• Walsh Mulch Industrial Assets Sold At Auction

    Scores of pieces of heavy equipment, which had been used by JF Walsh Mulch & Logging Co. for years at its Sandy Hook work yard at 4 Toddy Hill Road, were sold at auction there on November 20.

    About 300 people attended. The mulch yard’s section with frontage on Berkshire Road held dozens upon dozens of heavy pickup trucks driven there by bidders at the auction. 

  • PBSC Updated On ETH Boiler, NHS Auditorium, SHES Construction

    Kent McCoy, principal at Smith Edwards McCoy Architects, reviews plans for the Newtown High School auditorium project with the Public Building & Site Commission November 24.  

  • Foundation Promoting ‘Connections’ Grants To Support Community Healing

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  • Prevention Council Looks Toward Future Priorities

    The Newtown Prevention Council discussed its upcoming work at its meeting on Thursday, November 19.

    Newtown Police Chief Michael Kehoe was acknowledged at the meeting for his service on the council. While he could not attend the meeting, it would have been his final meeting with the council.

    Judy Blanchard, who served as his co-chair on the council until the meeting, shared her appreciation for his service. Donna Culbert will serve as the co-chair in Chief Kehoe’s absence for the rest of the year, according to Ms Blanchard.

  • Butcher’s Best Brought A Thanksgiving Feast For FUN

    Butcher’s Best delivered all the makings of a home-cooked Thanksgiving feast — turkey, potatoes, stuffing, and green beans — to Families United in Newtown (FUN) for a Thanksgiving Pot Luck meeting Saturday, November 21, at Christ the King Lutheran Church.

    FUN is a recreational program for families with special needs children created in 2009 in memory of Tyler Jones.

  • Police Reports, November 10-25, 2015

    New Lebbon DUI

    Police said motorist Nicholas Reppenhagen, 37, of Derby was driving an unspecified vehicle southward on a curve near 16 New Lebbon Road about 11:15 am on November 21, when the vehicle crossed into the opposite lane, went off the left side of the road and then struck a tree.

    After investigating, police charged Reppenhagen with driving under the influence and with failure to keep to the right on a curve.

  • Fire Reports, November 19-25, 2015

    The radio dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at Town Hall South, 3 Main Street, report the following fire calls and the responders:

    Thursday, November 19: 11:30 am, public service, 45 Main Street, Hook & Ladder responded; 1:16 pm, motor vehicle accident, near 12 Buttonball Drive, Sandy Hook responded; 10:30 pm, hazardous condition, I-84, Hook & Ladder responded; 11:01 pm, wires down, near 56 Lakeview Terrace, Sandy Hook responded.

  • Holiday Closings

    All town offices will be closed on Thursday, November 26, and Friday, November 27, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

    The transfer station at 4 Ethan Allen Road will be closed both days; it will reopen on Saturday on its regular schedule (7 am to 3 pm).

    Newtown Senior Center and Cyrenius H. Booth Library will be closed on Thursday and Friday. The senior center will reopen on Monday at 8 am, and the town library will reopen on Saturday at 9:30 am.

  • Click It Or Ticket Campaign Underway

    Newtown Police Department is reminding motorists to “Click It Or Ticket.” As part of a national seatbelt enforcement campaign, law enforcement agencies around the country will be stepping up enforcement just ahead of one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. The current campaign was launched November 23, and will continue to November 30.

  • Fairfield County Giving Day 2016 Announced; Registration Open

    Fairfield County Giving Day will return on March 10, 2016.

    The event is an intense 24-hour online fundraising competition that unites the community around local causes close to the hearts of those who live in or support Fairfield County groups and organizations. Next year will mark the third annual Fairfield County Giving Day effort, a project of Fairfield County's Community Foundation.