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  • Park And Bark Unleashed: Town’s New Off-Leash Dog Park Now Open

    CORRECTION (Tuesday, May 6, 2014): This story has been updated to reflect the proper list of speakers during the dog park opening ceremony.

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    With a gentle command and a little bit of peanut butter, Newtown’s off-leash dog park was officially opened on May 3.

  • Informational Session Slated On Hawleyville Sewer System Expansion

    An informational session to explain the construction aspects and cost implications of the planned expansion of the Hawleyville sanitary sewer system is scheduled for Thursday, May 8.

    The meeting, which is sponsored by the Water & Sewer Authority (WSA), is slated for 7 pm in the lower level conference room at Town Hall South, 3 Main Street. A regular meeting of the WSA will immediately follow.

  • VFW Spring Events Planned

    May is upon us and the Newtown VFW, Men’s and Ladies Auxiliaries have quite a few activities and events planned. At the most recent Post meeting, James Rebman, who was reelected to a third year as Newtown Post 308 commander, said, “Spring is when everything is renewed along with our commitment to fellow veterans and our country.”

    Prior to each Memorial Day, new flags are put on the graves of veterans at all Newtown cemeteries. This is a time-honored tradition in which members, their families, and others participate.

  • DTC’s Jefferson-Jackson-Bailey Dinner To Honor Anna Wiedemann

    Longtime Newtown resident Anna Wiedemann believes the measure of a person cannot be defined by their political persuasion. So it is fitting that the Democratic Town Committee’s Jefferson-Jackson-Bailey Dinner honoring her for service to the community and its citizens will be open to everyone — regardless of party affiliation.

    Case in point: Republican First Selectman Pat Llodra said she is eager to attend; she sent in her reservation the minute she heard about the event.

  • Newtown Public Information Bill Remains In Limbo

    HARTFORD (AP) — Key lawmakers say they doubt a compromise will be reached on whether to place additional restrictions on the public release of information from homicides to protect the privacy rights of Connecticut victims.

  • Innovation Collaboration Moves Firearm Safety Technology Forward

    CORRECTION (Tuesday, May 6, 2014): This story has been updated to reflect the correct name of Smart Tech Challenges Foundation.

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  • Fire Reports | April 24-May 1, 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:

  • Police Reports | April 10-25, 2014

    iPhone Found

    Police report that in early April, a black Apple-brand iPhone cellphone enclosed in a black Ballistic-brand protective case was found in Newtown.

    Police said that after presenting proper identification and the serial number for the iPhone, the owner may retrieve it at the police department at 3 Main Street, telephone 203-426-5841.

     

  • Town Clerk, Staff Striving For Professional Development, Certifications

    All Connecticut town clerks are elected. But as far as any other requirement to learn or acquire skills to do a better job on behalf of their communities, there are no further requirements.

    That hasn’t stopped Newtown Town Clerk Debbie Halstead and members of her staff from striving to pursue higher levels of training and certification. As Newtown’s top administrative official, Ms Halstead recently became Connecticut’s 13th Master Certified Town Clerk.

  • Natural Disaster Planning Project Underway

    While natural disasters may be unavoidable, the severity of their effects in terms of loss of life, personal injury, and property damage, can be lessened through coordinated planning and preventive measures.

    With that goal in mind, regional and town planners have started formulating the Newtown Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan, a detailed document which the town would use for disaster preparedness in acting to reduce the potential damage caused by natural disasters.