• Legislative Council Approves NHS Band Truck Fund Contribution

    After deliberation, the Legislative Council, during its meeting on Wednesday, October 7, approved a $17,540 special appropriation from the Sandy Hook Special Revenue Fund for the purchase of a box truck to be used by the Newtown High School Marching Band.

    The truck will be used to transport equipment for the group.

  • ‘Violence Can Be Changed:’ A Conversation For All

    Newtown Congregational Church is extending an invitation to all residents to join them for a special program on Tuesday, October 20.

    Warren Hardy, Jr, and September Chatfield will be the guest speakers for “Actions Speaker Louder Than Words: Violence Can Be Changed Into Nice Love.” The evening will look at gun violence and how words can be turned into action.

    It will begin at 6:30 pm, and will take place in the church’s fellowship hall.

  • Former Dispatcher Expected To Plead Guilty In Drug Trafficking Case

    HARTFORD — A former Newtown emergency services dispatcher is expected to plead guilty to a federal drug charge at a change-of-plea hearing scheduled for October 19 in US District Court.

    The legal action stems from the man’s participation in a drug trafficking ring, which was allegedly headed by a former Newtown police sergeant.

  • Statewide Voter Registration Session, October 17

    All Registrars of Voters offices in Connecticut will hold a statewide voter registration session on Saturday, October 17, from 10 am to 2 pm.

    Newtown’s office is within Newtown Municipal Center, at 3 Primrose Street. 

  • AG Jepsen: Take Advantage Of Free Credit Monitoring Services In Wake Of T-Mobile/Experian Breach

    HARTFORD — Attorney General George Jepsen is encouraging all Connecticut residents affected by the recent T-Mobile and Experian data breach to take advantage of the free credit monitoring services being offered.

  • Church Hill Road Intersection Realignment Delayed One Year

    The planned start of construction to create a signalized four-way intersection of Church Hill Road (US Route 6), Commerce Road, and Edmond Road has been delayed, with the state Department of Transportation (DOT) project now expected to start in April 2017, one year later than was earlier planned.

    The long-awaited intersection reconfiguration project has been in the planning stages for many years.

  • With NEASC Visit Underway, BOE Hears Update

    Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, shared a brief update with the Board of Education during its meeting on Tuesday, October 6, about this week’s visit to Newtown High School by representatives for the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

    “I remain very positive that the end result will be a celebration within that building,” said Dr Erardi, after explaining the NEASC representatives had arrived on Sunday, October 4.

  • Bolinsky Speaks With Legislative Council On State’s Minimum Budget Requirement

    The Legislative Council heard an update from State Representative Mitch Bolinsky during its meeting on Wednesday, October 7, regarding the state’s Substitute House Bill 7019, An Act Concerning The Minimum Budget Requirement.

    As Legislative Council Chair Mary Ann Jacob reminded her board before the discussion began, Rep Bolinsky was there to discuss only changes to the law, and the council would not discuss how those changes would be applied to Newtown.

  • Police Commission Lists Traffic Concerns About Proposed Hawleyville Complex

    Following lengthy discussion at an October 6 session, Police Commission members, in their role as the local traffic authority, made several traffic recommendations concerning a proposed mixed-use development in Hawleyville, which would include a 180-unit rental apartment complex in six multistory buildings, a diner, and a church.

  • Commissioners Continue To Talk Community Center Options

    A 50-meter pool is what swim supporters and parents suggested would be ideal as a new community center component, Newtown Community Center Commission members heard Tuesday night during the commission’s latest meeting. Several of the roughly ten meeting attendees had spoken recently at open forums, where commissioners have encouraged residents to discuss community center concepts including a pool/aquatic center, ice rink, senior services, cultural arts activities, and a community place to gather.