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  • Police Reports | March 3-17, 2014

    Mirror-To-Mirror

    Police said they are seeking information on the identity of a person who was driving a “blue truck” that was involved in a motor vehicle accident near 49 Hanover Road at about 4:40 pm on March 3 and then left the scene of the crash.

  • Fire Reports | March 14-20, 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:

    Friday, March 14: 9:04 am, medical assist, Toddy Hill Road, Botsford responded; 10:38 am, alarm, 3 Simm Lane, Hook & Ladder and Botsford responded; 4:31 pm, motor vehicle accident, near 63 South Main Street, Hook & Ladder responded.

  • Open Burning Season Extended to May 15

    Fire Marshal Bill Halstead has extended the open burning season to May 15.

    Normally, the open burning season concludes at the end of March, but when weather conditions allow, the season is extended.

    Open burning permits, which are required for the activity, are issued at the fire marshal’s office at Newtown Municipal Center, 3 Primrose Street. Permits cost $5. Office hours for the fire marshal are 7 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

  • Library Board To Welcome New Members

    The Board of Trustees of the C.H. Booth Library will welcome new board members Julie Starkweather, Carolyn Signorelli, Walter Motyka, and Raymond Irrera, at the regularly scheduled April meeting, said nominating committee board member Colleen Honan.

  • ‘Aid In Dying’ Bill Offers Hope, Generates Fear

    HARTFORD — They came to Hartford in wheelchairs, two strong-willed women whose bodies are failing. Cathy Ludlum opposed an “aid in dying” bill, fearful of a society that may coerce the disabled into suicide. Sara Myers urged passage, asking for the right to face death on her terms, should she so choose.

  • Newtown Recovery Project Slates Newest Parent Forums

    The Newtown Public Schools Recovery Project has slated its next parent forums, which will take place at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown Middle School, Hawley Elementary School, and Reed Intermediate School.

    Each forum will be presented twice, once during the school day and in the evening, to allow for maximum participation. Forums run for one hour.

  • Three-Year Tax Abatement OK’d For Retail/Office Complex

    A Saint Patrick’s Day wish for a nominal tax break may generate a little green for two local developers and their future tenants.

    The 146 South Main Street parcel that first received approvals for commercial development 15 years ago now appears to be fast tracked for groundbreaking in the coming weeks after officials endorsed a three-year program of partial tax relief under Newtown’s Business Incentive Plan.

  • Library Reopening Celebration Scheduled For March 22

    There are details still to iron out, but the overall attitude of the staff and administrators of the C.H. Booth Library is that “It is good to be back.”

  • Water Pollution Control Documented In Sewer System History

    “As Newtown grew, it faced many challenges in controlling groundwater pollution caused by septic failures in the Borough, Sandy Hook Center, and the lakeside communities. Each area has a different underlying issue that precluded long-term reliance on conventional septic systems.

  • State Bill Would Expand Pesticide Restrictions

    HARTFORD (AP) — Connecticut state lawmakers are considering whether to expand restrictions on pesticide use to include more public places like parks, playgrounds and municipal greens.

    Legislators say they drafted a bill to shield children from toxic lawn pesticides. The General Assembly’s Environment Committee has scheduled a public hearing on the proposal and other bills for 1 pm Monday at the Legislative Office Building.