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  • Fire Reports, September 25 - October 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:

  • Absentee Ballots Available Friday

    Town Clerk Debbie Aurelia Halstead advises Newtown voters that Absentee ballots will be available Friday, October 3. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm.

    Any qualified registered voter may vote absentee if unable to vote in person due to:

    *Illness or physical disability;

    *Absence from town during voting hours;

    *Religious beliefs which forbid secular activity;

    *Active US military service; or 

  • Ordinance Panel To Set Hearing On Proposed Water Rate Hike

    On September 17, the Legislative Council acted on a request to initiate a phased rate hike for users of the Fairfield Hills water system, and moved the matter to its Ordinance Committee to research and set a date for a public hearing.

  • Five Agencies Probing ‘Terroristic’ Bomb Threat Against SHES

    MONROE — At least five law enforcement agencies are investigating a telephoned bomb threat to Sandy Hook Elementary School at 375 Fan Hill Road, which was received on the morning of Wednesday, October 1.

    The incident amounts to “a terroristic act” heavily punishable by federal criminal law, according to a spokesman for Monroe Police Department.

  • Erardi Holds A Debriefing For Parents Following Threatening Phone Call

    Following a day that brought back fears for many in the community, Superintendent of Schools Joseph Erardi, Jr, held a meeting at Newtown High School for local residents on Wednesday, October 1.

    In a release that came just before the meeting, Dr Erardi explained Sandy Hook Elementary School was evacuated approximately at 10:45 am that morning, following a phoned in bomb threat.

  • Five Agencies Probing ‘Terroristic’ Bomb Threat Against SHES

    MONROE — At least five law enforcement agencies are investigating a telephoned bomb threat to Sandy Hook Elementary School at 375 Fan Hill Road, which was received on the morning of Wednesday, October 1.

    The incident amounts to “a terroristic act” heavily punishable by federal criminal law, according to a spokesman for Monroe Police Department.

  • In Second Debate, Malloy Is Proud And Foley Incredulous

    WEST HARTFORD — In a televised debate Tuesday night, Democratic Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Republican challenger Tom Foley met in a political Twilight Zone, each unable or unwilling to recognize the reality of the other’s Connecticut.

    Malloy defied polls that show a dispirited and disapproving electorate. He claimed progress, pronouncing himself proud of resolving an inherited $3.67 billion deficit without gutting municipal aid. Foley all but suggested he was mad, seeking votes in a different dimension.

  • Sandy Hook School Evacuated

    UPDATE (11:55 am): According to an SHES parent, parents have been notified of the evacuation, and buses will be departing from the school at noon. Some parents have reportedly opted to pick up their children, but all children will be dropped off at their home, following regular bus routes.

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    According to a school district spokesperson, a “low to no level threat was received” this morning regarding Sandy Hook Elementary School.

  • First Selectman: SHES 'Students And Staff Are Safe'

    Newtown First Selectman Pat Llodra has issued a statement in response to the bomb scare called in to Sandy Hook Elementary School this morning:

  • Recovery & Resiliency Team Counselors Available

    In light of this morning’s bomb scare at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the Newtown Recovery & Resiliency Team would like residents to know that its center will be fully staffed on Thursday, October 2.