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  • Police: No DUIs For St Patrick’s Day, Other Traffic Enforcement Reported

    Police said they conducted special roving patrols for traffic enforcement during the St Patrick’s Day holiday period. Law enforcement grant money subsidized the extra patrols.

    Lieutenant George Sinko said that police issued no violations for driving under the influence.

  • Police Enforcement Project Targeting Distracted Drivers

    Newtown police working with police from other area towns will conduct an enforcement campaign against distracted driving from March 27 through April 2, according to Lieutenant George Sinko, who oversees the police patrol division.

    Newtown police will be working with police from Bethel, Brookfield, Redding, and Ridgefield in the seven-day enforcement project, Lt Sinko said in a statement.

  • Police Reports | March 12-27, 2014

    Button Shop Road Stop

    Police report that at about 10 pm on March 12, they spotted motorist Donald H. Kuhn, 45, of 29 Bankside Trail driving a vehicle southward on Toddy Hill Road which did not have functioning tail lamps, so they stopped him on nearby westbound Button Shop Road to investigate.

  • Fire Reports | March 20-26, 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 20: 6:06 pm, hazardous condition, near 228 South Main Street, Botsford responded.

  • FHA Members Discuss 12/14 Memorial, Plymouth Hall Reuse, Expenses

    From prospective tenants to memorial bench locations, Fairfield Hills Authority members this month discussed a grab bag of topics.

    FHA Chair Thomas Connors first noted the several parties interested in reusing the Plymouth Hall building — among them The 12/14 Foundation, The News-Times, and an advertising agency.

  • Architect: New School To Draw Inspiration From Nature, Community

    Barry Svigals, a principal at Svigals + Partners, says he has derived much inspiration for conceptual designs of the new Sandy Hook Elementary School from the natural environment of its site, as well as from many ideas revealed during meetings he and his team have arranged with parents, school staffers, leaders, and other community members.

  • Improving Weather Brings Heightened Traffic Enforcement

    Now that the long, cold winter of 2014 is coming to an end and spring weather is emerging, motorists are driving more.

    That increase in traffic means that town police are stepping up their motor vehicle enforcement to address the added traffic volume on local roads.

    For example, on March 18, town police stopped about 55 motorists in various locations around town to check for possible motor vehicle violations.

  • Program Doubled Residential Solar Use; Discounts Through March 31

    The Solarize Newtown initiative was a success, said Sustainable Energy Commission chairman Kathy Quinn.

  • Llodra Joins Regional Officials Opposing Tree Trimming Moratorium

    First Selectman Pat Llodra has signed on to letters that were sent March 20 to Governor Dannel Malloy and Nicholas E. Neeieyl, executive secretary of the CT Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) opposing a moratorium on a tree trimming program put in place following a series of devastating storms in 2011 and 2012.

  • State Safety Commissioner Restores 24/7 Trooper Coverage At State Police Barracks Across The State

    MIDDLETOWN — Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP) Commissioner Dora B. Schriro announced on Monday the restoration of 24/7 trooper coverage at all State Police barracks across the state. Previously, as part of the recent consolidated dispatch project, some troops were closed after normal business hours.