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  • Silver Bridge Renovation Project To Start Soon

    Work crews will soon be seen on and around Silver Bridge in Sandy Hook, as the state Department of Transportation (DOT) begins a multimillion-dollar project to renovate and rehabilitate the decaying truss-style span that carries Glen Road over the Lake Zoar section of the Housatonic River, linking Sandy Hook to Southbury.

    DOT spokesman Kevin Nursick said April 7 that the bridge project technically has begun, although no workers were spotted at the bridge that day.

  • 12/14 Parents Reflect On Governor's 'Devastating' Cuts To Mental Health Support, Research

    In the wake of 12/14, victims' parents including Dr Jeremy Richman and Nelba Marquez-Greene heard state politicians, including Governor Dannel Malloy, talk about their commitment to supporting frontline mental health support and research that many hoped would help prevent another tragedy like the one that struck Sandy Hook Elementary School.

  • School Board Authorizes 12.14 Foundation Use Of NHS This Summer

    After discussion and hearing from multiple members of the public, the Board of Education voted at its meeting on Tuesday, April 7, to allow The 12.14 Foundation to use Newtown High School’s auditorium and other rooms for its two planned productions this summer.

    The 12.14 Foundation’s goal is to eventually develop a year-round arts center in Newtown. This is the third year the foundation will involve local students and residents in musical productions.

  • ‘Truther’ Arrested For Harassing Calls To Local Schools

    A Wallingford man was being held on $50,000 bail in the Bridgeport Correctional Center on Thursday, April 9, on pending criminal charges lodged by Monroe police on April 7.

    The man allegedly made harassing telephone calls to schools in Monroe and Newtown concerning the December 14, 2012, shooting incident at Sandy Hook Elementary School, charging that the incident had been fabricated.

  • Selectmen ‘Reset, Refocus’ Community Center Process With New Committee

    Residents who had expected to vote on a local community center project at the upcoming budget referendum may not see that question come up until Election Day after the Board of Selectmen agreed to remove the local advisory question from the April 28 ballot.

    By unanimous vote of the selectmen April 6, and on the recommendation of First Selectman Pat Llodra, the planned ballot question requesting to build a planned senior center and aquatic complex using a $15 million gift from General Electric will be put off.

  • Police Reports, March 25-April 6, 2015

    Six Felonies

    Police said they charged William Bruno, 45, of Newtown on a warrant at Danbury Superior Court on April 6, lodging four counts of violation of a protective order and two counts of criminal attempt to violate a protective order. All six charges are felonies

    Bruno was arraigned in court that day and pleaded not guilty to all six charges. The six crimes allegedly occurred in May 2014.

  • Fire Reports | April 2-8, 2015

    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, April 2: 11:17 am, wires down, near 13 Old Green Road, Sandy Hook responded.

    Friday, April 3: No calls listed.

  • Graduation, Moving Up Ceremony Dates Set

    The Board of Education voted to schedule the Newtown High School graduation ceremony and the Newtown Middle School Moving Up ceremony during its meeting on Tuesday, April 7.

    Both ceremonies will be held at Western Connecticut State University’s O’Neill Center in Danbury.

    The NHS graduation ceremony will be held  on Tuesday, June 16, at 4 pm.

    The NMS Moving Up Ceremony will be held on Monday, June 15, at 5:30 pm.

  • Absentee Budget Ballots Available Thursday, April 9

    Town Clerk Debbie Aurelia Halstead announced that absentee ballots will be available for the annual budget referendum during office hours Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm.

    The town clerk’s office, within Newtown Municipal Center, 3 Primrose Street, will also host special absentee voting hours on Saturday, April 25, from 9 am to noon.

  • Latest Survey Finds 12/14 PTSD Sufferers Still Reluctant, Not Aware Of Services

    The number of respondents may not be sufficient to render a new community wide survey on post 12/14 concerns and attitudes "statistically significant," but its author told The Newtown Bee its results clearly support anecdotal information being related to a number of crisis response and mental health providers serving Newtown since the tragedy.