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  • Fire Reports, September 12 - 19, 2013

    The dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at 3 Main Street report the following fire calls and the responders:

     

    Thursday, September 12: 7:24 pm, burning odor indoors, 33 Eden Hill Road, Dodgingtown responded; 7:55 pm, alarm, 119 Alberts Hill Road, Sandy Hook responded; 8:36 pm, wires down, near 25 Alberts Hill Road, Sandy Hook responded; 11:53 pm, vehicle fire, I-84, Hook & Ladder responded.

  • Town, Public School District Schedule Pre-Referendum Informational Meetings

    The Town of Newtown and the Newtown Public School District have partnered to offer a series of informational meetings for the public to answer questions about the referendum scheduled for Saturday, October 5. The referendum is to authorize the town government to spend money which has been granted by the State of Connecticut. The referendum question reads:

  • Ceremony Welcomes Saint Michael, Honors Baro

    Officer Handler Felicia Figol stands with Saint Michael, Newtown Police Department’s new K-9, and swears to uphold duty. Swearing them in is Town Clerk Debbie Aurelia Halstead; to the right is Police Chief Michael Kehoe.

  • BOE Votes To Move Forward With SHS Asset Reclamation Efforts

    With the October 5 referendum on the town accepting state financial assistance to demolish the Sandy Hook School building and to design and build a new facility, the Board of Education took up a few related topics during its meeting on September 17.

    “As we discussed at a couple of other meetings,” Business Director Ronald Bienkowski told the school board Tuesday evening, “we are interested in retrieving useful items from Sandy Hook School before it is demolished.”

  • CT Lost 6,000 Jobs In August; July Gains Smaller Than Reported

    The state Labor Department threw some cold water Thursday on Connecticut’s optimistic job outlook.

    The department not only reported a 6,000-job decline in August, but scaled back the 11,500-job gain it announced in July by more than 16 percent.

    Despite the job losses, Connecticut’s unemployment rate remained unchanged in August at 8.1 percent. That’s because the number of people actively seeking employment also fell last month.

  • Selection Of Two Large-Scale Clean Energy Projects Advances State’s Commitment To Renewable Energy

    HARTFORD — Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced today that Connecticut is taking another step forward toward achieving a cheaper, cleaner, and more reliable energy future for residents and businesses with the selection of two projects that will generate large amounts of electricity from clean energy sources, helping to achieve renewable energy goals at lower costs to ratepayers.

  • Police News, September 6 - 15, 2013

    Berkshire DUI

    Police said they responded to a report of an auto having driven off the roadway near 51 Berkshire Road at about 11:46 pm on September 12.

    Police said their investigation determined that motorist Oskar Dean, 22, of 14 Osborn Hill Road, who was driving a 2001 Ford Taurus station wagon eastward, lost control of the auto, resulting in it traveling off the westbound road shoulder.

  • At One Year Mark Animal Control Panel Reviews Ongoing Concerns

    Two members of a panel charged with overseeing the town’s new animal control facility spent most of their presentation to the Board of Selectmen on September 16 detailing design and construction issues that are affecting the facility’s operation nearly a year after it officially opened.

    Adria Henderson and Robin Olson, who lead the seven member Animal Control Advisory Board, appeared to present their annual report which is required as part of the board’s charge.

  • Head-On Crash Closes Berkshire Road For Three-Plus Hours

    A head-on collision involving a tractor-trailer truck and a compact station wagon early on the morning of Thursday, September 19, closed down a section of Berkshire Road (Route 34) near the Newtown-Monroe border for more than three hours.

  • A Long Walk Toward Peace

    He joked that he has been walking since he was a year old, but Stamford resident Al Forte’s most recent journey began August 31, at Old North Church in Boston, and will end at Ground Zero in New York City near the end of September.