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  • Something Old, Something New, And Something For Everyone At The Labor Day Parade

    Is there any town that loves its parade more than Newtown? If the thousands of people who turn out to celebrate the end of summer each year are any indication, the answer is “No,” and Parade Committee members are prepared to present another spectacular affair for 2014.

    Preparations for the 53rd Annual Labor Day Parade are right on schedule for the event, said Parade Committee President Beth Caldwell and fellow organizer Robin Buchanan.

  • Union Chief: Teachers Felt Rushed To Return After 12/14

    HARTFORD (AP) - Teachers felt they were rushed into returning to the classroom following the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the president of the local teachers union said Friday.

    Tom Kuroski, president of the Newtown Federation of Teachers, told members of a state commission that some teachers, still struggling with their own emotions, felt ill-prepared to deal with their returning students.

  • FFH Demo Plan Drops Hazmat-Ridden Homes, For Now

    The picturesque but asbestos-ridden former staff homes that dot the northwestern end of the Fairfield Hills campus will apparently be around a while longer.

    A plan to remediate and demolish them, after being utilized for local company department exercises, has been halted because of rapidly escalating costs to demolish Danbury Hall on the opposite side of the campus.

  • Newtown Police, State Stepping Up Domestic Violence Prevention Efforts

    Newtown’s front line patrol officers will be adding a new tool in the coming weeks that is proven to prevent the type of domestic violence tragedies that have been escalating in Connecticut in recent years. Governor Dannel P. Malloy also announced a new statewide program to improve policies and training to respond to domestic violence that may affect state employees.

  • Fire Reports | August 7-13, 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, August 7: 3:03 pm, brush fire, near intersection of Mt Pleasant Road and Tory Lane, Hawleyville and Hook & Ladder responded; 5:47 pm, alarm, 1 Marlin Road, Botsford and Sandy Hook responded. 

  • Pour Tour Stops At My Place— Raising A Pint To Fight Cancer

    My Place Restaurant’s tap room is welcoming a special guest Friday, August 15. On his Pour Tour through Connecticut’s 169 towns to raise funds to benefit pediatric cancer research is Todd Ruggere of Massachusetts. My Place is stop number 168, before Mr Ruggere concludes his state tour in Stratford on August 16. He is having a pint in every town.

  • Highway Workers Find Missing Man After 22 Hour Search

    Late Tuesday morning, after an extensive daylong search, a frail elderly man who had been missing since Monday from his 162 Hattertown Road home was found unharmed, sleeping in a farm field off Head O’ Meadow Road.

    The search for Martin Lee Allen, 71, had been underway since police learned at 12:47 pm on Monday that he was missing. Mr Allen’s home is located at the five-way intersection of Hattertown Road, Hundred Acres Road, Eden Hill Road, and Oak Ridge Drive.

  • Residents Sought For Commission Posts

    First Selectman Pat Llodra is seeking residents to fill several opening on local appointed boards and commissions. In some cases the appointments are required to be affiliated with a specific political party, while in other cases unaffiliated voters are encouraged to consider serving.

    Current openings exist on:

    *The Conservation Commission has a vacant positions available to a Republican or unaffiliated voter.

  • In Contrast To Statewide Outcomes, Newtown Backs McKinney, Walker

    Only 842 of Newtown’s 5,138 Republicans cast votes in Tuesday’s GOP primary — the majority supporting candidates who were unsuccessful in races that were expected to draw low numbers at polling places statewide. Locally, State Senator John McKinney received 520 votes to statewide victor Tom Foley’s 322.

    Mr Foley was ultimately victorious, however, taking the lead as polls closed.

  • Local Resiliency Team Is In Place, Ready To Meet Residents

    Newtown’s six-member Recovery and Resiliency Team is ready to begin seeing and assisting residents who have questions, or believe they or a loved one is suffering from post-12/14 traumatic effects. The team is, clockwise from left, project manager Margot Robins; case managers Catherine Gaida LCSW, Suzy DeYoung, MsEd, and Eileen Rondeau, RN; community outreach liaison Melissa Glaser, LPC; and clinical recovery leader Deb Del Vecchio-Scully, LPC.