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  • Newtown Public Schools To Dismiss Early Tuesday

    All Newtown Public Schools will be released early on Tuesday, January 21, and there will be no afternoon pre-kindergarten, due to the weather, according to the school district.

  • Cancellations & Postponements

    Please note, cancellation and postponement notices will be added to the top of this file, so that the newest information will be at the top of the page.

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    3:30 pm: Town offices have closed for the day.

    2:15 pm: Parks & Rec tennis for this afternoon and tonight has been cancelled.

  • Race4Chase Triathlon Program Expanding

    (AP) A children’s triathlon program inspired by the life a 7-year-old boy who was killed in the Sandy Hook School shooting is expanding in Connecticut.

    The CMAK Sandy Hook Memorial Foundation has reached an agreement with the Greater Waterbury YMCA, Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut in Danbury, and the Central Connecticut Coastal YMCA in Trumbull to host the Race4Chase Kid’s Tri program.

  • Leidlein Wants To Discuss Budget, Enrollment Trends Characterized As ‘Unsustainable’

    Board of Education Chair Debbie Leidlein said as long as her colleagues support the idea, she is willing to have a dialogue with Board of Finance members and other town officials regarding budget and enrollment trends that were updated by finance board Vice Chair Joe Kearney last week.

  • Newtown Officials Tour Ridgefield Rec Center For Ideas, Best Practices

    A half dozen Newtown officials spent about 90 minutes on a recent visit to Ridgefield January 6, getting a tour and some advice on that town’s experience with operating its relatively new and extremely popular recreation center.

    The Newtown group was on one of several expected field trips to see a number of rec centers across the state, as the town begins preparing for a new facility here that will incorporate both recreational and senior services.

  • Work Underway As Library Moves Toward Reopening

    Update: Due to inclement weather, Tuesday, January 21, the scheduled opening of the C.H. Booth Information Desk at Edmond Town Hall has been postponed. The Information Desk at Edmond Town Hall will open Wednesday, January 22, at 2 pm.

    As C.H. Booth Library department heads continue to inventory losses at the library from the January 4 flood released by broken sprinkler pipes, remediation is making good progress, said Acting Director Beryl Harrison, Monday, January 20.

  • Nickel Mines Amish Group Quietly Visits Newtown

    Nearly three dozen residents from the Amish community of Nickel Mines, Penn., were in Newtown last Friday. The group spent about nine hours in town, offering support from an unfortunate point of view. These were people who were also affected by an act of violence that took the lives of five children while they were at school. The incident has forever put the name Nickel Mines into a category that Sandy Hook joined 13 months ago, that of communities rocked by gun violence.

  • Expert To Newtown Panel: Violence, Autism Not Tied

    HARTFORD (AP) — An expert told a commission looking into the Sandy Hook Elementary school massacre in Connecticut on Friday that there is no data linking autism with increased violent criminal behavior.

    On 12/14, Adam Lanza, 20, opened fire at Sandy Hook, killing 20 young children and six educators. The shooter, who had killed his mother earlier in the day, later committed suicide.

  • School Board Unanimously Selects New Superintendent

    The Newtown Board of Education unanimously voted to name Joseph Erardi, Jr, as the school district's new superintendent during a special meeting held on Friday, January 17.

    According to a press release from the school board, read by BOE Vice Chair Laura Roche during the meeting, it is anticipated that Dr Erardi will begin his new position as early as the spring.

  • Finance Board Talks Snow Removal, Sewer Project Costs In Hawleyville

    With a short list of topics to run past the Board of Finance Monday evening, First Selectman Pat Llodra started with the wintry weather. Joking that “we want a mild winter, on Friday through Monday,” she had her eye on the town’s recent snow removal costs. Weekend pay is time and a half on Saturdays, and double time on Sundays. She told the Board of Finance that, “We have experienced quite a drain already.”