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  • Rosenthal Tiring Of State’s Delays In Education Funding Lawsuit

    Back in 2004, when Dianne deVries established the nonprofit Connecticut Coalition for Justice in Educational Funding (CCJEF), two Fairfield County community leaders were among the first to throw support behind the cause — then-Stamford mayor Dannel Malloy, and former Newtown First Selectman Herb Rosenthal.

  • Council Approves Upgraded Senior Tax Relief Program Following Hearing

    After many, many hours of work by Legislative Council Ordinance Chair Ryan Knapp and his colleagues, several information forums on the proposal, and a sparsely attended public hearing, the full council unanimously approved an upgraded senior tax relief program May 7.

  • Police Reports | April 29-May 5, 2014

    Key Found

    Police are seeking to return to its owner a Mercury-brand car key that was found on the side of Poverty Hollow Road, near the Redding town line, on March 30. Police are holding the key for safekeeping. The owner should contact Officer Benjamin Mulhall to claim the key.

     

    Currituck Road

  • Police Investigating Rash Of Copper Thefts

    Police are investigating a recent series of copper thefts from various locations in town in seeking to learn who has stolen the copper piping and wiring for its scrap value.

    Police Captain Joe Rios told Police Commission members on May 6 that detectives have been investigating and have identified some suspects in the thefts.

    Town police have been working  with police from other law enforcement agencies in probing the thefts.

    Police hope to make arrests through warrants, according to Capt Rios.

  • BOE Discusses Nurses’ Contract And Nonlapsing Account, Hears From Doubters

    The Board of Education discussed an upcoming contract negotiation with district nurses and its proposed non-lapsing fund account during its meeting on Tuesday, May 6.

    The school board also heard from a number of people during the meetings public participation segment, all regarding the December 2012 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

    Board Chair Debbie Leidlein informed her board negotiations for the nurses’ contract with the district are soon to be underway.

  • Fire Reports | May 1-8, 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, May 1: 5:29 pm, motor vehicle accident, I-84, Sandy Hook responded; 10:01 pm, illegal burn/outside fire, near intersection of Dayton Street and Eagle Rock Road, Sandy Hook responded.

  • Recovery Project Schedules Next Parent Forums

    The Newtown Public Schools Recovery Project has slated its next parent forums, to be held at Newtown High School, Middle Gate Elementary School, and Head O’ Meadow Elementary School.

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

  • Park And Bark Unleashed: Town’s New Off-Leash Dog Park Now Open

    CORRECTION (Tuesday, May 6, 2014): This story has been updated to reflect the proper list of speakers during the dog park opening ceremony.

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    With a gentle command and a little bit of peanut butter, Newtown’s off-leash dog park was officially opened on May 3.

  • 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.

  • Fire Reports | April 24-May 1, 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: