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  • Relay For Life Invites Community To NHS Stadium Today

    Newtown's Relay for Life — which for the unfamiliar, is not a sporting event — is taking place today, Saturday, June 13, at Newtown High School’s Blue & Gold Stadium.

  • More Arrests In Drug Trafficking Probe

    NEW HAVEN — With the arrests of three more men on June 4, a drug trafficking ring allegedly headed by a former Newtown police sergeant has grown to 11 men, who are now under federal indictment on various drug charges.

    Also, new court documents expand the period during which the former Newtown police sergeant and a former Newtown civilian emergency services dispatcher were allegedly involved in drug trafficking, increasing it from four years to six years.

  • Selectmen Updated On Permanent Memorial Commission

    Shortly after posting new information on the town’s municipal website tracking survey responses, the chairman of the Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial Commission visited with local selectmen to update the commission’s progress toward possibly establishing one or more memorials in recognition of the lives lost on 12/14.

  • Mad Dash Final Registration, Start Times Announced

    Newtown Parks & Recreation, which is co-presenting the 2015 Mad Dash Adventure with NYA Sports & Fitness, announced on June 11 the open registration times and start times for those participating in this year’s event.

  • Police Panel Appoints Itself As Search Committee For New Chief

    The Police Commission has appointed itself to serve as an “executive-level personnel search committee,” which will seek a replacement for Police Chief Michael Kehoe, who has announced that he will retire from the police department next January.

    Three of the five police commission members met for a brief session on June 10 to create the search committee, which is comprised of all five commission members.

  • Police Reports, May 30-June 6, 2015

    DUI Incident

    Police report that at about 3:15 am on June 6, they discovered damage to a utility pole located near 97 South Main Street, indicating to them that a driver had struck the pole and then left the scene of the accident.

  • Fire Reports, June 5-10, 2015

    The radio dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at Town Hall South at 3 Main Street report the following fire calls and the responders:

    Friday, June 5: 6:42 am, alarm, 32 Barnabas Road, Hawleyville and Hook & Ladder responded; 6:03 pm, vehicle fire, I-84, Sandy Hook responded; 9:37 pm, alarm, 23 Flat Swamp Road, Dodgingtown responded; 10:33 pm, alarm, 20 Silver Brook Lane, Botsford responded.

  • Hawley Parents Voice Concerns And ‘SOS’ Message To Superintendent

    Within a week of a Facility and Enrollment Study Committee report presentation, the Hawley Elementary School community delivered a sharp response to the idea of closing the school.

  • Llodra, Rodgers Seeking Reelection This November

    Newtown’s Republican First Selectman Pat Llodra, and her GOP running mate, Selectman Will Rodgers told The Bee June 10 that they would both be seeking reelection in November.

    In a prepared statement, Mrs Llodra looked back on the day she first took office as the community’s top elected leader nearly six years ago, following a successful tenure on the Legislative Council.

  • Three Adults Safe After Boat Capsizes On Lake Lillinonah Monday Night

    Police report that three adults from Norwalk, who were traveling on the Lake Lillinonah section of the Housatonic River in a small boat at about 8:30 pm on Monday, June 8, fell into the cold water when their boat capsized.

    All three people — two men and a woman — made it to shore after the incident, but it was several hours before they were found by first responders and then transported to Danbury Hospital for medical attention, police said.