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  • Newtown Activists Introduce Bill Banning High-Capacity Magazines

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Newtown activists on Thursday helped introduce the first gun safety bill in this Congress, officially kicking off the gun control debate on Capitol Hill.

    The bill would ban large-capacity ammunition magazines for everyone but military members and law enforcement officers. It was introduced by State Representative Elizabeth Esty (D-5th District) in the House and Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) in the Senate.

  • WSA Poised To Approve Hawleyville Sewer Planning

    After years of discussion and months of technical planning, the Water & Sewer Authority (WSA) is poised to give its consulting engineering firm approval to draw the final plans for extending the Hawleyville sanitary sewer system.

    The municipal facilities project is intended to foster economic development in the section of town near the Exit 9 interchange of Interstate 84.

  • WSA Meeting Tonight: Developer Wants To Build 350 Dwellings At 79 Church Hill Road

    Based on engineering data submitted to the Water & Sewer Authority (WSA) on a high-density multifamily housing complex proposed for a 35-acre site at 79 Church Hill Road, the developer is seeking to construct 350 dwellings there.

    Fred Hurley, town director of public works, said the WSA would formally receive that application for wastewater treatment capacity from 79 Church Hill Road, LLC, at its meeting slated for 7 pm on Thursday, February 5, at the sewage treatment plant office building at 24 Commerce Road. 

  • AG Jepsen, DCP Caution Anthem Customers In Connecticut About Nationwide Data Breach

    HARTFORD — Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner Jonathan A. Harris are asking Anthem Inc for more information about a reported data breach that may have compromised personal information of its customers across the state.

    The Indiana-based health insurer has released information on the data breach indicating that hackers had breached its computer system. The personal information of tens of millions of current and former enrollees and employees across the country is possibly at risk.

  • Newtown Police Explorers Seeking New Members

    Newtown Police Explorers, Cadet Post #823, is seeking young people interested in joining the organization in which they learn about law enforcement, according to a statement from the group.

    The organization, which was formed in 2011, is looking for males and females ages 13 to 21 to volunteer their time to learn skills in the field of law enforcement.

  • Police Commission Gives Up On Firehouse Traffic Review

    Police Commission Chairman Paul Mangiafico told commission members this week he expects that the panel will not receive a formal traffic report on the Newtown Hook & Ladder Volunteer Fire Company’s plans to build a new firehouse at 12 Church Hill Road, although the commission has urged that such a report be submitted for its review.

  • Police Commission Presses Flagpole Intersection Traffic Discussion

    Police Commission members are reviewing traffic data that indicates that during a six-year period, representing calendar years 2009 through 2014 inclusive, there were 94 reported traffic accidents in the area of the five-legged flagpole intersection, where Main Street, Church Hill Road, and West Street meet.

    Of those 94 incidents, 17 accidents produced injuries, and 18 accidents involved vehicles colliding with the 100-foot-tall flagpole itself, which is not shielded by barriers. Two of the vehicular accidents involved pedestrians.

  • Newtown Kindness Kicks Off ‘Nice Bucket Challenge’

    Newtown Kindness is hosting its first-ever Nice Bucket Challenge, a pay-it-forward initiative to spread kindness this February, which the organization has named Kindness Month. Inspired by the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Nice Bucket Challenge participants commit to an act of kindness and challenge friends to pass it on.

  • Pasta Dinner & Bluegrass Music At NUMC, Saturday

    The next Saturday Pasta Dinner at Newtown United Methodist Church will take place on February 7 in the church’s fellowship hall, 92 Church Hill Road in Sandy Hook.

    The public is cordially invited to join church members for what has become an evening of fellowship and community spirit. Dinner is served from 5 to 7:30 pm with donation being $10, $9 for seniors, and $3.50 for children. Gift certificates are available.

  • Updated Family Feature Next In ETH Free Movie Series

    The newest version of Annie, a film that was released in December, opened this week at Edmond Town Hall Theatre. The film continues daily through Sunday, February 8.