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  • chbMakers Wrap Up A Fun Summer

    Taylor Gallagher
    Education
    August 31, 2015, Monday
    From left, Gavin Johnson, Andrew Arena, and Elijah Morris worked together on August 12, during the final chbMakers class of the summer.

    Throughout the summer, the C.H. Booth Library has been holding educational classes, called chbMakers, for the youth of Newtown. The final class of the season was recently hosted by C.H. Booth Library Young Adult Librarian Kim Weber. The chbMakers classes highlight different projects, and the classes...Read Full Article

  • 2015 Newtown Yoga Festival

    Eliza Hallabeck
    Features
    August 31, 2015, Monday
    Vendors were situated during the 2015 Newtown Yoga Festival in the NYA Sports & Fitness Center’s courtyard.

    The Newtown Yoga Festival was held at NYA Sports & Fitness Center on Saturday, August 22. This was the third year for the annual event. During the morning people practiced yoga under the guidance of a number of instructors and danced with Newtown energy healer and yoga teacher Joanne Keane and lat...Read Full Article

  • State Grants To Newtown Down More Than $82k In Latest OPM Report

    John Voket
    Latest News
    August 31, 2015, Monday
    Connecticut OPM Secretary Ben Barnes is pictured with Governor Dannel Malloy's now retired Chief of Staff Mark Ojakian. On Friday, the OPM released its projected grant funding formulary for the 2016 and 2017 fiscal years including a reduction of more than $82,000 in state PILOT and casino grants to Newtown.

    In an apparent signal to state towns and cities to step up efforts to find greater efficiencies through regionalizing programs and services to residents, the Office of Policy and management announced late Friday, August 21, that Newtown will be losing about $70,000 in state grants this fiscal year f...Read Full Article

  • Third Annual Newtown Poetry Project Celebrated

    The Newtown Bee
    Education
    August 31, 2015, Monday
    Newtown Poetry Project co-founders Lea Attanasio, center right, and Carol Ann Davis welcomed participants at a garden party on Wednesday, August 12, which celebrated the launch of a collection of poetry titled Hello World: The Newtown Poetry Project 2015.

    The third annual Newtown Poetry Project celebration took place recently at the home of NPP co-founder Lea Attanasio. The garden party was held to celebrate the launch of "Hello World: The Newtown Poetry Project 2015," a collection of poetry generated last spring by second to sixth graders and their...Read Full Article

  • Zoning Officials Review Exit 10 Design District

    Andrew Gorosko
    Latest News
    August 31, 2015, Monday

    Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) members are reviewing an engineering firm’s proposal for a new set of zoning regulations that would create a “design district” near the Exit 10 interchange of Interstate 84. The move would add some flexibility to the commercial/industrial zoning regulations...Read Full Article

  • Al Francis Sampley

    The Newtown Bee
    Obituaries
    August 31, 2015, Monday

    Al Francis Sampley, 92, of Newtown died August 27. He was born February 6, 1923, in Somerville, Mass., the son of Marjorie (Partridge) and Harry G. Sampley. A decorated war hero and well-respected antiques dealer for more than 50 years, Mr Sampley co-owned Almar Antiques of Wells, Maine, with his d...Read Full Article

  • Linda Lutters D’Amato

    The Newtown Bee
    Obituaries
    August 31, 2015, Monday

    Linda Lutters D’Amato, 72, of Trumbull, beloved wife of the late Matthew J. D’Amato, died August 26 at Yale New Haven Hospital. She was born in Bridgeport and was an area resident all of her life. Her loving children Dana L. Nuzzo, and her husb......Read Full Article

  • Some Ideas To Save The Flagpole

    Robert LaPorta
    Letters To The Editor
    August 31, 2015, Monday
  • John Saxonmeyer

    The Newtown Bee
    Obituaries
    August 31, 2015, Monday

    John Saxonmeyer, 86, of Southport died peacefully at home from complications of Parkinson’s disease August 27, surrounded by his family. He was born October 23, 1928, in Westport, and was a US Army veteran, having served in Europe in World War II....Read Full Article

  • Bernice G. Stollman

    The Newtown Bee
    Obituaries
    August 31, 2015, Monday
  • Volunteers Needed For Wine Tasting Event

    The Newtown Bee
    Features
    August 31, 2015, Monday
  • Racing4Chase: Finding Personal Challenges And Inspiration In The Life Of A Boy

    Nancy K. Crevier
    Features
    August 30, 2015, Sunday
    Newtown resident David Prud’homme will swim, bike, and run as Chase Kowalski, number 1214, in the Cambridge, Md., Ironman competition, October 3. The father of five, Mr Prud’homme has been in training for a year.

    Chase Michael-Anthony Kowalski, the son of Rebecca and Stephen Kowalski, was just 7 years old when he died at Sandy Hook Elementary School, December 14, 2012, along with 19 classmates and six educators. Their active, athletically inclined son and third child, with two older sisters, Brittany and Eri...Read Full Article

  • Volunteers Needed For Wine Tasting Event

    The Newtown Bee
    Calendar
    August 29, 2015, Saturday

    Residents who would like to volunteer for the upcoming Newtown Forest Association (NFA) wine tasting event on September 12 are invited to a meeting Tuesday, September 1 at 7 pm at the Holcombe Hill offices at 65 Great Hill Road....Read Full Article

  • Lisa Unleashed: Clean-Up To Ring 5 Please! — Ring Steward Confidential

    Lisa Peterson
    Features
    August 29, 2015, Saturday

    My senses were overtaken recently by all things dog show! As a ring steward for the Newtown Kennel Club, the Elm City Kennel Club, and the Northwestern Connecticut Dog Club dog shows at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Mass, I ring stewarded over four days for the judging of nearly...Read Full Article

  • School Supporters Create Newtown Education Foundation

    Eliza Hallabeck
    Latest News
    August 29, 2015, Saturday

    Residents Kristen Bonacci, Aaron Carlson, and Casey Ragan are behind an effort to launch a Newtown Education Foundation to support the local learning environment. The Newtown Education Foundation’s mission is to “enrich the learning experience for our students by promoting innovation and creat...Read Full Article

  • Lanza Estate Lawsuit Settlements Continue

    Andrew Gorosko
    Latest News
    August 29, 2015, Saturday

    So far, six plaintiffs among the 16 plaintiffs who have lawsuits pending against the estate of Nancy Lanza have received probate court approval for settlements of their civil actions. The lawsuits stem from the December 14, 2012, shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in which Ms Lanza’s son, A...Read Full Article

  • Yale Students Get Their Hands Dirty At Shortt’s Farm

    Kendra Bobowick
    Latest News
    August 29, 2015, Saturday
    Jacob Middlekauff wheels out a load of Swiss chard leaves that he and others cleared away. They had picked out dried and damaged leaves, leaving healthy plants behind.

    Shadows cast by a wide-brimmed hat shielded her eyes form late morning sun as Symba Nuruddin, from Berkley, Calif., pulled at weeds crowding a row of beets at Shortt’s Farm & Garden Center Wednesday, August 26. She and other Yale University students in the school's Harvest program spent the week w...Read Full Article

  • The Way We Were

    The Newtown Bee
    Features
    August 28, 2015, Friday
    Senator Ted Lovegrove, far left, is seen here with three other unidentified revelers in this Bee file photo from 1989. Who, what, and where are the mysteries of this photograph. E-mail nancy@thebee.com with information.  - Bee file photo

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

  • The Top of the Mountain

    The Newtown Bee
    Features
    August 28, 2015, Friday
    New Fairfield Life Scout Jeremy Perillo, with the help of Newtown and area Scout troops, collected crutches that will be distributed to the needy.

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

  • Can’t Stop The Serenity: Get Your Geek On For A Good Cause (Or Two)

    The Newtown Bee
    Enjoy
    August 28, 2015, Friday
    Can’t Stop The Serenity at Edmond Town Hall will be a 2015 Newtown Arts Festival event.

    Sandy Hook residents Laurie and Michael Wright are organizing a special event for Sunday, September 6, 5:30 to 10:30 pm, at Edmond Town Hall. For the event, “Can’t Stop the Serenity: A Global Charity Screening Event for Equality Now,” the Sandy Hook residents are encouraging attendees to “Ge...Read Full Article