Police said at 3:15 pm on Friday, November 14, that security statuses put in place at three local schools have been lifted following their initial probe into a threat of harm made against St Rose School Friday afternoon.
Police Sergeant Aaron Bahamonde said at 3:15 pm that a “lock-in closed” security status at St Rose School at 40 Church Hill Road has been lifted, as well as “lock-in open” statuses at the nearby Hawley School and Newtown Middle School.
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, November 6: 12:29 pm, mutual aid call out of town, Sandy Hook responded; 6:50 pm, alarm, 4 Smoke Rise Ridge, Hook & Ladder responded; 8:59 pm, motor vehicle accident, intersection of South Main Street and Botsford Hill Road, Botsford responded.
Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s Sandy Hook Advisory Commission is next scheduled to meet on Friday, November 14, at 9:30 am. The commission announced on November 12 that it will be in the lower meeting room of C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street in Newtown.
Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, held a response meeting for community members on Tuesday, November 11, following a threat made on social media against the high school a few hours earlier.
State police report that while traveling in heavy traffic near an accident scene on eastbound Interstate 84, west of Exit 10, at about 8:45 am on November 7, a trucker spotted a man in a vehicle who was holding and loading a handgun while driving.
Also, there was an 8-year-old girl as a front-seat passenger in that vehicle, state police said.
On November 6, police learned of a trespassing incident that had occurred on Wednesday, October 29, at the town Parks & Recreation department building located at 2 Trades Lane, on the northeast corner of Trades Lane and Wasserman Way at Fairfield Hills.
Police said that between 9 and 9:10 am on October 29, a heavy-set white man with a white beard, who was wearing blue jeans and a grey sweatshirt bearing a logo, walked through an open door and entered the building.
In honor of Veterans Day, The Men’s Breakfast Club of Newtown Senior Center hosted former Newtown First Selectman and World War II veteran Joseph Borst as its guest speaker on Thursday, November 6. The Breakfast Club meets the first Thursday of each month at 9 am, sharing a light breakfast and conversation.
Mr Borst shared his reminisces on his time in the service with club members, including several who are also veterans.
Resident and Ladies Auxiliary member Jennifer Clark sings the national anthem during the Veterans Day Service of Remembrance at VFW Post 308. Behind her, from left, are Post Chaplain Donna Monteleone, First Selectman Pat Llodra, and Post Commander James Rebman.