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  • Fire Reports May 16 - 22, 2013

    The dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at Town Hall South report the following fire calls and the responders:

     

    Thursday, May 16: 8 pm, motor vehicle accident, near 189 Brushy Hill Road, Botsford responded.

    Friday, May 17: 10:11 am, wires down, near 259 Berkshire Road, Sandy Hook responded; 3:45 pm, motor vehicle accident, I-84, Sandy Hook responded; 4:40 pm, public service, 7 Cold Spring Road, Botsford responded.

  • Flash Flood Warning Issued

    The National Weather Service in Upton, N.Y., has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Fairfield County, in effect until 5:45 pm.

    At 3:44 pm NWS doppler radar indicated flash flooding from an area of thunderstorms over the warned area.

    Excessive run-off from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, highways and underpasses. Additionally, country roads and farmlands along the bands of creeks, streams and other low-lying areas are subject to flooding.

  • Bill Would Give Families Say Over Newtown Records

    HARTFORD — A bill crafted privately by Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s office, Connecticut’s top prosecutor, and legislative leaders would require the written consent of family members of the Sandy Hook Elementary School victims before certain records concerning the shooting may be publicly released.

  • Memorial Day Service Scheduled At VFW

    The public is invited to attend a Ceremony of Remembrance on Monday, May 27, at the Newtown Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 308. The program will begin at 11 am, under the direction of  Past Post Commander Donald Monckton, master of ceremonies.

    The guest speaker will be Newtown First Selectman Pat Llodra.

    The Newtown VFW is at 18 Tinkerfield Road, at the corner of Wasserman Way and South Main Street. 

  • Board Names New Sandy Hook School Administrators

    Following an executive session, the Board of Education unanimously voted on Tuesday, May 21, to name a principal and assistant principal for Sandy Hook School.

    Kathleen Gombos, the current principal at R.M.T. Johnson School in Bethel, was chosen as the new principal for Sandy Hook School, and Timothy Napolitano, who currently teaches at Reed Intermediate School, was appointed as assistant principal.

  • Click-It Or Ticket Seatbelt Project Runs Through June 2

    Newtown police, among other area police departments, will be continuing their seatbelt enforcement project, known as Click-It or Ticket, through Sunday, June 2.

    The heightened seatbelt enforcement campaign started on May 20.

    Newtown police will be joining with police from Bethel, Brookfield, Redding, and Ridgefield in conducting joint enforcement projects in those five towns.

  • Town Launches Support Clearinghouse At Onenewtown.org

    The Town of Newtown has launched a new recovery website called OneNewtown.org.  This website has been developed to bring information on recovery together in one place and is different from the town’s website which focuses on town departments, meeting agendas, minutes and other details. 

  • All Newtown Offices Collecting For Tornado Ravaged Moore City

    Whether it’s a few pennies from a piggy bank, a generous check, or any amount in between, all Newtown municipal departments are currently set up to collect donations that will be included in a series of ongoing donations to tornado ravaged Moore, Oklahoma.

    Town Human Resources Director Carole Ross is heading up the initiative, and hopes to collect enough to make an initial donation to the municipality by early next week. Currently, the town is only accepting monetary donations.

  • HealingNewtown Storefront Closing Wednesday; Plans Take Shape For New Location

    Good news came with the bad on Tuesday, May 21: HealingNewtown Arts Space will close at its doors at its current 5 Queen Street location on Wednesday, May 22, but volunteer director Rob Rabinowitz said he “hopes to hear good news soon” regarding leads on a new location.

    “We are negotiating for space,” which will be announced, he said Tuesday, May 21. Until then, programming locations will be listed in the HealingNewtown.org calendar of events.

  • Proposal Seeks To Lay Groundwork For Better Children's Mental Health

    In an effort that grew out of personal experience, advice from experts and the stories parents told in the wake of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the head of the legislature’s Committee on Children Monday unveiled a proposal aimed at making it easier for families to access mental health services for children.