- Friday, August 21, 2015
Police report a two-vehicle accident in which the driver who caused the crash on Botsford Hill Road fled the scene at about 3:42 pm on August 12.
- Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 10:18 am
HARTFORD — The National Rifle Association’s (NRA) national political action committee (PAC) appears to have illegally funded Connecticut political spending, according to a complaint filed with the Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission (SEEC) by Connecticut citizens and gun safety advocates on August 19. The complaint charges that the NRA’s federal PAC likely funneled improper campaign contributions to state politicians, and appears to have secretly given their state affiliate as much as $20,000, in violation of Connecticut state law.
- Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 9:28 am
The first draft of Newtown’s Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), the five-year roadmap for determining both timing and spending for major local projects, is much more colorful than in years past.
- Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 9:00 am
The town has received ten job applications from people seeking to become its new police chief starting in January.
That person would replace Police Chief Michael Kehoe, 60, who will retire after more than 37 years as a local police officer.
Chief Kehoe has headed the police department since July 1999, initially as acting police chief, and in 2001 becoming permanent chief. On June 2, Chief Kehoe announced that he would retire.
- Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 8:36 am
The Inland Wetlands Commission (IWC) has modified its schedule for two public hearings to be held to review a mixed-use development proposal for Hawleyville, which would include a condominium complex, a church, and a diner at a site near Exit 9 of Interstate 84.
IWC members initially had planned to start their regulatory review process at their August 26 meeting. But that review has been delayed for scheduling reasons, according to Rob Sibley, town deputy director of planning and land use.
Beginning October 1: Sunday Deer Hunting To Be Allowed On Private Land During Archery Season In Most Parts Of StateThursday, August 20, 2015 at 8:31 am
Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced August 19 that bow hunting on Sundays during the private land archery deer season will be permitted in most deer management zones in the state. There are three districts in north central Connecticut where the hunting will remain prohibited.
DEEP Wildlife Division Director Rick Jacobson said the new opportunity for hunters “will support DEEP efforts to maintain healthy deer populations and ecosystems
- Thursday, August 20, 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, August 13: 9:19 am, motor vehicle accident, I-84, Sandy Hook responded.
Friday, August 14: 11:08 am, alarm, 3 Nunnawauk Road, Hook & Ladder and Botsford responded;
- Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 11:23 am
SOUTHBURY — The beach at Kettletown State Park has been is closed to swimmers until further notice because of the presence of blue-green algae which can emit toxins that can be harmful to people and dogs. The announcement was made by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) on August 18.
All other state park beaches are open.
- Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 6:53 pm
This story has been amended to correct the date of Mrs Wasserman's death.
Flags were lowered in Newtown on Tuesday, August 18, after it was learned that former state representative and longtime Newtown resident Julia Wasserman had died earlier that morning.
- Monday, August 17, 2015 at 9:45 am
Residents are being called to a special town meeting tonight — Monday, August 17 — at 7 pm in the Municipal Center Council Chambers to authorize three capital spending proposals.
That gathering will be followed by a public hearing and this month’s only scheduled Board of Selectmen meeting, at 7:30 pm.