• Newtown Delegation Contests Poor Showing On 2014 ‘Environmental Scorecard’

    See the related article for more details on the CTLCV Scorecard criteria, and how Newtown's delegation stacked up on all the votes used in determining the lawmakers' scores.



  • League Of Conservation Voters Details Criteria For Legislators 2014 Scorecards

    The Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV) recently released its 2014 Environmental Scorecard, the latest in a 15-year series of documents which rate Connecticut’s state legislators by the votes they have cast on key environmental bills.  Lori Brown, CTLCV Exec. Director, said  the Scorecards tally votes on major issues and show a numerical score for each legislator. 

  • Panel Continues With Groundwork To Improve Town Charter

    During its second meeting in as many weeks, the Newtown Charter Revision Commission met October 7 at the Senior Center to continue laying out plans to enhance the effectiveness, integrity, and user-friendliness of the community’s constitutional document.

  • Strong Storm Brings Electric Outages, Road Closures

    An intense storm that passed through the state early on the morning of Wednesday, October 8, resulted in more than ten calls to local volunteer fire companies for utility lines and trees having fallen due to high winds, translating into more than 150 local electric outages at the height of the power failures.

  • Kehoe To Keynote ‘Active Shooter’ Symposium

    BRONX, N.Y. — Monroe College, a national leader in urban and international education, announced that its School of Criminal Justice will host a symposium titled, “Keeping Safe and Alert: Responding to Active Shooter Incidents,” which will be held at the college’s Bronx campus on October 16.

    Leading the discussion will be several distinguished public figures who have the experience and expertise to provide valuable knowledge and insights on the issue at hand, including Newtown Police Chief Michael Kehoe.

  • Serious Nighttime Accident Results In Multiple Charges

    Police said they have arrested a Danbury woman on multiple charges in connection with a serious  nighttime motor vehicle accident on Berkshire Road (Route 34) near the Monroe town line in June, in which that woman and two passengers in her vehicle were injured when it tumbled down a ravine along the roadway.

  • State Flags To Be Lowered For Hartford Firefighter

    HARTFORD — Governor Dannel P. Malloy is directing State of Connecticut flags to half-staff in honor of the Hartford firefighter who died Tuesday night while fighting a house fire in the city.

  • Elections Officials Review New Polling Place, Registration, Complaint Process

    Newtown’s registrars of voters, the head of the State Elections Enforcement Commission (SEEC), and the secretary of the state have all released information pertinent to the upcoming November 4 elections.

  • Final Playground In Honor Of 12/14 Victims Opens

    WATERTOWN (AP) — The 26th and final playground built in memory of the Newtown school shooting victims has opened in Connecticut.

    Volunteers and relatives of Dawn Hochsprung gathered in Watertown on Sunday to dedicate the playground in her honor. Hochsprung was the principal of Sandy Hook Elementary School, where she, 20 first graders and five other educators were shot to death in December 2012.

  • Motorcyclists Ride To Raise Money For Firehouse Project

    About 120 motorcyclists, some with passengers onboard, took a ride through the countryside on a sunny Sunday, September 28, both enjoying the early fall weather and raising money for the Newtown Hook & Ladder Volunteer Fire Company’s firehouse construction project.

    It was the fifth time that riders had participated in the annual Fire House Motorcycle Ride.