissa Merkling, and Dunja Morrow — for a group photo.

    As part of its continuing celebration to commemorate its 25th anniversary year, Housatonic Valley Waldorf School hosted a St John’s Day Festival at its 1 Jacklin Road location on Saturday, June 13. The event gathered alumni, current families, and former and current school community members for p...Read Full Article

  • New Poster Created For Safe Schools Tip Line

    Eliza Hallabeck
    Education
    June 29, 2015, Monday
    A new poster, created by Newtown High School graphics students Anna Jannott and Rachel Saint, promotes the Newtown Safe Schools Anonymous Tip Line.

    A poster, created by two Newtown High School graphics students, began promoting a new slogan for the Newtown Safe Schools Anonymous Tip Line near the end of the 2014-15 school year. The poster reads, “See it. Hear it. Report it. Prevent it,” “Newtown’s Safe Schools Anonymous Tip Line, 203-27...Read Full Article

  • Charles David Hennon

    The Newtown Bee
    Obituaries
    June 29, 2015, Monday

    Charles “Chuck” David Hennon, 32, of Newtown died unexpectedly following a brief illness, June 26. He was born June 30, 1982, in Erie, Penn. His wife, Allison Goldman Hennon, of Newtown; his parents, Sheri Hennon of Danbury and ......Read Full Article

  • Richard C. Timko

    The Newtown Bee
    Obituaries
    June 29, 2015, Monday

    Richard C. Timko, 81, beloved husband of Marion Martone Timko of Newtown, died June 27 at the River Glen Health Care Center, with his loving family at his side. Born in Bridgeport May 22, 1934, he was a son of the late John and Irene Lisnay Timko....Read Full Article

  • Semra Temel-Reed

    The Newtown Bee
    Obituaries
    June 29, 2015, Monday
  • Affection, Admiration, and Gratitude

    Ray Sipherd
    Letters To The Editor
    June 29, 2015, Monday
  • Raymond A. Beylouni

    The Newtown Bee
    Obituaries
    June 28, 2015, Sunday

    Raymond A. Beylouni, 75, of Danbury, chairman of Colonial Automobile Group of Danbury, died June 22, at Mid-State Medical Center in Meriden, after fighting a courageous 18-month battle with Guillain-Barré syndrome....Read Full Article

  • Middle Gate Hosts Laser Show

    Taylor Gallagher
    Education
    June 28, 2015, Sunday
    Eric "Myster-E" Shandroff worked with his Prismatic Magic laser light show equipment before a PTA-sponsored laser light show for Middle Gate Elementary School students on Tuesday, June 16.       

    The Middle Gate Elementary School hosted its annual PTA-sponsored laser light show for the students to celebrate the end of the school year on Tuesday, June 16. The show was put on by Prismatic Magic, a countrywide laser light show that travels to schools....Read Full Article

  • Carnival Cancelled

    Shannon Hicks
    Latest News
    June 27, 2015, Saturday
  • Interns Help NFA Restore Preserve’s Beauty, Health

    Kendra Bobowick
    Features
    June 27, 2015, Saturday
    From left are NFA Treasurer Guy Peterson and President Robert Eckenrode, interns Matt Krasnickas, Devin Peterson, and Doug Main, and NFA caretaker Dave Brooker. Kneeling in front are Brendan Peterson, left, and Sean Wallace.

    Wednesday afternoon, June 24, was calm and bright with cotton clouds stretching across a crisp blue sky. The scene was easy to see for the group of interns working at Nettleton Preserve off Castle Hill Road — one of Newtown’s most photographed and most scenic points. The group is working to remo...Read Full Article