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  • Town Close To Launching Work Order, Citizen Response Technology

    In the coming months, town public works crews will be going paperless — at least as far as their work orders and job tracking is concerned.

    At the same time, if all goes as planned, residents who discover issues like potholes, low hanging branches, or other town concerns will be able to click a button on the municipal website and instantly notify public works supervisors who can then dispatch the closest crew to respond.

  • Road Durability Issue Raises Town Spending Concerns

    In light of the deteriorated condition of some repaved local roads, whose asphalt surfaces have been degrading much sooner than would normally be expected, the town public works director is expressing caution about spending large sums for extensive road repaving projects while road durability remains in question.

  • Dodgingtown Fire Station Energy Saving Upgrades Complete

    Volunteers serving the Dodgingtown Fire Company are not only concerned about Newtown residents they are charged with protecting, as taxpayers themselves, they are always looking for ways to pinch pennies. As a result, the fire company, tucked into a mid-1950s-era building on Dodgingtown Road, has just completed the latest phase of energy improvements to help save taxpayer dollars.

  • St Rose School Threat Prompts Lock-In Security Status

    School Superintendent Joseph Erardi, Jr, said in a prepared statement issued at 2:22 pm Friday, November 14 that, “Earlier this afternoon, St Rose School received a threatening call.”

    That school was placed on a “lock-in closed” status,” he said. The parochial school is located at 40 Church Hill Road.

    During such situations, visitors are not allowed on school grounds and all people in the school remain inside the building.

  • Change Of Plans At ETH Theatre: "Captain America" Replacing "Guardians" Tonight

    According to its Facebook page, the Edmond Town Hall Theatre will be screening Captain America: The Winter Soldier in place of the originally planned Guardians of The Galaxy.

  • Fire Reports, November6 - 13, 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, November 6: 12:29 pm, mutual aid call out of town, Sandy Hook responded; 6:50 pm, alarm, 4 Smoke Rise Ridge, Hook & Ladder responded; 8:59 pm, motor vehicle accident, intersection of South Main Street and Botsford Hill Road, Botsford responded.

  • Sandy Hook Advisory Commission To Meet In Newtown, Friday

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s Sandy Hook Advisory Commission is next scheduled to meet on Friday, November 14, at 9:30 am. The commission announced on November 12 that it will be in the lower meeting room of C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street in Newtown.

  • School Officials Engage Parents On Social Media Threat At NHS

    Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, held a response meeting for community members on Tuesday, November 11, following a threat made on social media against the high school a few hours earlier.

  • FBI Aiding Town Police in NHS Threat Investigation

    Town police have enlisted the aid of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in their investigation into a threat made against Newtown High School on Tuesday, November 11.

    Although it was Veterans Day, town schools were in session and a holiday commemoration program was underway in the school auditorium when it was learned that the threat had been made.

  • Police News, October 20-November 12, 2014

    Gun In Vehicle

    State police report that while traveling in heavy traffic near an accident scene on eastbound Interstate 84, west of Exit 10, at about 8:45 am on November 7, a trucker spotted a man in a vehicle who was holding and loading a handgun while driving.

    Also, there was an 8-year-old girl as a front-seat passenger in that vehicle, state police said.