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  • Tree Removal Clears Way For Ambulance Garage Construction

    By August 9, a three-man crew from Timber Ridge Tree Service of Newtown took down roughly 18 mature trees to clear the way for a new ambulance garage at Fairfield Hills. Spruce, maple, and willows trees — some choked with invasive barberry — fell as Bill Landgrebe, Erik Barrett, and Nate Greenfield limbed and chipped the freshly cut wood as part of the contract with Nosal Builders. They completed their part of ongoing site work to open up the area where a new six-bay, two-story ambulance garage will stand.

  • School Bus Route Listings Incomplete

    The morning and afternoon school bus routes for Newtown High School and Newtown Middle School published in The Bee's Back to School supplement this week were incomplete. Several bus routes were omitted.

  • Police Reports August 7 - 13, 2013

    DUI Arrest

    Police said that at about 11:45 pm on August 8, a 17-year-old boy was driving a Ford Escort auto in the parking lot at the Mobil gas station/convenience store at 62 Church Hill Road.

    The boy then attempted to park the Ford, but collided with the front door of the business, police said.

  • Local Man Dies Following One-Car Accident

    Police report that a local man died early Thursday morning from injuries he received late Wednesday night in a one-car accident that occurred on Brushy Hill Road, about 1,000 feet south of its intersection with Platts Hill Road.

    Police said that motorist Gregory Layda, 45, of Mt Nebo Road was driving a four-door 1997 Subaru Impreza compact car northward on Brushy Hill Road at about 10:12 pm on Wednesday.

  • Sandy Hook Foundation Responds To Llodra's Concerns About Distribution

    Dr Charles Herrick, chairman of the Newtown Sandy Hook Community Foundation, responded to a recent letter sent to his panel by First Selectman Pat Llodra. Dr Herrick said he shared the first selectman's concerns about future unmet needs including mental health counseling and related support services to immediate victims and witnesses to the 12/14 carnage.

  • Few Details Released On Police Investigation Of Berkshire Road Home Invasion

    Newtown police on Wednesday continued their probe into a reported “home invasion” on Tuesday morning at a house on Berkshire Road in Sandy Hook, located near the Exit 11 overpasses of Interstate 84. Police were tight-lipped on the case, providing little additional information on the incident, which occurred at 31 Berkshire Road.

  • Home Invasion May Have Included Sexual Assault

    On Tuesday, at approximately 8:53 am, Newtown police responded to a report of a home invasion involving a possible sexual assault at 31 Berkshire Road (Route 34).

    “This is a two-family home [and] one of the units is currently undergoing renovation and unoccupied,” Police Chief Michael Kehoe said in a statement.

  • Rock Of Angels Dedicated In Sandy Hook

    Bruce Moulthrop, left, warden of St John’s Episcopal Church, was joined by Selectman James Gaston, Father Mark Moore, Adam Meyer (partially hidden), Richard Gray, five local Scouts and a color guard of Sandy Hook and Sullivan (Me.) firefighters for the brief dedication ceremony of Rock of Angels on Monday behind St John’s Church.

  • Police Investigating Possible Home Invasion On Berkshire Road

    Newtown Police have been at 31 Berkshire Road since earlier this morning. Crime scene tape has been wrapped around the perimeter of the 0.29-acre property.

  • Panel Urged To Add Classroom Locks

    NEW BRITAIN — A Connecticut panel reviewing school security standards following the Newtown massacre was urged to keep their solutions simple and focus on adding door locks for classrooms and communication devices.

    “Every teacher must be armed with the most basic defense,”' Ron Chivinski, a Newtown Middle School teacher and union leader, told members of the School Safety Infrastructure Council at a meeting Thursday, August 8.