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  • Panel Continues With Groundwork To Improve Town Charter

    During its second meeting in as many weeks, the Newtown Charter Revision Commission met October 7 at the Senior Center to continue laying out plans to enhance the effectiveness, integrity, and user-friendliness of the community’s constitutional document.

  • Strong Storm Brings Electric Outages, Road Closures

    An intense storm that passed through the state early on the morning of Wednesday, October 8, resulted in more than ten calls to local volunteer fire companies for utility lines and trees having fallen due to high winds, translating into more than 150 local electric outages at the height of the power failures.

  • Police Reports, September 26-October 7, 2014

    Multiple Charges

    Police report that at about 9 am on October 5, they responded to a gas station at 47 Church Hill Road where they learned that a fuel theft had occurred in which a man had put approximately $30 worth of fuel into a 1994 Mack truck without paying for that fuel.

  • Fire Reports, October 2-8, 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:

    Thursday, October 2: 8:29 am, alarm, 125 South Main Street, Hook & Ladder responded; 4:07 pm, alarm, 4 Orchard Lane, Hook & Ladder responded.

    Friday, October 3: No calls listed.

  • Kehoe To Keynote ‘Active Shooter’ Symposium

    BRONX, N.Y. — Monroe College, a national leader in urban and international education, announced that its School of Criminal Justice will host a symposium titled, “Keeping Safe and Alert: Responding to Active Shooter Incidents,” which will be held at the college’s Bronx campus on October 16.

    Leading the discussion will be several distinguished public figures who have the experience and expertise to provide valuable knowledge and insights on the issue at hand, including Newtown Police Chief Michael Kehoe.

  • Serious Nighttime Accident Results In Multiple Charges

    Police said they have arrested a Danbury woman on multiple charges in connection with a serious  nighttime motor vehicle accident on Berkshire Road (Route 34) near the Monroe town line in June, in which that woman and two passengers in her vehicle were injured when it tumbled down a ravine along the roadway.

  • State Flags To Be Lowered For Hartford Firefighter

    HARTFORD — Governor Dannel P. Malloy is directing State of Connecticut flags to half-staff in honor of the Hartford firefighter who died Tuesday night while fighting a house fire in the city.

  • 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.