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  • Police Reports, March 25-April 6, 2015

    Six Felonies

    Police said they charged William Bruno, 45, of Newtown on a warrant at Danbury Superior Court on April 6, lodging four counts of violation of a protective order and two counts of criminal attempt to violate a protective order. All six charges are felonies

    Bruno was arraigned in court that day and pleaded not guilty to all six charges. The six crimes allegedly occurred in May 2014.

  • Fire Reports | April 2-8, 2015

    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, April 2: 11:17 am, wires down, near 13 Old Green Road, Sandy Hook responded.

    Friday, April 3: No calls listed.

  • Graduation, Moving Up Ceremony Dates Set

    The Board of Education voted to schedule the Newtown High School graduation ceremony and the Newtown Middle School Moving Up ceremony during its meeting on Tuesday, April 7.

    Both ceremonies will be held at Western Connecticut State University’s O’Neill Center in Danbury.

    The NHS graduation ceremony will be held  on Tuesday, June 16, at 4 pm.

    The NMS Moving Up Ceremony will be held on Monday, June 15, at 5:30 pm.

  • Absentee Budget Ballots Available Thursday, April 9

    Town Clerk Debbie Aurelia Halstead announced that absentee ballots will be available for the annual budget referendum during office hours Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm.

    The town clerk’s office, within Newtown Municipal Center, 3 Primrose Street, will also host special absentee voting hours on Saturday, April 25, from 9 am to noon.

  • Latest Survey Finds 12/14 PTSD Sufferers Still Reluctant, Not Aware Of Services

    The number of respondents may not be sufficient to render a new community wide survey on post 12/14 concerns and attitudes "statistically significant," but its author told The Newtown Bee its results clearly support anecdotal information being related to a number of crisis response and mental health providers serving Newtown since the tragedy.

  • Wallingford Man Arrested On Harassment Charges In Calls To Schools

    MONROE — Monroe police arrested a Wallingford man about 10:35 am on Tuesday, April 7, charging him with five counts of harassment and one count of disorderly conduct for allegedly placing five telephone calls to Sandy Hook Elementary School in Monroe and accusing the staff there of fabricating the December 14, 2012, school shooting incident in Sandy Hook.

  • NUSAR Gains Three New Certified Ice Divers

    Three members of Newtown Underwater Search and Rescue (NUSAR) became certified in ice diving on Easter weekend.

    On April 4, the NUSAR members stepped into the frigid, and in places ice-covered water at Eickler’s Cove Marina with instructor Kevin Brodley from Safety First Divers.

    The newly certified divers are, from left in the above photo, Lee Wassen, Mark Frazen, and Dr Mike Cassetta. 

  • Animal Center Announces Separation From Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary

    The Animal Center announced April 1 a separation from the Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary, a joint effort of The Catherine Violet Hubbard Foundation and the local animal rescue organization.

    Catherine Violet Hubbard, the daughter of Jennifer and Matthew Hubbard, was one of 20 children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School on 12/14.

  • River Walk Wetlands Hearing Set For April 22; Sewer Service Application To Be Reviewed April 9

    The Inland Wetlands Commission (IWC) has scheduled a public hearing for later this month on a developer’s application to construct a 74-unit housing complex on Washington Avenue in Sandy Hook Center.

    At a March 30 meeting, IWC members agreed to hold a hearing on the proposal known as The River Walk at Sandy Hook Village at 7:30 pm, on Wednesday, April 22, at Newtown Municipal Center, 3 Primrose Street.

  • WSA Rejects Sewers For Proposed Multifamily Complex

    Following the conclusion of an April 1 public hearing, Water & Sewer Authority (WSA) members unanimously rejected a Trumbull developer’s controversial request for sanitary sewer service for 79 Church Hill Road. That 35-acre site, near the Exit 10 interchange of Interstate 84, is where the developer has proposed the construction of a large multifamily complex, with an affordable housing component.