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  • Library Reopening Celebration Scheduled For March 22

    There are details still to iron out, but the overall attitude of the staff and administrators of the C.H. Booth Library is that “It is good to be back.”

  • NFA To Promote ‘Leading By Example’ At Annual Seminar

    Enhance wildlife habitat and share the land are both part of Newtown Forest Association (NFA) President Bob Eckenrode’s message that he will share at an upcoming seminar.

    He will be presenting “Leading By Example: The NFA Working Across Town Borders” at the Connecticut Land Conservation Council Seminars Saturday, March 15, at Wesleyan University in Middletown featuring conservation officials and land trust representatives from across the state.

  • Police Determine Telephoned Ransom Demand To Be Scam

    What initially sounded like a dire incident last Friday afternoon turned out to be a scam, in which an unknown telephone caller sought to persuade the person called that one of the person’s relatives was being held hostage at gunpoint after an accident, and then demanded ransom from the person receiving the call.

    Police Detective Lieutenant Richard Robinson said that police received a report on the matter from the Stop & Shop supermarket at Sand Hill Plaza at 228 South Main Street on Friday, March 7.

  • P&Z Slates Hearings On Church Hill Road Gas Station Property Redevelopment

    At an upcoming session, Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) members are scheduled to discuss the commercial redevelopment of 67 Church Hill Road with the proposed construction of a new gas station/convenience store there.

    The P&Z meeting is slated for 7:30 pm on Thursday, March 20, at Newtown Municipal Center, 3 Primrose Street.

    The one-acre parcel on the western corner of Church Hill Road and Edmond Road currently holds a decaying structure that formerly was a Shell gas station/convenience store.

  • Lions Hand Over 12/14 Fund Administration; Will Continue Fundraising

    The Newtown Lions Club Foundation has formally announced it has ceased directly administering benefits to providers and individuals through a fund established following the 12/14 tragedy.

    Earlier this year, the local Lions joined in a partnership with Newtown Rotary Club, Newtown Memorial Fund, and United Way of Western Connecticut as a means to pool resources and maximize distribution efficiency.

  • Finance Board To Consider Budget Additions For Senior Tax Relief, Road Repairs

    It appears the Newtown Board of Finance is poised to consider adding $400,000 to the 2014-15 budget proposal to boost the town’s self-insured employee benefit fund balance, but will also consider new allocations to bump up senior tax relief and road repair programs as well.

  • Employee Medical Benefit Experts Requesting $400,000 Infusion For 2014-15

    If it is recommended by the Board of Finance and approved by the Legislative Council as part of an overall budget request, a $400,000 allocation to Newtown’s self-insured employee medical benefit fund would represent a substantial increase beyond the four percent bump already factored into the spending plan currently being deliberated.

  • Police Reports | March 1-12, 2014

    Truck Hits Truck

    State police said that a state Department of Transportation (DOT) truck driver parked a 2008 International Maxforce truck owned by DOT on eastbound Interstate 84 near Exit 10 as part of a protective pattern that was formed to shield from moving traffic the DOT workers who were making some lightpost repairs in that area about 7:20 am on March 8.

  • Fire Reports | March 6-13, 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:

    Thursday, March 6: 8:48 am, alarm, 5 Daniels Hill Road, Hook & Ladder and Hawleyville responded; 7:38 pm, chimney fire, 7 Mt Pleasant Road, Hook & Ladder responded.