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  • Fire Reports | April 11-17, 2013

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

    Thursday, April 11: No calls listed.

  • Support Center, Synagogue Open To Those Retraumatized By Boston Incident

    In response to the April 15 bombing incident in Boston, the Town of Newtown established a temporary support center at Cyrenius Booth Library, 25 Main Street. That support center is further extending its hours of operation through the weekend for community members to come for support, guidance, or simply to be with one another, according to Health District Director Donna Culbert.

    The library support center will be open Friday, April 19, from 11 am to 5 pm, as well as Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 pm.

  • State Warns Residents: Beware Of Charity Scams Tied To Boston Tragedy

    HARTFORD — Following Monday’s bombings at the Boston Marathon, Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) Commissioner William M. Rubenstein and Attorney General George Jepsen are alerting residents that scammers may already be seeking to exploit the tragedy for their own purposes.

  • Parks & Rec Seeking Support For Park Restoration

    “I think the timing is crucial now to get the project out to the community,” landscape designer Billie Cohen wrote in a recent correspondence to Parks and Recreation Commission Chairman Ed Marks. Ms Cohen and the commission have been looking at her schematic design of what Dickinson Park could become in the future — a restored natural sanctuary within and around the existing recreational park, as she states in a mission statement.

    Questions of funding and community support to move the project forward remain.

  • Annual Earth Day Clean-Up At Nettleton Preserve Set For April 20

    The annual Earth Day cleanup at Newtown Forest Association’s Nettleton Preserve will take place on Saturday, April 20. Residents, Scouts, and friends of the environment who wish to volunteer their time should meet at Old Castle Hill Drive off of Castle Hill Road at 9:30 am.  

  • Boston Tragedy Prompts Temporary Support Center, Opening April 17 At Booth Library

    In response to the tragic events in Boston on April 15, the Town of Newtown is providing a space for the community to have an opportunity to gather for support, guidance, or simply to be with one another, Health District Director Donna Culbert has announced.

  • Drug Disposal Program Slated At Newtown PD

    The Newtown Police Department and the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) have scheduled a prescription drug take-back session for 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday, April 27, at Newtown Police Station, 3 Main Street.

    The session will allow members of the public to properly dispose of unwanted prescription medications. The service is free and anonymous, with no questions asked, police said in a statement.

  • Following President Obama's Lead, Governor Malloy Orders Flags Lowered To Honor Boston Victims

    HARTFORD – Governor Dannel P. Malloy, following a proclamation from President Barack Obama, has ordered US and Connecticut flags to fly at half-staff in honor of the victims of yesterday’s bombing at the Boston Marathon.

  • A Golden Globe For The Flagpole

    Paul Bastiaanse and Dan Hern of Valley Restoration in Torrington were above it all, Tuesday morning, April 16, as they repaired the stem and set a new gilded ball in place on the flagpole.

    The gilded ball that formerly topped the flagpole was lost last August when a truck hit the pole, knocking the ball off its post. Despite a search in the area at that time, the 16-inch diameter ornament was never recovered.

    Renovations to the flagpole are usually funded by efforts of retired Newtown Police lieutenant David Lydem.

  • Heartbreaking Feeling For Local Runners Following Explosions At Marathon

    What was supposed to be an avenue for Newtown runners to help in the healing process following the tragic events of 12/14, their participation in the Boston Marathon on April 15 turned out to open up even more wounds. At the same time, however, just as Newtown community members have come together to make something positive out of a negative circumstance before, they plan to do it again.