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  • NVS Offering Free Sight-Saving Eye Exams To Eligible Service Dogs

    Newtown Veterinary Specialists (NVS) is participating in the 6th Annual ACVO®/Merial® National Service Dog Eye Exam Event by providing free sight-saving eye exams to qualified service dogs in May. To sign up, service animal owners and handlers must register online at www.ACVOeyeexam.org before April 30.

  • Polls Open At NMS

    Polling is open in Newtown Middle School’s gym, 11 Queen Street, from 6 am to 8 pm today, April 23, for qualified residents and property owners to cast ballots on the proposed townwide budget request.

    The referendum marks the first time budget voters can extend approval or denial to the town and school proposals separately. A charter revision splitting, or bifurcating, the budget ballot was approved in 2012 and is now in effect.

  • Still Time To Vote

    Today's referendum marks the first time in recent history that residents are being asked to cast separate ballots on the school district and municipal budget proposals.

  • Both Sides Of Split Budget Fail, Ballot Questions Made Voter Sentiment Clear

    With just under 4,500 of the town’s eligible voters casting ballots Tuesday, the first split town budget referendum failed on both sides. But most voters also took the time to express through ballot questions that the amounts tendered for next year’s spending plans were too high.

    On the town side of the ballot, 2,207 endorsed the request with 2,273 voting No – a difference of 66. And on the school district side, 1,994 voted for the budget but 2,476 rejected it.

  • Tree Removal Clears Way For New Plantings At Treadwell Park

    What happened to the trees at Treadwell Park? Nineteen of the existing locust trees have been removed, “much to the shock of many who visited [Monday, April 15],” said Parks Superintendent Carl Samuelson. After hearing concerns that the trees were “gone forever,” he said, “It is really the start of a better solution,” adding, “We are putting back more [trees] than we took down.”

  • Extended Hours At Registrar's Office Today

    The Newtown Registrar of Voters office will have special hours today for those who still need to register to vote in tomorrow’s referendum.

    Residents who do not own property assessed at more than $1,000 as posted on the October 2012 Grand List can still vote on Tuesday, April 23, by registering to vote today.

  • Gov Malloy Requesting Moment Of Silence This Afternoon In Honor Of Boston Tragedy

    HARTFORD — Governor Dannel P. Malloy, following a request by Massachusetts Governor Deval L. Patrick, has asked Connecticut residents to observe a moment of silence at 2:50 pm today in recognition of the victims of the bombing at the Boston Marathon last week.

  • Sandy Hook School Task Force Narrows Options

    Following a week in which they had time to review a thick binder of options for a Sandy Hook Elementary School site, the 28 members of the Sandy Hook School Task Force met for the third time, Friday evening, April 19. The binder was compiled by members of a technical team that had walked the Task Force through its contents one week earlier.

  • Police Charge Caregiver With First-Degree Larceny

    After learning that police held a warrant for her arrest, Wanda Nunez, 27, of Danbury went to the police station on April 15 and was charged with one count of first-degree larceny in connection with her allegedly having stolen approximately $100,000 worth of valuable items while she formerly worked as a hired caregiver for an elderly Sandy Hook woman, police said.

    First-degree larceny is a Class B felony.

  • Police Planning To Expand Law Enforcement Staff

    In anticipation of hiring additional police officers, the Newtown Police Department is gearing up its police hiring process, Police Chief Michael Kehoe said this week.

    Chief Kehoe said that the police department would be aided by the Connecticut Police Chiefs Association (CPCA) in the police officer hiring process.