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  • Selectmen Request $117,000 Budget Hike, Air Concerns About Staffing, Road Projects

    View the full detailed 2014-15 Municipal Budget proposal here.

    The opening session of the Board of Selectmen’s 2013-14 budget deliberations were as much an analysis of municipal spending over the past seven years as it was a review of anticipated spending for the upcoming fiscal cycle.

  • Prevention Council Sees Role In Recovery Efforts

    First Selectman Pat Llodra and Newtown Prevention Council Co-Chair Judy Blanchard outlined a possible new role for the council to play in town during its meeting on Thursday, January 16.

    The meeting was moved to Newtown High School’s library from C.H. Booth Library, which is still closed for remediation work after a January 4 flood caused by broken sprinkler pipes.

  • Police Reports | January 15-30, 2014

    Interstate Accident

    State police report that motorist Alvaro Alberto, 22, of New Milford was driving a 2006 Nissan Sentra eastward on Interstate 84 in the area between the Exit 10 off-ramp and on-ramp, when he lost control of the auto on the icy pavement, spun out, and then struck the median guardrail.

    Alberto was not injured. Enforcement information was not available.

     

  • Fire Reports | January 16-22, 2014

    The radio dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center (NECC) at Town Hall South at 3 Main Street report the following fire calls and the responders:

    Thursday, January 16: 1:42 pm, motor vehicle accident, I-84, Sandy Hook responded.

    Friday, January 17: 2:41 pm, alarm, 1 Beagle Trial, Botsford and Sandy Hook responded; 10:38 pm, alarm, 14 St George Place, Sandy Hook responded.

  • Local Official Looking To Assist Long-Term Unemployed Veterans Under 30

    On January 1, Town Clerk Debbie Aurelia Halstead became Newtown’s first veterans contact specialist. The state-mandated position is charged with being a single point of contact and referral for any or all veterans issues at the local level.

    Ms Aurelia Halstead was the appointee to that position serving veterans living in Newtown. She was recently informed of a new and successful job program specifically for younger veterans who have been most challenged in finding permanent full-time employment.

  • New York Road Runners Club Selects Newtown Memorial Fund As Charity Partner For Half Marathon

    New York Road Runners Club (NYRR) announced on January 21 that The Newtown Memorial Fund, Inc, a sustainable fund created to support those affected by 12/14, will be an official Charity Partner of the New York City Half Marathon, taking place on March 16.

  • A Two Hour Delay For Newtown Public Schools Wednesday

    The Newtown Public Schools will have a two hour delay on Wednesday, January 22, and there will be no morning pre-kindergarten, due to the weather.

  • Evergreen Plantings Added To I-84 Bridge Replacement Project

    Evergreen tree plantings intended to improve aesthetics will now be included as part of an ongoing Interstate 84 dual-bridge replacement project in the Sandy Hook section.

    State Representative Mitch Bolinsky (R-106) in a statement on January 22 said that “noise mitigation” and a permanent safety barrier will be part of the project where I-84 crosses over Center Street in the Riverside section.

  • Another Option For Those Missing Library’s Wi-Fi: Newtown VFW Post

    At the January 15 meeting of Newtown VFW Post 308, the membership agreed that after the recent water damage at C.H. Booth Library they wanted to help residents in any way they could.   

  • Newtown Public Schools To Dismiss Early Tuesday

    All Newtown Public Schools will be released early on Tuesday, January 21, and there will be no afternoon pre-kindergarten, due to the weather, according to the school district.