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Please contact Associate Editor Shannon Hicks, at 203-426-3141 or, to have an Engagement, Wedding or Birth Announcement form sent to you.

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Birth Announcements: Forms are available in The Bee office and on our website (see note above) for those wishing to announce the birth of a child. Photos are welcome to run with the announcements as well. 

Community Events: News about clubs and civic organizations, workshops classes, and other events of community interest should be received at The Bee office no later than Tuesday at 3 pm for publication the following Friday.

Engagements and Weddings: Forms are available in The Bee office and on our website (see note above) for those wishing to announce weddings and engagements. Photos accompanying engagement and wedding announcements will be returned if they are submitted with a stamped self-addressed envelope; large .jpg files are also welcome. Wedding announcements must be received within six months of the date of the ceremony to be considered for publication.

Enjoy: A weekly section of The Newtown Bee that provides news of the arts, food and cultural events. Associate Editor Shannon Hicks coordinates this section. She may be reached at 203-426-3141 and Announcements and news about cultural events for Enjoy should be received at our offices at 5 Church Hill Road in Newtown at least 10 days before the event.

Horse News: Equestrian news is published each week in The Newtown Bee. News releases about shows, clinics, and calendar listings should be mailed to Andy Hutchison at 5 Church Hill Road, Newtown CT 06470. Brief calendar listings may be phoned in to Mr Hutchison at 203-426-3141, faxed to 203-426-5169 or emailed to

Letters: Letters to the editor should be signed and dated and should include the writer’s phone number for confirmation. There is a 500 word limit on the length of more letters (Thank You letters should be no longer than 300 words); longer letters will be edited. Letters should be mailed To The Editor, The Newtown Bee, 5 Church Hill Road, Newtown CT 06470, or emailed to, with Letters to the Editor in the subject line. The Editor reserves the right to reject any letter.

School News: The weekly Education section of The Newtown Bee provides school news of student accomplishments and events. Education Reporter Eliza Hallabeck coordinates this section, and can be reached at or by calling 203-426-3141. Announcements and submissions for the Education section should be received by The Bee by noon on Tuesdays for that week’s print edition.

Sports: General sports information should be received in The Bee’s offices before Tuesday at noon to be included in Friday’s paper. All submissions should be typed or legibly printed and include a phone number in case clarification is required. Brief items may be phoned in to Sports Editor Andy Hutchison, at 203-426-3141, or emailed to

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Photographs: Suggestions for photographs should be directed to Editor Nancy Crevier at 203-426-3141 or Reprints of photos taken by staff photographers are available for public purchase or perusal through The Bee’s online photo galleries, at

To subscribe or to report delivery problems: Subscriptions to The Newtown Bee are $47 per year or $82 for two years, $180 for five years, $38 for half year. To subscribe or to report problems with mail deliveries, call 203-426-3141 and ask for the Circulation Department.


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