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  • Guest Speaker At Men’s Breakfast Club, A Soldier Reminisces About His Time In The Service

    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.

  • First Selectman To Veterans: ‘We Value You, We Honor You’

    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.

  • Threat On Social Media Puts NHS In Lock-In Mode

    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.

  • Free Haircuts For Veterans, Tuesday

    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.”

  • Veterans Day Service Of Remembrance Planned

    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.

  • Town Deactivates Planned Energy Conservation Program

    A once-promising idea to utilize a state company to thoroughly assess areas where town facilities may be wasting energy and then repair or renovate to enhance efficiency is being deactivated.

  • Recommended CIP Allocates $10.5 Million For Fairfield Hills Building Demolitions

    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.

  • Vandals Strike During Halloween Period

    Police report they received nine calls from residents concerning cases of minor vandalism which they  had discovered at their properties on and after Halloween.

    The incidents reported to police were typical of the vandalism that occurs during the Halloween period, including cases such as intentionally damaged curbside mailboxes, according to police.

  • Fire Reports, October 30-November 5, 2014

    The radio dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at Town Hall South, 3 Main Street, report the following fire calls and the responders:

    Thursday, October 30: 2:42 pm, alarm, 142 Boggs Hill Road, Dodgingtown and Hook & Ladder responded; 3:19 pm, alarm, 7 Cold Spring Road, Botsford responded.

  • Fatal Tractor-Trailer Crash Closes I-84, Creates Local Traffic Snarl

    An accident involving two tractor-trailer trucks on eastbound Interstate 84 early on the morning of Friday, November 7, resulted in the death of a Pennsylvania trucker and his pet dog.

    The collision caused non-hazardous cargo spillage from both trucks, a six-hour closure of a section of I-84 for accident reconstruction by state police, and extensive travel delays on local secondary roads as morning-rush motorists took detours off I-84 to get around the accident scene.