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  • Town Presses Owner On His Plans For Condemned House

    The town’s building official has sent the owner of a decaying Berkshire Road house a letter informing him that the vacant, rundown building has been condemned by the town due to its deterioration, and is asking him whether he intends to improve the structure to bring it up to habitable standards. Chief Building Official John Poeltl said April 29 that he has sent homeowner Santiago Britt a letter requesting an immediate response about his intentions regarding the house at 82 Berkshire Road (Route 34). After investigating a report of suspicious activity having occurred at that house, police determined on April 26, that unusual, but not criminal, activity had taken place there. Newtown Police Lieutenant Richard Robinson said that an investigation found that someone had deposited between 200 and 300 one-gallon plastic jugs filled with urine within two rooms in the house.

  • "Come Have Coffee," And Conversation

    Come Have Coffee And Conversation Come Have Coffee is a small support group that meets once weekly at Sandy Hook Deli & Catering, 102 Church Hill Road in Sandy Hook Center. This is not a therapy session, just a chance for anyo...

  • A Banner For Boston

    Residents who stopped by the Office of the First Selectman during the early part of last week had the opportunity to sign a 4 x 6-foot banner to be sent to the mayor’s office in Boston. Municipal Center staff members and first responders, as well as solidarity between the two towns rocked by violence in the past months.

  • NUSAR Acquires Aluminum Boat For Better Diving Platform

    When Newtown Underwater Search And Rescue (NUSAR) members respond to aquatic emergency calls, they soon will be doing so in a new custom-built dive boat designed to maximize the volunteer organization’s effectiveness on the water. NUSAR recently acquired the 20-foot-long aluminum dive boat, which replaces its 19-foot fiberglass dive boat. Viking Welded Boats of New Hampshire fabricated the boat to NUSAR’s specifications.

  • Bolinsky Calls to Eliminate Automatic July 1 Gas Tax Hike, Attends Job Summit

    Newtown’s State Rep Mitch Bolinsky (R-106) has challenged lawmakers to block an automatic 16-percent gas tax hike, scheduled to take effect on July 1, 2013.  The wholesale gross receipts tax on petroleum is scheduled to go from 7 percent per gallon to 8.1 percent, percent, with Newtown residents paying some of the highest gas prices in the state.

  • SHS Staff To Be Honored For Service Before Self

    When nominations for the Citizen Service Before Self Honors Award, sponsored by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society and the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation, were received in December, there were overwhelming nominations to recognize the valor and selflessness of the teachers and staff at Sandy Hook School during the events of 12/14.Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation President Tom Wilkerson said the nominations for the award came from across the country. Nominations were received by December 28, and when judging was completed, General Wilkerson (US Marine Corps, Retired) said there was a unanimous idea between the judges to make an effort to visit Sandy Hook...

  • Police Probe Uncovers Odd Situation At Vacant Berkshire Road House

    After investigating a report of suspicious activity having occurred at a vacant, rundown house at 82 Berkshire Road (Route 34) in Sandy Hook, town police determined on Friday, April 26, that unusual, but not criminal, activity had taken place, police said.

  • Police Reports | April 13-21, 2013

    Truck Vandalism Sometime between April 13 and April 20, someone intentionally damaged a truck that was parked at a construction site located off Oak Ridge Drive, police said. Police are investigating the vandalism and ask an...

  • Fire Reports | April 18-24, 2013

    The dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at Town Hall South report the following fire calls: Thursday, April 18: 11:02 am, motor vehicle accident, near 148 Berkshire Road, Sandy Hook responded.

  • Health Director: Fresh Crop Of Tick Bite Victims

    Standing outside the local referendum voting place April 23 promoting the BLAST program to help protect residents from tick bites and the possible association with tickborne illnesses, Health District Director Donna Culbert was approached by several residents who had already been...