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  • Weather Will Not Be A Deterrent For Tonight's Tree Lighting

    With forecasts calling for more rain this weekend, organizers of the Sandy Hook Village Tree Lighting say this weekend’s event will go on rain or shine.

    The annual event is scheduled for Saturday, December 6.

    Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity (SHOP) Marketing Director Melissa Lopata that SHOP is expecting “many visitors” for the annual event, and the business organization is taking additional steps to make sure people enjoy the event regardless of the weather.

  • Flags To Half-Staff Sunday For Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

    In honor of Sunday, December 7, being the 73rd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, “an unprovoked act of war against the United States,” President Barack Obama said December 5, all United States flags are to be lowered on Sunday in honor of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.

    A proclamation issued by the President on Friday reminds all Americans that the attack claimed the lives of more than 2,400 Americans.

  • Purchase Of NYA May Be Eventual Option For Town Capital Spending

    Despite some assertions on social media, rumors that the town is planning to acquire NYA Sports & Fitness Center at Fairfield Hills with $10 million earmarked in the Capital Improvement Plan are simply that — rumors — according to First Selectman Pat Llodra.

    On November 29, Democratic Registrar of Voters and Commission on Aging member LeReine Frampton posted on Facebook that the town “is buying it for 10 million.”

  • Police Plan Holiday Drives For Toys And Food

    Town police plan to conduct two charitable drives for the needy during the holiday season — one for toys and one for food.

    On Saturday, December 6, police will conduct a Toys For Tots drive from 10 am to 2 pm at two locations. The event simultaneously will be held in front of the TJ Maxx store in Sand Hill Plaza, 228 South Main Street, and also in front of The Toy Tree at 14 Church Hill Road.

  • Seniors Invited To Meet With Town Officials

    Tax relief for Newtown’s senior citizens, commercial development and student enrollment are among the topics to be discussed with John Kortze, chairman of the Board of Finance, and members of the Legislative Council and Board of Education during a special meeting with senior residents on Tuesday, December 9.

    The meeting will begin at 4 pm at Newtown Senior Center, 14 Riverside Road.

    Seniors will have the opportunity to ask questions and make comments during the informal dialogue with town officials. All are invited.

  • Governor Announces Federal Grants To Make Connecticut Schools Safer, Healthier Places To Learn

    HARTFORD — Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced on December 5 that Connecticut has received two federal grants totaling more than $3.5 million to create safer, more nurturing environments in schools.

  • Two Trees To Shine In Sandy Hook Center

    Strands of green and white decorative LED bulbs sat coiled on the grass at 2 Riverside Road on Wednesday. With several strands already wound through branches of a new 32-foot Norway spruce standing there, Public Works employee Jeff Thomas stepped out in the rain to prep the tree for its second year of casting festive light across Sandy Hook Center.

  • Police Reports, November 10-December 3, 2014

    Hattertown Road

    A two-vehicle accident on Hattertown Road, near its intersection with Boggs Hill Road, resulted in both drivers being charged with multiple offenses following the incident that occurred about 1:39 am on November 22, police said.

  • Fire Reports, November 26-December 3, 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:

    Wednesday, November 26: 10:42 am, motor vehicle accident, near 11 Cedar Hill Road, Hook & Ladder responded; 11:03 am, alarm, 9 Ox Hill Road, Dodgingtown and Botsford responded; 2:09 pm, wires down, near intersection of Cemetery Road and Dodgingtown Road, Dodgingtown responded; 5:12 pm, wires down, near 61 Dodgingtown Road, Dodgingtown responded.

  • Police List Traffic Rules For Ram Pasture Tree Lighting

    The 30th Annual Ram Pasture Tree Lighting is scheduled for the evening of Friday, December 5, at the Ram Pasture.

    The ceremonies start at 6:30 pm, with the Christmas tree lighting expected to occur at about 7 pm. The Christmas tree is positioned near the intersection of Elm Drive and Hawley Road.