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  • Fire Reports | April 11-17, 2013

  • Support Center, Synagogue Open To Those Retraumatized By Boston Incident

    In response to the April 15 bombing incident in Boston, the Town of Newtown established a temporary support center at Cyrenius Booth Library, 25 Main Street. That support center is further extending its hours of operation through the weekend for community members to come for supp...

  • First-Ever Split Budget Vote Featuring Ballot Questions Set For Tuesday, April 23

    All qualified residents and property owners are being called to cast ballots on the proposed townwide budget request Tuesday, April 23. Polling will be at a single location — the gym at Newtown Middle School, 11 Queen Street — from 6 am to 8 pm. Those who cannot cast a vote in person may do so during special absentee balloting hours Saturday, April 20, from 9 am to noon, in the town clerk’s office at the Newtown Municipal Center, or pick up and file a ballot Monday, April 22, between 8 am and 4:30 pm.

  • State Completing Design For Glen Road Bridge Improvements

    The state Department of Transportation (DOT) is completing its design for the rehabilitation of the Glen Road bridge, which crosses above the Lake Zoar section of the Housatonic River, linking Sandy Hook to River Road in Southbury.DOT spokesman Kevin Nursick said this week he expects that DOT will advertise the project for construction bids in mid-June.It is expected that the bridge rehabilitation project would begin in April 2014, he said.“Construction will occur during alternating one-way traffic [on the bridge], with possible short-term [bridge] closures, as required, for structural repairs, “ he said.

  • State Warns Residents: Beware Of Charity Scams Tied To Boston Tragedy

    Following Monday’s bombings at the Boston Marathon, Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) Commissioner William M. Rubenstein and Attorney General George Jepsen are alerting residents that scammers may already be seeking to exploit the tragedy for their own purposes.“Once again, we know that compassionate, caring individuals and groups will want to offer whatever assistance they can,” said Commissioner Rubenstein. “But because scammers are always poised to exploit tragedy for personal gain, we want to remind donors to beware of the potential for scam charities to proliferate,

  • Parks & Rec Seeking Support For Park Restoration

    “I think the timing is crucial now to get the project out to the community,” landscape designer Billie Cohen wrote in a recent correspondence to Parks and Recreation Commission Chairman Ed Marks. Ms Cohen and the commission have been looking at her schematic design of what Dickinson Park could become in the future — a restored natural sanctuary within and around the existing recreational park, as she states in a mission statement. Questions of funding and community support to move the project forward remain.

  • Boston Tragedy Prompts Temporary Support Center, Opening April 17 At Booth Library

    In response to the tragic events in Boston of April 15, the Town of Newtown is providing a space for the community to have an opportunity to gather for support, guidance, or simply to be with one another, Health District Director Donna Culbert has announced.

  • Drug Disposal Program Slated At Newtown PD

    The Newtown Police Department and the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) have scheduled a prescription drug take-back session for 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday, April 27, at Newtown Police Station, 3 Main Street. The session will allow members of the pub...

  • Following President Obama's Lead, Governor Malloy Orders Flags Lowered To Honor Boston Victims

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy, following a proclamation from President Barack Obama, has ordered US and Connecticut flags to fly at half-staff in honor of the victims of yesterday’s bombing at the Boston Marathon. Flags are to remain at half staff until sunset on Saturday, April 20, 2013.

  • A Golden Globe For The Flagpole

    Paul Bastiaanse and Dan Hern of Valley Restoration in Torrington were above it all, Tuesday morning, April 16. as they repaired the stem and set a new gilded ball in place on the flagpole. The gilded ball that formerly topped the flagpole was lost last August when a truck hit the pole, knocking the ball off its post. Despite a search in the area at that time, the 16-inch diameter ornament was never recovered.