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  • 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.

  • Police Reports | March 26-April 7, 2013

    Berkshire Road Collision

    A two-vehicle accident happened in a line of traffic on eastbound Berkshire Road near Newtown High School about 7:05 am on March 26, police report.

    Police said motorist Herbert Flynn, 43, of 6 Watch Hill Road, who was driving a 2003 Subaru Legacy sedan, struck the rear end of a 2006 Ford Freestyle SUV driven by Carmela Luzi, 23, of Southbury.

  • Newtown Police Continue Affiliation With Special Olympics

    Newtown police this year will continue their longstanding affiliation with the Special Olympics of Connecticut (SOCT), participating in events designed to raise funds and also to raise public awareness of the Special Olympics movement.

    Police Patrol Officer William Chapman will be leading a team in the annual “Ride For The Flame” event in which participants will bicycle 100, 50, or 25 miles along the Connecticut shoreline in June.

  • Fire Reports | April 4-10, 2013

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

    Thursday, April 4: 5:27 pm, motor vehicle accident, intersection of Schoolhouse Hill Road and Edmond Road, Hook & Ladder responded; 8:26 pm, wires down, near intersection of Washington Avenue and Pearl Street, Sandy Hook responded.

  • Francine Wheeler Gives The Weekly Presidential Address

    Francine Wheeler gave the Weekly Address from The White House on Saturday, April 13, one day before the four-month anniversary of the Sandy Hook shootings.

    “Hi,” she began. “As you’ve probably noticed, I’m not the President. I’m just a citizen. And as a citizen, I’m here at the White House today because I want to make a difference and I hope you will join me.

  • Sandy Hook School Task Force Hears Site Options

    “Dumbfounded” was the word that spilled from Sandy Hook resident Aimee Tabor’s lips, following a 2½-hour presentation to the members of the Sandy Hook School Task Force responsible for presenting a recommendation to the Board of Education as to the future of Sandy Hook Elementary School.

    Ms Tabor was the first of several residents present to come to the microphone, at the Friday evening, April 12 meeting, the second in a series of four scheduled Task Force meetings.

  • With Senate Vote, Gun-Control Advocates Make Progress

    WASHINTON –  In an emotional vote, the Senate on Thursday handily beat back an attempt by some Republicans to block consideration of the most comprehensive gun-control legislation Congress has considered in 20 years.

  • Applications Being Accepted For Sandy Hook Workers Assistance Fund

    Pursuant to Special Act 13-1, the Judicial Branch’s Office of Victim Services has begun accepting applications for the Sandy Hook Workers Assistance Program. The fund is intended to provide immediate financial help for emergency responders, medical and mental health professionals, and Sandy Hook Elementary School employees who suffered a mental or emotional impairment because of 12/14. 
    The General Assembly enacted the special act earlier this year; it became effective April 1.