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  • Free Haircuts For Veterans, Tuesday

    Robert Anthony’s Hair Salon, 49 Church Hill Road, is offering free haircuts to any veteran who visits the salon on Tuesday, November 11.

    The salon is offering the service in honor of Veterans Day.

    “My husband, Robert Anthony Sr, is a Navy veteran,” said Diane Skuba. Mr Anthony is disabled, she said. “We spent a lot of time at the West Haven VA Hospital, unfortunately, and we want to pass on what we can.”

  • Veterans Day Service Of Remembrance Planned

    November 11 was originally designated to honor the end of World War I, at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. Known as Armistice Day for many years, the date has become a day to honor all veterans of all of the wars in which this country has been engaged since World War I.

    The public is invited to join members of VFW Post 308 for its annual Service of Remembrance on Tuesday, November 11, at 11 am.

    The service will take place at the VFW Post, Freedom Defendors Way (18 Tinkerfield Road), off Mile Hill Road.

  • Recommended CIP Allocates $10.5 Million For Fairfield Hills Building Demolitions

    If approved by the Legislative Council, new allocations and adjustments to the town’s recommended five-year Capital Improvement Plan will underwrite the demolition of three of the four largest building on the Fairfield Hills by 2018.

  • Fire Reports, October 30-November 5, 2014

    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, October 30: 2:42 pm, alarm, 142 Boggs Hill Road, Dodgingtown and Hook & Ladder responded; 3:19 pm, alarm, 7 Cold Spring Road, Botsford responded.

  • Fatal Tractor-Trailer Crash Closes I-84, Creates Local Traffic Snarl

    An accident involving two tractor-trailer trucks on eastbound Interstate 84 early on the morning of Friday, November 7, resulted in the death of a Pennsylvania trucker and his pet dog.

    The collision caused non-hazardous cargo spillage from both trucks, a six-hour closure of a section of I-84 for accident reconstruction by state police, and extensive travel delays on local secondary roads as morning-rush motorists took detours off I-84 to get around the accident scene.

  • Search For Missing Man Turns To South Carolina

    In their longstanding effort to find a missing Sandy Hook man, town police are probing a tip they received which indicates that the man may be working at a restaurant in the Myrtle Beach, S.C., area.

    Myrtle Beach is a tourism center that has a subtropical climate and extensive beaches on the Atlantic Coast known as the Grand Strand.

  • Vandals Strike During Halloween Period

    Police report they received nine calls from residents concerning cases of minor vandalism which they  had discovered at their properties on and after Halloween.

    The incidents reported to police were typical of the vandalism that occurs during the Halloween period, including cases such as intentionally damaged curbside mailboxes, according to police.

  • Police Probe ‘Distraction Burglary’ At Local Home

    Police are investigating a recent crime in which an elderly man was lured out of his Appleblossom Lane home and into his backyard, during which time a burglar or burglars secretly entered his house and swiftly stole an estimated $4,500 worth of valuables from within, escaping without the man realizing that crimes had occurred.

    Police Detective Jason Frank said November 3 that the crime took place at about 3 pm on Friday, October 17.

  • Major Brush Fire Scorches Forest Floor In Sandy Hook

    Several dozen firefighters from eight volunteer fire companies mobilized midday on Wednesday, November 5, in response to an extensive brush fire of suspicious origin in Sandy Hook, which spread across about five acres of rugged terrain, blackening the forest floor near Sugarloaf Road and Sherman Street.

  • Police Reports, October 15-November 5, 2014

    Mail Truck

    Police said that at about 11:51 am on November 3, Paul Recine, 40, of Seymour, who was driving a 1987 Grumann US Mail delivery truck, stopped near 24 Toddy Hill Road to deliver some mail, after which the mail truck was hit from behind by motorist Alexci Piche Lopez, 43, of Sedro-Wolley, Wash., who was driving a 2001 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck.