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  • BOE Discusses Nurses’ Contract And Nonlapsing Account, Hears From Doubters

    The Board of Education discussed an upcoming contract negotiation with district nurses and its proposed non-lapsing fund account during its meeting on Tuesday, May 6.

    The school board also heard from a number of people during the meetings public participation segment, all regarding the December 2012 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

    Board Chair Debbie Leidlein informed her board negotiations for the nurses’ contract with the district are soon to be underway.

  • Fire Reports | May 1-8, 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 1: 5:29 pm, motor vehicle accident, I-84, Sandy Hook responded; 10:01 pm, illegal burn/outside fire, near intersection of Dayton Street and Eagle Rock Road, Sandy Hook responded.

  • Recovery Project Schedules Next Parent Forums

    The Newtown Public Schools Recovery Project has slated its next parent forums, to be held at Newtown High School, Middle Gate Elementary School, and Head O’ Meadow Elementary School.

    Each forum will be presented twice, once during the school day and again in the evening, to allow for maximum participation. Each program will run for one hour.

  • Park And Bark Unleashed: Town’s New Off-Leash Dog Park Now Open

    CORRECTION (Tuesday, May 6, 2014): This story has been updated to reflect the proper list of speakers during the dog park opening ceremony.

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    With a gentle command and a little bit of peanut butter, Newtown’s off-leash dog park was officially opened on May 3.

  • Informational Session Slated On Hawleyville Sewer System Expansion

    An informational session to explain the construction aspects and cost implications of the planned expansion of the Hawleyville sanitary sewer system is scheduled for Thursday, May 8.

    The meeting, which is sponsored by the Water & Sewer Authority (WSA), is slated for 7 pm in the lower level conference room at Town Hall South, 3 Main Street. A regular meeting of the WSA will immediately follow.

  • Newtown Public Information Bill Remains In Limbo

    HARTFORD (AP) — Key lawmakers say they doubt a compromise will be reached on whether to place additional restrictions on the public release of information from homicides to protect the privacy rights of Connecticut victims.

  • Innovation Collaboration Moves Firearm Safety Technology Forward

    CORRECTION (Tuesday, May 6, 2014): This story has been updated to reflect the correct name of Smart Tech Challenges Foundation.

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  • Fire Reports | April 24-May 1, 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:

  • Police Reports | April 10-25, 2014

    iPhone Found

    Police report that in early April, a black Apple-brand iPhone cellphone enclosed in a black Ballistic-brand protective case was found in Newtown.

    Police said that after presenting proper identification and the serial number for the iPhone, the owner may retrieve it at the police department at 3 Main Street, telephone 203-426-5841.

     

  • VFW Spring Events Planned

    May is upon us and the Newtown VFW, Men’s and Ladies Auxiliaries have quite a few activities and events planned. At the most recent Post meeting, James Rebman, who was reelected to a third year as Newtown Post 308 commander, said, “Spring is when everything is renewed along with our commitment to fellow veterans and our country.”

    Prior to each Memorial Day, new flags are put on the graves of veterans at all Newtown cemeteries. This is a time-honored tradition in which members, their families, and others participate.