• Fire Reports, July 30-August 5, 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, July 30: 5:52 pm, wires down, near 8 Beechwood Drive, Sandy Hook responded; 6:27 pm, investigation, 3 Megan’s Circle, Hook & Ladder responded.

  • Police Seeking Child Day Care Info

    Town police are asking local child day care centers to review a recent state law to learn whether that law requires them to provide certain contact information to police.

    Police would use such contact information to reach those day care centers to inform them of any emergencies or natural disasters that may affect the safety of the children at the centers.

  • School Board Approves Avielle Foundation’s Spark Initiative Pilot

    The Board of Education approved The Avielle Foundation’s Spark Project as a pilot for the 2015-16 school year during its meeting on Thursday, July 30. 

    The Spark Project is a program of The Avielle Foundation, and it is an initiative to develop social-emotional learning, leadership, and compassion skills on a communitywide basis and beyond, according to the foundation.

  • Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial Commission Seeking Private Land Donors

    The Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial Commission is in the process of putting together an inventory of land possibilities in the Newtown community for where a permanent memorial, honoring the 26 lives lost on December 14, 2012, could call home. 

  • Proposed Settlement Reached In Lanza Estate Lawsuits

    The 16 plaintiffs in lawsuits that were filed earlier this year against the estate of Nancy Lanza would receive nearly $94,000 each in a proposed settlement of those legal claims.

    The lawsuits stem from the December 14, 2012, shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in which Ms Lanza’s son, Adam Lanza, shot and killed 20 first grade students and six women.

  • Officer Penna Back In The Saddle For Police Bicycle Patrol

    As part of its community policing program, the police department has resumed its warm-weather bicycle patrols, with Officer Leonard Penna monitoring central sections of town while traveling on a mountain bike.

    It is the seventh season that Officer Penna has handled his police patrol duties from the saddle of a specialized police bicycle.

  • Sandy Hook Fire Substation Expansion Hearing Set For August 6

    A proposal to more than double the size of the Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company’s fire substation at 249 Berkshire Road (Route 34) is scheduled for public discussion at a Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) public hearing slated for 7:30 pm on Thursday, August 6, at Newtown Municipal Center, 3 Primrose Street.

    The fire substation expansion proposal will be the subject of a site development plan review by the P&Z.

  • Shelton Woman Appointed Assistant Schools Superintendent

    The Board of Education has appointed a Shelton woman as the assistant superintendent for the public school system.

    Following a July 30 executive session, at which they discussed hiring a person to fill the position created by the recent resignation of Linda Gejda, school board members voted to hire Jean M. Evans Davila, who would leave her post as a Norwalk school administrator to become Newtown’s assistant schools superintendent.

  • Fire Reports, July 23-30, 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, June 23: 5:14 pm, wires down, near 3 Todds Road, Sandy Hook responded.

  • Police Reports, July 16-28, 2015

    DUI Case

    At about 1:23 am on July 24, police were called to the town-owned Eichler’s Cove Marina at 11 Old Bridge Road on Lake Zoar because a man there had become involved in an argument with a security guard at the marina, police said.

    Police said they found motorist Daniel Ruggiero, 25, of Shelton parked in his vehicle near the guard’s quarters, after which they investigated and charged Ruggiero with driving under the influence and with possession of narcotics.