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  • Fire Reports | May 8-14, 2014

    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, May 8: 5:03 pm, odor of gas indoors, 3 Pole Bridge Road, Sandy Hook responded; 5:13 pm, motor vehicle accident, near 129 South Main Street, Hook & Ladder responded; 8:48 pm, medical assist, Glen Road, Sandy Hook responded.

  • Two Longtime Conservation Commission Members Leave A Legacy Of Accomplishments

    With more than 17 years of volunteer service between them, Mary Gaudet-Wilson and Marjorie Cramer stepped down recently from the Conservation Commission. Ms Gaudet-Wilson had served on the commission for seven years, and Ms Cramer had more than a decade to her credit.

  • Resident Named To Habitat For Humanity Advisory Group

    DANBURY — Fran Normann, executive director of Housatonic Habitat for Humanity, has announced the appointment of David Moseman to the group’s Advisory Council.

    “The Advisory Council is a valuable resource to the affiliate in the areas of business development and operations,” said Ms Normann. “I am pleased to have David join this group of talented business professionals and community leaders to help guide Housatonic Habitat for Humanity forward.”

  • Multiple Organizations To Present ‘A Day Of Shared Experience’

    Six community organizations have come together to present “A Day of Shared Experience,” Saturday, May 31, from 9:15 am to 2:30 pm, at Walnut Hill Community Church, 156 Walnut Hill Road in Bethel.

  • New Dickinson Memorial Park Playground Taking Shape

    A wooden tower and series of ramps rose last Wednesday at Dickinson Park, filling the place where FunSpace used to be. The old playground, built in 1989, that had offered a place for recreation until it was closed in early October and razed soon after, is being replaced by another play space.

  • Recording Artist Coming To Play And ‘Stay’ At This Year’s Relay For Life

    An aspiring recording artist whose first single is available on iTunes is committing his talents to help lift the spirits of attendees at this year’s Newtown Relay For Life. Gregori Lukas, also an accomplished dancer and actor, has committed to donating all April and May proceeds from the sale of his single, “Stay,” on the iTunes digital music service to benefit this year’s tenth Newtown Relay.

  • Sandy Hook Victim’s Foundation Poised To Receive 34 Acres From State

    With the endorsement of the Connecticut Senate in the final hours of the 2014 legislative session, the Catherine Violet Hubbard Foundation is one step closer to establishing a permanent animal sanctuary in Newtown.

    Provided Governor Dannel Malloy signs off on the action and subsequent administrative reviews and approvals occur, the foundation established in the memory of the young 12/14 victim will receive a conveyance of 34.44 acres of state agricultural property adjacent to Newtown’s animal control facility and newly christened dog park.

  • Public Invited To Give Cancer The Boot For Hawley School Teacher

    Hawley Elementary School teacher Stephanie Dunshee is fighting cancer, and her friend Renee Wilson wants to help. Ms Wilson has established a fundraising effort through her business, Total Performance Sports & Fitness, which is donating 100 percent of proceeds for members and nonmembers who attend certain boot camp workout sessions.

  • Ambulance Garage Still A Few Months Away From Completion

    With its brick façade going up, the six-bay garage slab in, and interior drywall giving the structure shape, Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Association’s new headquarters is moving forward and starting to look like a new building. It is still several months away from completion, however. Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps member Stuart Rieve said that mid-August will “hopefully” see the project, which broke ground last July, primarily finished.

  • Sandy Ground Playgrounds Vandalized In Hartford, Mystic

    The mother of one of the girls killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting says she does not consider the graffiti found on a Sandy Ground playground built in Hartford in March for her daughter to be vandalism.

    The message found spray painted May 4 at the Ana Marquez Greene Memorial playground read “Peace to Sandy Hook,” using a peace sign and the numeral 2. The spray-paint message found Sunday and later removed also included a graffiti tag.