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  • Man Arrested For 1994 Gas Station Robbery

    Police this week arrested a current prison inmate on a warrant, charging him with robbery and larceny in connection with an incident that occurred 19 years ago at a gas station at 62 Church Hill Road.

    Police said they arrested Timothy Brelsford, 52, formerly of Bridgeport, on September 3 on a warrant charging him with second-degree robbery and fourth-degree larceny stemming from a Saturday, August 13, 1994, incident at what was then known as Trudeau’s Amoco.

  • 9/11 Ride Rumbles Through Newtown

    A gentle rumbling grew louder around noon on Sunday, September 8, and soon a pack of motorcyclists, led by state police bikes, rode beneath a flag raised over Route 25.

    Hook & Ladder and Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Fire Company members flew a flag between their ladder trucks over the roadway in front of Amaral Motors where it was visible to riders  — in a pack that took 30 minutes to pass —  as they turned from Sugar Street onto Main Street in Newtown.

  • Mother Of Sandy Hook Victim To Nation's Educators: 'Real Heroes ... Work In America's Schools"

    (AP) The mother of one of the 26 victims of 12/14 wished the country’s educators “courage, faith and love’’ Friday as they start a new school year.

    Nelba Marquez-Green’s 6-year-old daughter Ana Grace was one of the children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. Ms Marquez-Green and her husband, Jimmy Green, also have a son who was at the school at the time of the shooting and was uninjured.

  • NYC Street Named For Benjamin Wheeler

    NEW YORK CITY (AP) — A New York City street has been renamed in honor of Benjamin Wheeler, one of the children killed on 12/14.

    Family and friends gathered Saturday for a ceremony in Queens. A sign saying Benjamin Wheeler Place was added to the sign post at 41st Street and Queens Boulevard.

    Benjamin was one of 20 first grade student shot to death at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. Six educators were also killed that morning.

  • Parks Officials Review Multiple Projects With Selectmen

    Town Parks and Recreation Director Amy Mangold and Parks and Recreation Commission Chariman Ed Marks reviewed 13 projects, currently underway or recently completed, with the Board of Selectmen on September 3.

    Beginning with the Treadwell pool house, Ms Mangold told selectmen that the extensive renovation project was finished before pool opening. She said her staff was pleased with the work done by Pediment Construction Company. 

  • Water & Sewer Authority Accounting Modified

    Seeking to eliminate what he called the “cumbersome” way the town accounts for administrative work being done for the Water & Sewer Authority, Finance Director Robert Tait sought and received Board of Selectmen approval to change the way the finance office handles its salary-related reporting for budgetary purposes.

  • Court Orders Town To Turn Over Lanza's School Records

    HARTFORD (AP) — Newtown school officials must release records for the gunman who killed 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School, a Connecticut judge ordered Friday, September 6.

    Hartford Superior Court Judge Sheila Huddleston granted the request to release Adam Lanza’s records to the state’s child advocate office, whose Child Fatality Review Panel reviews unexpected child fatalities.

  • Newtown Police Pursue Rhode Island Tip In Search For Hoagland

    Newtown police said Friday, September 6, that they are pursuing a tip that Robert Hoagland, 50, of Sandy Hook, who has been missing from his Glen Road home since July 28, may have been seen within the past few days in Rhode Island.

    Newtown Police Detective Lieutenant Richard Robinson said Newtown police received a tip that Mr Hoagland, whose photo has been widely circulated, was seen in the “Rhode Island area.” Although small compared to other states, Rhode Island covers about 1,200 square miles.

  • Police Reports August 24 - September 2, 2013

    DUI Incident

    Police report they stopped motorist Boris Zilbershteyn, 52, of Brookfield near the intersection of South Main Street and Prospect Drive at about 9 pm on August 31 for driving violations.

    Police said they charged Zilbershteyn with driving under the influence, failure to drive to the right, and making a restricted turn.

    Zilbershteyn was released on bail for a September 13 court appearance, police said.

  • Fire Reports August 29 - September 4, 2013

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

     

    Thursday, August 29: 6:05 pm, motor vehicle accident, near 348 South Main Street, Botsford responded; 9:16 pm, investigation, near intersection of Evergreen Road and Walnut Tree Hill Road, Sandy Hook responded.

    Friday, August 30: 7:43 pm, alarm, 118 Waterview Drive, Sandy Hook responded.