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  • Fire Reports, June 25-July 1, 2015

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

    Thursday, June 25: 3:57 pm, alarm, 11 Edmond Road, Hook & Ladder, Sandy Hook, and Hawleyville responded; 6 pm, public service, 42 Church Hill Road, Hook & Ladder responded; 6:07 pm, public service, 42 Church Hill Road, Hook & Ladder responded; 11:33 pm, medical assist, Paugussett Road, Sandy Hook responded.

  • Special Town Meeting Monday

    Electors and citizens qualified to vote at town meetings of the Town of Newtown are being called to participate in a Special Town Meeting on Monday, July 6, at 7:15 pm, at the Newtown Municipal Center, 3 Primrose Street.

  • Holiday Closings

    All town offices will be closed on Friday, July 3, in honor of Independence Day. While July 4 falls on Saturday, all federal, state, and local government buildings will be closed for business on July 3.

    Newtown Senior Center and C.H. Booth Library also will be closed on Friday, July 3.

    The library will remain closed on Saturday, July 4, and will reopen on Monday, July 6 (the library is regularly closed on Sundays during the summer).

  • Police Reports, June 21-29, 2015

    Juvenile DUI

    Police report that at about 11:29 pm on June 25, a youth under the age of 18 was driving an unspecified vehicle on Paugussett Road, near its intersection with Skytop Drive, when that vehicle went off the side of the road.

    The youth was not injured, police said. After investigating, police arrested the youth on charges of driving under the influence by a person under age 21 and failure to drive to the right.

  • Psychiatric Hospital Eying Locations Other Than Fairfield Hills, Still Interested In Newtown

    The 100-bed psychiatric hospital bid for development at Fairfield Hills has refocused to sites elsewhere in town.

  • Governor Declares June 28-July 5 Social And Emotional Learning Awareness Week

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy has issued a proclamation declaring the week of July 28-July 5, 2015 Social and Emotional Learning Awareness Week.

    The timing of the proclamation was done to coincide with what would have been the ninth birthday of Jesse Lewis on June 30. Jesse was one of the children killed on 12/14.

    “This is a JesseLewisChooseLove.org initiative, and we are working towards teaching children to choose love,” said Jesse’s mother, Scarlett Lewis.

  • Police: Half Of Local Domestic Abuse Responses Involve ‘High Danger’ Threat

    As more of Connecticut’s law enforcement agencies are joining Newtown’s Police Department using a nationally recognized risk assessment tool when responding to domestic violence calls, local officers employing their recently implemented “Lethality Assessment” interview are finding that half the local victims and their families are reporting “high danger” threats.

  • Carnival Cancelled

    Due to the rain, tonight's final outing of the St Rose Parish Carnival has been cancelled.

  • Communities Touched By Tragedy United Through Survivor Tree

    One sapling pear tree stands amid a patch of tall grass in Fairfield Hills. Others are in an open swath where a new walkway cuts through the field. Another young tree sits within view of a picnic table alongside the Victory Garden. On each tree is a small tag — a clue to its story.

  • Charter Hearing Will Consider Town Meeting’s Demise

    Charter Revision Commission Chairman Jeff Capeci will consider it a success if a planned public hearing on the current revision — which includes a proposal to eliminate town meetings — will draw more public response than those poorly attended gatherings where millions of dollars is typically authorized by a handful of residents.

    While not officially slated yet, Mr Capeci said he expects that hearing will occur ahead of a regular Legislative Council meeting on July 15.