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  • Police Reports | January 15-30, 2014

    Interstate Accident

    State police report that motorist Alvaro Alberto, 22, of New Milford was driving a 2006 Nissan Sentra eastward on Interstate 84 in the area between the Exit 10 off-ramp and on-ramp, when he lost control of the auto on the icy pavement, spun out, and then struck the median guardrail.

    Alberto was not injured. Enforcement information was not available.

     

  • Fire Reports | January 23-30, 2014

    The radio dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at Town Hall South at 3 Main Street report the following fire calls and the responders:

  • Guided Hike February 1 At Brunot Preserve

    Join Newtown Forest Association (NFA) member Aaron Coopersmith on a guided hike through the Brunot Preserve off Taunton Hill Road on Saturday, February 1, at noon.

    All are welcome on the two-mile walk through the wooded area. Wear warm clothing and footwear.

    From Route 302 turn at traffic light onto Taunton Hill Road. Continue approximately 0.8 mile and park at the NFA sign on the left.

  • A Two Hour Delay For Newtown Public Schools Wednesday

    The Newtown Public Schools will have a two hour delay on Wednesday,January 29, and there will be no morning pre-kindergarten, due to the weather.

  • BOE Begins Reviewing Superintendent’s Budget

    Following Interim Superintendent of Schools John Reed’s presentation of his proposed budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year on Thursday, January 23, the Board of Education began hearing from advocates for different parts of the budget.

  • 12/14 Commemorative Lapel Pins Available

    People interested in obtaining copies of a lapel pin which commemorates the 12/14/12 shooting incident at Sandy Hook Elementary School may do so by contacting David Rohner, the Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) student who had the pins created.

  • February 8 At NHS: Judges Needed For 14th Annual Southern Connecticut Science & Engineering Fair

    Over 300 high school students from a dozen schools in southwestern Connecticut will be participating in the 14th Annual Southern Connecticut Science & Engineering Fair. The fair, sponsored by the Southern Connecticut Science & Engineering Foundation (SCSEF), will be Saturday, February 8, at Newtown High School.

  • Gov Malloy Unveils Proposals To Improve State’s Mental Health System

    HARTFORD — Joined by State Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) Commissioner Patricia Rehmer and state and local law enforcement officials at Capitol Region Mental Health Center, Governor Dannel P. Malloy today unveiled a comprehensive plan to focus significant attention and resources toward improving the mental health system for Connecticut citizens.

  • Student Fundraiser Donates To Newtown Police Union

    The Newtown Police Union has become the beneficiary of a private fundraising drive initiated by a student majoring in criminal justice at Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) in New Britain.

    In ceremonies held January 20 at the police station, CCSU student David Rohner presented to Daniel McAnaspie, the union’s vice president, a check for $12,500, representing money that Mr Rohner and others had raised by selling a lapel pin that commemorates 12/14.

  • Town Officials Remind Residents Of Snow & Ice Control Rules

    George Benson, town director of planning and land use, said this week that property owners should follow the provisions of the town ordinance requiring that sidewalks in front of individual properties be kept clear of snow and ice.

    Mr Benson said that the reminder to keep sidewalks clear comes in response to several complaints made to the town about sidewalks that had not been kept clear for pedestrians.