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  • Police Reports, October 1-14, 2014

    Juvenile Altercation

    Newtown Police responded to a Huntington Road location on October 1 at about 7:50 pm after receiving a report of a physical altercation. Upon arrival, police say they arrested a juvenile for disorderly conduct. The individual was subsequently released to a parent with a juvenile court date of October 20.

     

    Unsafe Passing

  • Fire Reports, October 9-16, 2014

    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, October 9: 8:58 am, public service, 55 Dodgingtown Road, Dodgingtown.

  • Resident, Sandy Hook Promise Co-Founder Receives UVM 2014 Alumni Achievement Award

    Newtown resident Rob Cox, editor-in-chief of Breakingviews, the global financial commentary publication of Thomson Reuters, was in Burlington, Vt., Friday, October 10, to receive the 2014 Alumni Achievement Award from the University of Vermont, honoring the mission of Sandy Hook Promise.

  • Consultant To Study Key Rock Road Speeding Issue

    The Police Commission plans to have an engineering firm review traffic flow on Key Rock Road to determine the best measures to control speeding on the northern section of that mile-long north-south connector road.

    Key Rock Road links Sugar Street (State Route 302) to the intersection of Hattertown Road and Poverty Hollow Road.

  • Late-Night Work On I-84 Bridges Will Close Highway Lanes This Week

    A Connecticut Department of Transportation traffic update is warning motorists to expect delays on Interstate 84 between the hours of 8 pm and 5 am beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, October 15, through at least Friday, October 17.

    The DOT has implemented a nighttime maintenance project on the bridges over Hanover Road and Boulevard in Newtown. Modifications or extensions to this schedule may become necessary due to weather delays or other unforeseen conditions, according to the release.

  • FunSpace II To Temporarily Close

    Newtown Parks & Recreation Department has announced that work scheduled to take place on Tuesday, October 14, at FunSpace II lead to a temporary closing of the playground.

    The playground, within Dickinson Park on Elm Drive, will close at 10 am Tuesday. It will remain closed for the remainder of the day.

    For additional information or updates, contact Parks & Rec at 203-270-4340

     

  • New House Rises In Sandy Hook, Replacing Blighted Structure

    Local electrician Ken Burns has fond memories of his youth living with his family at a compact ranch-style house at 82 Berkshire Road (Route 34) in Sandy Hook.

    He recalls days of playing in the spacious backyard amid fields and trees which lead to the rustic, winding Sugarloaf Road.

    In the past, the area was generally agricultural, he noted. A large working farm stood across Sugarloaf Road in the area now proposed for the 42-lot Sherman Woods cluster-style residential subdivision.

  • State Lawmakers Urge EPA To Reconsider Neonicotinoid Pesticides

    Three Connecticut lawmakers are among the 60 members of Congress who have signed a letter, dated September 30, to Gina McCarthy, administrator at the US Environmental Protection Agency.

  • Concussion Discussion: NHS Sports Programs Are Ahead Of The Game

    Over the past decade, an increasing public awareness about treating and preventing concussions, especially among younger rec league, school, and college athletes, has brought the issue out of emergency rooms and into living rooms. It now concerns not just coaches, but whole communities.

    Weeks before UConn’s starting quarterback Casey Cochran made national headlines announcing he was leaving the team because of repeated concussions, the Newtown High School sports department scheduled a student-parent forum on concussions.

  • Developer Offers More Data On Subdivision Plan

    Inland Wetlands Commission (IWC) members are reviewing revised and expanded technical information provided by the developers of The Preserve at Newtown, a proposed 23-lot residential subdivision on 167 acres in Dodgingtown.