- Thursday, August 13, 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, August 6: 11:24 am, motor vehicle accident, South Main Street near Elm Drive, Hook & Ladder responded; 6:57 pm, vehicle fire, Wasserman Way commuter parking lot, Sandy Hook responded; 8:07 pm, wires down, near intersection of Hattertown Road and Hi Barlow Road, Dodgingtown responded.
- Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 9:58 am
Police have provided information concerning an unusual multiple-impact motor vehicle accident that occurred on the evening of Saturday, August 1, at Sand Hill Plaza at 228 South Main Street (Route 25) in Botsford. Those accident details became available on August 7.
- Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 9:44 am
“Hey, come out,” shouted Newtown Police Officer Felicia Figol.
“I would rather not,” answered Officer Matthew Hayes from a hiding spot behind shrubs on a landscaped lawn next to the police station Saturday, August 8.
“What’s behind your back?” Officer Figol asked.
“Nothing; I have a right to be here,” he said. “Don’t harass the public.”
- Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 8:54 am
A “Parent Partnership: Influence, Inspire, and Ignite Teaching and Learning” community forum has been set by the school district for Wednesday, September 16, at 7 pm, in Newtown High School’s Lecture Hall.
According to a release for the event, the one-hour community forum is designed for all kindergarten through twelfth grade parents, and will be interactive for those in attendance.
Discussion topics will include instruction, enrichment, assessment, safety, and personalized learning.
- Friday, August 7, 2015 at 8:36 am
The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) this week granted a local industrial firm two zoning variances which the company sought toward its goal of expanding its corrugated cardboard container factory located on the corner of Schoolhouse Hill Road and Edmond Road.
- Friday, August 7, 2015 at 8:20 am
Police report that relatively few vehicles passed through a sobriety checkpoint, which they held on the night of Friday, July 31, and early morning hours of Saturday, August 1, on Wasserman Way, near its intersection with Trades Lane at Fairfield Hills.
Police checked about 350 vehicles that passed through the checkpoint. No arrests were made.
The enforcement consisted of eight seatbelt warnings, one cellphone warning, and 27 warnings for sundry other motor vehicle violations, according to police.
- Friday, August 7, 2015 at 8:11 am
HARTFORD — Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Commissioner Andres Ayala, Jr, recently announced that major customer service improvements, including the addition of new online services, will require DMV to close its offices — except for licensing services — from Tuesday, August 11, through Saturday, August 15.
- Friday, August 7, 2015 at 8:10 am
Resident registered Democrats who can fulfill the necessary criteria by August 12 can petition their way onto this November’s local ballot to run for first selectman.
There are similar openings for a Republican or Democrat in each of Newtown’s three Legislative Council Districts, as well as on the Boards of Education and Finance.
- Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 11:23 am
Police report that while on patrol in Sandy Hook on the afternoon of July 29, they spotted a motorist who was suspiciously driving a vehicle back and forth on Alberts Hill Road.
A short time later, at about 1:39 pm, while conducting a patrol at 32 Alberts Hill Road at the former Cornerstone At Eagle Hill grounds, police said they spotted two men who were trespassing near one of the abandoned buildings there.
- Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 11:14 am
Police Commission members this week agreed that equipping town police officers with body cameras is a good idea that should be implemented at the police department.
Body cameras are small portable cameras typically worn on a police officer’s chest that make video and audio recordings of the officer’s interactions with the public.