• Officials Laying Ground Work For High School Auditorium Renovations

    In two different locations Thursday, May 28, the Board of Finance and the Public Building and Site Commission (PBSC) were scheduled to lay the groundwork for the earliest stages of a planned high school auditorium renovation, which may commence as early as July 1, the date funding becomes available for the project.

  • Sandy Hook Starts The Summer With Rubber Ducks

    Spectators make room along the bridge railing for the bucket to tip its load of bright yellow ducks into the Pootatuck for the 15th Annual Great Pootatuck Duck Race.

  • Charter Panel Drafts New Property Disposition, Acquisition Language

    Newtown’s latest Charter Revision Commission is heading into June with the end of a yearlong tunnel in sight. Following a May 27 meeting, ccommission Chairman Jeff Capeci said the group was more than two-thirds finished with what will amount to a complete review and refinement of the community’s constitutional document.

  • Residents Sought For Commission Posts

    First Selectman Pat Llodra is seeking residents to fill several opening on local appointed boards and commissions. In some cases the appointments are required to be affiliated with a specific political party, while in other cases unaffiliated voters are encouraged to consider serving.

    Current openings exist on:

    *The Pension Committee with a vacant position open to a Republican or an unaffiliated voter. The last day to express interest is June 1.

  • Community Forum Airs School Closing Concerns

    With the Board of Education set to review data on the possibility of closing a school during its meeting on Tuesday, June 2, parents voiced concerns on the topic during a Community Forum on Thursday, May 28.

  • Police Reports, May 20-27, 2015

    DUI Incident

    Police report that at about 9:30 pm on May 22, they stopped motorist Suzanne Cinicolo, 61, of 111 Hanover Road on South Main Street, near its intersection with Sugar Street, to investigate.

    Police said that after investigating, they charged Cinicolo with driving under the influence and with failure to illuminate headlamps.

    After processing, police released Cinicolo on $100 bail for a June 9 appearance in Danbury Superior Court.

  • NWS: Strong Thunderstorm Approaching

    UPDATE (4:10 pm): The Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Fairfield and New Haven counties has been cancelled by the National Weather Service.

    “The storm which prompted the warning has weakened below severe limits ... and no longer poses an immediate threat to life or property,” the weather service announced at 4:05 pm Thursday. “Therefore the warning has been cancelled.

    “However heavy rain is still possible with this thunderstorm,” the statement continued.

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  • Two Police Officers Honored For DUI Enforcement

    Two Newtown police officers have been honored by the Connecticut chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving for their DUI enforcement work.

  • Prevention Council Holds Final Meeting Before Summer Break

    The Newtown Prevention Council closed out its final meeting of the season, on May 21, with a presentation by resident Catherine Larson, owner of Tech Training CT.

    Also during the meeting, Newtown Prevention Council Grant Coordinator Kim Killoy briefly discussed the council’s plans to use up its Drug-Free Communities Support Program grant through the federal Department of Health and Human Services funding, which she said the council has available until the end of September.

  • Walter Dolan Named New VFW Post 308 Commander

    On Wednesday, May 20, the Newtown VFW Post 308 inducted new officers for the 2015-16 term. Walter Dolan became the new post commander. Mr Dolan served in the US Army in the Military Police Corps, and was overseas during Desert Storm. At the Newtown VFW, he served as post junior vice commander and adjutant.