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  • Armed Forces Mural Unveiled; VFW Seeking Additions, Corrections

    About 60 people, many current or former armed service members, turned out Saturday morning for a brief unveiling ceremony of a memorial mural created for the Newtown Municipal Center by local artist David Merrill honoring all residents who have served since 1971.

  • Sandy Hook Promise Launches ‘Parent Together’

    Sandy Hook Promise has announced the launch of Parent Together, a national grassroots campaign to educate and empower parents to prevent gun violence in their communities. Emphasizing mental wellness, connection to community and gun safety, the campaign will bring parents together around their common love for all children to help prevent not just the next Sandy Hook tragedy, but also thousands of other acts of gun violence every year.

  • Union Pushes For Talks On Disabled Cop’s Departure

    A town police officer diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), who has not worked since the December 14 shootings at Sandy Hook School, has been informed by the town that he could be fired as a police officer.

    Town officials have nothing to say on the topic, declining comment and terming the issue a personnel matter.

  • Danbury Hall Cleared For Demolition By State Historic Commission, EPA

    State and federal agencies involved with clearing Danbury Hall and a set of former staff residences at Fairfield Hills for demolition have both provided the necessary documentation for the town to move forward with the project. Now the only thing standing between the buildings and the wrecking ball is a remediation plan being prepared by a town contractor, which is expected to be delivered within the next week or two.

  • Police News November 1 - 9

    Five Charges

    Police report that at about 4:30 pm on November 6, they stopped motorist William Falbo, 29, of 13 Bishop Circle near the intersection of Pole Bridge Road and Jeremiah Road for having been speeding on Berkshire Road.

    After investigating, police charged Falbo with speeding, making an improper turn, illegal possession of narcotics, possession of narcotics not in their original prescription container, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Fire Calls November 7 - 14, 2013

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

     

    Thursday, November 7: 1:38 pm, motor vehicle accident, I-84, Sandy Hook responded; 2:11 pm, motor vehicle accident, Wasserman Way near Mile Hill Road South, Hook & Ladder, Sandy Hook, and Botsford responded; 5:30 pm, mutual aid call to Easton, Botsford responded; 8:27 pm, alarm, 45 Main Street, Hook & Ladder responded. 

  • Judge Seeks To Hear 911 Calls From 12/14 Before Ruling

    NEW BRITAIN – A Connecticut judge said November 8 that he wants to hear the 911 recordings from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting before ruling whether they can remain secret as a state prosecutor and the town of Newtown fight an order to release them.

    The state's Freedom of Information Commission ruled in September that the recordings should be provided to The Associated Press, but a prosecutor asked for a stay while he appeals that order.

  • Veterans Honored At VFW Ceremony

    Clear skies and a cool breeze greeted the dozens of residents and students from Newtown Middle School attending the Veterans’ Day ceremony, Monday, November 11, at the VFW Post 308 property on Tinkerfield Road.

  • Finance Board, School Officials Discuss Next Round Budget Preparation

    For a little more than an hour during their October 24 meeting, members of the finance board, Acting School Superintendent John Reed and Board of Education Chair Debbie Leidlein conducted a candid discussion about the upcoming budget process. Finance board Chairman John Kortze said he had asked the school officials to visit with his board early on in the process.

  • Agility Course Goes In At Dog Park

    At the base of a gentle slope a crew from Pat Corsetti Inc. contractors Wednesday, November 6, prepped the ground for an agility course for dogs.