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  • New Home For A Local Fire Engine

    Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company saw its former Engine 443 in its new home in Guatemala recently. The company had donated the engine after it suffered structural damage in Superstorm Sandy last October.

  • Memorial Commission Members Sought

    The Newtown Board of Selectmen is soliciting nominations for seven residents to serve on a Permanent Memorial Commission. The commission will provide the Board of Selectmen with recommendations on the nature, location, and financial details and ramifications of memorials for their consideration and approval. 

  • Finance Board, Council Cover School Security OT Costs

    The Board of Finance May 13 and the Legislative Council two days later, decided to delay using a budgeted fund balance allocation to offset some projected police overtime costs for school security. At the same time, the finance board and council approved additional transfers to more than cover overtime expenses accrued since April 1.

  • Lawmakers Call For Federal Funding For New Sandy Hook School

    US Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal and Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty  announced in a conference call Thursday, May 16, that next week they will introduce a bill into the Senate and House of Representatives to amend the School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV) fund, allowing it to provide funding to assist in reconstruction of school buildings.

  • Garner Inmate Arrested After Serious Prison Assault

    State police report they responded to a serious assault in which one inmate attacked another inmate within Garner Correctional Institution, the state’s high-security prison at 50 Nunnawauk Road.

    State police said this week that on the afternoon of May 8, they received a call from Garner reporting an assault that had occurred about 1:33 pm.

    State police said their investigation found that the altercation occurred between inmates Travis Hampton, 34, and Jeffrey Allman, 24.

  • Police Reports May 6 - 13, 2013

    Road Rage

    Police report they received a complaint about 10:45 am on May 12 from a woman concerning a “road rage” incident that had occurred on Queen Street near Lovells Lane.

    Police said they investigated and then arrested William A. Brusca, Jr, 46, of 27 Forest Drive on charges of second-degree breach of peace and risk of injury to a child.

  • Fire Reports May 9 - 16, 2013

    The dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications report the following fire calls and the responders:

     

    Thursday, May 9: 10:35 am, alarm, 34 Taunton Hill Road, Hawleyville and Dodgingtown responded; 7:40 pm, motor vehicle accident, I-84, Sandy Hook responded.

  • Public Building Chair Ready For Sandy Hook School Project

    Now that the Sandy Hook School Building Task Force has made its recommendation to construct a new facility on the site of the existing school, Public Building and Site Commission Chairman Robert Mitchell believes he can put himself in the place of many of the task force members as they struggled toward their goal.

    “A part of me wished they could put off the decision another year,” he told The Bee this week, just days after the task force completed its nearly eight-week process. “But we really can’t wait.”

  • Town Budget Passes, School Proposal Fails By 52 Votes

    The Legislative Council will be returning to deliberate once again, although this time their task will be singularly focused after the school district budget proposal failed by just 52 votes at referendum May 14.

    The town side request passed by 246.

  • At Last Check, Voter Turnout Beginning To Mirror First Budget Referendum

    Local registrars say voting for the second round town and school budgets closely mirrored the number of voters who turned out for the first failed referendum two weeks ago today.