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  • Help Plan An Anniversary Celebration With NFA

    Volunteers are encouraged to attend tonight's Newtown Forest Association (NFA) 90th anniversary celebration planning meeting at 7 pm at Holcombe Hill Wildlife Preserve at 55 Great Hill Road.

  • Flags To Return To Full-Staff At Sunset

    HARTFORD – Governor Dannel P.
  • After Setbacks Conservationists Work To Protect A ‘Fragile Resource’

    A “fragile resource” running quietly through town needs protection, especially after past oil spills and a fish poisoning in 2013 diminished its health.

    At the end of Old Farm Road below the Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard is a section of Deep Brook, designated as Deep Brook Open Space — a strip of land bordering the section of stream that “tries to protect” the waterway said Conservation Commission Chair Ann Astarita.

  • Something Old, Something New, And Something For Everyone At The Labor Day Parade

    Is there any town that loves its parade more than Newtown? If the thousands of people who turn out to celebrate the end of summer each year are any indication, the answer is “No,” and Parade Committee members are prepared to present another spectacular affair for 2014.

    Preparations for the 53rd Annual Labor Day Parade are right on schedule for the event, said Parade Committee President Beth Caldwell and fellow organizer Robin Buchanan.

  • Union Chief: Teachers Felt Rushed To Return After 12/14

    HARTFORD (AP) - Teachers felt they were rushed into returning to the classroom following the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the president of the local teachers union said Friday.

    Tom Kuroski, president of the Newtown Federation of Teachers, told members of a state commission that some teachers, still struggling with their own emotions, felt ill-prepared to deal with their returning students.

  • New Tennis Courts Planned At Treadwell Park

    Jon Marc Jagush served a soft shot into the Parks and Recreation Commission’s court Tuesday night.

  • Fire Reports | August 7-13, 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, August 7: 3:03 pm, brush fire, near intersection of Mt Pleasant Road and Tory Lane, Hawleyville and Hook & Ladder responded; 5:47 pm, alarm, 1 Marlin Road, Botsford and Sandy Hook responded. 

  • FFH Demo Plan Drops Hazmat-Ridden Homes, For Now

    The picturesque but asbestos-ridden former staff homes that dot the northwestern end of the Fairfield Hills campus will apparently be around a while longer.

    A plan to remediate and demolish them, after being utilized for local company department exercises, has been halted because of rapidly escalating costs to demolish Danbury Hall on the opposite side of the campus.

  • Newtown Police, State Stepping Up Domestic Violence Prevention Efforts

    Newtown’s front line patrol officers will be adding a new tool in the coming weeks that is proven to prevent the type of domestic violence tragedies that have been escalating in Connecticut in recent years. Governor Dannel P. Malloy also announced a new statewide program to improve policies and training to respond to domestic violence that may affect state employees.

  • 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.