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  • Flash Flood Warning, Other Advisories In Effect For Fairfield County

    This morning's heavy rain arrives with some warnings and advisories from the National Weather Service.

    NWS in Upton, N.Y., issued a Flash Flood Warning at 5:41 am this morning for Fairfield County. The warning also includes western New Haven County, and Westchester and Rockland counties in New York.

    The warning will remain in effect until 9:30 am.

  • P&Z Approves Fairfield Hills Master Plan Update

    Following lengthy discussion, Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) members have approved an update to the Fairfield Hills Master Plan, a document intended to generally guide future land use at Fairfield Hills, where the town bought 186 acres and many buildings from the state for $3.9 million in 2004.

    The town is in the protracted process of redeveloping the property in the geographic center of town, which formerly served as the psychiatric institution known as Fairfield State Hospital.

  • Trinity Church Votes To Sell Church Hill Parcel To Hook & Ladder

    Newtown Hook & Ladder President Rick Camejo told the Board of Finance and First Selectman Pat Llodra Monday evening that the Trinity Church congregation voted to sell a parcel of land off Church Hill Road to the volunteer fire company to be used as a site for their new headquarters.

  • Police Reports | November 12-23, 2013

    Mercedes Vs Ford

    Police report a two-vehicle accident about 2 pm on November 20 on South Main Street, north of its intersection with Lovell’s Lane.

    Police report that motorist Denise Papp, 43, of New Milford, who was driving a 2005 Ford Escape SUV southward on South Main Street, stopped for traffic conditions and was then struck from behind by motorist Albert Sampley, 90, of 3 Cedar Hill Road, who was driving a 2005 Mercedes-Benz E-320 sedan.

  • Fire Reports November 21 - 26, 2013

    The dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at 3 Main Street report the following fire calls and the responders:

     

    Thursday, November 21: 2:37 pm, public service, 166 Mt Pleasant Road, Hawleyville responded; 5:32 pm, public service, 12 Berkshire Road, Sandy Hook responded; 5:32 pm, alarm, 2 Old Castle Drive, Hook & Ladder responded.

  • Registration For Fun Walk Still Open

    The Newtown Turkey Trot 5K is sold out, but there are still spots open for the 2.2K Fun Walk.  To register for the Fun Walk or have a name added to the waitlist for the 5K, you can register at www.newtownturkeytrot.com.

  • State Police Preparing For Thanksgiving Holiday Traffic Enforcement

    As Connecticut residents prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday the Connecticut State Police has also implemented plans to enhance public safety, enforcement and visibility on all of the highways and roads in Connecticut. Operation CARE (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) is an intricate part of the highway safety plan.

  • Long-Awaited 12/14 Report Offers Details, But No Motive

    Although it is clear that the 20-year-old local man who shot and killed 26 people at Sandy Hook School on December 14, 2012, had “significant mental health issues” and had “an obsession with mass murders, in particular the Columbine shootings,” a motive for Adam Lanza’s horrific actions has not been established, according to a prosecutor’s summary report on the incident.

  • $18 Million Goal: Private Fund Drive Launched For New Police Station

    A group of about ten people, whose members want anonymity, have started a private fundraising drive with the goal of building a new police station for the town police department to replace the existing station at 3 Main Street.

    Over the past decade, Police Commission members have occasionally described the inadequacies of the existing police station and resolved to pursue new quarters for the 45-member police department, but to date that resolve has not translated into concrete results.

  • Former First Selectman Jack Rosenthal Dies At 94

    The family of Jack H. Rosenthal announced Tuesday, November 26, that Mr Rosenthal, 94 years old, had died unexpectedly the previous day, November 25, at Masonicare At Newtown, where he had resided for the last two years.

    Mr Rosenthal served six terms as First Selectman of Newtown, from 1976 to 1987.

    Newtown First Selectman Patricia Llodra offered her sympathies on hearing of Mr Rosenthal’s death.