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  • Local Voters Will See One Ballot Question On Tuesday

    Local voters casting absentee ballots, or appearing at the local polling sites to vote on Election Day, will be asked to vote on a proposed constitutional amendment that would have future implications for electors, according to Secretary of the State Denise Merrill.

  • Assembly Candidates Relate Their Views On Seven Key Issues

    Each of the three Assembly Districts that overlay Newtown have major party candidates vying for seats.

    The 106th District has Democratic challenger Matt Cole facing incumbent Republican first-term Representative Mitch Bolinsky; the Second District has Democratic challenger Candace Fay taking on incumbent Republican Dan Carter; and the 112th District has Republican J.P. Sredzinski facing Democrat Jen Aguilar for a seat being vacated by five-term incumbent DebraLee Hovey.

  • Grant Secured For Open Space At Chestnut Hill

    A parcel of land near Halfway River is among 2,250 acres statewide now adding to Connecticut’s open space. A 36.9-acre Chestnut Hill Open Space preserve has received a $110,000 grant award of roughly $7.8 million in state funds. Deputy Director of Planning and Land Use Rob Sibley is “thrilled,” he said Tuesday, the same day the grant was announced by Governor Dannel M. Malloy.

    The grant is a matching grant to reimburse Newtown, which in past years has made investments in its open space.

  • Additional Trail Slated For Fairfield Hills

    Sharing a short story with the Fairfield Hills Authority Monday, Parks and Recreation Director Amy Mangold offered a glimpse of what “makes me feel good” about her job: A woman stopped her recently while on the Fairfield Hills grounds, saying she had to leave her child’s bike behind as they walked through a meadow, which the bike couldn’t cross. The woman had said to Ms Mangold, “Wouldn’t it be great if we had a trail going all the way around the campus?”

  • Kevin’s Community Center Clinic Expanding Service Under Grant

    Kevin’s Community Center, the free or low-cost community health clinic serving Newtown and the surrounding region, is expanding its hours and scope of operations with underwriting now in place from a federal recovery grant.

  • Police Reports, October 15-27, 2014

    I-84 DUI

    State police report that at about 1:37 am on October 21, they stopped motorist Jose Torres, 24, of Danbury on westbound Interstate 84, east of Exit 9, to investigate.

    State police said they charged Torres with driving under the influence, failure to drive in the proper lane, and driving without a license.

    After processing, state police released Torres on $500 bail for a November 6 court appearance.

     

  • Fire Reports, October 23 - 29, 2014

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

    Thursday, October 23: 10:55 am, alarm, 176 Mt Pleasant Road, Hawleyville responded; 1:56 pm, hazardous condition, 151 South Main Street, Botsford responded.

  • P&Z Approves Car Wash For Newtown Mobil

    The Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) has approved a gas station/convenience store’s proposal to install an automated car wash at its property to increase the range of services that it offers customers.

    Following a public hearing held earlier this month, the P&Z approved modifying a special permit held by Sundaram LLC for 64 Church Hill Road, thus allowing the firm to install the car wash at Newtown Mobil. The one-acre site is on the south side of Church Hill Road, near Exit 10 of Interstate 84.

  • Llodra To Marysville: Newtown’s ‘Hearts Break For You’

    Among the many messages pouring in to the people of Marysville, Washington, where a tragic October 24 school shooting has resulted in three deaths, is a heartfelt note to its mayor from Newtown First Selectman Pat Llodra.

    Mrs Llodra’s message, sent through the office of Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring, expresses acknowledgement of the gravity of the nation’s latest multi-casualty school incident, while conveying on behalf of the entire Newtown community, its collective supportive thoughts, prayers and sentiments.

  • ‘Show Your Glow’ At Night-Time Benefit

    The Paproski family of Castle Hill Farm on Sugar Lane is hosting a “Show Your Glow” fundraiser, Thursday evening, October 30, from 6 to 9 pm, to benefit the Avielle Foundation, supporting community and brain health.