Home

News

  • Sandy Hook Foundation Against Using Victims Fund To Cover Audit Costs

    Under pressure to produce a transparent review of its decision-making and distribution processes, the Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation's leader said Wednesday that there is no money built-in to the fund for extraneous functions like an audit.

  • Police Reports July 18 - 28, 2013

    DUI Incident

    Police report that while on patrol along Wasserman Way at the Exit 11 interchange of Interstate 84 at about 8 pm on July 28, they stopped motorist Patricia Esposito, 53, of North Haven for a violation and then investigated.

    Police said they charged Esposito with driving under the influence and with failure to obey a traffic control signal.

    Following processing, Esposito was released on $100 bail for an August 13 court appearance, according to police.

  • Fire Reports July 26 - 31, 2013

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

     

    Friday, July 26: 6:51 am, wires down, near 120 Currituck Road, Hawleyville responded; 3:02 pm, alarm, 10 Daniels Hill Road, Hook & Ladder and Hawleyville responded.

  • The Governor Takes A Tour Of Sandy Hook Center

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s arrived in Sandy Hook Wednesday morning for a walking tour of the business district in the village center. First Selectman Pat Llodra was waiting to guide him along the new sidewalks there and the two barely had time to greet each other before they were surrounded by news crews, cameras, and microphones. The questions began.

  • First Selectman Outlines Plans For Armed School Security, Future Options

    In her latest blog entry at onenewtown.org, the town's clearinghouse website for healing and recovery information, First Selectman Pat Llodra recently outlined how security for the public schools located in Newtown will be provided this fall. 

    The details do not include Sandy Hook School, which she noted, has "separate and distinct plans" for security. The first selectman said plans for armed security at the town's schools are still on track. 

  • Police Seek Missing Man

    Newtown police are attempting to find a missing man, Robert Hoagland, 50, of Sandy Hook, who was last seen inside the convenience store at the Mobil gas station at 62 Church Hill Road at about 5:30 am on Sunday, July 28.

    Hoagland is white, six feet tall, and weighs 175 pounds. He is bald and has blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and khaki shorts.

  • A Nostalgic Crowd Gathers To Celebrate The Great Newtown Reunion

    Nearly 1,000 people gathered at Fairfield Hills on Saturday, July 27 to reconnect and to celebrate Newtown at The Great Newtown Reunion.

  • Maine Museums To Raise Funds For EverWonder Museum Effort

    AUGUSTA, ME. (AP) —  Six museums in Maine are raising funds for The EverWonder Children’s Museum.

    The museums will be offering free admission and accepting donations Thursday, August 1, to support construction of the EverWonder Children’s Museum. Plans to build the museum predate 12/14, but the effort has gained momentum since the shooting.

    Maine’s museum community says it is banding together in support of that effort.

  • Serious Accident Closes Berkshire Road

    Shortly after noon Monday, police and emergency crews responded to Berkshire Road in the area of the Misty Vale Deli for a motor vehicle crash. Upon arrival responders and police found a single vehicle had hit and snapped a utility pole, which caused subsequent power loss and fluctuations to homes in the area.
  • Jury Selection Starts In Heath Murder Case

    DANBURY — Jury selection started last week in Danbury Superior Court in the trial of John S. Heath, 69, of Bridgewater, whom the state has charged with murder, alleging that he killed his wife Elizabeth, 32, in 1984 and then hid her body beneath the floor of a barn on a property at 89 Poverty Hollow Road in Newtown, where the couple had lived.

    Ms Heath’s remains were discovered in April 2010 when the property’s current owners were renovating that barn and found her skeleton.