Home

News

  • Elections Officials Review New Polling Place, Registration, Complaint Process

    Newtown’s registrars of voters, the head of the State Elections Enforcement Commission (SEEC), and the secretary of the state have all released information pertinent to the upcoming November 4 elections.

  • Sunlight Will Save Town On Energy Costs

    With the help of a hydraulic lift, members of Sound Solar Systems LLC fitted solar panels in place on the Parks & Recreation Department garage on Trades Lane Tuesday morning.

    The new solar system will cover “virtually the entire roof,” front and back, said Public Works Director Fred Hurley.

    Kathy Quinn, chair of the town’s Sustainable Energy Commission, was glad they are doing that there, she said, “because everyone can see it.”

  • An Acute Care Facility Proposed For Fairfield Hills

    An acute psychiatric hospital at Fairfield Hills would treat bipolar disorder and people suffering from psychosis.

  • Final Playground In Honor Of 12/14 Victims Opens

    WATERTOWN (AP) — The 26th and final playground built in memory of the Newtown school shooting victims has opened in Connecticut.

    Volunteers and relatives of Dawn Hochsprung gathered in Watertown on Sunday to dedicate the playground in her honor. Hochsprung was the principal of Sandy Hook Elementary School, where she, 20 first graders and five other educators were shot to death in December 2012.

  • Motorcyclists Ride To Raise Money For Firehouse Project

    About 120 motorcyclists, some with passengers onboard, took a ride through the countryside on a sunny Sunday, September 28, both enjoying the early fall weather and raising money for the Newtown Hook & Ladder Volunteer Fire Company’s firehouse construction project.

    It was the fifth time that riders had participated in the annual Fire House Motorcycle Ride.

  • Ambulance Garage Grand Opening Celebration To Be October 18 & 19

    Stepping back for a better view of the new Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Association (NVAA) garage at Fairfield Hills, Board of Trustees President Robert Grossman, MD, watched contractors finish floors in the entryway.

  • NVS Donates Life-Saving Pet Oxygen Masks To Local Fire Companies

    Newtown Veterinary Specialists (NVS) has donated specially designed pet oxygen masks to Fairfield County fire companies to help firefighters save the lives of cats and dogs rescued from burning buildings.

    Pet oxygen masks were donated to Wilton Fire Department in May, and more recently to Hawleyville Fire Company, Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company, and Newtown Hook & Ladder.

  • Domestic Violence Lethality Assessment Training To Start At PD

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy has proclaimed October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in the State of Connecticut.

    And on October 1, Newtown Police Lieutenant Christopher Vanghele told The Newtown Bee he was days away from starting a “train the trainer” program so the local department can implement a Lethality Assessment Program (LAP). The program has been implemented among a growing number of local police agencies since it was introduced through the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV) in 2012.

  • Charter Panel Asked To Simplify Public Land Sale, Acquisition Procedures

    On September 30, Town Attorney David Grogins went before the Charter Revision Commission requesting the panel simplify what he called the currently mandated and “elaborate procedure to acquire or dispose of town-owned property.” He suggested commissioners consider language in other town charters that is effective but much less complicated.

  • Absentee Ballots Available Friday

    Town Clerk Debbie Aurelia Halstead advises Newtown voters that Absentee ballots will be available Friday, October 3. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm.

    Any qualified registered voter may vote absentee if unable to vote in person due to:

    *Illness or physical disability;

    *Absence from town during voting hours;

    *Religious beliefs which forbid secular activity;

    *Active US military service; or