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  • Police Planning Sobriety Checkpoint For July 19-20

    During the evening of Saturday, July 19, and early morning hours of Sunday, July 20, town police plan to conduct a sobriety checkpoint on a local road to check on whether motorists are driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

    Police did not disclose the location of the checkpoint.

    One supervisor and seven police officers will conduct the special enforcement project, according to police Lieutenant Christopher Vanghele.

  • Family Fun Hike Is July 27

    Enjoy the view, take a short hike, fly a kite, or blow bubbles at the Nettleton Preserve at 15-25 Castle Hill Road. Join Newtown Forest Association (NFA) member and hike leader Aaron Coopersmith on Sunday, July 27, at noon for a Family Fun Hike at the NFA’s 23-acre property. Guests can bring a picnic, join the short guided hike, and enjoy “The most spectacular view in Newtown,” according to the NFA.

  • Police Reports | June 30-July 15, 2014

    Streetlamp Vandalism

    Police report an incident in which several youths used BB-gun weapons to shoot out streetlamps in the area of West Street and Roosevelt Drive at about 10:30 pm on Monday, June 30.

    After responding to that area, police found that the gunfire had shattered two lenses on streetlamp fixtures.

    Police are investigating the property damage and ask anyone with knowledge of the criminal mischief to contact them at the police station at 3 Main Street, telephone 203-426-5841.

    Intersection Crash

  • Fire Reports | July 10-16, 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, July 10: 9:35 am, motor vehicle accident, intersection of Mt Pleasant Road and Hawleyville Road, Hawleyville and Hook & Ladder responded; 8:23 pm, burning odor indoors, 29 Rock Ridge Road, Dodgingtown responded; 9:51 pm, alarm, 39 Main Street, Hook & Ladder responded. 

  • Capital Planning Hits The Summer Slump

    A relaxed schedule of summer meetings by the Board of Selectmen will contribute to a delay in presenting the next five-year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) to the Board of Finance. But finance board members have no issue with the approximate two-week postponement according to Finance Director Robert Tait.

  • Hoffman Slated to Face Judge In Telephoned Threats Case

    NEW HAVEN – The Venezuelan man, whom federal officials allege made a series of telephone calls to Newtown residents, threatening them in the wake of the December 14, 2012 shootings at Sandy Hook School, is scheduled to make his initial appearance in US District Court in New Haven on Wednesday, July 16, before US Magistrate Judge Joan G. Margolis.

  • Book Sale Organizers Enjoying Large Turnout; Still Plenty Left For Latecomers

    By 9 am Saturday, July 12, hundreds of people had gathered outside Reed Intermediate School awaiting the opening of the 39th Annual C.H. Booth Friends of the Library Book Sale. And when the doors opened, they all came pouring in, some with armsful of shopping bags, carts and storage bins to help carry the fruits of their visit.

  • I-84 Dual Bridge Replacement Project Continuing In Riverside

    Workers this week continued demolition/construction on the $6 million project to replace the two dual-lane Interstate 84 bridges that pass over Center Street in the Riverside section of Sandy Hook.

    The state Department of Transportation (DOT) recently created a “lane shift” on both the westbound and eastbound lanes of I-84 in the work area, allowing the second phase of the project to begin.

  • Police Reports | June 19-July 9, 2014

    Toyota vs Object

    Police said motorist Clayton Gattey, 16, of 13 Diamond Drive was driving a 2006 Toyota Corolla sedan southward on Tunnel Road, near Barnabas Road, about 10:50 pm on June 19, when the auto struck an unspecified object on the roadway. Gattey was not injured. Police took no enforcement.

     

    Boggs Road at Sugar Street

  • Sandy Hook Parents To Chris Christie: Our Kids’ Lives Are Not Trivial

    Newtown-based Sandy Hook Promise, an organization formed shortly after the 12/14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School to support those affected and support solutions to acts of violence, issued a statement July 2, following the group’s failed attempt to have families directly affected by 12/14 meet with Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey.