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  • Fire Reports | January 16-22, 2014

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

    Thursday, January 16: 1:42 pm, motor vehicle accident, I-84, Sandy Hook responded.

    Friday, January 17: 2:41 pm, alarm, 1 Beagle Trial, Botsford and Sandy Hook responded; 10:38 pm, alarm, 14 St George Place, Sandy Hook responded.

  • Local Official Looking To Assist Long-Term Unemployed Veterans Under 30

    On January 1, Town Clerk Debbie Aurelia Halstead became Newtown’s first veterans contact specialist. The state-mandated position is charged with being a single point of contact and referral for any or all veterans issues at the local level.

    Ms Aurelia Halstead was the appointee to that position serving veterans living in Newtown. She was recently informed of a new and successful job program specifically for younger veterans who have been most challenged in finding permanent full-time employment.

  • New York Road Runners Club Selects Newtown Memorial Fund As Charity Partner For Half Marathon

    New York Road Runners Club (NYRR) announced on January 21 that The Newtown Memorial Fund, Inc, a sustainable fund created to support those affected by 12/14, will be an official Charity Partner of the New York City Half Marathon, taking place on March 16.

  • A Two Hour Delay For Newtown Public Schools Wednesday

    The Newtown Public Schools will have a two hour delay on Wednesday, January 22, and there will be no morning pre-kindergarten, due to the weather.

  • Evergreen Plantings Added To I-84 Bridge Replacement Project

    Evergreen tree plantings intended to improve aesthetics will now be included as part of an ongoing Interstate 84 dual-bridge replacement project in the Sandy Hook section.

    State Representative Mitch Bolinsky (R-106) in a statement on January 22 said that “noise mitigation” and a permanent safety barrier will be part of the project where I-84 crosses over Center Street in the Riverside section.

  • Another Option For Those Missing Library’s Wi-Fi: Newtown VFW Post

    At the January 15 meeting of Newtown VFW Post 308, the membership agreed that after the recent water damage at C.H. Booth Library they wanted to help residents in any way they could.   

  • Newtown Public Schools To Dismiss Early Tuesday

    All Newtown Public Schools will be released early on Tuesday, January 21, and there will be no afternoon pre-kindergarten, due to the weather, according to the school district.

  • Cancellations & Postponements

    Please note, cancellation and postponement notices will be added to the top of this file, so that the newest information will be at the top of the page.

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    3:30 pm: Town offices have closed for the day.

    2:15 pm: Parks & Rec tennis for this afternoon and tonight has been cancelled.

  • Race4Chase Triathlon Program Expanding

    (AP) A children’s triathlon program inspired by the life a 7-year-old boy who was killed in the Sandy Hook School shooting is expanding in Connecticut.

    The CMAK Sandy Hook Memorial Foundation has reached an agreement with the Greater Waterbury YMCA, Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut in Danbury, and the Central Connecticut Coastal YMCA in Trumbull to host the Race4Chase Kid’s Tri program.

  • Leidlein Wants To Discuss Budget, Enrollment Trends Characterized As ‘Unsustainable’

    Board of Education Chair Debbie Leidlein said as long as her colleagues support the idea, she is willing to have a dialogue with Board of Finance members and other town officials regarding budget and enrollment trends that were updated by finance board Vice Chair Joe Kearney last week.