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  • Fire Reports, November 14 - 20, 2013

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

     

     Thursday, November 14: 3:27 pm, motor vehicle accident, near 182 Berkshire Road, Sandy Hook responded.

    Friday, November 15: 10:57 am, investigation, near intersection of Mt Pleasant Road and Pocono Road, Hawleyville responded; 10:17 pm, burning odor outdoors, near 2 King Philip Trail, Sandy Hook responded.

  • ASPCA Honors Catherine Hubbard As Animal Sanctuary Plans Take Shape

    In this drawing rendered by PH Architects, the entrance to the Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary would consist of a central entrance topped by red terra cotta tiles — the color of Catherine’s hair — and curved “arms” ending in a Welcome Center at one end of the plaza and an animal care center at the other. The Hubbard family continues to seek the donation of property on which to build the sanctuary honoring Catherine, who died 12/14.

  • CABE Report Highlights Community Preferences For A Superintendent

    Representatives of the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE) Search Services presented a “Superintendent Leadership Profile Report” to the Board of Education, Tuesday, November 19.

  • School Board Thanks Departing Members

    Board of Education Chair Debbie Leidlein used some of her board’s meeting on Tuesday, November 19, to thank and honor two departing members.

    The night marked the last meeting for members Richard Gaines and William Hart. Kathy Hamilton and Michelle Embree Ku, who were elected earlier this month, will take their seats on the board in December.

  • NHS To Try A ‘Morning Traffic Experiment’

    In a post to the high school blog, dumais.us/newtown/blog, Newtown High School Principal Charles Dumais announced a “Morning Traffic Experiment,” as the post was titled, early Tuesday, November 19.

  • Lions Support WIN; Help From Residents Still Sought For Thanksgiving Baskets

    Newtown Lions Club member Dick Kovacs recently presented a check to Women Involved in Newtown (WIN) President Colette Ercole and Vice President Audrey Locorotondo (photo at right) to support the local group’s efforts.

    WIN benefits Newtown all year around. The club’s November program, “Thanksgiving Baskets,” is a townwide event involving Newtown’s Department of Social Services, Girl Scouts, various churches and businesses, and individuals.

  • Triathlon Program For Kids Will Keep Young Athlete’s Spirit Alive

    (AP) Chase Kowalski loved to run, bike and swim. Most of all he loved to race.

    The summer before he was killed inside Sandy Hook Elementary School with 19 other students and six staff members, the 7-year-old competed in his first triathlon.

    Wearing swim shoes and riding his red Lightning McQueen bicycle inspired by the speedy character from the movie Cars, Chase competed in a 20-yard swim, a half-mile ride and a third-of-a-mile run. He finished first in his age group.

  • Newtown Household Taps The Sun

    Every time Nina and David Stout run a home appliance or flip a light switch, they can thank the sun.

    Solarize Newtown celebrated its first solar installation at the Stout residence at 9 Grand Place on Saturday, November 9. With a yard clear of trees, Mr Stout said, “I have always known I had a really good house for solar.”

  • SUV And Bus In Head-On Crash At Fairfield Hills

    There is a curving section of Wasserman Way, just east of its intersection with Mile Hill Road South, which is especially hazardous during wet conditions, with many westbound motorists having been involved in accidents there.

    Most typically, the incidents are one-vehicle crashes in which westbound autos travel off the road, sometimes rolling over and sometimes ripping down sections of chain-link fence at the southwest corner of the Reed Intermediate School grounds.

  • General Electric's $15m Donation Will Build, Staff A New Community Center

    About a dozen Newtown residents who work for General Electric joined colleagues who are current or former loaned executives to the town, Martha Poulter, vice president and Chief Information Officer for GE Capital, and the Newtown Board of Selectmen to celebrate a $15 million gift to the community to build, staff and program a community center Monday evening at Newtown Municipal Center.