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  • Police Reports | November 25-December 3, 2013

    DUI Charge

    Police said that they responded to a report of a minor one-vehicle accident having occurred at 4 Riverside Road about 2:05 am on November 30.

    Police said that after investigating, they charged motorist Megan Machado, 28, of West Haven with driving under the influence and with making a restricted turn.

    Following processing, Machado was released on $100 bail for a December 17 court appearance.

     

  • Fire Reports, November 27 - December 4, 2013

    The dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at 3 Main Street report the following fire calls and the responders:

     

    Wednesday, November 27: 9:08 am, investigation, 3 Simm Lane, Hook & Ladder responded; 11:01 am, medical assist, Bonnie Brae Drive, Hook & Ladder responded; 12:05 pm, alarm, 2 Turnberry Lane, Sandy Hook responded.

  • Newtown Fund Still Needs Help For Holiday Basket Program

    With Depot Day fast approaching, The Newtown Fund still has five families who need to be adopted this holiday season.

  • What Will Newtown’s Community Leaders Be Doing On 12/14?

    Prior to an open press conference conducted by several elected Newtown officials and community leaders to discuss issues around the first anniversary of the Sandy Hook tragedy, those individuals sat down with The Newtown Bee for an exclusive video interview with the hope that it would be an opportunity for them to speak directly to residents, readers, and visitors to NewtownBee.com.

  • Police Announce Traffic & Parking Rules For Ram Pasture Tree Lighting

    UPDATE, December 6, 2013: The Ram Pasture tree lighting has been postponed to Wednesday, December 11, due to the weather of Friday, December 6. Same schedule (festivities to begin at 6:30, tree lighting at 7 pm). Police parking and traffic rules will follow the original schedule as well, from 5 to 8 pm.

  • Main Street Flag Lowered For Jack Rosenthal

    Hook & Ladder firefighters lowered the flag on the Main Street flagpole this morning, to honor the late First Selectman Jack Rosenthal.

    Mr Rosenthal died on November 26. Calling hours are tonight, from 4 to 8 pm at Honan Funeral Home. A memorial service is planned for 11:30 am Thursday, December 5, at Newtown Meeting House.

  • Superintendent’s Letter Advises Parents Of 911 Calls Imminent Release

    Interim Superintendent of Schools John Reed sent a letter to school district parents and staff members on Tuesday, December 3, in anticipation of the Wednesday, December 4, release of local 911 calls made to the Newtown Police Department during the events of 12/14 at Sandy Hook School.

    In the letter, Dr Reed explained the recordings will be released at 2 pm, and will be available through the offices of Cohen and Wolf in Danbury.

  • State Responders Involved In 12/14 Tragedy To Receive Compensatory Time

    HARTFORD — Governor Dannel P. Malloy has announced that first responders and other state employees who were significantly involved with the direct response to the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School last year will be credited with forty hours of compensatory time under an agreement reached between the state and six unions representing the state employees.

  • Released 911 Calls Reflect The Intensity Of 12/14 Attack On SHS

    Recordings of the Emergency 911 telephone calls received by Newtown police from people at Sandy Hook School on the morning of December 14, 2012, reflect tension and fear in the callers’ voices as they urged police to rapidly respond to 12 Dickinson Drive to help them during Adam Lanza’s attack on the school.

    The town released the 911 recordings on Wednesday after blocking their disclosure for nearly one year due to privacy concerns.

  • Washington, DC Program To Honor Gun Violence Victims

    The Newtown Foundation announced Monday, December 2, that four-time Grammy Award winner Carole King will perform at the December 12 vigil in Washington, DC, to honor the more than 30,000 people who die of gun violence every year in the United States.