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  • 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.

  • Sandy Hook Restaurant Making Season Brighter For Children And Local Families In Need

    Foundry Kitchen & Tavern, at 1 Glen Road in Sandy Hook, has designated its Warner Loft as a drop-off and donation center to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Connecticut and The Newtown Fund and help children and families in need have a brighter holiday season.  Donations will be received through December 10.

  • 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.

  • Fire Reports November 21 - 26, 2013

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

     

    Thursday, November 21: 2:37 pm, public service, 166 Mt Pleasant Road, Hawleyville responded; 5:32 pm, public service, 12 Berkshire Road, Sandy Hook responded; 5:32 pm, alarm, 2 Old Castle Drive, Hook & Ladder responded.

  • Tuesday’s Children Announces Support Of Newtown-Based Sister Organization

    New York-based Tuesday's Children, which was established to foster longterm healing in families directly impacted by the events of 9/11, has announced its support for The Resiliency Center of Newtown. RCN was established to help the Newtown community cope with the event of 12/14. The Resiliency Center of Newtown will be the first outside organization Tuesday’s Children will aid with funding and this direction.

  • 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.

  • Officials React To The Release Of Sandy Hook Report

    First Selectman Pat Llodra was among a number of officials issuing brief reactions in the wake of the state's attorney's report on the 12/14 tragedy.

    Mrs Llodra observed that "much of the detail in the report is presented in such a factual, neutral way that it almost felt unreal, sanitized somehow, and not really a telling of the horror that unfolded on that awful day."

    The first selectman said the document for the most part offered few new insights for her, until she came to the parts that shed some light on the person of Adam Lanza, and of his mother Nancy Lanza.