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  • Fire Reports, May 7-13, 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, May 7: No calls listed.

  • Flags To Be Lowered For Peace Officers Memorial Day

    HARTFORD — Governor Dannel P. Malloy on May 14 announced that he is directing US.and state flags in Connecticut to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Friday, May 15, 2015, in recognition of Peace Officers Memorial Day.

    The national observance pays tribute to local, state, and federal law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. It is recognized annually during National Police Week, which this year runs May 10-16.

  • DOT Describes Exit 11 Interchange Improvements Plan

    About 30 residents attended a May 7 informational session sponsored by the state Department of Transportation (DOT) for discussion on DOT’s plans to make a variety of improvements to the Exit 11 interchange of Interstate 84 and surrounding roadways. The changes are intended to alleviate traffic backups in the often-congested area and reduce motor vehicle accidents.

    Residents posed a variety of questions to DOT planners on what effects the changes would have on the area.

  • Newtown Friends of Music Slate Annual Meeting

    The annual meeting of the Newtown Friends of Music, Inc., will be held on Tuesday, May 19, at 7:30 pm, in the Board Room of Cyrenius H Booth Library, 25 Main Street.

    Members of record as of May 1, 2015, are invited to attend and participate in such action as may be taken upon the reports which will be rendered by the Directors and Officers; election of directors for the coming year; and such other matters as may properly come before the meeting.

    The Nominating Committee proposes the following slate:

  • Hook & Ladder May Face $1 Million Shortfall For New Headquarters

    Newtown Hook & Ladder President Rick Camejo and Building Committee representative Rob Manna reported to the Board of Finance May 11 that the all-volunteer company could be facing as much as a $1 million deficit against projected costs on a new headquarters being built on Church Hill Road.

  • Police Reports, May 2-12, 2015

    Fire Truck Accident

    A town-owned fire truck used by the Botsford Fire Rescue Company, Inc, and a passenger vehicle were involved in an accident midday on May 8 at the intersection of South Main Street, Botsford Hill Road, and Meadowbrook Road, police said. The fire truck was not on an emergency call, police said.

  • Police Conclude NHS Bomb Threat Was A Hoax

    Police said this week they investigated a bomb threat at Newtown High School on May 4 which they determined to lack credibility and to be a hoax.

    However, the student at the school who was found to have made that threat was arrested on two criminal charges and will be seeing a judge at Danbury Juvenile Court, according to police.

    Police said that at about noon on May 4, they arrested the student after a written bomb threat note had been found in one of the school’s student restrooms.

  • Former Police Sergeant And Dispatcher Indicted On Drug Trafficking Charges

    A federal grand jury has indicted a former Newtown police sergeant and a former emergency communications dispatcher on felony charges, which allege that they were part of an anabolic steroids drug trafficking ring with others.

    Indicted were former sergeant Steven Santucci, 38, of Waterbury and former dispatcher Jason Chickos, 46, of Bridgeport. Santucci resigned from the police department on May 1. Chickos resigned as civilian dispatcher on May 8.

  • Botsford Man Arrested After Restaurant Incident

    Police report they arrested a Botsford man on multiple charges following an incident near King’s Breakfast & Lunch Restaurant at 265 South Main Street at about 4 pm on May 10, in which the man allegedly brandished a firearm, threatening to kill the restaurant’s owner.

    Following the incident, police arrested Collins Verstegen, 51, of 271 South Main Street, charging him with first-degree threatening, second-degree reckless endangerment, first-degree criminal mischief, and second-degree breach of peace.

  • Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary Reaching Out Beyond Its Borders

    Since being deeded 34.4 acres of property nearby the Newtown Park and Bark dog park and The Brian J. Silverlieb Animal Control Center in September 2014, plans for The Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary (CVHAS) have continued to develop, said Jennifer Hubbard.

    The CVHAS is the focus of The Catherine Violet Hubbard Foundation, which was created in memory of Catherine Hubbard, one of 20 first graders killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School, December 14, 2012. Catherine was the daughter of Jennifer and Matthew Hubbard.