Resident and Ladies Auxiliary member Jennifer Clark sings the national anthem during the Veterans Day Service of Remembrance at VFW Post 308. Behind her, from left, are Post Chaplain Donna Monteleone, First Selectman Pat Llodra, and Post Commander James Rebman.
Early Tuesday afternoon, Newtown High School was placed on “lock-in” status due to an unspecified threat which was made on Internet-based social media directly against the high school, School Superintendent Joseph Erardi, Jr, said in a statement.
At about 1:10 pm, the school was placed in a “lock-in closed teaching and learning environment,” he said.
During such situations, visitors are not allowed on school grounds and all people in the school remain inside the building.
Town police are warning local residents about a series of ongoing scams conducted by criminals generally via telephone calls and sometimes through interactions on the Internet.
Police Sergeant Steven Santucci said that one of these scams which has been an ongoing problem nationwide involves an aggressive telephone caller who falsely tells the person receiving the call that he is a US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agent who requires the immediate payment of an outstanding tax debt.
On November 6, police learned of a trespassing incident that had occurred on Wednesday, October 29, at the town Parks & Recreation department building located at 2 Trades Lane, on the northeast corner of Trades Lane and Wasserman Way at Fairfield Hills.
Police said that between 9 and 9:10 am on October 29, a heavy-set white man with a white beard, who was wearing blue jeans and a grey sweatshirt bearing a logo, walked through an open door and entered the building.
In honor of Veterans Day, The Men’s Breakfast Club of Newtown Senior Center hosted former Newtown First Selectman and World War II veteran Joseph Borst as its guest speaker on Thursday, November 6. The Breakfast Club meets the first Thursday of each month at 9 am, sharing a light breakfast and conversation.
Mr Borst shared his reminisces on his time in the service with club members, including several who are also veterans.
Robert Anthony’s Hair Salon, 49 Church Hill Road, is offering free haircuts to any veteran who visits the salon on Tuesday, November 11.
The salon is offering the service in honor of Veterans Day.
“My husband, Robert Anthony Sr, is a Navy veteran,” said Diane Skuba. Mr Anthony is disabled, she said. “We spent a lot of time at the West Haven VA Hospital, unfortunately, and we want to pass on what we can.”
November 11 was originally designated to honor the end of World War I, at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. Known as Armistice Day for many years, the date has become a day to honor all veterans of all of the wars in which this country has been engaged since World War I.
The public is invited to join members of VFW Post 308 for its annual Service of Remembrance on Tuesday, November 11, at 11 am.
The service will take place at the VFW Post, Freedom Defendors Way (18 Tinkerfield Road), off Mile Hill Road.
If approved by the Legislative Council, new allocations and adjustments to the town’s recommended five-year Capital Improvement Plan will underwrite the demolition of three of the four largest building on the Fairfield Hills by 2018.