• Foundation, Schools Partner On Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

    As teachers headed back to school in Newtown this year they are better equipped to respond to specific students in need after participating in the first phase of Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) training sponsored by The Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation, Inc.

    Youth Mental Health First Aid is an internationally recognized, evidenced-based program that has been shown to save lives, expand knowledge of mental health and treatments, increase services provided, and reduce stigma associated with mental health challenges.

  • Labor Day Parade Line Of March

    Here is the lineup for Monday’s 53rd Newtown Labor Day Parade, as provided by the Newtown Labor Day Parade Committee. The theme of this year’s parade is “Write On, Newtown!”

    Step-off is at 10 am from the corner of Currituck Road and Main Street, and marchers will follow Main Street to its end, then turn left onto Glover Avenue, and then turn left onto and follow to the end of Queen Street. Participants are asked to be at their lineup position by 9:15.

  • Police List Road Closures, Parking Bans For Parade

    The 53rd Newtown Labor Day Parade will start at 10 am on Monday, September 1.

    The parade forms on Main Street, near its intersection with Currituck Road. The parade proceeds southward on Main Street, turns left onto eastbound Glover Avenue, and then turns left onto northbound Queen Street, where it ends.

    Staging the parade will require that all roads leading to the center of town be closed to traffic from approximately 9:40 am to approximately 1:15 pm, police said.

  • Ebola Outbreak Affecting Newtown Connections In Liberia

    Progress on building a school in Liberia that was funded by an anonymous couple on the West Coast and Reed Intermediate School’s Pushcart Warriors has been halted, due to the spread of Ebola.

  • Local Man Arrested For Copper Thefts

    Police have arrested a local man on 45 criminal charges stemming from a recent string of 15 burglaries in which he and at least one other person allegedly stole copper piping from unoccupied buildings for the metal’s scrap value.

  • Police Reports | August 19-25, 2014

    Lexus vs Cadillac

    State police report a two-vehicle accident on eastbound Interstate 84, almost one mile west of Exit 9, at about 4:20 pm on August 19.

    The accident involved motorist Mourad Fahmi, 58, of East Lyme, who was driving 2007 Lexus RX-350 SUV, and motorist Jonathan Levitan, 43, of Woodbury, who

    was driving a 2008 Cadillac STS sedan, state police said.

    There were no injuries. Fahmi received a written warning for making an unsafe lane change, state police said.

    South Main Crash

  • Fire Reports | August 21-28, 2014

    The radio dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at Town Hall South, 3 Main Street, report the following fire calls and the responders:

    Thursday, August 21: 10:34 am, mutual aid call to Brookfield, Hawleyville, and Hook & Ladder responded; 10:56 am, alarm, 99 South Main Street, Hook & Ladder and Botsford responded; 3:57 pm, alarm, 32 Rosemere Drive, Sandy Hook and Hook & Ladder responded; 5:26 pm, motor vehicle accident, I-84, Sandy Hook responded.

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

    Newtown Police Department has announced temporary road closures, detours and No Parking zones that will be in effect on Monday, September 1, before, during and immediately following the 53rd Annual Newtown Labor Day Parade.

  • State DOC Commissioner Takes NYC Corrections Post

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy said August 26 he has accepted the resignation state Department of Correction (DOC) Commissioner James E. Dzurenda, 48, effective August 29.

    After more than 27 years of state service, Mr Dzurenda accepted an offer from New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to assume the post of first deputy commissioner for that city’s DOC.

    In his new position, under NYC DOC Commissioner Joseph Ponte, Mr Dzurenda will oversee the jails in each of the city’s five boroughs, plus Rikers Island.