What's Open in Newtown

Here is the small list of businesses with power.

The Newtown Middle School tells the story of this latest storm. As a friend said, “It looks like a war zone.” What was intended for a fun exhibit of the students’ creativity turned into a freak show, with branches crushing and maiming many of the entries.

And that’s pretty much what Newtown looks like, with most of the town’s homes without power because of countless downed trees and snapped branches. What makes this outage particularly strenuous is that most businesses are without power as well.

But there are a few places in town to get a hot meal and purchase supplies. Below is a list of businesses that were open on Monday. Click the business name for addresses and phone numbers.


  • Mobil - Open on Monday, but almost sold out of fuel. Call before you go.
  • - Market is open for non-perishables, but no power to pump fuel.
  • Alternatives: Exit 8 with in service. and on Route 25 in Monroe.

Groceries and Supplies:

  • - Open for non-perishables, coffee, water and wood.
  • - Open for non-perishables.
  • Walgreen's
  • Alternatives: in Stony Hill and on Greenwood Avenue in Bethel are open.


  • - Open and operating on a generator.
  • (Closed on Mondays)
  • New Main Moon (Hawleyville)
  • (Hawleyville)
  • - Open and operating on a generator.

Please chime in and let us know of any updates to this list!

Rebecca Greenawalt November 01, 2011 at 03:20 PM
Panino's on rt25 in Monroe is open! Full power & no reservations needed for the dining room, so come in and enjoy good food & warmth! We also have our Mon & Tue take out specials- 4 pieces of chicken (today it's your choice between parmesan, marsala, and toscana), a large salad and a large dish of pasta (angel hair, spaghetti, penne, or linguini) for $24.
Jason Benson November 01, 2011 at 05:33 PM
Mobil at Exit 10 and Citgo across from St. Mary's both pumping gas. Be alert for many temporary, low-placed stop signs around town. great to see drivers being courteous again!
Rob Merrifield November 02, 2011 at 12:45 AM
Sugar hill gulf on rt 302 just got a big generator and is fully open for gas, repairs and towing
Tim Haas November 02, 2011 at 12:34 PM
Are any Sandy Hook businesses open yet?
Susan Licht November 02, 2011 at 01:16 PM
We have been open every day for medicine by lamplight. Good news this morning:POWER IS BACK at Dr Licht and Dr Holloway's office, 172 Mt Pleasant Road!


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