• Garner Inmate Charged With Assault In Prison Incident

    State police said they received word on October 25 from officials at the state’s high-security Garner Correctional Institution at 50 Nunnawauk Road explaining that a correction officer had been assaulted by an inmate.

    State police responded to the prison to investigate and then charged inmate Adal Osorio, 32, with assault on a peace officer and with failure to submit to fingerprinting. State police allege that Osorio threw a cup of urine at a 29-year-old male correction officer.

  • Village At Lexington Gardens Taking Shape

    A foundation for a branch office of the Newtown Savings Bank, foreground, has been poured at The Village at Lexington Gardens, a retail/office complex now under construction at 30-32 Church Hill Road. The multi-building complex will include 60,500 square feet of new commercial space, plus 16,000 square feet of renovated commercial space. A four-way traffic signal will control the intersection formed by the complex’s driveway, Church Hill Road, and The Boulevard. The Borough Zoning Commission approved the complex in 2012.

  • Animal Placement Drive Results In Five Cat Adoptions

    The town’s drive to have residents adopt the many cats being held at its Fairfield Hills animal shelter has made some progress, with people adopting five cats from the facility after reading about the situation in a recent Newtown Bee article.

  • Police To Monitor Traffic At Flagpole Intersection

    A police officer will be stationed inside a vehicle at the Main Street flagpole intersection during weekday morning and evening rush periods, as staffing permits, according to police Captain Joe Rios. The police officer would not direct traffic, but would monitor traffic flow.

    Captain Rios stressed that posting a police officer in a vehicle at the flagpole intersection would be based on officer availability, noting that police face many tasks.

  • IWC Seeks To Soften Hawleyville Project’s Impact

    Inland Wetlands Commission (IWC) members are urging the developer of a multibuilding rental apartment complex, which is part of a major mixed-use project proposed for Hawleyville, to find some ways to reduce the physical impact of the apartments on the terrain.

    The mixed-use project, which is proposed by two developers, would include a 180-unit apartment complex in six multistory buildings on 21 acres, a diner on four acres, and a church on 17 acres.

  • Daylight Saving Time Ends Sunday Morning

  • Freedman Admits To Leaking Board Of Education E-mail To ‘Expose Wrongdoing’

    After the Board of Education voted Monday, October 26, to hire an investigator to look into recently leaked communications, member David Freedman announced Tuesday, October 27, that he released one of the leaked communications.

    An intraboard e-mail and a text message were released in recent weeks through social media and shared by nonboard members. The information shared in the communications pertained to then-upcoming board discussions, an executive session, and dialogue with the board’s attorney.

  • Police News, October 19-28, 2015

    Multiple Charges

    Police said they responded to a complaint from the Stop & Shop supermarket at Sand Hill Plaza at 228 South Main Street on the evening of October 21, regarding a man who was attempting to make a purchase with some allegedly stolen credit card information.

    Police investigated the complaint and then charged Elvin Emilio Batista Beltre, 25, of The Bronx, N.Y., with identity theft, illegal use of a credit card, and use of stolen credit card information.

  • Fire Reports, October 22-28, 2015

    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, October 22: 12:36 pm, motor vehicle accident, I-84, Hook & Ladder responded; 7:49 pm, brush fire, near 37 Cobblers Mill Road, Sandy Hook responded.

  • FHA Members Talk Money, Development, Demolition

    Demolition, political affiliation, future planning, and finances drove conversation Monday at Fairfield Hills Authority’s October meeting.

    Opening the evening with good news, Grants Coordinator Christal Preszler said the eight single family houses once home to former state hospital doctors have been razed. A small greenhouse that stood between Plymouth Hall and Cochran House on Keating Farm Road is also down.