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  • Fire Marshal Offers Clothes Dryer Safety Tips

    Fire Marshal Bill Halstead noted this week that during the past year, malfunctioning clothes dryers have caused three structure fires in town.

    Most recently, on January 2, a malfunctioning clothes dryer caused a house fire on Thunder Ridge Road in Sandy Hook that resulted in approximately $500,000 in property damage.

  • Finance Board Approves Scaled-Down Hawleyville Sewer Extension

    Most taxpayers have little or no interest in municipal sewers, unless they stop working. But the Board of Finance has approved funding the construction phase of a Hawleyville sewer extension that is expected to serve as a catalyst for significant economic development in the area.

    That prospect could provide measurable relief for residential taxpayers if large-scale commercial developments expected to tie into that new sewer extension help offset residential taxation in the coming years.

  • KIDOs Cited For Benefit Projects

    DANBURY — Newtown Middle School eighth graders were recognized during the Regional Hospice and Home Care Annual Meeting in Danbury earlier this month.

    The projected grand opening of the state’s first and only private patient room hospice residence is now only ten months away, and the mood at the January 15 meeting was celebratory.

  • Finance Bd Reviews School Enrollment, Budget Trends

    For the second meeting in a row, Board of Finance Joe Kearney spent time reviewing school enrollment and budget trends. While most of the core data he reviewed was the same as information Mr Kearney initially presented on January 23, he did adjust the coming year’s data to accommodate the 0.75 percent increase that Interim Superintendent John Reed requested from the Board of Education during a meeting on the same evening.

  • Police Reports | January 15-30, 2014

    Interstate Accident

    State police report that motorist Alvaro Alberto, 22, of New Milford was driving a 2006 Nissan Sentra eastward on Interstate 84 in the area between the Exit 10 off-ramp and on-ramp, when he lost control of the auto on the icy pavement, spun out, and then struck the median guardrail.

    Alberto was not injured. Enforcement information was not available.

     

  • Fire Reports | January 23-30, 2014

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

  • BOE Begins Reviewing Superintendent’s Budget

    Following Interim Superintendent of Schools John Reed’s presentation of his proposed budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year on Thursday, January 23, the Board of Education began hearing from advocates for different parts of the budget.

  • Guided Hike February 1 At Brunot Preserve

    Join Newtown Forest Association (NFA) member Aaron Coopersmith on a guided hike through the Brunot Preserve off Taunton Hill Road on Saturday, February 1, at noon.

    All are welcome on the two-mile walk through the wooded area. Wear warm clothing and footwear.

    From Route 302 turn at traffic light onto Taunton Hill Road. Continue approximately 0.8 mile and park at the NFA sign on the left.

  • A Two Hour Delay For Newtown Public Schools Wednesday

    The Newtown Public Schools will have a two hour delay on Wednesday,January 29, and there will be no morning pre-kindergarten, due to the weather.

  • 12/14 Commemorative Lapel Pins Available

    People interested in obtaining copies of a lapel pin which commemorates the 12/14/12 shooting incident at Sandy Hook Elementary School may do so by contacting David Rohner, the Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) student who had the pins created.