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  • Pour Tour Stops At My Place— Raising A Pint To Fight Cancer

    My Place Restaurant’s tap room is welcoming a special guest Friday, August 15. On his Pour Tour through Connecticut’s 169 towns to raise funds to benefit pediatric cancer research is Todd Ruggere of Massachusetts. My Place is stop number 168, before Mr Ruggere concludes his state tour in Stratford on August 16. He is having a pint in every town.

  • Highway Workers Find Missing Man After 22 Hour Search

    Late Tuesday morning, after an extensive daylong search, a frail elderly man who had been missing since Monday from his 162 Hattertown Road home was found unharmed, sleeping in a farm field off Head O’ Meadow Road.

    The search for Martin Lee Allen, 71, had been underway since police learned at 12:47 pm on Monday that he was missing. Mr Allen’s home is located at the five-way intersection of Hattertown Road, Hundred Acres Road, Eden Hill Road, and Oak Ridge Drive.

  • Residents Sought For Commission Posts

    First Selectman Pat Llodra is seeking residents to fill several opening on local appointed boards and commissions. In some cases the appointments are required to be affiliated with a specific political party, while in other cases unaffiliated voters are encouraged to consider serving.

    Current openings exist on:

    *The Conservation Commission has a vacant positions available to a Republican or unaffiliated voter.

  • In Contrast To Statewide Outcomes, Newtown Backs McKinney, Walker

    Only 842 of Newtown’s 5,138 Republicans cast votes in Tuesday’s GOP primary — the majority supporting candidates who were unsuccessful in races that were expected to draw low numbers at polling places statewide. Locally, State Senator John McKinney received 520 votes to statewide victor Tom Foley’s 322.

    Mr Foley was ultimately victorious, however, taking the lead as polls closed.

  • Local Resiliency Team Is In Place, Ready To Meet Residents

    Newtown’s six-member Recovery and Resiliency Team is ready to begin seeing and assisting residents who have questions, or believe they or a loved one is suffering from post-12/14 traumatic effects. The team is, clockwise from left, project manager Margot Robins; case managers Catherine Gaida LCSW, Suzy DeYoung, MsEd, and Eileen Rondeau, RN; community outreach liaison Melissa Glaser, LPC; and clinical recovery leader Deb Del Vecchio-Scully, LPC.

  • Responses Strong On Survey Of Senior Needs, Interests

    A first of its kind survey to assess the needs and interests of Newtown seniors is getting a great reception according to Commission on Aging member LeReine Frampton.

    “The surveys just started going out by mail, and we already have 122 back in the first five days,” Ms Frampton said.

  • Police Reports | August 4-12, 2014

    Eden Hill Road Accident

    Motorist Jill Russell, 36, of Redding was driving a 2006 Subaru Legacy sedan northward near 71 Eden Hill Road, near the Easton town line, about 11 am on August 4, when the vehicle veered to the tight and struck a utility pole, snapping that pole.

    A section of the broken utility pole landed on the auto’s trunk lid, police said. There were no injuries.

    Police said they issued Russell an infraction for making a restricted turn.

  • Victor In GOP Primary, Foley Says, ‘Change Is On The Way’

    WATERBURY – Tom Foley will get a second crack at Dannel P. Malloy.

    Foley, 62, the Greenwich businessman who lost to Malloy by half a percentage point in 2010, easily won the Republican primary for governor Tuesday, weathering a late push by state Sen. John P. McKinney of Fairfield, the challenger he preferred to ignore until recently.

  • Garner Inmate Charged With Dual Assault

    State police report they learned at about 2:28 pm on August 7 that an assault had occurred involving a Garner Correctional Institution inmate and prison staff members, so they responded to the high-security prison at 50 Nunnawauk Road to investigate the incident.

    State police said that interviews and a review of prison surveillance video resulted in criminal charges against inmate Jamal Coley, 33. State police alleged that Coley had assaulted two male correction officers, ages 24 and 47. There were no injuries, state police said.

  • Dodgingtown Firefighters To Receive Equipment Grant

    The Dodgingtown Volunteer Fire Company has received approval for a federal grant of more than $100,000 for 13 air masks and spare air-supply equipment for firefighting.

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved a $107,540 Assistance to Firefighters grant for the volunteer fire company.

    US Senators Richard Blumenthal, Chris Murphy, and US Representative Elizabeth Esty  announced in a statement that the fire company will receive the money.