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  • Parks Officials Review Multiple Projects With Selectmen

    Town Parks and Recreation Director Amy Mangold and Parks and Recreation Commission Chariman Ed Marks reviewed 13 projects, currently underway or recently completed, with the Board of Selectmen on September 3.

    Beginning with the Treadwell pool house, Ms Mangold told selectmen that the extensive renovation project was finished before pool opening. She said her staff was pleased with the work done by Pediment Construction Company. 

  • Water & Sewer Authority Accounting Modified

    Seeking to eliminate what he called the “cumbersome” way the town accounts for administrative work being done for the Water & Sewer Authority, Finance Director Robert Tait sought and received Board of Selectmen approval to change the way the finance office handles its salary-related reporting for budgetary purposes.

  • Police Commission Complimented For Queen Street Safety Effort

    Robert Geckle of 35 Queen Street attended the September 3 Police Commission meeting to thank the agency for addressing traffic speed concerns on the road which links Church Hill Road to Mile Hill Road. Since late last year, the town has installed five permanent speed tables on the southern section of Queen Street to hold down traffic speeds. 

  • Man Arrested For 1994 Gas Station Robbery

    Police this week arrested a current prison inmate on a warrant, charging him with robbery and larceny in connection with an incident that occurred 19 years ago at a gas station at 62 Church Hill Road.

    Police said they arrested Timothy Brelsford, 52, formerly of Bridgeport, on September 3 on a warrant charging him with second-degree robbery and fourth-degree larceny stemming from a Saturday, August 13, 1994, incident at what was then known as Trudeau’s Amoco.

  • 9/11 Ride Rumbles Through Newtown

    A gentle rumbling grew louder around noon on Sunday, September 8, and soon a pack of motorcyclists, led by state police bikes, rode beneath a flag raised over Route 25.

    Hook & Ladder and Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Fire Company members flew a flag between their ladder trucks over the roadway in front of Amaral Motors where it was visible to riders  — in a pack that took 30 minutes to pass —  as they turned from Sugar Street onto Main Street in Newtown.

  • Court Orders Town To Turn Over Lanza's School Records

    HARTFORD (AP) — Newtown school officials must release records for the gunman who killed 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School, a Connecticut judge ordered Friday, September 6.

    Hartford Superior Court Judge Sheila Huddleston granted the request to release Adam Lanza’s records to the state’s child advocate office, whose Child Fatality Review Panel reviews unexpected child fatalities.

  • Fire Reports August 29 - September 4, 2013

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

     

    Thursday, August 29: 6:05 pm, motor vehicle accident, near 348 South Main Street, Botsford responded; 9:16 pm, investigation, near intersection of Evergreen Road and Walnut Tree Hill Road, Sandy Hook responded.

    Friday, August 30: 7:43 pm, alarm, 118 Waterview Drive, Sandy Hook responded.

  • Governor Orders Flags To Half-Staff In Honor Of Staff Sgt Todd Lobraico

    HARTFORD — Governor Dannel P. Malloy is ordering Connecticut and US flags to fly at half-staff in honor of Staff Sgt. Todd Lobraico, a New Fairfield resident who was killed in action yesterday in Afghanistan.

  • Newtown Police Pursue Rhode Island Tip In Search For Hoagland

    Newtown police said Friday, September 6, that they are pursuing a tip that Robert Hoagland, 50, of Sandy Hook, who has been missing from his Glen Road home since July 28, may have been seen within the past few days in Rhode Island.

    Newtown Police Detective Lieutenant Richard Robinson said Newtown police received a tip that Mr Hoagland, whose photo has been widely circulated, was seen in the “Rhode Island area.” Although small compared to other states, Rhode Island covers about 1,200 square miles.

  • Police Reports August 24 - September 2, 2013

    DUI Incident

    Police report they stopped motorist Boris Zilbershteyn, 52, of Brookfield near the intersection of South Main Street and Prospect Drive at about 9 pm on August 31 for driving violations.

    Police said they charged Zilbershteyn with driving under the influence, failure to drive to the right, and making a restricted turn.

    Zilbershteyn was released on bail for a September 13 court appearance, police said.