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  • Enforcing The Blight Ordinance Is Not Always An Easy Call

    The adoption of a local anti-blight ordinance this past summer has led to questions about how it will be enforced and the process for filing complaints. Taking into consideration aesthetics, property maintenance, health and safety hazards, abandonment, neglect, and other factors, Director of Planning and Land Use George Benson said that determining blight “is not black and white.”

  • Police Rescue, Revive Two 'Unresponsive' Victims From Early Morning Fire At Boulevard Residence

    Hook & Ladder Assistant Chief and incident commander Jason Rivera is crediting three local police officers for "putting their lives on the line," by rushing into a burning home early Sunday and rescuing two occupants who were overcome by smoke and carbon monoxide fumes.

  • Llodra, Reed, Crebbin & Kehoe Planning Another Press Event For December 9

    After hosting an exclusive video session for The Newtown Bee, and a subsequent press conference for local news outlets on December 3, the same group of top local officials and community leaders are planning to make themselves av

  • ‘Love Wins’ Conference Promoted Community Collaboration

    WEST HARTFORD — “Love Wins: A Conference Promoting Love, Connection and Community for Every Child and Family” took place Monday, December 2, at the University of Hartford’s Lincoln Theater. The inaugural event of the Ana Grace Project of Klingberg Family Centers celebrated the life of Ana Grace Márquez-Greene, and inspired the nearly 500 people in attendance to explore effective ways to build community and interpersonal connection to prevent violence and promote recovery.

  • Library Trustees Look Ahead To 2014-15 Budget

    Following a report from the acting director of the C.H. Booth Library, Beryl Harrison, at the Tuesday evening, December 3, meeting of the Board of Trustees, the next two hours were focused primarily on a line by line dissection of the library budget, to be submitted to the town by December 6.

  • Flags Lowered To Honor Nelson Mandela

    President Barack Obama has ordered flags lowered to honor Nelson Mandela, who died yesterday at his home in South Africa.

    In a proclamation issued last night, the President has ordered “that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations … until sunset, December 9, 2013.”

    Hook & Ladder firefighters will lower the Main Street flag this morning.

  • 12/14 Emergency Response Analysis Supports NPD Actions

    An analysis of the Newtown Police Department’s (NPD) response to the 12/14 shootings at Sandy Hook School has found that Newtown police responded rapidly, positioned themselves appropriately, and followed police department policies concerning such a situation.

  • Police Announce Traffic & Parking Rules For Ram Pasture Tree Lighting

    UPDATE, December 6, 2013: The Ram Pasture tree lighting has been postponed to Wednesday, December 11, due to the weather of Friday, December 6. Same schedule (festivities to begin at 6:30, tree lighting at 7 pm). Police parking and traffic rules will follow the original schedule as well, from 5 to 8 pm.

  • NHS CAPT Scores Among Top In The State

    The Newtown school system has been informed by the Connecticut State Department of Education that Newtown High School is one of the 15 high schools in the state to achieve the highest classification of Excelling based upon the results of the state Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) test, as announced in a press release on Thursday, December 5.

  • Faith Communities Offering Anniversary Gatherings

    (December 5, 2013: This story has been updated to include information from Al Hedaya Islamic Center.)

    (December 9: This story has also been updated to reflect that St John’s Episcopal Church is not participating in an event at Newtown United Methdoist Church. St John's is hosting its own event on December 14.)

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