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  • Police Reports | May 30-June 16, 2014

    Hattertown Road Incident

    Police report that motorist John Tracy, 18, of Bethel was driving a 2002 Subaru Legacy SUV southward near 223 Hattertown Road about 6:05 pm on May 30, when the vehicle went off the pavement and then struck a line of wooden guardposts and some guardcabling.

    The accident occurred south of Hattertown Road’s intersection with Castle Meadow Road. There were no injuries.

    Police report they issued Tracy a written warning for making a restricted turn.

  • Fire Reports | June 13-19, 2014

    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, June 12: No calls listed.

  • Post-12/14 Panel Recommends Mental Health Changes For CT’s Young Adults

    The task force established after the Newtown shootings to examine mental health issues among young adults released 47 recommendations Tuesday in what a key legislative leader described as a “blueprint” for future legislative action on behavioral health.

  • Class Of 2014 Proclaimed 'The Best Class Ever'

    Salutatorian Amisha Dave told her graduating classmates, “2014 is officially the best class ever.”

  • Newtown Receives $7 Million Federal Grant For School Safety, Counseling Services

    US Representative Elizabeth Esty and US Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy announced on June 17 a $7.1 million grant from the US Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime to support victims, family members, first responders, and community members in Newtown in the aftermath of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

  • A Successful Silver Anniversary Breakfast Fundraiser In Support Of Regional Hospice And Home Care

    Well over 200 people attended the 25th Annual Newtown Chapter Regional Hospice and Home Care of Western Connecticut Breakfast Fundraiser, Wednesday morning, June 11, at the Waterview in Monroe. Filling 39 tables hosted by individuals, clubs, businesses, and organizations, the morning started with a time for socializing.

  • P&Z OKs Residential Component At Commercial Complexes

    Following a June 5 public hearing, Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) members approved revised zoning regulations which, in effect, would greatly increase the amount of residential apartment space that could be included as a second-story use in new commercial buildings that include uses such as stores and offices on the first story.

    George Benson, town director of planning and land use, said the revised zoning regulations would affect new development in the B-1 and B-2 (Business) zones.

  • New FHA Chairman Reveals Updated Vision For Community’s Campus

    Tom Connors, who did not even live in Newtown the day the community signed off on acquiring the sprawling and abandoned Fairfield Hills hospital campus, is now leading the authority charged with overseeing its administration.

    Mr Connors recently took over chairing the Fairfield Hills Authority. And he recently finished a monthlong series of appearances introducing himself to three top elected boards.

  • Valedictorian And Salutatorian Credit Supportive Families For Success

    Newtown High School’s valedictorian and salutatorian both credit their families with support and encouragement throughout their academic years.

    Class of 2014 Valedictorian Anne Beier and Salutatorian Amisha Dave were both honored, along with other top students in their graduating class, at the Board of Education’s June 3 meeting.

    By June 4, both girls admitted to already pondering the speeches they will deliver before their fellow graduates at the 2014 NHS graduation commencement ceremony, set for June 17.

  • Authors And Illustrators Offer ‘New Stories For Newtown’

    Authors and illustrators offered different activities and presentations at Reed Intermediate School on Saturday, June 7, for the 2nd Annual New Stories For Newtown event.

    The day before, Friday, June 6, authors and illustrators also visited Newtown’s schools to offer individual presentations at local schools.