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  • New Year's Holiday Closings

    All town offices and agencies will be closed from noon on Tuesday, December 31, and remain closed until Thursday, January 2, for New Year’s.

    The transfer station at the former landfill on Ethan Allen Road will be closing at 11 am on Tuesday, December 31. It will be closed on Wednesday, January 1.

    C.H. Booth Library will be closed on Wednesday, January 1, for New Year’s Day.

  • 2014 Will See Newtown Ramping Up Numerous Capital Projects

    Momentum is building, literally, as more than a half-dozen capital projects move toward completion, or begin shifting from the drawing board to their respective construction phases in 2014.

  • Despite Files, Sandy Hook School Shooter Remains Enigma

    Adam Lanza was fascinated with chimpanzees because of their capacity for empathy, but could show little or none himself.

    He could write stories that struck horror into a teacher’s heart, then turn around and craft a poem so beautiful it moved listeners to tears.

    As a kid growing up in Connecticut, he rode bikes, played baseball and saxophone, and kept hamsters. As a man, he taped black garbage bags over his bedroom windows, retreating into a world of violent video games, guns and statistics on mass murder.

  • Brookfield Man Implored Police To Consider 'Gas Pipeline Syndrome' In Lanza Investigation

    A little over two years before 12/14, Brookfield resident Steve Kohlhase was in Newtown, within relatively close proximity to the Yogananda Street neighborhood, including the residence where Adam Lanza was beginning to exhibit increasingly concerning behavioral changes.

  • Sandy Hook Elementary School Shootings CSP Reports Released

    An exhaustive body of reporting by the Connecticut State Police (CSP) resulting from investigations following the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012, was released by the State of Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP) shortly after 3 pm December 27.

  • Lyddy Reflects On His Role With Sandy Hook Advisory Commission

    As the end of 2013 approaches, the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission is stepping back momentarily to regroup and refocus its efforts, according to member and former Newtown state representative Christopher Lyddy, who sits on the panel.

  • State Police Report Concluding 12/14 Investigation Expected This Afternoon

    Connecticut State Police have notified the media that an exhaustive report “on the Sandy Hook School Shooting” will be released electronically at 3 pm Friday, December 27. 

    A notice from Lt J. Paul Vance states the report will be redacted according to law, but he also indicated it contains text, photos and 911 calls received by the State Police on 12/14. A second release from Lt Vance has confirmed that “the document is over 7,000 pages.”

    The release of this report indicates that the State Police investigation is officially closed. 

  • Early Morning Crash Temporarily Closes Route 6 In Hawleyville; Lengthy Extrication Required

    Newtown Police are investigating a tractor trailer versus car crash that occurred at approximately 6:20 am on Friday morning, December 27, near the busy intersection of Mt Pleasant and Sawmill Roads.

    Hawleyville Fire and Rescue Chief John Basso, who handled command supervision at the scene, credited more than 20 volunteers from his department and Hook & Ladder for responding quickly to the scene. A section of Mt Pleasant Road west of the Route 6-25 intersection was closed to traffic while first responders worked at the scene.

  • Medal of Honor Society Honored SHES Educators

    (AP) An organization composed of Medal of Honor recipients traveled to Newtown on December 23 to honor the six educators killed on 12/14 at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

    The Congressional Medal of Honor Society said it chose Rachel D’Avino, Dawn Hochsprung, Anne Marie Murphy, Lauren Rousseau, Mary Sherlach and Victoria Soto to receive its Citizen Honors Medal, the highest award it gives to a civilian, after receiving dozens of nominations for their actions during the shooting.

  • Police Reports | December 16 - 22, 2013

    Toyota vs Chevy

    Police report a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Queen Street and Church Hill Road about 9:15 am on December 16.

    The accident involved motorist Michael Stoltz, 42, of 23 Charter Ridge Drive, who was driving a 2012 Toyota Sienna minivan, and motorist Nemecio Guerrero, Jr, 34, of Bethel, who was driving a 2002 Chevrolet G-3500 van, according to police.