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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Intersection Realignment: Church Hill Road Project In Early Design Stage

    The state Department of Transportation (DOT) is in the preliminary design stage of a traffic safety project that will create a conventional four-way signalized intersection of Church Hill Road, Commerce Road, and Edmond Road, a DOT official said this week.

  • Gunman’s Father Met With Advisory Commission Chair

    STAMFORD (AP) — The father of the gunman in the Sandy Hook Elementary School killings has agreed to help a Connecticut commission obtain his son’s school and medical records, which members hope can shed more light on the tragedy.

    Peter Lanza met for an hour Thursday, January 23, with Hamden Mayor Scott Jackson, chairman of the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission, which is investigating the events of 12/14. Mr Lanza is the father of the shooter, who killed 20 children and six women before taking his own life as police arrived on the scene.

  • 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.