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  • Design Elements Presented: School Board Updated On SHS Progress

    Blues, greens, tans, and grays made up the primary colors of the proposed interior and exterior materials for use in the new Sandy Hook Elementary School that were presented to the Board of Education at its meeting September 16. The update came after the materials had already been presented to the Public Building & Site Commission.

  • Council OKs Tax Break For Planned Gas Station

    Legislative Council members have unanimously approved providing a property tax break to a firm which plans to construct a gas station/convenience store on Church Hill Road at its intersection with Edmond Road.

    The site at 67 Church Hill Road formerly held a vacant Shell gas station/convenience store, which was long considered an eyesore and was recently demolished in preparation for the new construction.

  • Bridgeport Billboards Publicize Missing Newtown Man

    Newtown police said this week that the presence of electronic and conventional billboards in the Bridgeport area, which seek information on the whereabouts of missing Newtown man Robert Hoagland, have prompted one tip from the public.

    But an investigation into that lead proved fruitless because a person who was thought to be the missing Mr Hoagland was ruled out, based on surveillance video evidence, according to police Detective Lieutenant Richard Robinson.

    Mr Hoagland has been missing for more than a year.

  • Council Approves Demolition Of Fire-Damaged House

    Following discussion at a September 17 session, Legislative Council members, in an 8-2 vote, approved spending $29,000 in public funds to demolish a house and related structures at 31 Great Hill Road, which were heavily damaged in a 2011 fire of suspicious origin.

    In the action, council members approved spending up to $29,000 by transferring the money from a contingency account to a contractual services account.

  • Defective Smoke & CO Alarms Recalled

    Three models of Kidde brand smoke detectors or smoke alarm-CO detectors are affected by a major recall. Shown here is one of three models involved in the recall, Kidde 10-Year Smoke Alarm model i12010S.

  • Selectmen Learn Town Pension Is ‘In Good Health’

    Following a brief update to the Board of Selectmen by the Town’s Pension Committee and representatives from Westport Resources, which administers the fund, Finance Director Robert Tait pronounced the local program to be “in good health.”

    The highpoint of the September 15 presentation was the news that after several years of falling substantially below the earnings benchmark, the fund has rebounded and yielded a 14 percent return for the 2014–15 fiscal year, Mr Tait explained following the meeting.

  • Police Reports | August 29-September 16, 2014

    Assault

    Police received a complaint about noon on September 15 in which a female told them that she was running on Dinglebrook Lane that day, near the Brookfield town line, when a passing southbound male motorcyclist made intentional physical contact with her using his hand. The female was not injured, police said.

    Police are investigating and ask anyone with knowledge of the incident to contact them at the police station at 203-426-5841.

     

  • Fire Reports | September 11-14, 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:

  • SUV Hits Utility Pole, Cuts Power In Botsford

    A one-vehicle accident early on the morning of Saturday, September 13, caused a more than three-hour power outage, which affected about 400 Connecticut Light & Power Company (CL&P) electric customers in the Botsford area.

    Police said motorist Katherine Threlfall, 18, of Middlebury was driving a 2000 Toyota 4-Runner SUV southward on Toddy Hill Road, just south of its intersection with Settlers Lane, at about 2 am when she was rounding a curve but lost control of the SUV and drove off the right road shoulder onto some turf.

  • Newtown Foundation Seeking Support For December Vigil

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Thursday, December 11, a service of mourning and loving remembrance for all who have fallen victim to the ongoing epidemic of gun violence will take place at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.

    The Newtown Foundation plans to bring families of victims and survivors of gun violence from Newtown and around the country to the vigil at the Cathedral. In order to transport families to Washington, D.C., however, funding is needed.