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  • Fire Reports November 21 - 26, 2013

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

     

    Thursday, November 21: 2:37 pm, public service, 166 Mt Pleasant Road, Hawleyville responded; 5:32 pm, public service, 12 Berkshire Road, Sandy Hook responded; 5:32 pm, alarm, 2 Old Castle Drive, Hook & Ladder responded.

  • Tuesday’s Children Announces Support Of Newtown-Based Sister Organization

    New York-based Tuesday's Children, which was established to foster longterm healing in families directly impacted by the events of 9/11, has announced its support for The Resiliency Center of Newtown. RCN was established to help the Newtown community cope with the event of 12/14. The Resiliency Center of Newtown will be the first outside organization Tuesday’s Children will aid with funding and this direction.

  • Flash Flood Warning, Other Advisories In Effect For Fairfield County

    This morning's heavy rain arrives with some warnings and advisories from the National Weather Service.

    NWS in Upton, N.Y., issued a Flash Flood Warning at 5:41 am this morning for Fairfield County. The warning also includes western New Haven County, and Westchester and Rockland counties in New York.

    The warning will remain in effect until 9:30 am.

  • P&Z Approves Fairfield Hills Master Plan Update

    Following lengthy discussion, Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) members have approved an update to the Fairfield Hills Master Plan, a document intended to generally guide future land use at Fairfield Hills, where the town bought 186 acres and many buildings from the state for $3.9 million in 2004.

    The town is in the protracted process of redeveloping the property in the geographic center of town, which formerly served as the psychiatric institution known as Fairfield State Hospital.

  • Officials React To The Release Of Sandy Hook Report

    First Selectman Pat Llodra was among a number of officials issuing brief reactions in the wake of the state's attorney's report on the 12/14 tragedy.

    Mrs Llodra observed that "much of the detail in the report is presented in such a factual, neutral way that it almost felt unreal, sanitized somehow, and not really a telling of the horror that unfolded on that awful day."

    The first selectman said the document for the most part offered few new insights for her, until she came to the parts that shed some light on the person of Adam Lanza, and of his mother Nancy Lanza.

  • Registration For Fun Walk Still Open

    The Newtown Turkey Trot 5K is sold out, but there are still spots open for the 2.2K Fun Walk.  To register for the Fun Walk or have a name added to the waitlist for the 5K, you can register at www.newtownturkeytrot.com.

  • State Police Preparing For Thanksgiving Holiday Traffic Enforcement

    As Connecticut residents prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday the Connecticut State Police has also implemented plans to enhance public safety, enforcement and visibility on all of the highways and roads in Connecticut. Operation CARE (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) is an intricate part of the highway safety plan.

  • Long-Awaited 12/14 Report Offers Details, But No Motive

    Although it is clear that the 20-year-old local man who shot and killed 26 people at Sandy Hook School on December 14, 2012, had “significant mental health issues” and had “an obsession with mass murders, in particular the Columbine shootings,” a motive for Adam Lanza’s horrific actions has not been established, according to a prosecutor’s summary report on the incident.

  • $18 Million Goal: Private Fund Drive Launched For New Police Station

    A group of about ten people, whose members want anonymity, have started a private fundraising drive with the goal of building a new police station for the town police department to replace the existing station at 3 Main Street.

    Over the past decade, Police Commission members have occasionally described the inadequacies of the existing police station and resolved to pursue new quarters for the 45-member police department, but to date that resolve has not translated into concrete results.

  • Former First Selectman Jack Rosenthal Dies At 94

    The family of Jack H. Rosenthal announced Tuesday, November 26, that Mr Rosenthal, 94 years old, had died unexpectedly the previous day, November 25, at Masonicare At Newtown, where he had resided for the last two years.

    Mr Rosenthal served six terms as First Selectman of Newtown, from 1976 to 1987.

    Newtown First Selectman Patricia Llodra offered her sympathies on hearing of Mr Rosenthal’s death.