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  • Responses Strong On Survey Of Senior Needs, Interests

    A first of its kind survey to assess the needs and interests of Newtown seniors is getting a great reception according to Commission on Aging member LeReine Frampton.

    “The surveys just started going out by mail, and we already have 122 back in the first five days,” Ms Frampton said.

  • Police Reports | August 4-12, 2014

    Eden Hill Road Accident

    Motorist Jill Russell, 36, of Redding was driving a 2006 Subaru Legacy sedan northward near 71 Eden Hill Road, near the Easton town line, about 11 am on August 4, when the vehicle veered to the tight and struck a utility pole, snapping that pole.

    A section of the broken utility pole landed on the auto’s trunk lid, police said. There were no injuries.

    Police said they issued Russell an infraction for making a restricted turn.

  • Victor In GOP Primary, Foley Says, ‘Change Is On The Way’

    WATERBURY – Tom Foley will get a second crack at Dannel P. Malloy.

    Foley, 62, the Greenwich businessman who lost to Malloy by half a percentage point in 2010, easily won the Republican primary for governor Tuesday, weathering a late push by state Sen. John P. McKinney of Fairfield, the challenger he preferred to ignore until recently.

  • Garner Inmate Charged With Dual Assault

    State police report they learned at about 2:28 pm on August 7 that an assault had occurred involving a Garner Correctional Institution inmate and prison staff members, so they responded to the high-security prison at 50 Nunnawauk Road to investigate the incident.

    State police said that interviews and a review of prison surveillance video resulted in criminal charges against inmate Jamal Coley, 33. State police alleged that Coley had assaulted two male correction officers, ages 24 and 47. There were no injuries, state police said.

  • Dodgingtown Firefighters To Receive Equipment Grant

    The Dodgingtown Volunteer Fire Company has received approval for a federal grant of more than $100,000 for 13 air masks and spare air-supply equipment for firefighting.

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved a $107,540 Assistance to Firefighters grant for the volunteer fire company.

    US Senators Richard Blumenthal, Chris Murphy, and US Representative Elizabeth Esty  announced in a statement that the fire company will receive the money. 

  • McKinney, Foley Face Off In GOP Primary

    As of 1 pm August 12, only 351 of the 5,138 registered Newtown Republicans had cast ballots according to the Registrars of Voters Office.

    Local Republicans are being called to the polls Tuesday to determine which of two GOP challengers, State Senator John McKinney and Tom Foley, will face Governor Dannel Malloy and Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman for the state’s top elected offices come November.

    The primary ballot also includes a rare primary challenge between two GOP contenders for the office of state comptroller.

  • Dickinson Playground Is Open

    The new FunSpace II, Dickinson Memorial Park Playground is now open, but with some sections that still need work.

  • Bolinsky, McKinney Join Governor Praising New DUI Law

    Newtown Rep. Mitch Bolinsky stands behind Governor Dannel Malloy, and beside Rep. Tony Hwang and Senator John McKinney during a bill signing event at the Fairfield Police Department August 11. Officials were introducing the statute, which affects a number of changes to deter driving under the influence (DUI) and strengthens the state’s ignition interlock requirements by authorizing the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to administratively require the devices be installed on cars of first-time DUI offenders. 

  • Missing Elderly Man Found After Day-Long Search

    Late Tuesday morning, after a day-long search, an elderly man who had been missing since Monday from his 162 Hattertown Road home was found uninjured, sleeping a farm field off Head O'Meadow Road.

    The search for Martin Lee Allen, 71, of 162 Hattertown Road had been underway since police learned at 12:47 pm on Monday that he was missing.

    Mr Allen had last been seen at his home about four hours before he was reported as missing.

  • Hosts And Guests Discover New Cultures And New Friends

    Twenty-five Chinese students between the ages of 12 and 17 arrived in Newtown, Friday, July 25, for a three-week stay with host families in the area. The students are with Educational Homestay Programs, a division of Education First (EF).