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  • Police Reports | June 1-10, 2014

    Queen Street Accident

    A two-vehicle accident occurred in front of Newtown Middle School at 11 Queen Street at about 1:45 pm on June 1, police report.

    Police said motorist Avis Ingram, 80, of Nunnawauk Meadows was driving a 1996 Plymouth Neon sedan northward on Queen Street, as motorist Janet Ziperstein, 40, of 5 Charter Ridge, who was driving a 2008 Chrysler Pacifica SUV, was attempting to make a left turn from middle school’s northernmost driveway to go southward on Queen Street.

  • Fire Reports | June 5-11, 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:

  • Library Board Accepts Panel’s Recommendation In New Director Search

    The town is a step closer to welcoming a new Director for C.H. Booth Library. The library Board of Trustees convened a closed session Tuesday night to discuss  a recommendation from the board’s Director Search Committee, which has been seeking candidates.

  • Local Traffic Safety Analyst Turning Attention To Pedestrian Dangers

    Prompted by the release of a comprehensive nationwide survey on pedestrian safety, a local traffic and behavioral expert suggests that Americans today may be better off if they just stay inside their motor vehicles.

  • Regulation Change May Bring Apartments To Summit Project

    On May 21, dozens of town officials, business leaders and interested potential tenants gathered at Fusion 25 for an “open house” promoting a planned commercial/office development at 146 South Main Street called the Summit @ Newtown. But the use of that development recently shifted to a somewhat precedent-setting mixed commercial/residential use after a zoning regulation was changed permitting limited residential uses in certain commercial zones.

  • Volunteers Needed At Sandy Hook Promise

    June 10: This story has been updated to reflect that volunteers may do research on mental wellness, according to Sandy Hook Promise.

    As Sandy Hook Promise reaches out beyond the borders of Newtown and even Connecticut, more volunteers will be needed, said office and volunteer coordinator Betsy Gaier.

  • Volunteers Refresh Gardens At Holcombe Hill During Annual Day Of Action

    Sparse, cottony clouds and a gentle breeze kept volunteers company Wednesday, June 4, at the Holcombe Hill Wildlife Preserve.

  • Former NFL Player Arrested On Drug Charges

    In connection with the execution of a search-and-seizure warrant at his 10 White Oak Farm Road home on the morning of Friday, May 30, federal drug agents charged former National Football League player Gennaro Label DiNapoli, 39, with two counts of illegal sale of narcotics.

    US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents made the arrest with the assistance of Newtown police.

  • CycleFest Ride Is Sunday

    This Sunday, June 8, is the 22nd Anniversary of the CycleFest Bicycle Charity Ride, one of the oldest, safest, and most scenic self-paced charity rides in Western Connecticut. CycleFest, sponsored by Hat City Cyclists, offers 105, 80, 54, 23, and 14 miles route options, and is one of the few charity rides that does not require additional fundraising. All routes either at their beginning or end pass through Newtown. See the routes at HatcityCyclists.org, and select Cyclefest info, which offers links to the different routes.

  • Poverty Hollow Road To Close For Bridge Replacement

    Starting on Monday, June 9, the town will close the southern section of Poverty Hollow Road to through-traffic for a construction project that will replace the Poverty Hollow Road bridge that crosses above the Aspetuck River, just south of the parking lot entrance for Centennial Watershed State Forest.

    That parking lot provides access to the 15,300-acre state forest which lies in Newtown, Redding, Easton, and Weston. The parking lot is expected to remain open to forest users during the bridge construction project.