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  • Danbury Hall Cleared For Demolition By State Historic Commission, EPA

    State and federal agencies involved with clearing Danbury Hall and a set of former staff residences at Fairfield Hills for demolition have both provided the necessary documentation for the town to move forward with the project. Now the only thing standing between the buildings and the wrecking ball is a remediation plan being prepared by a town contractor, which is expected to be delivered within the next week or two.

  • Police News November 1 - 9

    Five Charges

    Police report that at about 4:30 pm on November 6, they stopped motorist William Falbo, 29, of 13 Bishop Circle near the intersection of Pole Bridge Road and Jeremiah Road for having been speeding on Berkshire Road.

    After investigating, police charged Falbo with speeding, making an improper turn, illegal possession of narcotics, possession of narcotics not in their original prescription container, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Fire Calls November 7 - 14, 2013

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

     

    Thursday, November 7: 1:38 pm, motor vehicle accident, I-84, Sandy Hook responded; 2:11 pm, motor vehicle accident, Wasserman Way near Mile Hill Road South, Hook & Ladder, Sandy Hook, and Botsford responded; 5:30 pm, mutual aid call to Easton, Botsford responded; 8:27 pm, alarm, 45 Main Street, Hook & Ladder responded. 

  • Judge Seeks To Hear 911 Calls From 12/14 Before Ruling

    NEW BRITAIN – A Connecticut judge said November 8 that he wants to hear the 911 recordings from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting before ruling whether they can remain secret as a state prosecutor and the town of Newtown fight an order to release them.

    The state's Freedom of Information Commission ruled in September that the recordings should be provided to The Associated Press, but a prosecutor asked for a stay while he appeals that order.

  • Finance Board, School Officials Discuss Next Round Budget Preparation

    For a little more than an hour during their October 24 meeting, members of the finance board, Acting School Superintendent John Reed and Board of Education Chair Debbie Leidlein conducted a candid discussion about the upcoming budget process. Finance board Chairman John Kortze said he had asked the school officials to visit with his board early on in the process.

  • Agility Course Goes In At Dog Park

    At the base of a gentle slope a crew from Pat Corsetti Inc. contractors Wednesday, November 6, prepped the ground for an agility course for dogs.

  • Veterans Honored At VFW Ceremony

    Clear skies and a cool breeze greeted the dozens of residents and students from Newtown Middle School attending the Veterans’ Day ceremony, Monday, November 11, at the VFW Post 308 property on Tinkerfield Road.

  • 60 Years Later, Navy Vet Receives Korean War Service Medals

    It has been more than 60 years since the Korean War ended, but there was a last detail that remained to be accomplished for Stanley Polcyn, a US Navy veteran who served with distinction in that Southeast Asian conflict.

    In November 7 ceremonies held in the Alexandria Room at Edmond Town Hall, Mr Polcyn received four medals for his service which were due him, but that he had never received.

  • Holiday Celebration Will Be Twice As Bright In Sandy Hook

    The annual holiday tree lighting in Sandy Hook Center will have an extra glow this year.

  • Dog Park Closer To Completion

    Grass seed flew as Nelson Lopes pushed a spreader across sloping ground at the Park and Bark dog park site Wednesday, October 30. He worked with other Parks and Recreation Department crew members this week including Jim Tani, John Moore, Tom Pendergast, and John Benvenuti.

    Across what will be a lawn area next spring, town crews were at work along the tree line clearing dead brush and trimming evergreens.