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  • Residents Raise Concerns About Hazardous Traffic

    In their role as the town/borough traffic authority, Police Commission members hear from many residents about traffic safety problems on local roads.

    At a September 3 session, commission members heard about problems on several town center roads, as well as problems on the outlying Brushy Hill Road.

    Resident Richard English of 3 Curry Drive told commission members about problems in that area. Curry Drive is a dead-end street that extends from Currituck Road.

  • 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.

  • Police Commission Complimented For Queen Street Safety Effort

    Robert Geckle of 35 Queen Street attended the September 3 Police Commission meeting to thank the agency for addressing traffic speed concerns on the road which links Church Hill Road to Mile Hill Road. Since late last year, the town has installed five permanent speed tables on the southern section of Queen Street to hold down traffic speeds. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Governor Orders Flags To Half-Staff In Honor Of Staff Sgt Todd Lobraico

    HARTFORD — Governor Dannel P. Malloy is ordering Connecticut and US flags to fly at half-staff in honor of Staff Sgt. Todd Lobraico, a New Fairfield resident who was killed in action yesterday in Afghanistan.