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  • Woman’s Club Honors Veterans With Flags At Soldiers And Sailors Monument

    Flags were placed around the Soldiers and Sailors Monument on Main Street on Friday, May 23, by members of Newtown Woman’s Club to honor past and present veterans. 

  • Moratorium/Marijuana Rules Proposal Slated For P&Z Public Hearing

    Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) members are slated to continue a public hearing on June 5 on a proposal to create new zoning regulations that would allow the agency to place a “moratorium” on certain land use applications.

    Also, P&Z members are proposing applying such a one-year moratorium on the local growing and/or dispensing of “medical marijuana.”

  • Trauma Psychologist To Be Keynote Speaker At ‘A Day Of Shared Experiences’

    Dr Kevin Becker has more than 25 years of experience working with traumatized individuals and communities. The Massachusetts-based psychologist will be the keynote speaker at the Saturday, May 31, Community Connections “A Day of Shared Experiences,” taking place at Walnut Hill Community Church on Saturday, May 31.

  • Searching For Legal And Cultural Responses To Violence

    January 2013: a 16-year-old shoots and wounds two people with a 12-guage shotgun at Taft Union High School. A year later, a 14-year-old Californian with a history of threatening behavior shoots and kills his 17-year-old sister, allegedly over a laundry mishap.

  • Fire Reports | May 15-22, 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 15: 9:19 am, public service, intersection of Main Street, Church Hill Road, and West Street, Hook & Ladder responded; 11:07 am, alarm, 28 Tunnel Road, Hawleyville and Hook & Ladder responded; 1:17 pm, appliance fire, 41 West Street, Hook & Ladder and Dodgingtown responded.

  • GOP's Bolinsky Seeking Second Term, Matt Cole Will Be Democratic Challenger

    The Newtown Republican and Democratic Town Committees both met May 22 and each unanimously endorsed their candidates for Newtown's 106 District.

    At a Republican caucus at Edmond Town Hall, State Representative Mitch Bolinsky received the party's unequivocal endorsement for a second term. The 106th District includes most of Newtown and Sandy Hook. At the same time, local Democrats met and voiced unified support for Matt Cole, a 26-year-old who served as a key intern for former 106 Rep Chris Lyddy.

  • Memorial Day Service Planned At VFW

    Memorial Day will be observed with the traditional ceremony at VFW Post 308 on Monday, May 26, at 11 am.

    All are welcome to attend. The men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces will be remembered by members of the local VFW post.

    The Newtown VFW is on Freedom Defenders Way (formerly 18 Tinkerfield Road), off Wasserman Way. The post is open to the public daily from 10 am until 9 pm. Free Wi-Fi is available. A canteen is also on premises for beverages, soft drinks, coffee etc.

  • VFW Replaces Flags At Graves Of Veterans

    Members of VFW Post 308, Ladies Auxiliary, and volunteers gathered at the Village Cemetery on Elm Street early Wednesday morning, May 21, before fanning out across 11 local cemeteries to replace flags marking the graves of Newtown veterans. Prior to setting out, they were joined by State Representative Mitch Bolinsky for a brief ceremony honoring Vietnam Army veteran Eric George Blantin.

  • Fire Officials Pose Questions About Proposed Dispatching Change

    Fire officials, who are considering a proposed move of local emergency radio dispatching from Town Hall South to a regional dispatching center in Prospect about 25 miles away, are seeking answers to questions about what effects, positive and negative, such a change might hold in terms of Newtown fire protection.

  • State Police Investigate Garner Prison Assault

     State police report they are investigating an assault involving two inmates at Garner Correctional Institution, the state’s high-security prison at 50 Nunnawauk Road.

    State police responded to the prison at 7:13 am on May 7 investigate the incident.