• Incumbent Faces Term Limit In Probate Race

    This November’s ballot includes two candidates running for the Northern Fairfield County District Judge of Probate office. The regional Probate Court is in the Bethel Municipal Center, 1 School Street, Bethel, and is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

  • Polling Places And Absentee Ballot Voting Reminders

    Democratic Registrar of Voters LeReine Frampton reminds residents that the local registrars office has permanently deactivated Edmond Town Hall as a polling location.

  • Two Lawmakers Vying For Open 28th District Senate Seat

    Democratic State Representative Kim Fawcett and Republican State Representative Tony Hwang are competing to take the seat incumbent Senator John McKinney will vacate after his term ends, and following his unsuccessful attempt to end Tom Foley’s primary bid for governor last August.

  • Local Voters Will See One Ballot Question On Tuesday

    Local voters casting absentee ballots, or appearing at the local polling sites to vote on Election Day, will be asked to vote on a proposed constitutional amendment that would have future implications for electors, according to Secretary of the State Denise Merrill.

  • Assembly Candidates Relate Their Views On Seven Key Issues

    Each of the three Assembly Districts that overlay Newtown have major party candidates vying for seats.

    The 106th District has Democratic challenger Matt Cole facing incumbent Republican first-term Representative Mitch Bolinsky; the Second District has Democratic challenger Candace Fay taking on incumbent Republican Dan Carter; and the 112th District has Republican J.P. Sredzinski facing Democrat Jen Aguilar for a seat being vacated by five-term incumbent DebraLee Hovey.

  • Gun Issue Flares In The Second District: Candidate Tweet Declared Offensive By NAA

    In a string of tweets October 23 between Second District Representative and candidate Dan Carter and Heather Whaley of Redding, Mr Carter found himself in the bad graces of Newtown Action Alliance (NAA) and other gun violence prevention advocates in Connecticut.

  • Kevin’s Community Center Clinic Expanding Service Under Grant

    Kevin’s Community Center, the free or low-cost community health clinic serving Newtown and the surrounding region, is expanding its hours and scope of operations with underwriting now in place from a federal recovery grant.

  • Police Reports, October 15-27, 2014

    I-84 DUI

    State police report that at about 1:37 am on October 21, they stopped motorist Jose Torres, 24, of Danbury on westbound Interstate 84, east of Exit 9, to investigate.

    State police said they charged Torres with driving under the influence, failure to drive in the proper lane, and driving without a license.

    After processing, state police released Torres on $500 bail for a November 6 court appearance.


  • Fire Reports, October 23 - 29, 2014

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

    Thursday, October 23: 10:55 am, alarm, 176 Mt Pleasant Road, Hawleyville responded; 1:56 pm, hazardous condition, 151 South Main Street, Botsford responded.

  • P&Z Approves Car Wash For Newtown Mobil

    The Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) has approved a gas station/convenience store’s proposal to install an automated car wash at its property to increase the range of services that it offers customers.

    Following a public hearing held earlier this month, the P&Z approved modifying a special permit held by Sundaram LLC for 64 Church Hill Road, thus allowing the firm to install the car wash at Newtown Mobil. The one-acre site is on the south side of Church Hill Road, near Exit 10 of Interstate 84.