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  • Police Rescue, Revive Two 'Unresponsive' Victims From Early Morning Fire At Boulevard Residence

    Hook & Ladder Assistant Chief and incident commander Jason Rivera is crediting three local police officers for "putting their lives on the line," by rushing into a burning home early Sunday and rescuing two occupants who were overcome by smoke and carbon monoxide fumes.

  • ‘Love Wins’ Conference Promoted Community Collaboration

    WEST HARTFORD — “Love Wins: A Conference Promoting Love, Connection and Community for Every Child and Family” took place Monday, December 2, at the University of Hartford’s Lincoln Theater. The inaugural event of the Ana Grace Project of Klingberg Family Centers celebrated the life of Ana Grace Márquez-Greene, and inspired the nearly 500 people in attendance to explore effective ways to build community and interpersonal connection to prevent violence and promote recovery.

  • Library Trustees Look Ahead To 2014-15 Budget

    Following a report from the acting director of the C.H. Booth Library, Beryl Harrison, at the Tuesday evening, December 3, meeting of the Board of Trustees, the next two hours were focused primarily on a line by line dissection of the library budget, to be submitted to the town by December 6.

  • Flags Lowered To Honor Nelson Mandela

    President Barack Obama has ordered flags lowered to honor Nelson Mandela, who died yesterday at his home in South Africa.

    In a proclamation issued last night, the President has ordered “that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations … until sunset, December 9, 2013.”

    Hook & Ladder firefighters will lower the Main Street flag this morning.

  • 12/14 Emergency Response Analysis Supports NPD Actions

    An analysis of the Newtown Police Department’s (NPD) response to the 12/14 shootings at Sandy Hook School has found that Newtown police responded rapidly, positioned themselves appropriately, and followed police department policies concerning such a situation.

  • Fire Reports, November 27 - December 4, 2013

    The dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at 3 Main Street report the following fire calls and the responders:

     

    Wednesday, November 27: 9:08 am, investigation, 3 Simm Lane, Hook & Ladder responded; 11:01 am, medical assist, Bonnie Brae Drive, Hook & Ladder responded; 12:05 pm, alarm, 2 Turnberry Lane, Sandy Hook responded.

  • Newtown Fund Still Needs Help For Holiday Basket Program

    With Depot Day fast approaching, The Newtown Fund still has five families who need to be adopted this holiday season.

  • What Will Newtown’s Community Leaders Be Doing On 12/14?

    Prior to an open press conference conducted by several elected Newtown officials and community leaders to discuss issues around the first anniversary of the Sandy Hook tragedy, those individuals sat down with The Newtown Bee for an exclusive video interview with the hope that it would be an opportunity for them to speak directly to residents, readers, and visitors to NewtownBee.com.

  • Police Announce Traffic & Parking Rules For Ram Pasture Tree Lighting

    UPDATE, December 6, 2013: The Ram Pasture tree lighting has been postponed to Wednesday, December 11, due to the weather of Friday, December 6. Same schedule (festivities to begin at 6:30, tree lighting at 7 pm). Police parking and traffic rules will follow the original schedule as well, from 5 to 8 pm.

  • NHS CAPT Scores Among Top In The State

    The Newtown school system has been informed by the Connecticut State Department of Education that Newtown High School is one of the 15 high schools in the state to achieve the highest classification of Excelling based upon the results of the state Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) test, as announced in a press release on Thursday, December 5.