Home
  • Police Reports October 9 - 20, 2013

    DUI Incident

    Police said that at about 1:35 am on October 11, they received a report that an erratically driven vehicle may have been involved in an accident on Appleblossom Lane, so they went to that area to investigate. Appleblossom Lane is a side street off South Main Street.

  • Theater Review: ‘Room Service’ An Enjoyable Season Finalé At Westport Country Playhouse

    Ben Steinfeld is producer Gordon Miller, Eric Bryant is the young playwright Leo Davis, and Jim Bracchitta is the director Harry Binion in Westport Country Playhouse’s production of John Murrary and Allen Boretz’s classic farce, Room Service.

  • Husband/Wife Caregiver Teams A Plus For Clients And Each Other

    Home Instead Senior Care of Trumbull and Sandy Hook, owned by Sharon and Robert Massafra, is part of the network of franchises providing thousands of people worldwide with nonmedical companionship and care. The branch services clients in 33 area towns, and employs roughly 125 people, said Ms Massafra.

    Among those 125 employees are three husband and wife teams, Ms Massafra said, two of whom are from Newtown.

  • Police News September 28 - October 3, 2013

    Sugar Street DUI

    Police said that at about 10:43 pm on October 2, they stopped motorist Dana Bennett, 68, of Monroe to investigate on Sugar Street, near its intersection with Key Rock Road.

    Police said that they then charged Bennett with driving under the influence and with failure to drive to the right. Bennett was held on $500 bail for an arraignment on October 3 in Danbury Superior Court, police said.

  • Pole Bridge Preserve Trail Building Sessions

    Trails promote physical activity, fitness, and health. Studies in association with The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that 64 percent of the US population is clinically overweight, with more than 31 percent considered obese.

    This condition is directly tied to lack of physical activity resulting in increased heart disease, cancer, diabetes, anxiety, depression, and other costly health problems. Regular physical activity can lower rates of obesity and health care costs.

  • Senior Forum Set On Revaluation, Taxes

    Since the latest Newtown property revaluation hit home in tax bills, particularly the tax bills of local seniors, Board of Finance Chairman John Kortze has been asked to attend several meetings of loosely organized senior groups to respond to their growing concerns.

    The outcome of these informal meetings is a planned senior forum that is set for 7 pm, Tuesday, October 15, at Newtown High School, presumably replacing the regular finance board meeting already scheduled that evening.

  • Police News, September 17 - 21, 2013

    DUI Warrant

    Police report that after learning that they held a warrant for his arrest, Thomas Santaniello, 20, of 2 Fox Hollow Lane, went to the police station about 6 pm on September 19 and was charged with four offenses in connection with a motor vehicle accident that occurred in Sandy Hook on the night of December 13, 2012.

  • New Book Will Be A Collection Of Letters To The World

    “Write about our community,” Suzanne Davenport challenged residents of Sandy Hook and Newtown, and nearly 100 people responded.

  • Town, Public School District Schedule Pre-Referendum Informational Meetings

    The Town of Newtown and the Newtown Public School District have partnered to offer a series of informational meetings for the public to answer questions about the referendum scheduled for Saturday, October 5. The referendum is to authorize the town government to spend money which has been granted by the State of Connecticut. The referendum question reads:

  • Book Launch To Double As Fundraiser For HealingNewtown Through The Arts

    WESTPORT — Author Alena Dillon will celebrate the release of her debut book, I Thought We Agreed To Pee In The Ocean: And Other Amusings from a Girl Wearing Sweatpants, on Sunday, September 29, from 4-6 pm, at Arezzo Ristorante in Westport. The reception will feature appetizers, half-price drinks for purchase, door prizes, readings, and a book signing. A portion of the profits from book sales will benefit HealingNewtown Through the Arts.