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  • Llodra Releases Statement Ahead Of 12/14 Report

    As Newtown waits for a report on the incidents of 12/14 due to be released Monday afternoon, and a court decision on the release of 911 audio files from that tragic incident, First Selectman Pat Llodra posted the following statement on her blog:

    "These weeks are very difficult for our community," she stated. "We are gearing up for the release of the investigation report, will learn of the disposition of the tapes of the 911 calls, and will experience the first anniversary of the tragedy at Sandy Hook School."

  • NSSF Considered Leaving After 12/14

    The gun industry's national trade association and lobbying organization considered moving its offices from Newtown after last year’s mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the president and CEO of the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) said in an exclusive interview with The Associated Press.

  • Llodra Now Calling For Release Of 911 Tapes

    (AP) First Selectman Pat Llodra has called on state prosecutors to release recordings of 911 calls from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings.

    She told Hearst Connecticut Newspapers that releasing the recordings will end leaks to media outlets that she says are painful to family members and Newtown officials. She compared the leaks to Chinese water torture.

  • Fire Potential: Red Flag Warning, Wind Advisory Issued For Sunday

    The National Weather Service (NWS) in New York has issued a Red Flag Warning for southern Connecticut, including Fairfield County, and Long Island from 10 am to 6 pm Sunday. The weather service has also issued a Wind Advisory for the same area for Sunday from 6 am to 6 pm.

    With the Red Flag Warning, sustained wind speeds will frequently be 25-30 mph in combination with relative humidity values around 25%. 

  • Time To Fill The Fire Trucks

    Members of all five of Newtown’s fire companies will be outside two of the town’s food markets this weekend, collecting donations for FAITH Food Pantry.

    The 13th Annual Fill The Fire Truck Food Drive will take place Saturday, November 23, from 9 am to 2 pm. Members of Hawleyville, Hook & Ladder and Sandy Hook companies will be outside Big Y, at 6 Queen Street; while Botsford and Dodgingtown will be stationed outside Stop & Shop, in Sand Hill Plaza at 228 South Main Street.

  • President Orders Flags Lowered For Day Of Remembrance

    President Obama has ordered flags lowered until sunset. A proclamation from the President is calling for A Day of Remembrance For President John F. Kennedy.

    The proclamation, issued Thursday, November 21, reads as follows:

  • GE Funds Meet ‘One Of Newtown’s Greatest Needs’

    A recent $15 million, multi-year grant through General Electric has brought the Parks and Recreation Department staff’s years-long desire for a community center within reach.

  • Police Reports | November 8-18, 2013

    Truck Hits Tree

    Police report that truck driver Tyler Fairchild 25, of Northfield was driving an International 4300 box truck northeastward on Pond Brook Road, near Lake George Road, about 12:48 pm on November 13, when he slowed down due to a large vehicle that was approaching him from the opposite direction.

    While the International was passing by the other vehicle, the International struck a large tree limb that was hanging over the roadway, police report.

  • Fire Reports, November 14 - 20, 2013

  • Fire Reports, November 14 - 20, 2013

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

     

     Thursday, November 14: 3:27 pm, motor vehicle accident, near 182 Berkshire Road, Sandy Hook responded.

    Friday, November 15: 10:57 am, investigation, near intersection of Mt Pleasant Road and Pocono Road, Hawleyville responded; 10:17 pm, burning odor outdoors, near 2 King Philip Trail, Sandy Hook responded.