• Bolinsky, McKinney Join Governor Praising New DUI Law

    Newtown Rep. Mitch Bolinsky stands behind Governor Dannel Malloy, and beside Rep. Tony Hwang and Senator John McKinney during a bill signing event at the Fairfield Police Department August 11. Officials were introducing the statute, which affects a number of changes to deter driving under the influence (DUI) and strengthens the state’s ignition interlock requirements by authorizing the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to administratively require the devices be installed on cars of first-time DUI offenders. 

  • Hosts And Guests Discover New Cultures And New Friends

    Twenty-five Chinese students between the ages of 12 and 17 arrived in Newtown, Friday, July 25, for a three-week stay with host families in the area. The students are with Educational Homestay Programs, a division of Education First (EF).

  • Officials Call In CERT, Eagle One To Search For Missing Man

    The Newtown Police Department has released the name of a missing individual they have been actively searching for since earlier Monday. And officials are seeking the community's help finding the missing 71-year-old who was seen in the area of Hattertown and Eden Hill Roads Monday, August 11. 

    Police say Martin Lee Allen, 71, was last seen at his residence at about that time, and may still be in the area on foot. Mr Allen is Caucasian, 5’-9” tall, and about 118 lbs, with brown and grey hair, police said.

  • Local Conservationists Work To Preserve Habitats

    Bird habitat is dwindling, according to the Connecticut Audubon Society, and locally, town and private officials are aware of the need for its protection.

  • Retail/Office/Residential Project Eyed For Fairfield Hills

    A local development firm wants to construct an approximately 30,000-square-foot mixed-use building at the current site of Woodbury Hall at Fairfield Hills, which would include a combination of retail uses, office space, and rental apartments.

    The concept for such a project surfaced in an August 3 e-mail submitted to an electronic mailing list by Advantage Commercial Realty, which was promoting the concept for developer Claris Construction Inc of Newtown.

  • Police Commission Opposes Regional Dispatching Plan

    Following discussion at an August 5 Police Commission session, commission members told a two-member town study panel that they do not want the town’s radio dispatching for emergency 911, police, fire, and ambulance calls to change its location from the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at 3 Main Street to either a Prospect dispatching center, which is 25 miles away, or to a Torrington dispatching center, which is 39 miles away.

  • Ambulance Garage Completion Just Weeks Away

    A new flagpole is up, the driveway is in, new pavers are on order, and both interior and exterior work at Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Association’s new garage are nearly complete.

    Clerk of the Works Brian Feeney said the construction schedule runs through September 5. “That is the last day, in theory,” he said. With the way work is going now, he said, “I think we’ll make it.”

  • Police Reports July 28 - August 3, 2014

    Multiple Charges

    Police report that while on patrol about 6 pm on July 28, they spotted motorist Louis Deluca, 32, of 9 Frontage Road traveling 50 miles per hour in 25-mph zone near the intersection of Tunnel Road and Barnanbas Road, so they stopped him to investigate.

    Police said they charged Deluca with possession of narcotics (heroin), traveling unreasonably fast, driving with a suspended license, driving with a suspended vehicle registration, and failure to have automotive insurance.

  • Fire Reports | July 31-August 7, 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, July 31: 7:09 am, alarm, 139 Toddy Hill Road, Botsford, Sandy Hook, and Hook & Ladder responded.

    Friday, August 1: 1:42 pm, wires down, near intersection of Echo Valley Road and Old Farm Hill Road, Hook & Ladder responded.

  • Governor Orders Flags Lowered

    HARTFORD – Governor Dannel P. Malloy this afternoon directed US and state flags to be lowered to half-staff in honor of a Connecticut National Guard member who died in a motor vehicle accident earlier today while on a routine transport of training material.

    The Governor and Lt Governor Nancy Wyman issued the following joint statement: