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  • Fire Reports | June 19-26, 2014

    The radio dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at Town Hall South, 3 Main Street, report the following fire calls and the responders:

    Thursday, June 19: 11:13 am, motor vehicle accident, intersection of Wasserman Way and Nunnawauk Road, Hook & Ladder responded; 3:45 pm, motor vehicle accident, near 111 South Main Street, Hook & Ladder responded; 7:14 pm, alarm, 3 Pinnacle Drive, Dodgingtown responded.

  • Three Motorists Charged With DUI At Sobriety Checkpoint

    During the first sobriety checkpoint of the year, which took place on the evening of Friday, June 20, and early morning of Saturday, June 21, town police charged three motorists with driving under the influence.

    Police set up the checkpoint near the intersection of Wasserman Way and Trades Lane, near the main entrance to the Fairfield Hills core campus. Wasserman Way is a heavily traveled road, linking Route 25 (South Main Street) to Interstate 84 and to Route 34 (Berkshire Road).

  • Edward Wolf, Sr Is Recipient Of George Meany Award

    This article has been updated to clarify that June 13 was a Knights of Columbus installation ceremony that also included the presentation of The George Meany Award to Mr Wolf. The Boy Scout Troop, not Pack, that he is involved with has also been corrected.

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  • Public Invited To Reception For Commissioned 12/14 Memorial Sculpture

    A glass memorial to the victims of 12/14 will be unveiled at a public reception Sunday, June 29, from 1 to 4 pm, at Curtis Packaging, 44 Berkshire Road. 

  • Local Delegation Attends Dedication Of Memorial To Fallen Educators

    EMPORIA, KAN. — Retired Newtown Assistant Principal Anthony Salvatore, Newtown Federation of Teachers President Tom Kuroski, and Sandy Hook School teacher Liesl Fressola traveled to Emporia, Kan., for the dedication ceremony, held on Thursday, June 12, of a Memorial to Fallen Educators.

  • FBI Arrests Venezuelan Man in Telephoned Threats Case

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation has arrested a Venezuelan man, charging him with making numerous telephone calls to Newtown residents on December 16, 2012, lodging threats against those residents two days after the Sandy Hook School incident in which Adam Lanza killed 26 people before killing himself.

    Wilfredo Anibal Cardenas Hoffman, 30, of El Hatillo, Venezuela, was charged on June 21 with transmitting threats to injure via interstate or foreign commerce.

  • Legislation Will Create Statewide E-Book Delivery System

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy, on June 6, signed a bill authorizing the State Library to “create and maintain an e-book platform for the distribution of electronic books (e-books) to public library patrons.”  The bill followed up on legislation passed last year commissioning the Department of Consumer Protection to study how Connecticut’s public libraries could gain fair access to e-books, according to the press release sent by the Office of the Governor.

  • VFW Holds Flag Retirement Ceremony

    A flag retirement ceremony took place at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 308 Saturday, June 14, on Flag Day, where collections of tattered American flags were honorably retired.

    “A flag is retired when it has served its duty,” said VFW Men’s Auxiliary President Robert Arnold. “The ceremony is a respectful, solemn way to say goodbye to an old friend.”

  • From Newtown To The Brooklyn Bridge, These Moms Demand Action

    Two Newtown moms who were deeply affected by the 12/14 tragedy have transitioned from quietly hosting recent gatherings of several dozen common-sense gun law supporters to joining more than 1,000 like-minded families during a very high profile march across the Brooklyn Bridge earlier this month.

  • Hawleyville Property Owners Seek Sewer Connections

    The owners of 15 Hawleyville properties have informed the town that they want their properties to connect to the planned expansion of the Hawleyville sanitary sewer system, thus triggering the planning process for installation of the sewers, which are intended to spur local economic development.

    Fred Hurley, town director of public works, said June 17 that the 15 properties include existing residential and commercial uses, as well as currently undeveloped commercial properties.