• Police List Road Closures, Parking Bans For Labor Day Parade

    The 54th Newtown Labor Day Parade will start at 10 am on Monday, September 7.

    The parade forms on Main Street, near its intersection with Currituck Road. The parade proceeds southward on Main Street, turns left onto eastbound Glover Avenue, and then turns left onto northbound Queen Street, where it ends.

    Staging the parade will require that all roads leading to the center of town be closed to traffic from approximately 9:40 am to approximately 1:15 pm, police said.

  • Police Reports August 15-September 2, 2015

    Interstate Crash

    While traveling east on Interstate 84 at about 6:35 pm on August 27, motorist Roger Mavrides, 59, of Canton, Mass., who was driving a 2010 BMW, struck the rear end of a 2005 Mercedes-Benz driven by Lauren Henson, 27, of Southbury, state police said. There were no injuries. Mavrides received an infraction for failure to drive a reasonable distance apart, state police said.


    SUV Hits Guardcabling

  • Fire Reports, August 27-September 2, 2015

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

  • 9/11 Tribute Ride Rolls Through Newtown

    Among the hundreds of riders passing through several Fairfield County towns including Newtown on Sunday was one man with a fist raised as he passed under the raised flag on South Main Street.

  • Public Comment Sought; Community Center Planning Has Been ‘Cautious’

    After several months of meetings, the Community Center Commission is “still being very cautious and not voicing too much of an opinion” about specific ideas for the facility’s use, said Commission Co-Chair Andy Clure.

    The group awaits feedback from the public, for which there are several upcoming opportunities, including a survey, and open forums, he said.

  • P&Z Considers New Format For ‘Elderly Housing’

    A local builder/developer is proposing a new set of zoning regulations for “elderly housing,” which would allow detached single-family houses on relatively small lots in a subdivision, with each lot having its own water well and septic system.

    Kim Danziger of Danziger Homes, Inc, presented his regulatory proposal for elderly housing to the Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) at an August 20 public hearing.

  • State Grants To Newtown Down More Than $82k In Latest OPM Report

    After first issuing and then retracting initial data on August 21, the state Office of Policy and Management (OPM) announced its 2016-17 round of estimated Statutory Formula Grants to municipalities late Friday, August 28, which included a reduction of more than $82,000 for Newtown.

  • Zoning Officials Review Exit 10 Design District

    Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) members are reviewing an engineering firm’s proposal for a new set of zoning regulations that would create a “design district” near the Exit 10 interchange of Interstate 84.

    The move would add some flexibility to the commercial/industrial zoning regulations for an area that currently has B-2 (Business) and M-4 (Industrial) zoning.

  • Lanza Estate Lawsuit Settlements Continue

    So far, six plaintiffs among the 16 plaintiffs who have lawsuits pending against the estate of Nancy Lanza have received probate court approval for settlements of their civil actions.

    The lawsuits stem from the December 14, 2012, shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in which Ms Lanza’s son, Adam Lanza, 20, shot and killed 20 first grade students and six educators.

  • Yale Students Get Their Hands Dirty At Shortt’s Farm

    Shadows cast by a wide-brimmed hat shielded her eyes form late morning sun as Symba Nuruddin, from Berkley, Calif., pulled at weeds crowding a row of beets at Shortt’s Farm & Garden Center Wednesday, August 26. An art history major in her senior year at Yale University, she and five other students this week participated in Harvest, a Yale preorientation program pairing the young men and women with family-owned farms.