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  • BOS Wants Facilities Panel Poised To Consider Hawley School

    During a routine report to her board June 15, First Selectman Pat Llodra said she wants an ad-hoc panel assessing possible future use or repurposing of several public buildings to be prepared to consider Hawley School, if or when the Board of Education determines that facility will be closed.

  • Kids Staying With Friends? Llodra Implores Parents To ASK About Firearms

    First Selectman Pat Llodra is standing with a growing number of community leaders and others imploring parents to include one significant question among the many that present when kids visit or stay over at friends homes. And she is hoping a major awareness campaign targeting Sunday, June 21 — the first day of Summer — hits home in Newtown.

    “ASK” if there is an unlocked gun in the homes where their children play.

  • Democrats Oppose Immediate School Closing; Erardi Feels No Pressure

    School Superintendent Joseph V Erardi, Jr said June 17 he is feeling no political pressure as Town Democrats and Borough Burgesses lined up to oppose closing any Newtown schools at this time even in the face of dwindling enrollment.

  • Jones Named Newtown Public Schools Teacher Of The Year

    Middle Gate Elementary School music teacher Tina Jones has been selected by the district as the 2015-16 Newtown Public Schools’ Teacher of the Year.

    A music educator at Middle Gate for the past eight years, Mrs Jones is a master teacher and one who is held in high regard by students, peers, and the Newtown community, according to a press release issued by the district.

  • River Walk Multifamily Proposal Gains Approval For Sewers

    The Water & Sewer Authority (WSA) has given preliminary approval for municipal sanitary sewer service to The River Walk at Sandy Hook Village, a 74-unit condominium complex proposed for Washington Avenue in Sandy Hook Center.

    WSA members granted the preliminary sewer approval to local builder/developer Michael Burton at a June 11 meeting, following their review of technical information on the project at several WSA sessions.

  • Police Reports, June 10-17, 2015

    Church Hill Crash

    Police report a two-vehicle accident near 66 Church Hill Road, at the driveway entrance to the Blue Colony Diner, about 12:22 pm on June 11.

  • Fire Reports, June 11 - 17, 2015

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

    Thursday, June 11: 12:57 pm, alarm, 3 Nunnawauk Road, Hook & Ladder and Botsford responded; 1:47 pm, alarm, 8 Kent Road, Hook & Ladder responded; 5:23 pm, alarm, 17 Horseshoe Ridge Road, Sandy Hook and Hook & Ladder responded; 9:12 pm, alarm, 1 Quail Hollow Lane, Sandy Hook responded.

  • 2015 Relay For Life Joined Survivors, Caregivers, Supporters At NHS

    The 2015 Relay For Life event drew survivors, caregivers, and supporters to the Newtown High School Blue & Gold Stadium on Saturday, June 13.

    Relay For Life is the world’s largest fundraising event to end cancer, and by walking laps around the track and participating in the event, local supporters did their part to raise money for the cause.

  • The 'Outstanding' NHS Class of 2015 Graduates

    Around 5:30 Tuesday, June 16, mortarboards were in the air and a collective roar of applause grew inside the O’Neil Center at Western Connecticut State University as the Newtown High School’s Class of 2015 officially became high school graduates.

  • Borough Zoners Approve Pumphouse For Firehouse Site

    The Borough Zoning Commission (BZC) has approved the Aquarion Water Company’s plans to build an above-ground 1,100-square-foot pumphouse on the 3.1-acre site at 12 Church Hill Road, where the Newtown Hook & Ladder Volunteer Fire Company is building a 16,000-square-foot firehouse.