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  • Police Reports, February 20-March 9, 2015

    Identity Theft

    Police report they arrested Franklin Reyes, 25, of Danbury on a warrant on the morning of March 8, lodging charges of second-degree identity theft and second-degree larceny.

    The charges stem from a 2014 incident in which Reyes allegedly fraudulently used the personal information of a Newtown resident to obtain a store credit card at an area furniture store, police said. About $3,000 worth of goods were then fraudulently billed to the victim of the crime, police said.

  • Fire Reports, March 5-11, 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, March 5: 8:32 am, investigation, 6 St George Place, Sandy Hook responded; 4:36 pm, hazardous condition, near 24 Great Quarter Road, Sandy Hook responded.

  • Newtown Parks Lit With New LED Installation

    Newtown’s park lights have been upgraded to new LED fixtures thanks to a $10,000 grant earned through Energize Connecticut’s Clean Energy Communities program, administered by Eversource. 

    A total of 31 light post fixtures have been replaced with new high efficiency LEDs, which will save the town roughly $4,000 and reduce its energy usage by more than 21,000 kilowatt-hours every year.

  • PWA Seeking New Members

    The Pootatuck Watershed Association (PWA), a private environmental protection group, is seeking new members to participate in its programs intended to preserve local environmental quality.

    The group wants to recruit volunteers to aid in an ongoing water quality sampling program, which it jointly conducts with several other organizations.

  • Practically Like New

    Boxes of books are being replaced on shelves, in preparation for the reopening of the Children's Department at C.H. Booth Library.

  • Daylight Saving Time Returns Sunday Morning

  • Sandy Hook Commission Thanked But Not Embraced

    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy accepted the final report of the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission on Friday, somberly and profusely thanking its 15 members while offering no support for further restrictions on firearms and ammunition.

    The commission’s findings and recommendations, including a call for significant investments in an “underfunded and fragmented behavioral health system,” comes as the legislature considers deep budget cuts proposed by Malloy.

  • No Services Today At St Rose

    Due to a heating issue in the church building, all services have been cancelled at St Rose of Lima Church today.

    This includes Stations of the Cross, at noon and 7:30 pm; and First Friday Adoration, which would have been offered until 4 pm.

  • Finance Board Continuing Review Of Municipal Budget Request

    Over the course of its last two meetings on February 25 and March 2, the Board of Finance continued its review of the municipal and school district budget proposals, and continued its attempts to define possible additional areas of taxpayer savings.

  • Representatives Carter, Bolinsky, Sredzinski Post Legislative Updates

    HARTFORD — Newtown’s legislative delegation — Representatives Dan Carter, J.P. Sredzinski, and Mitch Bolinsky — have each issued updates on bills and initiatives they are supporting this session in Hartford.

    Rep Carter (R-2) stated that he is determined this session “to address income and housing — the issues that really matter to the public.”