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  • BOE Hears NICE Report And Songs From Hawley Third Graders

    During a report from Newtown International Center for Education (NICE) Executive Council members, the Board of Education learned of a new strategic plan for the program at its meeting on December 16.

    NICE Executive Council members Tim DeJulio, Liz Ward-Toller, and Jen Davidson explained goals and objectives for the program along with presenting the strategic plan.

  • Council Hears From Fire Officials On Capital Requests

    The chairman of Newtown's Board of Fire Commissioners conducted a brief presentation to the Legislative Council December 3 after representatives posed questions about certain fire department requests in the new Capital Improvement Plan (CIP).

    The CIP is a five-year projection of major projects planned for the community, most of which are underwritten by bonding.

  • Final Push On To Support Memorial Bench Installations

    Anybody who sees and wants to display their own "WE ARE NEWTOWN" bumper sticker, or those wanting to acquire and distribute them as stocking stuffers this holiday season should plan to visit the organizer of a campaign to purchase and install 26 engraved memorial benches created in memory of those lost at Sandy Hook Elementary School on 12/14.

  • Police Reports, December 4-13, 2014

    Multiple Charges

    Police report a violent incident at a home on Eden Hill Road near the Easton town line on the night of December 11.

    Police said that Abner Soares, 25, of Danbury, while armed with a baseball bat, went to the home of his ex-girlfriend and then smashed in a window there, gained entrance to the house and then smashed apart a glass coffee table within.

  • Fire Reports, December 11-17, 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, December 11: 11:48 am, public service, 3 Appleblossom Lane, Hook & Ladder responded; 12:24 pm, odor of gas indoors, 39 South Main Street, Hook & Ladder and Botsford responded.

  • Fairfield Hills Housing Issues Reviewed At Forum

    About 50 people, including residents and town officials, gathered on December 11 at a second forum held to discuss the advisability of allowing housing by special zoning permit at the Fairfield Hills campus.

  • Ten Plaintiffs: 12/14 Wrongful Deaths Lawsuit Filed

    BRIDGEPORT — The estates of nine of 26 people who were killed and one teacher who was injured in the December 14, 2012, shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School are the plaintiffs in a negligence and wrongful death lawsuit lodged against the manufacturer, the distributor, and the seller of the semiautomatic Bushmaster AR-15 rifle, which a 20-year-old gunman used in the murders.

    Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder, PC, of Bridgeport filed the lawsuit December 15 in Bridgeport Superior Court. The court return date for the defendants is February 3.

  • 12/14 Wrongful Deaths Lawsuit Filed

    BRIDGEPORT — The estates of nine of 26 people who were killed and one teacher who was injured in the December 14, 2012, shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School are the plaintiffs in a negligence and wrongful death lawsuit lodged against the manufacturer, the distributor, and the seller of the semiautomatic Bushmaster AR-15 rifle, which a 20-year-old gunman used in the murders.

    Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder, PC, of Bridgeport filed the lawsuit December 15 in Bridgeport Superior Court. The court return date for the defendants is February 3.

  • Sandy Hook, Farmington Firms Hired To Develop New Community Center

    A Sandy Hook construction firm and a Farmington architect group – both possessing expertise on senior facilities and swimming pool developments – were unanimously selected by the Board of Selectmen Monday evening to design and complete the first phase of pre-construction services on Newtown’s new community center complex.

  • Sunday Evening Interfaith Gathering Marked 12/14 With Many Blessings

    As a small choir of children sang to piano accompaniment, more than 150 visitors gathered in the warm and brightly lit Newtown Meeting House Sunday evening for an hour-long interfaith service recognizing the second anniversary of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School.