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  • SUV Crash Closes Route 34, Causes Electrical Outages

    Roadblocks to through-traffic initially were set up at the intersection of Berkshire Road and Toddy Hill Road (above), the intersection of Berkshire Road and Sherman Street, and the intersection of Pole Bridge Road and Jeremiah Road. 

  • Student Arrested On Three Charges After Knife Incident

    Police report that an incident that involved the threatening display of a knife occurred among a group students who were working summer jobs at Newtown High School.

    There were no injuries, police said.

    The unidentified youth who displayed the knife reportedly was a boy.

    Police said that at about 12:20 pm on Wednesday, July 24, they were dispatched to the school on a report that a person there had pulled a knife on another person.

  • Police Probing NHS Field Vandalism

    Police received a report at about 9:30 am on July 25 that someone had vandalized a rear athletic field at Newtown High School, so they went there to investigate.

    The probe indicated that someone had used some type of vehicle to rip up some turf and damage an irrigation system, police said. The damage is estimated at $1,000 in repair value.

    Police are investigating and ask anyone with knowledge of who vandalized the property to contact them at the police station at 3 Main Street, telephone 203-426-5841.

  • Sandy Hook Man Sentenced In Massachusetts DUI Fatality

    PITTSFIELD, Mass. — On Thursday, August 1, a Sandy Hook man was sentenced by a Berkshire Superior Court judge to serve 15 to 18 years in state prison, after the man pleaded guilty to nine charges stemming from a February 2012 multi-vehicle drunken driving accident in which a 24-year-old Sheffield, Mass., woman was killed.

  • 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.

  • Governor To Be Briefed On 12/14 Probe Status

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy is expected to get an update sometime next week from officials involved in the ongoing state police probe into the 12/14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, at which time he may learn when the report will be released publicly.

    The governor would receive that update from the state’s attorney office, which is overseeing the state police investigation into the deaths of 20 first-graders and six educators at the school, according to Andrew Doba, a spokesman for the governor.

  • 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.