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  • Rock Of Angels Dedicated In Sandy Hook

    Bruce Moulthrop, left, warden of St John’s Episcopal Church, was joined by Selectman James Gaston, Father Mark Moore, Adam Meyer (partially hidden), Richard Gray, five local Scouts and a color guard of Sandy Hook and Sullivan (Me.) firefighters for the brief dedication ceremony of Rock of Angels on Monday behind St John’s Church.

  • Police Investigating Possible Home Invasion On Berkshire Road

    Newtown Police have been at 31 Berkshire Road since earlier this morning. Crime scene tape has been wrapped around the perimeter of the 0.29-acre property.

  • Panel Urged To Add Classroom Locks

    NEW BRITAIN — A Connecticut panel reviewing school security standards following the Newtown massacre was urged to keep their solutions simple and focus on adding door locks for classrooms and communication devices.

    “Every teacher must be armed with the most basic defense,”' Ron Chivinski, a Newtown Middle School teacher and union leader, told members of the School Safety Infrastructure Council at a meeting Thursday, August 8.

  • Police Plan To Acquire New Dog For Canine Patrols

    A tribute to Baro, Newtown Police Department’s German shepherd, was set up in the lobby of police headquarters after the K-9 died on June 25. 

  • Starbucks Diffuses 'Appreciation Day' Controversy By Closing Newtown Location Early

    A sign posted on the door of Starbucks on Church Hill Road late Friday afternoon acknowledged the “significant passion” on both sides of the gun issue.

  • Council Passes Anti-Blight Ordinance; Vote Delayed On Shooting Rules

    Newtown now has its first anti-blight ordinance, but proposed amendments to a firearms ordinance “are still in play,” said Legislative Council member George Ferguson.

    After a lengthy public hearing on August 7 for residents to address both ordinances, Legislative Council members then held their own, nearly 2½-hour discussion, including questions posed to town legal counsel David Grogins, Land Use Director George Benson, and Police Chief Michael Kehoe.

  • Make A Home: Heading Toward Homelessness?

    The permanent banner sign at 40 High Bridge Road is in violation of town regulations, according to Land Use Director George Benson, one more “thorn in the side,” according to Ms Pettengill, in dealings with the town that may lead to the demise of the nonprofit organization Make A Home Foundation.

  • P&Z Reviews Controversial Zoning Proposals For Hawleyville

    A development firm has withdrawn from Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) consideration its controversial proposal for a time extension on the use of temporary office space on Mt Pleasant Road (Route 6) in Hawleyville.

    However, still pending before the P&Z are three other controversial zoning proposals that have drawn fire from residents at Liberty at Newtown, an age-restricted, 96-unit condominium complex at 178 Mt Pleasant Road.

  • Monument From Maine— Sandy Hook Church Field Will Host ‘Rock Of Angels’

    Rock of Angels was loaded onto a 63-foot flatbed truck last week and driven to Sullivan, Me. It will begin its trip south on Saturday, stopping in Hartford on Sunday for a special event, and will arrive in Newtown on Monday, August 12. The monument’s placement in a small field behind St John’s Episcopal Church in Sandy Hook will offer a quiet, permanent place for anyone who wants to pay their respects to those killed on 12/14.

  • Police reports July 31 - August 5, 2013

    Four MV Charges

    After learning that Newtown Police held a warrant against him, Robert Zielinski, 26, of Waterbury went to the police station at about 4:20 pm on August 1 and was then charged with making a restricted turn, misuse of marker plates, driving an unregistered vehicle, and failure to have automotive insurance, police said.