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  • Danbury Man Charged In Store Theft, Auto Accident At Big Y

    Note: This story, originally posted Monday, July 27, 2015, has been updated to include details about the July 27 court appearance.

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    A Danbury man pleaded not guilty to eight criminal and motor vehicle charges on Monday, July 27, at his arraignment in Danbury Superior Court in connection with a Friday, July 24, incident at the Big Y supermarket at Newtown Shopping Village, 6 Queen Street.

  • Summer Construction Activity Heats Up In Newtown

    At 12 Church Hill Road, a loader is parked behind a sign showing an architect’s rendering of the Newtown Hook & Ladder firehouse planned for the site. 

  • Two Years Later, The Search For ‘Hoagy’ Continues

    July 28 will mark two years that Robert “Hoagy” Hoagland of Glen Road in Sandy Hook is missing.

    His wife Lori Hoagland is hopeful that he will be found.

  • Council Hears Fairfield Hills Update, Learns About Lot Line Revisions

    For qualified residents, it is an chance to clear any questionable aspects of their property title or to reduce outdated right of ways crossing their own land.

    For the town, it is a way to add to the tax base, enhance zoning conformity and improve the Health District’s ability to administer critical aspects of well and septic system installations.

  • Long Police Chase Started On I-84 In Newtown

    A state police chase, which covered roughly 25 miles early on the morning of Friday, July 17, started near the Exit 10 interchange of westbound Interstate 84 in Newtown. The chase proceeded on I-84 to Brookfield, Bethel, and Danbury, and then reversed direction, entering Brookfield, and then New Milford, where the man being pursued crashed his vehicle near the junction of Routes 7 and 37, state police said.

    Following the incident, state police arrested Kenneth Lyden, 32, of Wolcott on multiple criminal and motor vehicle charges.

  • Consultant Weighs The Future Of Old Town Buildings

    For more than an hour July 20, members of Newtown’s Municipal Buildings Strategic Plan Advisory Committee heard preliminary observations from consultant Ken Best of DRA, Inc detailing a series of findings about three key town-owned buildings the panel is evaluating for best use potential, repurposing, sale, or even possible demolition.

  • Rep Bolinsky’s Look Back On 2015: ‘Not A Productive Session’

    Even after a 2015 session he said was sprinkled with “little victories,” then a special session, and then another veto override session, Newtown’s State Representative Mitch Bolinsky emerged from his latest legislative foray somewhat frustrated and feeling so much more good could have been done — from a statewide perspective, as well as for his local constituents.

  • Police Reports, July 9-21, 2015

    Riverside DUI

    At about 2:35 pm on July 15, motorist Richard Olivas, 38, of South Kent was driving a Saab 9-3 auto in the Riverside section of Sandy Hook, when the Saab drove into a stone wall at the intersection of Riverside Road and Laurel Trail, according to police.

    There were no injuries. After investigating, police charged Olivas with driving under the influence and failure to drive to the right on a curve. Police released Olivas on $500 bail for a July 29 court arraignment.

  • Fire Reports, July 17-22, 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, July 16: 11:24 am, hazardous condition, intersection of South Main Street and Mile Hill Road, Hook & Ladder responded; 7:43 pm, investigation, 11 Wills Road, Botsford responded.

  • Newtown’s #1 Dog For 2015

    Bronco, who will proudly wear the #1 Newtown Dog Tag for the next 12 months, is surrounded by, from left and moving clockwise, Trina Cain, Tom and Mary-Kay Novak, Town Clerk Debbie Aurelia Halstead and Chris Cain.