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  • Independent Study Addresses Police Dept Morale Issues

    A study of working conditions experienced by rank-and-file officers at the Newtown Police Department has found that police are working in an environment of low morale fueled by a high level of employee dissatisfaction. The independent study was prepared by...

  • Amaral Agrees To Sell Parcel To NH&L

    Daniel Amaral, whose former Chrysler dealership and service station is a fixture on upper South Main Street, is hoping to welcome a new neighbor in the coming months — Newtown Hook & Ladder. The local businessman and longtime Legislative Councilman told

  • School Board Postpones Budget Decisions

    While it was made it clear no decisions would be made on the Board of Education's budget until it passes referendum, Chair Debbie Leidlein asked her board at its meeting on Tuesday, May 1, to decide what information it would like the district to provide before decisions are made. The schoo...

  • Ex-Policeman Sentenced In Embezzlement Case

    DANBURY — A Danbury Superior Court judge on Wednesday sentenced the former president of the Newtown Police Union to spend the next six months in jail, among other penalties, for having stolen $95,667 from the union's financial accounts during a three-year period endi...

  • Police Chief Saw ‘Solvable Case’ Developing Against John Heath

    Twenty-eight years and one month to the day John Heath told Newtown police he discovered his wife Elizabeth had left their Poverty Hollow Road home and declared her a missing person, he was being arraigned on first degree murder charges at Danbury Superior Court. Ne...

  • Heath Pleads Not Guilty To Murdering His Wife In 1984

    DANBURY — John Sherman Heath, 68, of Bridgewater pleaded not guilty to a charge of murder on Tuesday in Danbury Superior Court, after being arrested on a warrant by Newtown police for having allegedly killed his wife Elizabeth Gough Heath, 32, in April 1984, at their Poverty Hollow Road hom...

  • Weaving Through History

    Weaving together history lessons with summer camping fun were, from left, Maren Brady, Isaiah Williams, George Sandecox, and Matthew Grenier. The group made baskets, marbles, hats, ice cream, and butter Tuesday during the weeklong summer history camp at the Newtown Historical Society’s Matthew Curtiss House.

  • Borough Zoners OK Lexington Gardens Project

    The Borough Zoning Commission (BZC) this week unanimously approved a major commercial redevelopment project for a 6.3-acre site at 30-32 Church Hill Road, known as The Villages at Lexington Gardens. Following a September 19 public hearing on the applicatio...

  • Sandy Hook Promise: Grassroots Organization Promises Positive Change

    Sandy Hook Promise is a national grassroots organization based in Newtown formed by 17 core members, including Executive Committee members Tim Makris, Lee Shull, James Belden, Tom Bittman, and Rob Cox. The group formed December 15, 2012, in response to the shootings at Sandy Hook...

  • Council OKs Charter Change Question For November Ballot

    An explanation of the Charter Revision proposal approved for this November’s ballot was approved by the Legislative Council during its meeting on Wednesday, September 19. Now that the explanatory text has passed the Legislative Council, Chairman Jeff...