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  • 12/14 Survivors Convey Challenges, Ideas As Governor's Sandy Hook Panel Meets

    The information being related Friday morning in the C.H. Booth Library meeting room could very well have represented keynote remarks for a symposium on handling victims of mass casualty disasters.

    But it came with tears, hand-holding, fleeting video images of happy, dancing children, and the often wrenching testimony of several parents whose children were murdered on 12/14.

  • Town Close To Launching Work Order, Citizen Response Technology

    In the coming months, town public works crews will be going paperless — at least as far as their work orders and job tracking is concerned.

    At the same time, if all goes as planned, residents who discover issues like potholes, low hanging branches, or other town concerns will be able to click a button on the municipal website and instantly notify public works supervisors who can then dispatch the closest crew to respond.

  • Road Durability Issue Raises Town Spending Concerns

    In light of the deteriorated condition of some repaved local roads, whose asphalt surfaces have been degrading much sooner than would normally be expected, the town public works director is expressing caution about spending large sums for extensive road repaving projects while road durability remains in question.

  • Dodgingtown Fire Station Energy Saving Upgrades Complete

    Volunteers serving the Dodgingtown Fire Company are not only concerned about Newtown residents they are charged with protecting, as taxpayers themselves, they are always looking for ways to pinch pennies. As a result, the fire company, tucked into a mid-1950s-era building on Dodgingtown Road, has just completed the latest phase of energy improvements to help save taxpayer dollars.

  • St Rose School Threat Prompts Lock-In Security Status

    School Superintendent Joseph Erardi, Jr, said in a prepared statement issued at 2:22 pm Friday, November 14 that, “Earlier this afternoon, St Rose School received a threatening call.”

    That school was placed on a “lock-in closed” status,” he said. The parochial school is located at 40 Church Hill Road.

    During such situations, visitors are not allowed on school grounds and all people in the school remain inside the building.

  • Police Lift Lock-In Security Status At Local Schools

    Police said at 3:15 pm on Friday, November 14, that security statuses put in place at three local schools have been lifted following their initial probe into a threat of harm made against St Rose School Friday afternoon.

    Police Sergeant Aaron Bahamonde said at 3:15 pm that a “lock-in closed” security status at St Rose School at 40 Church Hill Road has been lifted, as well as “lock-in open” statuses at the nearby Hawley School and Newtown Middle School.

  • Sandy Hook School Phase 4 Construction To Go Out To Bid

    After some discussion, the Public Building & Site Commission, during its special meeting on Wednesday, November 12, approved the Phase 4 documents for the Sandy Hook School construction project.

    The approval paves the way for that portion of the project to go out to bid.

  • FBI Aiding Town Police in NHS Threat Investigation

    Town police have enlisted the aid of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in their investigation into a threat made against Newtown High School on Tuesday, November 11.

    Although it was Veterans Day, town schools were in session and a holiday commemoration program was underway in the school auditorium when it was learned that the threat had been made.

  • Police News, October 20-November 12, 2014

    Gun In Vehicle

    State police report that while traveling in heavy traffic near an accident scene on eastbound Interstate 84, west of Exit 10, at about 8:45 am on November 7, a trucker spotted a man in a vehicle who was holding and loading a handgun while driving.

    Also, there was an 8-year-old girl as a front-seat passenger in that vehicle, state police said.

  • Change Of Plans At ETH Theatre: "Captain America" Replacing "Guardians" Tonight

    According to its Facebook page, the Edmond Town Hall Theatre will be screening Captain America: The Winter Soldier in place of the originally planned Guardians of The Galaxy.