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  • Regionalized Radio Dispatching Under Review By Fire Officials

    Fire officials from the town’s five volunteer fire companies are reviewing a controversial proposal to move the town’s radio dispatching for 911, police, fire, and ambulance calls from the Newtown Emergency Communications Center (NECC) at Town Hall South to the Northwest Connecticut Public Safety Communication Center, Inc, in Prospect.

  • Phone System Changeover At Town Hall South This Morning

    A changeover to a new phone system at Town Hall South will be taking place this morning around 9:30 am, according to Director of Emergency Communications Maureen Will.
     
    The system change will cover the police, Parks & Rec and Social Services departments. It mirrors the system already in use at Newtown Municipal Center.
     
    "We anticipate a very smooth transition," Ms Will told The Newtown Bee Tuesday morning.
  • School Board Selects New Hawley School Principal

    While the Board of Education interviewed Christopher Moretti for the position of principal of Hawley Elementary School in an executive session on April 29, a group of district personnel, Hawley staff members, and current principal Jo-Ann Peters Edmondson waited outside the Council Chambers at Newtown Municipal Center.

    When the school board opened  its session to the public, it unanimously voted to hired Mr Moretti for the position.

  • Town Hall South Phone System Still Being Worked On

    A changeover for the phone system at Town Hall South is complete this evening, but there are still a few technical issues being worked on, according to Newtown Director of Emergency Communications Maureen Will.

    “Voicemail is still being worked on, so there may be an issue if anyone calls the police department, Social Services or Parks & Rec tonight,” Ms Will said Wednesday evening.

  • Dedication Of National Memorial To Fallen Educators Scheduled

    EMPORIA, KAN. — The National Teachers Hall of Fame (NTHF) will dedicate the Memorial to Fallen Educators on June 12, at 2 pm, on the Emporia State University campus. This memorial and dedication ceremony will honor fallen educators and provide a permanent tribute to their sacrifice.

  • Public Comments Sought On Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan

    The Town of Newtown will host a public information meeting on Wednesday, April 30, at 7 pm, in the Newtown Municipal Center to discuss the preparation of a Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan for the town.

    The purpose of a Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan is to identify potential natural hazards and associated risks, such as flooding, existing capabilities to address risks, and activities that can be undertaken by the community to prevent potential injury and property damage associated with identified natural hazards.

  • Library Director Search This Time Is Deliberate And Comprehensive

    Thoughtful, diligent, thorough, and complete are a few of the words Michael Talluto chose to describe the work being done by the New Director Search Committee of the Board of Trustees of C.H. Booth Library. Mr Talluto, a member of the board, is the chairman of the committee, and has been selected by the group to serve as spokesperson.

  • Informational Session Slated On Hawleyville Sewer System Expansion

    An informational session to explain the construction aspects and cost implications of the planned expansion of the Hawleyville sanitary sewer system is scheduled for Thursday, May 8.

    The meeting, which is sponsored by the Water & Sewer Authority (WSA), is slated for 7 pm in the lower level conference room at Town Hall South, 3 Main Street. A regular meeting of the WSA will immediately follow.

  • Grant Will Cover Abatement Of Single-Family Homes In FFH

    Thanks to $200,000 in grant funds, hazardous materials abatement in the single-family houses at Fairfield Hills has begun, with abatement and demolition of Danbury Hall to follow. An additional $200,000 in Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) funds through the town will cover any additional costs incurred when Danbury is demolished.

  • Supermarket Seeks Approval For Grocery Pickup Service

    The town will be reviewing a proposal from the Stop & Shop Supermarket Company, LLC, to allow the firm to position several storage lockers outdoors near the front entrance to its Botsford store as part of the Peapod grocery-pickup service.