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  • NWS: Strong Thunderstorm Approaching

    UPDATE (4:10 pm): The Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Fairfield and New Haven counties has been cancelled by the National Weather Service.

    “The storm which prompted the warning has weakened below severe limits ... and no longer poses an immediate threat to life or property,” the weather service announced at 4:05 pm Thursday. “Therefore the warning has been cancelled.

    “However heavy rain is still possible with this thunderstorm,” the statement continued.

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  • Two Police Officers Honored For DUI Enforcement

    Two Newtown police officers have been honored by the Connecticut chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving for their DUI enforcement work.

  • Prevention Council Holds Final Meeting Before Summer Break

    The Newtown Prevention Council closed out its final meeting of the season, on May 21, with a presentation by resident Catherine Larson, owner of Tech Training CT.

    Also during the meeting, Newtown Prevention Council Grant Coordinator Kim Killoy briefly discussed the council’s plans to use up its Drug-Free Communities Support Program grant through the federal Department of Health and Human Services funding, which she said the council has available until the end of September.

  • Walter Dolan Named New VFW Post 308 Commander

    On Wednesday, May 20, the Newtown VFW Post 308 inducted new officers for the 2015-16 term. Walter Dolan became the new post commander. Mr Dolan served in the US Army in the Military Police Corps, and was overseas during Desert Storm. At the Newtown VFW, he served as post junior vice commander and adjutant.

  • VFW Memorial Day Ceremony Honored Veterans

    A sampling of Newtown’s population gathered on the grounds of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 308, Freedom Defenders Way, Monday morning, May 25, to honor the memories of service men and women who have died, as well as to recognize the service of current troops.

    In the crowd were a number of veterans from earlier wars: Vietnam, Korea, and World War II, as well as from Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Lower Flags Monday Morning; Holiday Closings Posted

    In observance of Memorial Day, all United States and state flags should be lowered on Memorial Day Monday, May 25. In accordance with US Flag code, flags should be lowered from sunrise until noon on the day that Americans honor those who have served and those who continue to serve in the Armed Forces.

    Newtown VFW post will have its annual Memorial Day Commemoration Ceremony on Monday, beginning at 11 am. The public is invited to join post members for the brief ceremony, which will take place at the post, 18 Tinkerfield Road.

  • Ferris Acres Creamery Seeking Solutions To Traffic Congestion

    Ferris Acres Creamery, a family-operated ice cream stand that opened for business at 144 Sugar Street (State Route 302) in 2004, has become a popular destination for both residents and out-of-towners, seeking to enjoy the pleasures of ice cream amid the bucolic setting of a working dairy farm.

    Over the years, the creamery’s reputation has grown, attracting increasingly large numbers of people to the site.

  • Remembering All Veterans

    Setting out flags in honor of veterans Friday were Newtown Woman’s Club GFWC members and volunteers, from left, Jan Happel, Betty Warner, Marion Thompson, Dave Thompson (with his back turned), and on the far right are Millie Anderson and Pat Bailey. Hidden from view is Coke Cramer. The women set the flags out at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument/The War Memorial at the intersection of Hannover Road and Main Street.

  • With Minor Modifications, Newtown’s Dancing Traffic Agent Cleared To Dance Again

    NOTE: This is an extended version of a story published on May 19, with comments from Kathy Ballwig Holick.


  • Eminent Domain Action Secures Utility Right-Of-Way For SHES

    After failing to reach an acceptable settlement with the owner of a private residential road adjacent to Sandy Hook Elementary School, the town has sought and received court authorization to take an underground right of way to stretch new gas utility pipes to the school site by eminent domain.