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  • Candidates Square Off At Newtown Action Alliance Forum

    As a preview to The Newtown Bee’s annual Candidates Forum on Tuesday, October 21, Newtown Action Alliance held a scaled down session that featured four individuals running for state offices in districts that include or overlap the community.

  • NHS Events Will Affect Parks & Rec Programs Tonight, Tomorrow

    Newtown Parks & Recreation programs that were scheduled at Newtown High School today and tomorrow may be affected due to a pair of NHS programs.

    Anyone planning to present or participate in a Parks & Rec event should note the following, per Parks & Rec:

  • Two New Officers Bring Police Department To Full Complement

    With the hiring of two new police patrol officers, the police department is now up to its full complement of 45 sworn members.

    Town Clerk Debbie Aurelia Halstead gave the oath of office to both officers in ceremonies held on October 2 at Newtown Municipal Center.

  • P&Z Approves Taunton Lane Subdivision

    The Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) has approved a three-lot residential subdivision for the west side of Taunton Lane, about 650 feet south of Mt Pleasant Road (US Route 6).

    Following a recent public hearing, P&Z members approved the project for 10 Taunton Lane for a firm known as Ten Taunton Lane, LLC, which owns the 11.8-acre site. The site currently holds one house.

    The developer initially had proposed designating 2.2 acres at the site as open space land.

  • Police Reports, October 1-14, 2014

    Juvenile Altercation

    Newtown Police responded to a Huntington Road location on October 1 at about 7:50 pm after receiving a report of a physical altercation. Upon arrival, police say they arrested a juvenile for disorderly conduct. The individual was subsequently released to a parent with a juvenile court date of October 20.

     

    Unsafe Passing

  • Fire Reports, October 9-16, 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, October 9: 8:58 am, public service, 55 Dodgingtown Road, Dodgingtown.

  • School Superintendent Praises Police Command Staff

    Police Commission Chairman Paul Mangiafico has told Police Commission members that the superintendent of schools has commended Newtown Police Department command staff members for their work following the October 1 bomb threat received at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Monroe.

  • Town Razes Great Hill Road House Damaged By Past Fire

    A Danbury firm hired by the town has demolished a Great Hill Road house that was heavily damaged by a June 2011 fire of undetermined origin.

    The demolition eliminates the previously hazardous conditions at the property. The presence of the wreckage had drawn concerns from people living in the neighborhood.

  • Resident, Sandy Hook Promise Co-Founder Receives UVM 2014 Alumni Achievement Award

    Newtown resident Rob Cox, editor-in-chief of Breakingviews, the global financial commentary publication of Thomson Reuters, was in Burlington, Vt., Friday, October 10, to receive the 2014 Alumni Achievement Award from the University of Vermont, honoring the mission of Sandy Hook Promise.

  • Consultant To Study Key Rock Road Speeding Issue

    The Police Commission plans to have an engineering firm review traffic flow on Key Rock Road to determine the best measures to control speeding on the northern section of that mile-long north-south connector road.

    Key Rock Road links Sugar Street (State Route 302) to the intersection of Hattertown Road and Poverty Hollow Road.