- Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 9:09 am
Standing on the stage at Reed Intermediate School, Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, estimated on Monday, April 27, that he was addressing the parents of the Newtown High School graduation Class of 2028.
The evening presentation was held as a forum for parents of incoming kindergarten students for the 2015-16 school year.
Administrators, district teachers, Board of Education Chair Keith Alexander, and school board member John Vouros were present.
- Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 9:08 am
The VFW handicap ramp at the VFW Post 308 canteen, Freedom Defenders Way (formerly 18 Tinkerfield Road), is being overhauled. Donations are sought to offset the cost of the new planks. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant rails will be installed as well.
Each $25 donation will earn a “dog tag” to commemorate someone/something the donor wishes to honor, and the tags will be mounted on the walkway.
- Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Members of the Board of Education’s Curriculum and Instruction Committee and Assistant Superintendent of Schools Linda Gejda recently reflected on the work the group has accomplished and its future endeavors.
- Monday, May 4, 2015 at 11:23 am
Firefighters continued to pour water on the collapsed house at 4 Aunt Park Lane more than an hour after arriving on the scene Monday morning. A stubborn fire, fueled by compressed gas within two large propane tanks close to the dwelling, destroyed the Cape-style house. All four occupants were able to escape without injury.
- Monday, May 4, 2015 at 4:20 am
A Newtown Police Department sergeant and a dispatcher at the town’s emergency communications center are among eight men who have been arrested by federal officials as part of an alleged drug trafficking ring.
Among those arrested are Sergeant Steven Santucci, 38, of Waterbury, and dispatcher Jason Chickos, 46, of Bridgeport.
The charges against the eight men allege that they illegally distributed steroids and prescription narcotics.
- Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 10:06 am
Thousands of people will line the streets in the center of Newtown come Monday, September 7, eagerly awaiting the first notes of the Newtown High School Marching Band that mark the start of the annual Labor Day Parade. The stream of floats, bands, dancers, musicians, clubs, scouts, fire trucks, and tractors that follow the band flows down Main Street and onto Glover Avenue to the grandstand on Queen Street with seemingly little effort.
- Friday, May 1, 2015 at 1:58 pm
Following their criminal investigation into a reported threat of violence against Newtown High School, police have concluded that that no criminal activity occurred and thus will make no arrests, Police Chief Michael Kehoe said.
- Friday, May 1, 2015 at 1:04 pm
The First Annual Newtown Wingathlon, to benefit Dylan’s Wings of Change, will take place on the morning of Saturday, May 2. Travelers can expect delays and some road closures between the hours of 8 am and noon, in and around Fairfield Hills and roads south, and are asked to watch out for runners and bicyclists. Registration is still open for those who would like to run the event’s 5K.
- Friday, May 1, 2015 at 12:35 pm
MONROE — The antiquated Route 34 bridge positioned atop Stevenson Dam on the Housatonic River, which links Monroe to Oxford, will be closed to traffic for a 90-hour period to allow for maintenance work on the hydroelectric dam, which has been in service for nearly a century.
The bridge atop the dam will be closed to traffic starting at 6 am on Saturday, May 2. It is scheduled to reopen to traffic at 12:01 am on Wednesday, May 6. Traffic will be detoured using Route 111, Route 110, and Bridge Street in Shelton.
- Friday, May 1, 2015 at 11:32 am
Along with its charge of streamlining Newtown’s charter and making it more user-friendly for residents and taxpayers, the current Charter Revision Commission is deliberating a matter outside its charge that some members believe strays from editing and housekeeping and into decidedly political waters.