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  • Police Officials Skeptical About Dispatching Change

    Police Commission members this week discussed the many issues stemming from a proposal to move local emergency radio dispatching for 911 police, fire, and ambulance calls from Newtown to a private, nonprofit, nonunionized dispatching center in Prospect, generally expressing skepticism that such a change would be beneficial.

  • Police Explorers Win Medals In Cadet Competition

    Newtown Police Explorers, who are members of Cadet Post #823, received medals on May 4 for their performance in the Connecticut Police Stations Day sponsored by the Northeast Regional Law Enforcement Education Association (NERLEEA), according to a statement from Newtown police.

    The competitive event was held at the Police Officer Standards and Training Council’s (POST) training academy in Meriden.

  • New Fundraiser Highlighted At Library Board Meeting

    At the regular monthly meeting of the board of trustees of the C.H. Booth Library May 12, trustees emeritus Mary Thomas and Kathy Geckle came to ask the board’s approval of a spring 2015 fundraiser they are proposing.

  • Collaborative, County-Wide Diaper Drive Will Benefit Ten Organizations In June; Newtown Collection Point Set Up

    CT-Moms Online, the only non-profit parenting forum in Fairfield County, has partnered with over a dozen parenting organizations around the area for the 7th Annual Diaper Drive.

    The drive continues through the end of May at all 17 area locations of Bright Horizons Early Education & Preschool, The Little Gym, Tumble Jungle (including the Newtown location at 224 South Main Street) and KidVille, covering spanning the area from Stamford to Newtown with the help of over 20 town coordinators.

  • Main Street Flag Being Lowered For Peace Officers Memorial Day

    Today is Peace Officers Memorial Day, the national day to pay tribute to the local, state and federal law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty.

    The national observance is recognized annually during Police Week, which this year runs May 11-17.

    Members of Hook & Ladder Fire Co #1 will be lowering the Main Street flag within the hour, in response to a proclamation by President Barack Obama.

  • Booth Library Unveils Autism Resource Center

    Through laughter and tears, sisters Sarah and Hannah D'Avino and their mother, Mary, spoke briefly on May 10 about their late sister and daughter Rachel D’Avino, who was killed on 12/14. She was a teacher’s aide and behavioral therapist at Sandy Hook School. 

    “We’re going to help continue Rachel’s dream of helping [children with] autism,” said Mary D’Avino.

  • Boards Preview SHS Renderings

    Ahead of an expected June 5 town presentation on the plans for Sandy Hook Elementary School, representatives of Svigals + Partners unveiled some of the first renderings of the new building during a Public Building & Site and Board of Education joint meeting Wednesday, May 14.

  • Police Reports | May 3-11, 2014

    Threatening, Harassment

    On the night of May 3, police received a complaint about an incident that had allegedly occurred, after which they investigated and went to the Riverside section of Sandy Hook where they arrested Alexander Spears, 21, of 138 Underhill Road, Unit 4, on charges of threatening and second-degree harassment.

    After processing, police released Spears on a written promise to appear in court on May 20.

     

  • 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.