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  • A Two Hour Delay For Newtown Schools Tuesday

    Newtown Public Schools will run on a two hour delay on Tuesday, February 3, as announced by the school district on Monday, February 2, in the evening.

  • Governor Extends Property Tax Payment Deadline, Newtowners May Pay Online

    With Newtown Municpal Center closed Monday, February 2 because of bad weather, First Selectman Pat Llodra posted a notice on the Town website reminding residents they could make last-minute property tax payments without a late penalty via the Tax Collectors web page.

  • Public Information Gathering Nears End For Permanent Memorial Commission

    With just eight of the 12-member Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial Commission (SHPMC) present — chairman Kyle Lyddy, JoAnn Bacon, Steffan Burns, Brian Engel, Alan Martin, Tricia Pinto, Donna Van Waalwijk, and latecomer Dan Krauss — community members were still outnumbered, Thursday evening, January 29, at the second of two scheduled public hearings for input on a permanent memorial to honor the lives lost on 12/14.

  • Closings & Cancellations

    The following closings, cancellations or delayed openings have been announced for Monday, February 2, 2015 (newest announcements will be added to the top of the listing):

    *Yoga Dimension morning classes were cancelled. The status of afternoon and evening classes have not yet been determined.

    *All town meetings scheduled for today have been cancelled. Public Building & Site Commission meeting has been rescheduled already, for 7 pm tomorrow at Newtown Municipal Center (change of location).

    *Newtown Municipal Center will be closed today. 

  • Governor, Local Officials Urging Residents To Stay In Place

    While there is no travel ban in place this morning, Governor Dannel P. Malloy and local officials are encouraging state residents to stay in place if possible while the current snow storm moves across the state. All eight counties of Connecticut are under a Winter Storm Warning this morning.

    Gov Malloy activated the state’s Emergency Operations Center at 4 am, to monitor conditions across the state during the current storm. On Sunday evening he announced that all state employees would have at least a delayed start to their work week.

  • District Announces No School On Monday

    Newtown Public Schools will be closed Monday, February 2, due to the anticipated weather.

    The announcement was made around 4 pm on Sunday, February 1. The district also announced that all district offices will be closed on Monday, and all afternoon activities have been cancelled. 

  • More Snow On The Way

    A storm system in the central part of the country will push east, setting the stage for a widespread precipitation event across the central and eastern United States through Monday. A wide swath of accumulating snow is forecast from Nebraska to New England.

  • 26 Victims or 27? Sandy Hook Commission Considers Role Of Shooter’s Mother

    HARTFORD (AP) — The Sandy Hook Advisory Commission debated Friday whether the victims counted in the dedication should include the shooter’s mother, a woman who has been faulted for contributing to the tragedy by fostering his fascination with guns as he grew increasingly socially isolated.

  • Stormwater Permit Revisions Still Drawing Objections From Towns, Officials

    On Monday, January 26, Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) released revisions to a proposed permit for the management and oversight of municipal stormwater systems. The agency touted the draft as offering municipalities and institutions less costly and more flexible requirements for compliance.

  • NYFS Receives Grant From Fairfield County’s Community Foundation

    Fairfield County’s Community Foundation has awarded a $40,000 competitive grant to Newtown Youth & Family Services Inc (NYFS).