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  • Farmers Market Opens June 24 At Fairfield Hills

    Market Master Mary Fellows has announced that opening day for the 2014 Farmers Market at Fairfield Hills is Tuesday, June 24, from 2 to 6 pm.

    Shoppers will find approximately ten vendors selling organic and Connecticut grown spring produce, plants, flowers, and baked goods on the first day of the Market, with many more expected to join the Tuesday afternoon event “as the season grows,” quipped Ms Fellows.

    This is the twelfth year for the local Farmers Market.

  • Sandy Hook School Proposal Starts Land Use Review

    The town Public Building & Site Commission (PBSC) has submitted a combined construction application for the new Sandy Hook Elementary School to the municipal land use agency, including an application to the Inland Wetlands Commission (IWC) and an application to the Planning & Zoning Commission (P&Z).

    The project proposed for 12 Dickinson Drive would be constructed at the site of the former Sandy Hook School, which the town demolished in 2013 after the December 2012 massacre at the school.

  • Pecks Lane Festival, Tag Sale To Benefit EverWonder Museum

    Two businesses in the 31 Pecks Lane commercial complex are teaming up to help raise funds to sustain a permanent interactive children’s museum in the community. The EverWonder Children’s Museum, temporarily housed in the complex, will be the beneficiary of proceeds from the Pecks Lane Festival & Community Tag Sale.

    The event is set for Saturday, July 19, from 9 am to 4 pm.

  • New Director Appointed To Lead Cyrenius H. Booth Library

    Brenda J. McKinley of Newtown was appointed as the next director of the C.H. Booth Library in Newtown, Wednesday, June 18, following a unanimous vote by the Board of Trustees at a special meeting held Tuesday evening, June 17. Ms McKinley’s appointment, effective July 1, was announced to the staff and Acting Director Beryl Harrison, Wednesday morning, by Board of Trustees President Martha Robilotti.

  • NHS Class Of 2014 The 'Best Class' That 'Cannot Be Defined'

    With shining white and blue graduation gowns draped around them, members of the Newtown High School Class of 2014 entered the Western Connecticut State University’s O’Neill Center on Tuesday, June 17.

  • Police Reports | May 30-June 16, 2014

    Hattertown Road Incident

    Police report that motorist John Tracy, 18, of Bethel was driving a 2002 Subaru Legacy SUV southward near 223 Hattertown Road about 6:05 pm on May 30, when the vehicle went off the pavement and then struck a line of wooden guardposts and some guardcabling.

    The accident occurred south of Hattertown Road’s intersection with Castle Meadow Road. There were no injuries.

    Police report they issued Tracy a written warning for making a restricted turn.

  • Fire Reports | June 13-19, 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, June 12: No calls listed.

  • Post-12/14 Panel Recommends Mental Health Changes For CT’s Young Adults

    The task force established after the Newtown shootings to examine mental health issues among young adults released 47 recommendations Tuesday in what a key legislative leader described as a “blueprint” for future legislative action on behavioral health.

  • Class Of 2014 Proclaimed 'The Best Class Ever'

    Salutatorian Amisha Dave told her graduating classmates, “2014 is officially the best class ever.”

  • Newtown Receives $7 Million Federal Grant For School Safety, Counseling Services

    US Representative Elizabeth Esty and US Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy announced on June 17 a $7.1 million grant from the US Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime to support victims, family members, first responders, and community members in Newtown in the aftermath of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.