• Police Reports, October 15-November 5, 2014

    Mail Truck

    Police said that at about 11:51 am on November 3, Paul Recine, 40, of Seymour, who was driving a 1987 Grumann US Mail delivery truck, stopped near 24 Toddy Hill Road to deliver some mail, after which the mail truck was hit from behind by motorist Alexci Piche Lopez, 43, of Sedro-Wolley, Wash., who was driving a 2001 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck.

  • Many Volunteers Needed: The Newtown Fund Begins 2014 Holiday Basket Program

    For more than 50 years, The Newtown Fund has helped Newtown’s residents in need around the holidays in December. Most referrals come through the town’s Social Service Department or local clergy. It is a registered 501(c)(3) charity, which makes all donations tax deductible.

  • Election 2014: Republicans Bolinsky, Sredzinski, Carter, Hwang All Victors In Legislative Races

    Like many races across the state and nation, Republicans vying to represent Newtown in Hartford claimed victories in the mid-term elections November 4.

    With 4,660 votes, incumbent 106th District lawmaker Mitch Bolinsky overcame an enthusiastic challenge by Democrat Matt Cole, who received the backing of 3,753 Newtown voters.

  • Llodra, Erardi Pen 12/14 Message To Community, Nation

    With just over five weeks left before the second anniversary of 12/14, First Selectman Pat Llodra and School Superintendent Dr Joseph V. Erardi, Jr have co-written a letter that is directed as much to immediate members of the Newtown and Sandy Hook communities as it is to the state and nation.

  • Scrap Tire Storage & Recycling Rules Proposed

    The Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) is scheduled to hold a public hearing on an industrial firm’s request for a zoning rule change that would create a regulatory mechanism to allow scrap tire storage and recycling in M-1 (Industrial) zones under the terms of the P&Z’s special permit process.

    The P&Z hearing on the proposed zoning rule change is slated for 7:30 pm on Thursday, November 6, at Newtown Municipal Center, 3 Primrose Street.

  • NMS Health Center Presentation Held, Questions Addressed

    With a design of the planned grant-funded school-based health center for Newtown Middle School on display, a presentation was held on Thursday, October 30, in the auditorium of the Queen Street school.

    After hearing several presentations and visiting site locations, the Board of Education unanimously approved the school-based health center for NMS in September.

  • P&Z Hearing Postponed On Dodgingtown Subdivision Proposal

    A Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) public hearing on a 23-lot residential subdivision proposed for a 167-acre site in Dodgingtown, which had been scheduled to start on November 6, has been delayed, with the hearing now slated for November 20, town officials said last week.

  • Visconti Voters Can Withdraw Absentee Ballots

    The Connecticut Secretary of the State has announced that absentee voters who cast ballots that included gubernatorial candidate Joe Visconti can withdraw those ballots by 10 am tomorrow, and re-cast new ballots in person at their appropriate voting location.

  • Addition To Mt Pleasant Hospital For Animals Means Room To Grow

    A recently completed addition to the Mt Pleasant Hospital for Animals means the ability to expand services and offer a smoother workflow, enhancing care to the clients of the veterinary hospital, said Dr Rakesh Vali, owner of the practice on Route 6.

    Founded in 1977 by the late Dr Brian Silverlieb, Dr Vali joined the practice in 2003, purchasing the business from Dr Silverlieb in 2010.

  • Forest Association Announces Nettleton Preserve Memorial Orchard Project

    Newtown Forest Association will begin work shortly to enhance Nettleton Preserve, one of Newtown’s most well-known properties, located on Castle Hill Road and overlooking historic Main Street.