- Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 1:57 pm
Based on engineering data submitted to the Water & Sewer Authority (WSA) on a high-density multifamily housing complex proposed for a 35-acre site at 79 Church Hill Road, the developer is seeking to construct 350 dwellings there.
Fred Hurley, town director of public works, said the WSA would formally receive that application for wastewater treatment capacity from 79 Church Hill Road, LLC, at its meeting slated for 7 pm on Thursday, February 5, at the sewage treatment plant office building at 24 Commerce Road.
- Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 11:39 am
HARTFORD — Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner Jonathan A. Harris are asking Anthem Inc for more information about a reported data breach that may have compromised personal information of its customers across the state.
The Indiana-based health insurer has released information on the data breach indicating that hackers had breached its computer system. The personal information of tens of millions of current and former enrollees and employees across the country is possibly at risk.
- Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 10:34 am
Newtown Police Explorers, Cadet Post #823, is seeking young people interested in joining the organization in which they learn about law enforcement, according to a statement from the group.
The organization, which was formed in 2011, is looking for males and females ages 13 to 21 to volunteer their time to learn skills in the field of law enforcement.
- Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 10:26 am
Police Commission Chairman Paul Mangiafico told commission members this week he expects that the panel will not receive a formal traffic report on the Newtown Hook & Ladder Volunteer Fire Company’s plans to build a new firehouse at 12 Church Hill Road, although the commission has urged that such a report be submitted for its review.
- Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 10:18 am
Police Commission members are reviewing traffic data that indicates that during a six-year period, representing calendar years 2009 through 2014 inclusive, there were 94 reported traffic accidents in the area of the five-legged flagpole intersection, where Main Street, Church Hill Road, and West Street meet.
Of those 94 incidents, 17 accidents produced injuries, and 18 accidents involved vehicles colliding with the 100-foot-tall flagpole itself, which is not shielded by barriers. Two of the vehicular accidents involved pedestrians.
- Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 5:28 am
Newtown Public Schools will run on a two hour delay on Thursday, February 5, due to the weather.
- Thursday, February 5, 2015
Police report that at about 2:48 pm on January 28, they received a complaint from Walgreens Pharmacy at 49 South Main Street, stating that a shoplifting incident had occurred, so they responded to investigate.
After receiving a description of the person who allegedly had stolen store merchandise and the sedan in which he was traveling, police briefly searched for the man, stopping the vehicle in question near 137 South Main Street, about 1.3 miles south of the pharmacy.
- Thursday, February 5, 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, January 29: 7:25 am, alarm, 15 Indian Hill Lane, Sandy Hook responded; 7:32 am, motor vehicle accident, I-84, Sandy Hook responded.
- Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 9:14 am
After the warm weather returns, the town plans to start installing a series of informational signs on local roads intended to promote bicycling safety.
The signs graphically depict a bicyclist and an auto moving side-by-side on the road, indicating that Connecticut law requires there to be a minimum three-foot separation distance between motor vehicles and bicycles when the motor vehicles are passing bicycles.
- Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 8:38 am
A good measure of the crime deterrence of police on patrol stems from their high visibility both in their vehicles and on foot.
During the past few years, town police have phased in some changes in their marked patrol vehicles, moving from large, dark blue sedans to smaller black and white sedans, and now to black and white SUVs that are specially designed for police patrols.