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  • Organizations Are Here For The Long Haul As Newtown Moves Forward

    “Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” — Shel Silverstein

  • Fairfield Hills Research Reveals ‘Fascinating’ Look At Facility’s Past

    More than once Andrea Zimmermann said she was surprised by what she learned recently while researching Fairfield Hills. Author, researcher and Newtown resident, Ms Zimmermann in October submitted to the town a preliminary 39-page report of narrative and photographs documenting the property history and specific buildings at the former state hospital.

    “You could always keep talking about Fairfield Hills because it’s fascinating,” she observed.

  • Highway Crews Busy Treating Roads, Police Advise Drivers 'Plan Accordingly'

    Newtown Public Works crews have been on the job since 2 am preparing for what forecasters are predicting will be a three to five-inch snow event, and prompting a winter weather advisory until 5 pm.

    Schools are closed today, easing the burden for road crews and local police, according to Police Sgt David Kullgren. He reminds drivers, however, that conditions are expected to worsen well into the afternoon.

    "So residents should plan accordingly," he advised. "Stay home unless there is an emergency, and stay off the roads so town crews can do their job clearing."

  • Sandy Hook Families Joining Vice President Announcing $100 Million In Mental Health Funding

    This afternoon, surrounded by families of victims of 12/14, Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to announce that $100 million will be made available to increase access to mental health services and improve mental health facilities. The funding comes as part of the Obama Administration’s ongoing commitment to help individuals experiencing mental health problems.

    The Vice President will discuss the new funding during a meeting at The White House with mental health advocates and the Newtown family members, according to a White House advance.

  • Cancellations & Postponements

    Due to today’s storm, meetings, parties and other events are being postponed. Following is a list of events that have been affected by today’s weather.

  • Pizza Palace Owners Hosting Collection For Fire Victims

    Newtown Pizza Palace patrons have enjoyed the engaging conversations of server Ingrid Bergquist for three decades. Now Pizza Palace owners James Donahue and Katrina Lekay are calling on patrons and neighbors to help Ms Bergquist and homeowner Nancy Rahikka, who were both injured in a fire that destroyed their home early Sunday morning on The Boulevard.

  • Newtown Public Schools Closed Tuesday

    Newtown Public Schools will be closed Tuesday, December 10, due to the weather. 

  • Newtown Public Schools Delayed Two Hours

    Due to inclement weather, the Newtown Public Schools will be delayed by two hours Monday, December 9. 

  • Malloy Calls For Bells To Toll December 14 For Newtown

    HARTFORD — Governor Dannel P. Malloy is calling for houses of worship to mark the first anniversary of the Newtown school shooting by ringing their bells 26 times, once for each of the victims killed inside Sandy Hook Elementary School on 12/14.

    Last year Gov Malloy asked for bells to toll on December 21, exactly one week after the shootings that took the lives of 20 children and six women.

  • P&Z Designates FFH ‘High Meadow’ As Open Space

    The Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) has designated as permanent open space an undeveloped area at Fairfield Hills near Wasserman Way.

    Following discussion at a recent session, P&Z members unanimously decided to protect as designated open space the areas known as the High Meadow and the East Meadow. The area sometimes is known only as the High Meadow.