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  • Slate Is Unopposed For Today's Borough Election

    Despite some incorrect media reports about a town wide election that are generating confused calls to Newtown Registrars of Voters this morning, only the 1,311 residents of the Borough of Newtown are being called to the polls today. Borough residents are being asked to endorse an unopposed slate of borough officials who govern the separately designated area around the center of town. Voting is being held in the Registrars Office inside the Newtown Municipal Center today until 8 pm. The polling location has been open since 6 am.

  • Foundation Postpones Distribution Committee Hearings

    The board of directors of the Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation announced Monday that it has asked the Foundation’s Distribution Committee to postpone the public hearings that were scheduled to take place in Newtown on May 7 and 8.

  • First Selectman's Extended Office Hours Begin May 6 For Budget Questions

    First Selectman Pat Llodra will begin holding extended office hours May 6 for residents who want to privately discuss, or ask questions about the proposed 2013-14 budget.

  • School Panel Facing High Emotions And A Delay On SHS Site Decision

    In the final minutes of a marathon five hour meeting May 3 that started with some raw and emotional input from Sandy Hook School staff, a Newtowner who played a key role on 12/14 sat down before a school building task force and described what he was witnessing. Gene Rosen, who found six students from the school in his neighboring driveway that fateful December morning and sheltered them until parents and police arrived, took a few moments to dial down his own emotions before he spoke. “I heard the agony of this process,” he said, his voice hitching. Mr Rosen lavished praise on the Sandy Hook School building panel members, technical team advisors, mental health consultants and a facilitator who moved deftly through numerous agenda items during that protracted session which yielded no final decision on the school’s future.

  • Woman Seeking Money Damages For Carnival Fall

    The town is among four defendants named in a lawsuit which seeks money damages in connection with an April 2011 incident in which a woman tripped and fell at a firefighters’ carnival held at the Newtown High School grounds. 10, Mariel Walters sues Marenna AmusemeIn the lawsuit dated April 10, Mariel Walters sues Marenna Amusements, LLC, of Orange; Botsford Fire & Rescue Company; Fire Marshal Bill Halstead; and the Town of Newtown.

  • Absentee Ballots Available; Special Hours May 11

    Absentee ballots are available for the May 14 second round referendum. The applications for absentee ballots are available at the town clerk’s office Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm. Special hours for absentee voting will be held on Saturday, May 11, from 9 am to noon, at the town clerk’s office at Newtown Municipal Center.

  • State Police Charge Prison Social Worker With Drug Offenses

    State police have charged a social worker for prisoners at Garner Correctional Institution with two drug offenses in connection with an incident that occurred at the high-security prison on April 25. State police said they charged John Renzulli, 65, of Sou...

  • Police Reports April 23 - 30, 2013

    Motorcycle Accident Police report that at about 4:10 pm on April 25, motorcyclist John Allen, 58, of Shelton was riding a 2010 Victory V-10 eastward on Berkshire Road, as motorist Pastor Estrada, 59, of Waterbury, who was dr...

  • Fire Reports April 25 - May 1, 2013

    The dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at Town Hall South report the following fire calls and the responders:   Thursday, April 25: 9 am, alarm, 139 Toddy Hill Road, Botsford, Sandy Hook...

  • Green Ribbon Ride: Major Motorcycling Event Planned For Sunday, May 5

    Newtown’s five fire companies are coordinating efforts to present The Green Ribbon Ride, a motorcycle ride on Sunday, May 5, that will raise money for a number of local funds. The police-escorted ride, according to organizers, will be done “to remember and honor Newto...