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  • Selectmen Reject Prospect & Torrington As Emergency Dispatch Partners

    The Board of Selectmen September 15 agreed to pursue the possibility of eventually creating a regional emergency dispatch center in Newtown, or possibly consolidating into a regional facility in Danbury. As a result of that consensus, the board has effectively rejected pursuing regional dispatch partnerships with nonprofit, civilian operated centers in Prospect and Torrington.

  • Newtown Housing Market Following Normal Ups And Downs

    Newtown and Sandy Hook remain popular towns with house hunters, despite economic downturns, the tragedy of 12/14, and taxes that make selling a tour de force for local realtors.

  • Design Elements Presented: School Board Updated On SHS Progress

    Blues, greens, tans, and grays made up the primary colors of the proposed interior and exterior materials for use in the new Sandy Hook Elementary School that were presented to the Board of Education at its meeting September 16. The update came after the materials had already been presented to the Public Building & Site Commission.

  • SUV Hits Utility Pole, Cuts Power In Botsford

    A one-vehicle accident early on the morning of Saturday, September 13, caused a more than three-hour power outage, which affected about 400 Connecticut Light & Power Company (CL&P) electric customers in the Botsford area.

    Police said motorist Katherine Threlfall, 18, of Middlebury was driving a 2000 Toyota 4-Runner SUV southward on Toddy Hill Road, just south of its intersection with Settlers Lane, at about 2 am when she was rounding a curve but lost control of the SUV and drove off the right road shoulder onto some turf.

  • Defective Smoke & CO Alarms Recalled

    Three models of Kidde brand smoke detectors or smoke alarm-CO detectors are affected by a major recall. Shown here is one of three models involved in the recall, Kidde 10-Year Smoke Alarm model i12010S.

  • Selectmen Learn Town Pension Is ‘In Good Health’

    Following a brief update to the Board of Selectmen by the Town’s Pension Committee and representatives from Westport Resources, which administers the fund, Finance Director Robert Tait pronounced the local program to be “in good health.”

    The highpoint of the September 15 presentation was the news that after several years of falling substantially below the earnings benchmark, the fund has rebounded and yielded a 14 percent return for the 2014–15 fiscal year, Mr Tait explained following the meeting.

  • Police Reports | August 29-September 16, 2014

    Assault

    Police received a complaint about noon on September 15 in which a female told them that she was running on Dinglebrook Lane that day, near the Brookfield town line, when a passing southbound male motorcyclist made intentional physical contact with her using his hand. The female was not injured, police said.

    Police are investigating and ask anyone with knowledge of the incident to contact them at the police station at 203-426-5841.

     

  • Fire Reports | September 11-14, 2014

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

  • Newtown Foundation Seeking Support For December Vigil

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Thursday, December 11, a service of mourning and loving remembrance for all who have fallen victim to the ongoing epidemic of gun violence will take place at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.

    The Newtown Foundation plans to bring families of victims and survivors of gun violence from Newtown and around the country to the vigil at the Cathedral. In order to transport families to Washington, D.C., however, funding is needed.

  • Ben’s Lighthouse Beacon Beckons Local Woman To Come Full Circle

    Kelly Paredes is settling not only into her new position as program manager of Ben’s Lighthouse, but resettling into the community she once called home, graduating from Newtown High School in 1998.

    Along with her husband, Hernando, and 19-month-old son, Oliver, Ms Paredes moved back to Newtown during the Labor Day weekend, and started her new job on Tuesday, September 2.