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  • Legislative Session Update, Thursday Morning At Library

    The Newtown Bee
    Latest News
    February 20, 2018, Tuesday
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    State Senator Tony Hwang (R-28) and State Representatives Mitch Bolinsky (R-106) and Will Duff (R-2) are inviting Newtown residents to a Legislative Session Update on the General Assembly session that began February 7. The legislative update will take place Thursday, February 22, from 7:45 to 9 am, at Cyrenius H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street. Residents are…...Read Full Article

  • Tina Griffith

    The Newtown Bee
    Obituaries
    February 20, 2018, Tuesday
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    Tina Louise Griffith, 53, of Hamden died peacefully February 13, in Danbury. She was born March 7, 1964, in Lewiston, Maine, daughter of Hattie (Parbus) Griffith of Newtown and the late James Griffith. Ms Griffith grew up in California, moved to Colorado Springs, Colo., and then moved to New Milford, where she lived until moving…...Read Full Article

  • What’s At Edmond Town Hall (full listing including movie listings and special events)

    The Newtown Bee
    Edmond Town Hall
    February 20, 2018, Tuesday
    Proposed 'landmark properties' zoning regulations could benefit Edmond Town Hall.

    MOVIE LISTINGS: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16-THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22 COCO Rated PG * running time 1:49 Featuring the vocal talents of Anthony Gonzalez, Gael Garcia Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Edward James Olmos, Renee Victor & Alfonso Arau Tickets $3* ($2 for senior citizens at Tuesday matinee) Screenings Friday through Monday Saturday, 7 & 9:10 pm; Tuesday through Thursday,…...Read Full Article

  • Trumbull Man Discovers Family Link To Newtown Founders

    Kendra Bobowick
    Features
    February 20, 2018, Tuesday
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    Sitting in the sun on a fieldstone front stoop was David Benjamin of Trumbull and his son, Kyle, visiting the Matthew Curtiss House, February 12. The bright red saltbox at 44 Main Street is a part of his family’s past, he recently learned. “You’re talking to history,” Mr Benjamin said. Papers recently glimpsed at his…...Read Full Article

  • Eileen Malsch Celebrates 100 Years

    Kendra Bobowick
    Features
    February 20, 2018, Tuesday
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    Eileen Murphy Malsch’s birthday was a family event. With generations of children and grandchildren around her, Ms Malsch celebrated her 100th birthday on February 10 at The Villa restaurant in Sandy Hook. Ms Malsch’s daughter Eileen Peterson this week noted that the family “gathered from around the country to celebrate their beloved mother, grandmother, and…...Read Full Article

  • Hawleyville Firefighters Honor Victims Of Florida Shooting

    Alissa Silber
    Front Page
    February 20, 2018, Tuesday
    Ray Fuller, left, and his son Jeff, both of Hawleyville Volunteer Fire Company, secured a bouquet of flowers to the firehouse’s flagpole, with its flag lowered to half-staff, on February 15. The Fullers were honoring the students and faculty members killed in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida a day earlier. (Bee Photo, Silber)

    On February 15, Ray and Jeff Fuller of Hawleyville Volunteer Fire Company gathered at the firehouse’s flagpole, set at half-staff, to honor the victims killed in the mass shooting one day earlier at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. The father and son had received a bouquet of yellow and red roses, donated…...Read Full Article

  • Track And Field Athletes Shine In State Open

    Newtown Bee
    Sports
    February 19, 2018, Monday
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    Newtown High School's indoor track and field teams had standout performances in the State Open, at the Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven, on February 17. Carly Swierbut was third in the 55 meter dash with a time of 7.26, and placed fourth in the 300 with a time of 40.70. Swierbut was also…...Read Full Article

  • In Loving Memory Of Ernest J. Long

    The Newtown Bee
    Obituaries
    February 19, 2018, Monday
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    Ernest J. "EJ" Long April 9, 1914 to February 28, 1999 Although time passes, you will always be in our hearts.  We miss you greatly. With much love, Your children and grandchildren...Read Full Article

  • Mothers United Against Violence Planning February 20 Vigil In Hartford

    Shannon Hicks
    Front Page
    February 19, 2018, Monday
    Mothers United Against Violence

    HARTFORD — Mothers United Against Violence will hold a rally outside Hartford City Hall on Tuesday, February 20, and are inviting "all people of good will to join this vigil," the organization posted Monday morning on its Facebook page. The vigil is in response to the February 14 shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School…...Read Full Article

  • Special Education PTA Takes Shape In Newtown; First Meeting Date Set

    Eliza Hallabeck
    Education
    February 19, 2018, Monday
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    A new Special Education Parent Teacher Association (SEPTA) is forming, and local parents and teachers are invited to attend the group’s scheduled first meeting on Wednesday, February 28, from 7 to 8 pm, in Newtown High School’s Lecture Hall, 12 Berkshire Road. According to SEPTA President Melissa Beylouni and Vice President Jennifer Strychalsky, the group…...Read Full Article

  • Town Seeks Reduced Speed Limits On Two State Roads

    Andrew Gorosko
    Latest News
    February 19, 2018, Monday
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    The Police Commission, in its role as the local traffic authority, is asking the state Department of Transportation (DOT) to reduce the posted speed limits along two sections of state roadway in town. The commission is seeking to have the state reduce the posted speed from 45 to 40 miles per hour on the section…...Read Full Article

  • ‘The History Of Ferris Farm,’ February 27 With Garden Club

    The Newtown Bee
    Cultural Events
    February 18, 2018, Sunday
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    The public is invited to join members of The Garden Club of Newtown for a special program featuring the history of Ferris Acres Farm on Tuesday, February 27. Shirley and Charlie Ferris narrate a video showing the growth and development of the Sugar Street farm, from its founding in 1864 to the present. Mrs Ferris…...Read Full Article

  • Residents Preparing This Year’s Crop Of Entries For Connecticut Flower & Garden Show

    Shannon Hicks
    Features
    February 18, 2018, Sunday
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    HARTFORD — Newtown will be well represented later this week during the 37th Annual Connecticut Flower & Garden Show. Peg Townsend of Bethel, a member of both The Town and Country Garden Club of Newtown and The Garden Club of Newtown, will be an entrant in this year’s show, which returns to the Connecticut Convention…...Read Full Article

  • ‘Nighthawks Challenge’ Obstacle Course Fundraiser Slated For March 11

    The Newtown Bee
    Education
    February 18, 2018, Sunday
    Nighthawks Challenge

    The Newtown High School PTSA recently announced a “Nighthawks Challenge” obstacle course event and fundraiser has been scheduled for March 11, from noon to 2 pm, at the school, 12 Berkshire Road. Teams can register to take part in the obstacle course, and can only include NHS students and Newtown Public Schools faculty and staff,…...Read Full Article

  • Police Warn Residents Of Potential Telephone-Based Scams

    Andrew Gorosko
    Latest News
    February 18, 2018, Sunday
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    To publicize the dangers posed by scam artists who use threatening telephone calls in seeking to force the person called to give them money, Newtown police are publicizing a recent incident in which a Monroe woman was the target of such a scam. Newtown police have posted on their Facebook page and at their website…...Read Full Article

  • Hunters Ridge Seeking Sewage Service Beyond Town’s Capacity

    Andrew Gorosko
    Front Page
    February 18, 2018, Sunday
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    Sanitary sewer system statistics presented at a February 8 meeting of the Water & Sewer Authority (WSA) indicate that the town has much less unallocated sewage treatment capacity remaining at the Commerce Road sewage treatment plant than has been requested by a development firm seeking to construct a major mixed-use complex known as Hunters Ridge…...Read Full Article

  • Occhipinti Wins Title, Zeller Second In State Wrestling Championships

    Newtown Bee
    Front Page
    February 17, 2018, Saturday
    Joe Zeller, left, battled to a second-place finish in the 285 pound weight division. (Bee Photo, Hutchison)

    Newtown High School’s Aaron Occhipinti won the 126 pound weight division championship, and 285 pound grappler Joe Zeller was runner-up as the Nighthawks, the lone South-West Conference team in the competition, placed eighth as a team in the Class LL state championships, at Trumbull High, on February 17. Newtown had four place finishers in all,…...Read Full Article

  • Weather Service Winter Storm Warning Covers Entire State; 5-9 Inches Of Snow Possible For Newtown

    Shannon Hicks
    Front Page
    February 17, 2018, Saturday
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    Saturday dawned sunny and relatively warm — for mid February — with no snow on the ground, but all that could change during the next 12-18 hours. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning that covers the entire state of Connecticut, which will go into effect later this afternoon and remain in…...Read Full Article

  • Cherry Grove Farm Preservation Within NFA’s Sight

    Kendra Bobowick
    Front Page
    February 17, 2018, Saturday
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    With a signed contract in hand, Newtown Forest Association (NFA) is closer to the purchase and preservation of approximately 30 acres of Cherry Grove Farm property, at the intersection of Palestine, Platts Hill and Beaver Dam roads. NFA, as of February 9, would like to thank the individuals and organizations that have donated generously toward…...Read Full Article

  • National Geographic Bee Challenges NMS And Reed Students

    Eliza Hallabeck
    Education
    February 17, 2018, Saturday
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    Students at both Newtown Middle School and Reed Intermediate School participated in the final rounds of the National Geographic Bee at the schools. NMS held its final competition on January 24, and Reed held its on February 1. Students who took part in the final competitions events were the representatives of their clusters. They passed…...Read Full Article