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  • Local Man Dies Following One-Car Accident

    Police report that a local man died early Thursday morning from injuries he received late Wednesday night in a one-car accident that occurred on Brushy Hill Road, about 1,000 feet south of its intersection with Platts Hill Road.

    Police said that motorist Gregory Layda, 45, of Mt Nebo Road was driving a four-door 1997 Subaru Impreza compact car northward on Brushy Hill Road at about 10:12 pm on Wednesday.

  • Few Details Released On Police Investigation Of Berkshire Road Home Invasion

    Newtown police on Wednesday continued their probe into a reported “home invasion” on Tuesday morning at a house on Berkshire Road in Sandy Hook, located near the Exit 11 overpasses of Interstate 84. Police were tight-lipped on the case, providing little additional information on the incident, which occurred at 31 Berkshire Road.

  • Home Invasion May Have Included Sexual Assault

    On Tuesday, at approximately 8:53 am, Newtown police responded to a report of a home invasion involving a possible sexual assault at 31 Berkshire Road (Route 34).

    “This is a two-family home [and] one of the units is currently undergoing renovation and unoccupied,” Police Chief Michael Kehoe said in a statement.

  • Rock Of Angels Dedicated In Sandy Hook

    Bruce Moulthrop, left, warden of St John’s Episcopal Church, was joined by Selectman James Gaston, Father Mark Moore, Adam Meyer (partially hidden), Richard Gray, five local Scouts and a color guard of Sandy Hook and Sullivan (Me.) firefighters for the brief dedication ceremony of Rock of Angels on Monday behind St John’s Church.

  • Police Investigating Possible Home Invasion On Berkshire Road

    Newtown Police have been at 31 Berkshire Road since earlier this morning. Crime scene tape has been wrapped around the perimeter of the 0.29-acre property.

  • Panel Urged To Add Classroom Locks

    NEW BRITAIN — A Connecticut panel reviewing school security standards following the Newtown massacre was urged to keep their solutions simple and focus on adding door locks for classrooms and communication devices.

    “Every teacher must be armed with the most basic defense,”' Ron Chivinski, a Newtown Middle School teacher and union leader, told members of the School Safety Infrastructure Council at a meeting Thursday, August 8.

  • Police Plan To Acquire New Dog For Canine Patrols

    A tribute to Baro, Newtown Police Department’s German shepherd, was set up in the lobby of police headquarters after the K-9 died on June 25. 

  • Starbucks Diffuses 'Appreciation Day' Controversy By Closing Newtown Location Early

    A sign posted on the door of Starbucks on Church Hill Road late Friday afternoon acknowledged the “significant passion” on both sides of the gun issue.

  • Make A Home: Heading Toward Homelessness?

    The permanent banner sign at 40 High Bridge Road is in violation of town regulations, according to Land Use Director George Benson, one more “thorn in the side,” according to Ms Pettengill, in dealings with the town that may lead to the demise of the nonprofit organization Make A Home Foundation.

  • P&Z Reviews Controversial Zoning Proposals For Hawleyville

    A development firm has withdrawn from Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) consideration its controversial proposal for a time extension on the use of temporary office space on Mt Pleasant Road (Route 6) in Hawleyville.

    However, still pending before the P&Z are three other controversial zoning proposals that have drawn fire from residents at Liberty at Newtown, an age-restricted, 96-unit condominium complex at 178 Mt Pleasant Road.