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  • Police Reports | August 9-20, 2014

    Saab vs Toyota

    Police said that at about 2:30 pm on August 9 a two-vehicle collision happened on South Main Street at its intersection with Elm Drive.

    In that incident, motorist Rachel Cole, 18, of 6 Benjamin Drive, who was driving a 2002 Saab 9-3 sedan, struck the rear end of a 1997 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck driven by Manuel Diogo, 62, of Danbury, after the Toyota had come to an abrupt stop.

  • Police Planning Speed Enforcement Project

    Town police have received approval for an almost $17,000 grant, and plan to use the money for traffic speed enforcement now through the end of September, and also to acquire some new radar-based speed detection equipment.

    Lieutenant Christopher Vanghele said August 15 police received word on August 13 that the state Department of Transportation’s (DOT) High-Risk Rural Roads Speed Enforcement Program has endorsed Newtown receiving the funds.

  • Selectmen Merge Land Use, Planning, Development Departments

    The Board of Selectmen moved quickly to reorganize Newtown’s Land Use, Planning, and Economic Development functions following the recent departure of Director of Economic and Community Development Director Elizabeth Stocker, who has taken a new job with similar responsibilities in Norwalk.

  • Help Plan An Anniversary Celebration With NFA

    Volunteers are encouraged to attend tonight's Newtown Forest Association (NFA) 90th anniversary celebration planning meeting at 7 pm at Holcombe Hill Wildlife Preserve at 55 Great Hill Road.

  • After Setbacks Conservationists Work To Protect A ‘Fragile Resource’

    A “fragile resource” running quietly through town needs protection, especially after past oil spills and a fish poisoning in 2013 diminished its health.

    At the end of Old Farm Road below the Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard is a section of Deep Brook, designated as Deep Brook Open Space — a strip of land bordering the section of stream that “tries to protect” the waterway said Conservation Commission Chair Ann Astarita.

  • Flags To Return To Full-Staff At Sunset

    HARTFORD – Governor Dannel P.
  • New Tennis Courts Planned At Treadwell Park

    Jon Marc Jagush served a soft shot into the Parks and Recreation Commission’s court Tuesday night.

  • Something Old, Something New, And Something For Everyone At The Labor Day Parade

    Is there any town that loves its parade more than Newtown? If the thousands of people who turn out to celebrate the end of summer each year are any indication, the answer is “No,” and Parade Committee members are prepared to present another spectacular affair for 2014.

    Preparations for the 53rd Annual Labor Day Parade are right on schedule for the event, said Parade Committee President Beth Caldwell and fellow organizer Robin Buchanan.

  • Union Chief: Teachers Felt Rushed To Return After 12/14

    HARTFORD (AP) - Teachers felt they were rushed into returning to the classroom following the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the president of the local teachers union said Friday.

    Tom Kuroski, president of the Newtown Federation of Teachers, told members of a state commission that some teachers, still struggling with their own emotions, felt ill-prepared to deal with their returning students.

  • FFH Demo Plan Drops Hazmat-Ridden Homes, For Now

    The picturesque but asbestos-ridden former staff homes that dot the northwestern end of the Fairfield Hills campus will apparently be around a while longer.

    A plan to remediate and demolish them, after being utilized for local company department exercises, has been halted because of rapidly escalating costs to demolish Danbury Hall on the opposite side of the campus.