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  • Garner Inmate Arrested After Serious Prison Assault

    State police report they responded to a serious assault in which one inmate attacked another inmate within Garner Correctional Institution, the state’s high-security prison at 50 Nunnawauk Road.

    State police said this week that on the afternoon of May 8, they received a call from Garner reporting an assault that had occurred about 1:33 pm.

    State police said their investigation found that the altercation occurred between inmates Travis Hampton, 34, and Jeffrey Allman, 24.

  • Police Reports May 6 - 13, 2013

    Road Rage

    Police report they received a complaint about 10:45 am on May 12 from a woman concerning a “road rage” incident that had occurred on Queen Street near Lovells Lane.

    Police said they investigated and then arrested William A. Brusca, Jr, 46, of 27 Forest Drive on charges of second-degree breach of peace and risk of injury to a child.

  • Public Building Chair Ready For Sandy Hook School Project

    Now that the Sandy Hook School Building Task Force has made its recommendation to construct a new facility on the site of the existing school, Public Building and Site Commission Chairman Robert Mitchell believes he can put himself in the place of many of the task force members as they struggled toward their goal.

    “A part of me wished they could put off the decision another year,” he told The Bee this week, just days after the task force completed its nearly eight-week process. “But we really can’t wait.”

  • Town Budget Passes, School Proposal Fails By 52 Votes

    The Legislative Council will be returning to deliberate once again, although this time their task will be singularly focused after the school district budget proposal failed by just 52 votes at referendum May 14.

    The town side request passed by 246.

  • Bronx Woman Charged With Fraud, Pleads Not Guilty In Post-12/14 Scam

    New York City prosecutors say a woman has been charged with fraud for posing as the aunt of a Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim and soliciting donations.

    The Associated Press reported that Nouel Alba was indicted May 14 on identity theft and fraud charges in the Bronx. Prosecutors say she pretended to be the aunt of 6-year-old victim Noah Ponzer.

  • At Last Check, Voter Turnout Beginning To Mirror First Budget Referendum

    Local registrars say voting for the second round town and school budgets closely mirrored the number of voters who turned out for the first failed referendum two weeks ago today.

  • Budget Turnout Up Slightly In Morning Voting

    Polling for the second round budget referendum is today at Newtown Middle School. Qualified residents are invited to cast ballots on separate town and school requests until 8 pm this evening.

  • Newtown’s Turn To Host: Next HRRA Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day Is Saturday

    Housatonic Resources Recovery Authority (HRRA) will conduct a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on Saturday, May 18, for residents of Newtown, Bethel, Danbury, New Fairfield, Redding, and Ridgefield.

    Residents of these towns can drop off items that are not accepted at landfills and transfer stations between 9 am and 2 pm at Newtown Public Works Garage, 4 Turkey Hill Road.

  • Gov Malloy Directs Flags To Half-Staff In Recognition Of Peace Officers Memorial Day

    HARTFORD — Governor Dannel P. Malloy has directed the US and Connecticut flags to half-staff on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, in recognition of Peace Officers Memorial Day.

  • Boston Mayor Thanks Newtown For Banner Of Support

    A small banner packed with messages of hope and support signed by Newtown employees, first responders and even some of the families who lost loved ones on 12/14 elicited a heartfelt response from Boston Mayor Thomas Menino.

    The banner, which was sent to Boston shortly after the marathon bombing on April 15, offered a symbol of solidarity between two New England locations rocked by violence in the past months