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  • Firearms Ordinance Heads For Public Hearing, Possibly By Month's End

    Thirteen months ago, the Newtown Police Commission called for the Legislative Council to address a proliferation of complaints about private property shooting ranges and gun noise, mostly on weekends, sometimes extending from early mornings until well into the night.

  • Metro North Offering Newtowners 'Yankees Express' Train To Sunday's Game

    With thousands of locals and supporters heading to Newtown Day at Yankee Stadium Sunday, the team and Metro North are urging as many people as possible to commute in by mass transit. To make that a bit more convenient, the railroad is offering a "Yankees Express" train from Bridgeport or Fairfield, directly to the stadium.

  • Police Reports Jun 21 - July 1, 2013

    DUI Incident

    Police report that after they spotted a vehicle crossing over the road’s center lines several times at about 1:08 am on June 27, they stopped motorist Lynn Ambrose, 46, of Fairfield on Sugar Street, near South Main Street.

    Police said that after investigating, they charged Ambrose with driving under the influence, failure to drive to the right, and failure to drive to the right on a curve.

  • Fire Reports June 27 - July 2, 2013

    The dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at 3 Main Street report the following fire calls and the responders:

     

    Thursday, June 27: 2:10 pm, alarm, 66 Berkshire Road, Sandy Hook responded; 6:17 pm, motor vehicle accident, I-84, Sandy Hook responded.

  • Some Family Members Find More Grief In Money Distribution

    HARTFORD  – More than six months after losing their loved ones in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, families say dealing with questions over how to distribute the millions of dollars sent to help Newtown heal is instead causing them more pain.

  • A Big Reason To Like Summer Break: Big Time Rush!

    James, Logan, Carlos and Kendall — a/k/a/ Big Time Rush — are scheduled to make a very special stop in Newtown, to perform for a few thousand residents at Fairfield Hills, later this month.

  • National Weather Service: Tornado Hit Fairfield County

    It wasn’t a big one, but Fairfield County was hit by a tornado on Monday, July 1, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

  • Llodra Calls For A ‘Period Of Rest’

    A post by First Selectman Pat Llodra at OneNewtown.org suggests it is time for all residents to move “into a quiet period of rest, recuperation, and healing.”

  • Holiday Closings & Reminders

    All town offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4, in honor of Independence Day. It is also a holiday for the USPS, so there is no regular mail delivery/pickup or retail services. 

    The Senior Center and C. H. Booth Library also will be closed. The transfer station on Ethan Allen Road will also be closed. 

    Retail sales of alcohol will be allowed on Thursday. Not all stores will opt to be open, however; operating hours are the decision of each business owner.

  • Tornado, Flash Flood Warnings Issued

    A Tornado Warning and a Flash Flood Warning have both been issued for Fairfield County.