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  • Municipal Center Closing 30 Minutes Early Monday; Final Big Time Rush Tickets Available Saturday

    On Monday, July 22, most town offices at Newtown Municipal Center, 3 Primrose Street, will be closing at 4 pm. This is presumably due to the heavy traffic expected for the Big Time Rush concert Monday night at Fairfield Hills.

    The Tax/Assesor Office is the only one that will remain open until 4:30.

  • Police Reports July 8 - 15, 2013

    DUI Incident

    At about 2:50 pm on July 10, police responded to Sand Hill Plaza at 228 South Main Street after receiving a report that a vehicle was being driven erratically in the area.

    Police report they located the vehicle in question and stopped its driver, Josephine Cappiali, 43, of Monroe, in the plaza’s parking lot.

    Police said that after investigating, they charged Cappiali with driving under the influence.

  • One Week Out, Great Reunion Team Urges Ticket Buyers To Complete Purchases

    As the number of remaining seats dwindles, organizers of the July 27 Great Newtown Reunion are urging those interested in attending, and anyone who reserved tickets to complete their purchases  so final headcounts can be provided to vendors, catering, and security officials. No tickets will be sold at the gate.

  • ‘The Promise’ Offers Perspective On The Sandy Hook Gun Debate

    Matt Bennett, co-founder of Third Way, a Washington D.C., public policy think tank devoted to the advancement of “moderate policy and political ideas,” including gun safety laws, has worked with families directly affected by 12/14 and Sandy Hook Promise since January.

  • Fire Reports July 11 - 17, 2013

    The dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center report the following fire calls and the responders:

     

    Wednesday, July 10: 9:53 pm, wires down, near 30 Spring Trail, Sandy Hook responded.

    Thursday, July 11: 11:07 am, alarm, 8-A Walker Hill Road, Botsford and Sandy Hook responded.

  • Heroes Village: Restaurant, Pub And Year-Round Greenhouse Proposed For FFH

    A year-round, state-of-the-art, hydroponic greenhouse, family restaurant and pub could be one of the next new ventures at Fairfield Hills.

    Antonio St Lorenzo, resident and CEO and Founder of Heroes Village, has submitted to a Fairfield Hills Authority subcommittee a draft letter of intent to occupy the sites of Stratford Hall for the restaurant and pub, and the location of Norwalk Hall, which would come down in lieu of a new 80,000-square-foot greenhouse there — an estimated $3.4 million proposal.

  • Plan Endorsed For Sandy Hook Community Foundation Distributions

    (AP) — Families of the 26 children and educators killed in the Connecticut school shooting last year will receive $281,000 each under a final plan, released Wednesday, for dividing up $7.7 million in donations.

    The families of 12 surviving children who witnessed the Dec. 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School will each get $20,000. Two staff members who were injured will get $75,000 each.

  • Flag Lowered To Honor Former First Selectman

    The Main Street flag was lowered on Friday to pay respect to the late Zita McMahon.

    Mrs McMahon, 75, who served as Newtown's First Selectman from 1989 until 1993, died on July 12, peacefully and surrounded by family. 

    The widow of John Gary McMahn of Sandy Hook, Mrs McMahon was brn on December 4, 1937, in Passaci, N.J., to Joseph and Albina Wyka.

  • Town Officials: ‘Try To Stay Cool!’

    First Selectman Pat Llodra, Newtown Emergency Management Director Bill Halstead and the Newtown Health District are offering information to prevent citizens from becoming victims of the heat during these days of extremely high temperatures.

    The weather forecast is for hot temperatures throughout the week. Residents should feel free to visit any of the locations listed below to seek relief from the heat:

  • ‘No More Names: National Drive To Reduce Gun Violence’ To Be In Colorado On Friday

    On Friday, July 19, survivors of the Aurora theater massacre, families of victims, several Newtown families, gun violence prevention advocates, and local faith leaders will gather in Aurora, Colorado, to mark the one-year anniversary of the mass shooting at the Century 16 movie theater that killed 12 people and injured another 70. They will join together in a day of remembrance and a call to action, urging America’s leaders to take meaningful action to reduce gun violence nationwide.