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  • New Survey Highlights Concerns For Long-Term Post 12/14 Support

    While many residents surveyed by volunteers of the Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation continue to express a high degrees of anxiety, fear, and stress, it has also become evident that efforts to raise funds to assist these individuals with ongoing counseling are challenged to maintain the level of fundraising required to cover the related costs.

  • Survey Responses Highlight Concern For Victims, Responders

    Besides statistical data collected for the recent Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation survey, 369 respondents provided narrative feedback. Many reiterated the importance of one of the priority services listed.

  • Co-Conspirators’ Guilty Pleas Make John Rowland A Target

    Lisa Wilson-Foley and her husband, Brian Foley, pleaded guilty Monday to a federal conspiracy charge stemming from what they described as an effort to conceal $35,000 in payments to former Gov. John G. Rowland for help with Wilson-Foley’s unsuccessful congressional campaign in 2012.

  • Fine Amnesty Ends Tuesday

    C.H. Booth Library’s fine amnesty — the forgiveness on overdue books, videos, etc that were borrowed before January 4 and could not be returned while the library was recently closed — will end Tuesday, April 1.

    Beginning Wednesday, April 2, library patrons with outstanding items will be responsible for all late fees.

     

  • NMS Announces Assistant Principal’s Retirement

    Through an email to parents Thursday, March 27, Newtown Middle School Principal Thomas Einhorn announced that NMS Assistant Principal Anthony Salvatore is retiring.

    Dr Salvatore has worked in the Newtown school district for 15 years, as an assistant principal at Reed Intermediate School, and assistant principal at Sandy Hook Elementary School, and as the assistant principal at NMS.

    The Newtown Board of Education has yet to discuss and accept Dr Salvatore’s retirement request.

  • Obama To Honor Two Newtowners As ‘Champions Of Change’

    President Barack Obama is planning to honor two Newtown residents, including the father of one of the 12/14 victims and the daughter of a 12/14 survivor, as Champions of Change.

    Sarah Clements, founder and chairwoman for the Jr Newtown Action Alliance, and Mark Barden, director of advocacy for Sandy Hook Promise, are among nine honorees being recognized for taking critical steps in their communities to reduce gun violence. The ceremony is set for Thursday, April 3.

  • In Wednesday's Wind: Firefighters Respond To Multiple Brush Fires Along High Rock Road

    About 25 local volunteer firefighters attacked multiple brush fires along High Rock Road amid high winds on the afternoon of Wednesday, March 26.

    Fires occurred along an approximately 9,000-foot section of the road lying between its intersection with Grays Plain Road on the north and the Monroe border on the south.

    There were no injuries. No houses, garages, or vehicles were damaged by the blazes, officials said.

  • Police Enforcement Project Targeting Distracted Drivers

    Newtown police working with police from other area towns will conduct an enforcement campaign against distracted driving from March 27 through April 2, according to Lieutenant George Sinko, who oversees the police patrol division.

    Newtown police will be working with police from Bethel, Brookfield, Redding, and Ridgefield in the seven-day enforcement project, Lt Sinko said in a statement.

  • Police Reports | March 12-27, 2014

    Button Shop Road Stop

    Police report that at about 10 pm on March 12, they spotted motorist Donald H. Kuhn, 45, of 29 Bankside Trail driving a vehicle southward on Toddy Hill Road which did not have functioning tail lamps, so they stopped him on nearby westbound Button Shop Road to investigate.

  • Fire Reports | March 20-26, 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, March 20: 6:06 pm, hazardous condition, near 228 South Main Street, Botsford responded.