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  • Brookfield Board Member-Elect Apologizes For Newtown Comment

    BROOKFIELD (AP) — A newly elected school board member in Brookfield has apologized for saying on Facebook that he’ll observe the anniversary of the Newtown shooting by distributing ammunition.

  • Sandy Hook Village, CT Main Street Marketing Program Starts December 7

    Nearly a year after Sandy Hook tragically lost one of its biggest commercial traffic generators with the closing of Sandy Hook School, property owners, economic development officials and members of the Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity (SHOP) are about to launch a marketing initiative with hopes of bringing more shoppers and patrons back to the local village district.

  • State FOI And Privacy Panel Facing Deadline

    HARTFORD — With a deadline fast approaching, a Connecticut task force charged with reviewing ways to balance victim privacy with the public’s right to know on Wednesday began discussing proposals offered by members, some hoping to reach a consensus on what to recommend to the General Assembly.

  • Newtown Police Plan Review Of Response To 12/14 Shooting

    (AP) Newtown’s police department will review its response to last year’s shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, according to the police chief, who said a report released this week by the lead investigator showed his officers acted properly.

  • Judge Orders Release Of 911 Recordings From 12/14

    NEW BRITAIN (AP) — A Connecticut judge has ordered the release of the 911 recordings from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, but the tapes will not be immediately unsealed.

    The state’s Freedom of Information Commission ruled in September that the recordings should be provided to The Associated Press, but State’s Attorney Stephen Sedensky III asked for a stay while he appeals that order.

  • Toys For Tots Collection Spots Set Up

    Fifteen of Newtown’s businesses are hosting US Marine Corps Toys For Tots collection bins this holiday season.

    Residents are invited to donate a new, unwrapped book or toy for the annual campaign, now in its 66th year. Drop-off of new and unwrapped toys needs to be done regular business hours.

    All toys will be collected and distributed to the needy in the area by members of the United States Marine Corps Reserve Detachment of Ridgefield. All those helping the program are volunteers.

  • Flash Flood Warning, Other Advisories In Effect For Fairfield County

    This morning's heavy rain arrives with some warnings and advisories from the National Weather Service.

    NWS in Upton, N.Y., issued a Flash Flood Warning at 5:41 am this morning for Fairfield County. The warning also includes western New Haven County, and Westchester and Rockland counties in New York.

    The warning will remain in effect until 9:30 am.

  • P&Z Approves Fairfield Hills Master Plan Update

    Following lengthy discussion, Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) members have approved an update to the Fairfield Hills Master Plan, a document intended to generally guide future land use at Fairfield Hills, where the town bought 186 acres and many buildings from the state for $3.9 million in 2004.

    The town is in the protracted process of redeveloping the property in the geographic center of town, which formerly served as the psychiatric institution known as Fairfield State Hospital.

  • Trinity Church Votes To Sell Church Hill Parcel To Hook & Ladder

    Newtown Hook & Ladder President Rick Camejo told the Board of Finance and First Selectman Pat Llodra Monday evening that the Trinity Church congregation voted to sell a parcel of land off Church Hill Road to the volunteer fire company to be used as a site for their new headquarters.

  • Police Reports | November 12-23, 2013

    Mercedes Vs Ford

    Police report a two-vehicle accident about 2 pm on November 20 on South Main Street, north of its intersection with Lovell’s Lane.

    Police report that motorist Denise Papp, 43, of New Milford, who was driving a 2005 Ford Escape SUV southward on South Main Street, stopped for traffic conditions and was then struck from behind by motorist Albert Sampley, 90, of 3 Cedar Hill Road, who was driving a 2005 Mercedes-Benz E-320 sedan.