• Butcher’s Best Brought A Thanksgiving Feast For FUN

    Butcher’s Best delivered all the makings of a home-cooked Thanksgiving feast — turkey, potatoes, stuffing, and green beans — to Families United in Newtown (FUN) for a Thanksgiving Pot Luck meeting Saturday, November 21, at Christ the King Lutheran Church.

    FUN is a recreational program for families with special needs children created in 2009 in memory of Tyler Jones.

  • Police Reports, November 10 - 22, 2015

    New Lebbon DUI

    Police said motorist Nicholas Reppenhagen, 37, of Derby was driving an unspecified vehicle southward on a curve near 16 New Lebbon Road about 11:15 am on November 21, when the vehicle crossed into the opposite lane, went off the left side of the road and then struck a tree.

    After investigating, police charged Reppenhagen with driving under the influence and with failure to keep to the right on a curve.

  • Fire Reports, November 19 - 25

    The radio dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at Town Hall South, 3 Main Street, report the following fire calls and the responders:

    Thursday, November 19: 11:30 am, public service, 45 Main Street, Hook & Ladder responded; 1:16 pm, motor vehicle accident, near 12 Buttonball Drive, Sandy Hook responded; 10:30 pm, hazardous condition, I-84, Hook & Ladder responded; 11:01 pm, wires down, near 56 Lakeview Terrace, Sandy Hook responded.

  • Holiday Closings

    All town offices will be closed on Thursday, November 26, and Friday, November 27, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

    The transfer station at 4 Ethan Allen Road will be closed both days; it will reopen on Saturday on its regular schedule (7 am to 3 pm).

    Newtown Senior Center and Cyrenius H. Booth Library will be closed on Thursday and Friday. The senior center will reopen on Monday at 8 am, and the town library will reopen on Saturday at 9:30 am.

  • Click It Or Ticket Campaign Underway

    Newtown Police Department is reminding motorists to “Click It Or Ticket.” As part of a national seatbelt enforcement campaign, law enforcement agencies around the country will be stepping up enforcement just ahead of one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. The current campaign was launched November 23, and will continue to November 30.

  • Fairfield County Giving Day 2016 Announced; Registration Open

    Fairfield County Giving Day will return on March 10, 2016.

    The event is an intense 24-hour online fundraising competition that unites the community around local causes close to the hearts of those who live in or support Fairfield County groups and organizations. Next year will mark the third annual Fairfield County Giving Day effort, a project of Fairfield County's Community Foundation. 

  • NHS Pool To Be Closed Over Thanksgiving Weekend

    Newtown Parks & Recreation is issuing a reminder that the pool at Newtown High School will not be open for open swim Wednesday through Saturday, November 25-28, due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

    Residents with parks/pool passes are usually granted access to the NHS pool five days each week. Open Swim is offered Mondays from 7:15 to 9:15 pm and Saturdays from 1 to 5 pm. Open Lap Swim is offered Tuesdays, 6-6:30 pm; Wednesdays, 7:15-9:15 pm; and Thursdays, 6-6:30 am.

  • Complaints Received Concerning Local CCE Canvassing

    The Town of Newtown has received a number of complaints in recent days and weeks concerning representative from a group called Citizens Campaign for the Environment (CCE) soliciting in local neighborhoods.

    The Town issued a statement on Friday, November 20, in regard to a number of complaints received by the First Selectman’s office.

  • Recovery Expert Believes Strengthening Connections Will Help Newtown Heal

    Renowned recovery expert and author Dr Bruce Perry believes that when it comes to individuals — even entire communities — struggling to recover from trauma, healing happens faster and more effectively if those involved don’t try to go it alone.

  • Residents Sought For Commission Posts

    First Selectman Pat Llodra is seeking residents to fill several opening on local appointed boards and commissions. In some cases the appointments are required to be affiliated with a specific political party, while in other cases unaffiliated voters are encouraged to consider serving.

    Current openings exist on:

    *The Conservation Commission: One vacancy for a Republican or unaffiliated voter and one open position available to any registered voter.