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  • Police Continue Probe Into Ongoing Copper Thefts

    Town police last week reported yet another theft of copper pipe from a residential property, marking about 15 such copper thefts locally since the beginning of the year.

    Police said that they learned at about 5:40 pm on May 17 that someone at some time had burglarized a vacant house for sale on Jeremiah Road in Sandy Hook. The burglar then stole many sections of copper piping from baseboard heating equipment inside the house.

    Police had no estimate of the value of the stolen copper.

  • June Is Dog License Month, And Time For Annual Rabies Clinic

    Newtown residents with dogs 6 months of age and older must license their pets annually during the month of June.

    The 2014 licenses are available at the town clerk’s office, within Newtown Municipal Center at 3 Primrose Street, Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm.

  • Governor Orders State Flags Lowered For State Rep Miller

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy has directed State of Connecticut flags to be lowered to half-staff in honor of State Representative Lawrence G. Miller. The Associated Press is reporting that State Rep Miller, who argued passionately on behalf of Connecticut's place in aviation history, has died at the age of 78. The cause of death has not yet been reported.

    Rep Miller, a Republican who was first elected to the legislature in 1990, represented Shelton, Stratford and Trumbull. He has been re-elected every two years since.

  • BOS Launching Town Wide Facilities Analysis Monday; Public Input Requested

    Every Board of Selectmen’s meeting provides two opportunities for members of the public to comment on agenda items and other issues of public importance. First Selectman Pat Llodra is reaching out to residents to come with questions or ideas about the future of town-owned buildings and facilities.

  • Prevention Council Reviews A Season Of Accomplishment

    During its final meeting of the 2013-14 school year, the Newtown Prevention Council reviewed work completed since last September.

  • Joining A National Discussion: 'Not One More'

    Every time she hears about a shooting in this country, Katie Morosky said, she is traumatized.

    “It comes back every time,” the Newtown resident said Friday afternoon. “Every time you hear about another shooting, everything that happened here comes right back.”

  • Former Eyesore Razed; Church Hill Road Site Awaits Redevelopment

    As commuter traffic rolled by at about 7:30 am on Thursday, May 29, all that was left of a longstanding local eyesore was a pile of demolition debris sitting next to a hulking bright yellow excavator on the western corner lot at Church Hill Road and Edmond Road.

    On Thursday, May 22, a work crew had arrived at 67 Church Hill Road where a vacant former Shell gas station/convenience store had stood empty for the past several years, becoming progressively decrepit, the victim of wind and weathering.

  • Community Invited To Learn Signs Of Suicide, Prevention Tactics

    In 1906, the internationally recognized Morse code distress signal SOS was established and has grown to represent a call for help. On June 5, community members are being called to learn how to recognize if someone they know or care about may be reaching out for help because they are contemplating suicide.

    Newtown’s first Caring For Our Youth Signs Of Suicide (SOS) Community Forum is being sponsored by the Newtown Public Schools Recovery Project Thursday, June 5, at Newtown Middle School Auditorium from 6 to 7:30 pm.

  • Superintendent To Form School Culture And Climate Panel

    After hearing a presentation by the Newtown Federation of Teachers at the Board of Education’s May 20 meeting, Superintendent of Schools Joseph Erardi, Jr, said this week he plans to form a culture and climate committee in the school district.

    At the school board’s May 20 meeting, federation members voiced concerns regarding a range of topics, and Dr Erardi suggested at the meeting that a committee be formed.

    The concept for the panel has grown in the last week, according to the superintendent.