- Friday, January 30, 2015 at 9:23 am
The town fire marshal’s office is asking for help from the public in terms of snow removal.
Fire Marshal Bill Halstead asks that people who have a conventional fire hydrant, a dry hydrant, or a fire suppression water storage tank located in front of their businesses or residences, or which is located on their property, to keep those fire safety devices clear of snow by plowing and/or shoveling.
Mr Halstead reminds businesses that their secondary exits, or stair exits, must be cleared of snow and ice.
- Tuesday, June 17, 2014
To the Editor:
Last Saturday we held our 29th annual Low Cost Anti-Rabies Clinic in Newtown. This clinic was made possible by local veterinarian, Dr Rakesh Vali DVM of Mt. Pleasant Hospital for Animals and his assistant, Mary Simpson, both of whom donated their time and service. My very special thanks to each of them.
- Thursday, January 2, 2014
Firefighters from eight volunteer fire companies responded about 1:07 pm on Thursday to a report of house fire in Sandy Hook which extensively damaged the wood-frame structure amid frigid conditions.
There were no injuries in the blaze, which initially was reported as a fire in a bathroom and was soon upgraded to a working structure fire at 6 Thunder Ridge Road. The cause of the fire was not immediately clear.
- Saturday, April 20, 2013
Speaking as a Sandy Hook resident, the mother of two children, and wife of a Bridgeport firefighter, Kristen Boroskey, third from left, thanked Sandy Hook firefighters for being part of the effort of recovery following 12/114. Bridgeport firefighters have launched The 26 Sandy Hook Angels Fund, and are hoping to help pay for a carousel to be gifted to the town of Newtown. With Mrs Boroskey, from left are Paul and Madison Boroskey; in her arms is the couple's son Will.
- Thursday, April 4, 2013
Newtown Fire Marshal Bill Halstead has extended the open burning season through May 5.
Normally, the open burning season concludes at the end of March, but when weather conditions allow, the season is extended.
Open burning permits, which are required for the activity, are issued at the fire marshal’s office at Newtown Municipal Center, 3 Primrose Street. Permits cost $5. Office hours for the fire marshal are 7 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
- Thursday, February 21, 2013
Sandy Hook Fire Chief and Newtown Fire Marshal Bill Halstead has been a fan of auto racing since his youth. So it may have been an understatement when he describes the experience of unveiling a brand new NASCAR vehicle at the site of the Daytona 500 as thrilling.
Chief Halstead, along with his fiancé, Newtown Town Clerk Debbie Aurelia, were on hand February 14 as NASCAR, Swan Racing and two-time Daytona 500 champion Michael Waltrip announced a special tribute to raise awareness and contributions for the Sandy Hook School Support Fund.
- Monday, January 28, 2013