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  • Several Injuries In I-84 Head-On Crash

    An unusual two-vehicle head-on accident on Interstate 84 late on the afternoon of Wednesday, February 18, resulted in several people being injured, with one man requiring extrication from an SUV involved in the crash, officials said.

    The collision occurred on I-84, west of the Exit 9 interchange, in the general area where the boundaries of Newtown, Brookfield, and Bethel meet.

    The incident resulted in extensive travel delays on both sides of the highway during the evening rush.

  • Newtown Families Want Bushmaster Lawsuit Returned To State Court

    HARTFORD (AP) — The families of nine children and adults killed in the 2012 Newtown school shooting are asking a federal judge to return their lawsuit against gunmaker Remington to state court, where legal experts say it may have a better chance of succeeding.

  • Police News, February 6-14, 2015

    Huntingtown DUI

    Police said they responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Huntingtown Road, near its intersection with Brushy Hill Road, at about 10 am on February 12.

    Police said that motorist Michael L. Burton, Jr, 19, of 20 Washington Avenue was driving a 2001 Chevrolet Blazer SUV on Huntingtown Road, when it went off the right road shoulder while negotiating a curve in the roadway.

  • Town Meeting Seals Lanza Demolition Plans, Selectmen Approve Church Hill Road Foreclosure

    With about a dozen residents on hand to represent the entire community, a brief town meeting February 17 sealed plans to demolish the home at 36 Yogananda Street, where 12/14 perpetrator Adam Lanza and his late mother Nancy resided. Following that meeting, the Board of Selectmen also acted to initiate foreclosure on a key commercial parcel on Church Hill Road adjacent to eastbound I-84.

  • Community Center Planning And Construction Forums Set

    The Parks & Recreation Commission and the Commission on Aging are coordinating a series of public information sessions regarding community center planning and construction prior to a March 21 referendum to approve project funding. Providing “the big picture” for people to understand, and “to hear their input on the possibilities of this phased project,” is the main goal of forums to be hosted by the Parks and Recreation Commission, said Parks and Recreation Department Director Amy Mangold.

  • Council Moves Ordinance Requests To Committee

    The Legislative Council moved a package of ordinance requests to its Ordinance Committee February 18. Those requests come from the Police Commission and the Board of Selectmen.

    First Selectman Pat Llodra told her board the night before about the amendment to the local Firearms Ordinance, and another suggestion designed to prevent the littering of unsolicited mail and materials being left at residential properties.

  • Community Center Vote Set For March 21

    Following a presentation by members of a community center advisory committee that held similar meetings with the Boards of Finance and Selectmen in recent weeks, the Legislative Council voted February 18 to send an authorization to spend a $15 million community center grant from General Electric to a public referendum on Saturday, March 21.

    The referendum authorizing the expenditure is required by charter, even though it does not represent a taxpayer generated appropriation.

  • Fire Reports, February 12-18, 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, February 12: 10:10 am, pumping detail, 47 Lakeview Terrace, Sandy Hook responded; 10:24 am, motor vehicle accident, near 139 Huntingtown Road, Botsford responded; 11:24 am, vehicle fire, near 46 Church Hill Road, Hook & Ladder and Sandy Hook responded; 5:33 pm, motor vehicle accident, I-84, Sandy Hook responded.

  • Bullying: A Problem Behavior That Spans Generations

    In a population of more than 320 million people, US Census statistics show that 40.3 million are people 65 years of age and older. Of those, according to the National Center for Assisted Living, more than 735,000 men and women live in assisted living situations. Approximately 1.3 million more are housed in nursing homes.

  • Road Budget Request Rebounds; Grand List Error Noted

    First Selectman Pat Llodra and Public Works Director Fred Hurley sat down with the Board of Finance on February 9 to try to unravel some confusion that has developed regarding premature road “delamination,” which originally resulted in postponed spending for local road projects in the coming year’s budget.