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  • Gun Rights Activists Protest State’s Gun Law

    HARTFORD (AP) — Gun rights activists gathered outside the Connecticut State Capitol over the weekend and protested the one-year anniversary of the state’s wide-ranging gun control law.

    The legislation was signed into law on April 4, 2013, in response to 12/14.

    A pro-gun rights organization, the Connecticut Citizens Defense League, organized the Saturday afternoon rally.

  • Local Attorney Now Attending To Clients Of Paul S. Lux

    James M. Powers, Attorney at Law, LLC, of New Milford announces that, effective immediately, it will be attending to the clients of recently deceased Attorney Paul S. Lux of Lux & Timmel LLC in Newtown.

    Attorney William C. Timmel will continue his practice independently in Newtown.

    James M. Powers, Attorney at Law, LLC will continue to maintain an office in Newtown, in addition to the firm’s New Milford and Southport offices.

  • Making Room For More Tennis At Treadwell

    Soft ground bore scars left by heavy machinery as Parks and Recreation crews dug out 21 tree stumps Wednesday at Treadwell Park.

    Pine, hemlock, and several birch trees that came down several weeks ago, leaving behind stumps, will make way for a future tennis court project, said Recreation Director Amy Mangold.

  • Council Unanimously Passes Zero-Increase Budget Request To Voters

    “One and done!”

    That was the final comment of longtime budget critic and Legislative Council member Dan Amaral as he stood with fellow council members, and the Boards of Selectmen, Finance, and Education before him, in unanimously passing next year’s zero-increase budget request to voters.

  • Absentee Ballots Available For April 22 Referendum; Absentee Voting Hours April 19

    Following the approval of the Legislative Council on April 2 to send a request for $111,066,204 to voters to cover town and school services, along with annual debt service for capitol projects (carried in the Board of Selectmen budget), Town Clerk Debbie Aurelia Halstead has announced that absentee ballots for the April 22 referendum will be available beginning Friday, April 4.

  • Two Residents Honored By White House As ‘Champions Of Change’

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two Newtown residents, the father of one of the 12/14 victims and the daughter of a 12/14 survivor, have been named Champions of Change by The White House. All of this year’s honorees are gun violence prevention leaders, recognized for taking critical steps in their communities to reduce gun violence.

  • Regional Dispatching Plan Raises Concerns

    Although town officials have long been exploring the prospect of regionalizing municipal emergency radio dispatching for 911, police, fire, and ambulance calls to improve cost efficiency, Police Commission members this week voiced strong concerns about it, stressing that such an arrangement could do more harm than good in terms of town police operations.

  • Police Reports | March 17-April 2, 2014

    Main Street Stop, Two Charges

    Police said that at about 9:49 pm on March 17 they stopped motorist Handerson Flausino Desouza, 25, of Bridgeport for driving faster than the posted speed limit near 39 Main Street.

    After investigating, police said they charged Desouza with traveling unreasonably fast and with driving with a suspended license.

    Desouza posted $500 bail and was released for an April 2 court appearance, police said.

  • Fire Reports, March 27 - April 3, 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, March 27: 2:19 pm, brush fire, near 130 Boggs Hill Road, Hook & Ladder and Dodgingtown responded; 6:09 pm, alarm, 174 Taunton Hill Road, Dodgingtown responded.  

    Friday, March 28: 4:59 pm, motor vehicle accident, near 66 Church Hill Road, Hook & Ladder responded.

  • School Board Votes On Charter Revision Recommendations

    Before voting to schedule Newtown High School’s graduation ceremony for June 17 and Newtown Middle School’s moving up ceremony for June 16 at Western Connecticut State University’s O’Neill Center, the Board of Education discussed recommendations at its April 1 meeting that will be passed on to the Legislative Council for a Charter Revision Commission.