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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.

  • Safe And Sound In Sandy Hook: Parents Seek More Focus On School Security

    HARTFORD (AP) — The moment Alissa Parker learned of a shooting at her daughter’s school, she suddenly regretted not pointing out what she had seen as security gaps at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

    Mrs Parker, whose 6-year-old daughter Emilie was among 20 first graders killed on 12/14, had thought security could have been tighter, although she never could have guessed it would be tested by a gunman with a military-style, semiautomatic rifle.

  • Murphy, Blumenthal, Esty Introduce Bill To Authorize Funds For New Sandy Hook School

    WASHINGTON, DC — Connecticut’s US Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal along with Newtown’s Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty have introduced new federal legislation that would authorize federal funds to assist with the construction of a new Sandy Hook Elementary School.

  • Council Cuts Another $300,000 From Schools

    After about two hours of community input, deliberations and two failed amendments, the Legislative Council voted 9-3 to further reduce the school district’s budget request by $300,000. If approved at a planned third round referendum June 4, that would drop requested Board of Education increase to 3.93 percent

    Voters already passed the municipal budget request in a split May 14 referendum. Upon approval, the district budget would stand at $71,045,304.

  • 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. 

  • 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.