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  • Accrediting Agency Schedules 2015 Visit To The High School

    In recent budget cycles, Newtown High School has prioritized needed preparations for an anticipated 2015 New England Association of Schools & Colleges (NEASC) visit, including additional teaching positions.

    Newtown High School Principal Charles Dumais said on Friday, August 30, the date of that visit has finally been announced.

  • Locations For Time Capsules At SHS Sought

    According to Newtown First Selectman Pat Llodra, only one graduating class from Sandy Hook School, the Class of 1980, has sought her help finding a time capsule buried on the property.

    Class member Wendy Mitchell says the time capsule for the Sandy Hook School graduating class of 1980 was buried either when the class was in fourth or fifth grade. The whereabouts of the capsule are unknown, but Ms Mitchell and class members believe it was buried near the school’s sports field or its courtyard.

  • Police Reports August 18-24, 2013

    Vandalism

    On August 24, police said that they are investigating multiple vandalism incidents that had occurred during the preceding two weeks in the area of Hawthorne Hill Road/Saw Mill Ridge Road.

    That property damage involved someone using spray paint to deface multiple vehicles and driveways.

    Also, police said that overnight on August 23-24, someone using black spray paint defaced two vehicles that were parked near the Hawthorne Hill Road turnaround circle.

  • A Missing Man And A Mystery

    As a police search for a missing local man moved through its fifth week, the man’s wife said his disappearance presents a situation that is “very scary, tricky, bad, mysterious.”

    Lori Hoagland of Glen Road in Sandy Hook said this week that she and others are “perplexed” by her husband Robert “Hoagy” Hoagland’s disappearance. Mr Hoagland, 50, was last seen on Sunday, July 28, at his home.

  • Police Agencies To Share $2.5 Million In Grants For Sandy Hook Incident; Newtown PD Receiving $600,000

    The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Wednesday, August 28, that the Town of Newtown will receive more than $600,000 of an overall $2.5 million grant to be provided to law enforcement agencies in Connecticut to cover the costs for police coverage stemming from the 12/14 shooting incident at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

  • Library Focus Groups Conclude With More Criticisms And Concerns

    The C.H. Booth Library’s new director completed this past week a series of three public forums billed as “Vision Quest” and designed to help the library chart a course for the future. His audience at the two final sessions on Saturday morning and Tuesday evening, however, focused more directly on the director himself and their concerns over recent and imminent changes at the library since his arrival on July 1.

  • 5K And Kids Run August 31, Road Closures & Detours Planned

    The 8th Annual Newtown Road Race 5K and Kids Fun Run, presented by Nike, will take place at Dickinson Park at 9 am on Saturday, August 31. 

    Benefiting Newtown Youth & Family Services (NYFS), this race annually draws 500 to 600 runners plus another 200 children in the fun run. Race organizers are expecting a larger than usual turnout this year.

    The gently rolling course, certified by USATF, begins and ends at Dickinson Park and incorporates both paved and dirt roads. It is ideal for runners and walkers.

  • Police List Road Closures, Parking Bans For Labor Day Parade

    The 52nd Newtown Labor Day Parade is scheduled to start at 10 am on Monday, September 2, returning to its morning start time following the two preceding parades which were held in the afternoon.

    The parade will start at the head of Main Street and then proceed southward on Main Street to eastbound Glover Avenue, and then to northbound Queen Street.

  • Senator Murphy Makes A Lunchtime Visit To Sandy Hook Center

    Senator Chris Murphy, right, crosses Washington Avenue with First Selectman Pat Llodra and Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity Vice President Joe Hemingway, center, during a special visit by the senator on August 26. Ahead of them is Mr Murphy’s assistant Brett Maddux.