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  • Fire Reports, November 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, November 20: 4:57 pm, brushfire, near 24 Dodgingtown Road, Dodgingtown and Hook & Ladder responded; 5:36 pm, hazardous condition, near intersection of Berkshire Road and Toddy Hill Road, Sandy Hook responded; 6:29 pm, alarm, 6 Poorhouse Road, Dodgingtown responded.

  • Partnership And Communication Essential, Says Superintendent, In Response To Lanza Report

    On Monday, November 24, Dr Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, superintendent of the Newtown school district, responded to the report from the Office of the Child Advocate (OCA), released Friday, November 21, saying that his first thoughts go directly to the victims’ families.

    “How can I offer any kind of assistance to families?” he asked.

  • Schools Closed Wednesday, Due To Weather

    The Newtown Public Schools will be closed Wednesday, November 26, due to anticipated weather.

    The school disctrict announced the decision Tuesday on its website, www.newtown.k12.ct.us, sharing that all Newtown Public Schools will be closed for Wednesday. 

  • Letters Spark Concern At NHS, Responsible Party Found

    Following a number of letters sent to Newtown High School students in recent days, the school announced Monday night, November 24, the responsible individual has been determined and measures are being taken.

    According to the school the letters, which were received in the mail, contained personal information and “sexually explicit comments.”

  • Town Offices, Library Closing Wednesday At 12:30 (UPDATED)

    UPDATED Wednesday, November 26, 8:36 am: C.H. Booth Library Director Brenda McKinley has announced that the library will also close at 12:30 Wednesday.

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    Newtown Director of Communications Maureen Will has issued a CodeRed notice that is being delivered to those who have registered for the service, alerting residents that town offices will be closing early on Wednesday, November 26.

  • UPDATE: Governor Closing State Offices Early Wednesday; Storm Warning Issued

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy has decided that state office buildings will close on Wednesday, November 26, at 12:30 pm due to the anticipated snowstorm that is expected to significantly impact the state. Nonessential state employees will be dismissed at that time.

  • Rental Apartments: Fairfield Hills ‘Mixed-Use’ Zoning Slated For Discussion

    To foster discussion on the wisdom of creating “mixed-use” zoning covering a section of the town-owned Fairfield Hills campus, the town plans to soon hold two public sessions to explore the controversial topic.

    The two sessions will be sponsored by three town agencies: the Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z), the Fairfield Hills Authority (FHA), and the Economic Development Commission (EDC).

  • Zebra Mussels Are Infesting Newtown Lakes

    Hanover Road resident Scott Conant has witnessed a “huge change” in the invasive zebra mussel population in local waters this year. He has seen the numbers increase from “just a few two summers ago, to many last year, to an explosion this year,” he said in a recent e-mail.

    A Friends of The Lake (FOTL) board member living along Lake Lillinonah’s shore, Mr Conant first sent the alert to other members in late October after inspecting the underside of his dock.

  • WIN, Students Complete Holiday Basket Drive

    Quickly packing canned goods into boxes Friday, November 21 was Danielle Sampson, one of many Newtown High School students helping prepare packages for roughly 80 families in need before Thanksgiving.

    Women Involved in Newtown (WIN) member Mandy Monaco oversaw assembly of food and goods packages readied for pick-up Friday at Newtown United Methodist Church hall. The many WIN-terns helped unload cars as more goods arrived, or made sure that each care package was filled.

  • Firehouse Plans Under Land Use Agency Review

    Newtown Hook & Ladder, Company No. 1, the volunteer fire unit that serves the borough and adjacent areas, has filed plans for its proposed new firehouse for local land use review and action.

    The Borough Zoning Commission (BZC) has submitted those plans to the Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) for review and comment. The P&Z serves as the borough’s planning agency.