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  • Sandy Hook Fire & Rescue Engine 443 In Service

    The Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company is back up to a full complement of firefighting vehicles, now that the organization has put into service Engine 443, which is stationed at the company’s main station at 18-20 Riverside Road.

    The fire company purchased the used vehicle for $5,000 earlier this year from the Town of Southbury. The fire company spent about $28,000 to refurbish the truck and bring it up to operating standards.

  • With A Flourish Of Bibs And Butter, LobsterFest Returns To Sandy Hook

    The 27th Annual Sandy Hook LobsterFest, a fundraiser hosted by Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Co., was held Friday and Saturday, June 6-7, at the fire company’s main station on Riverside Road.

    Members of the company, its ladies auxiliary, Junior Corps, and family members and friends all volunteered throughout the two-day event to help serve steak and lobster dinners (or surf and turf for those who went for that option), sides and drinks to ticket-holders. A raw bar and desserts were also available.

  • Beautiful Baby Photo Contest Voting Begins Friday

    Luke McCarthy, 2, was the first child entered in 2014’s Beautiful Baby Photo Contest. His entry photo has been placed in #1 spot on the voting booth, which will go on public display and begin receiving votes this weekend.

  • LobsterFest Returning This Weekend

    Members of Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Co., its Ladies Auxiliary, Junior Corps, and even family members and friends will all be volunteering their time to put on the 27th Annual Sandy Hook LobsterFest, a fundraiser for the company, on Friday and Saturday, June 6 and 7.

    Dinner will be served from 5 to 9 pm on Friday, and 4 to 9 pm on Saturday. A full steak or lobster dinner with plenty of sides and a drink are covered by tickets; surf and turf tickets are also available. Takeout orders can be set up.

  • Clothing No Longer Needed, Ladies Auxiliary Still Collecting For Shelton Fire Victims

    The Ladies Auxiliary of Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Co., has for years been called upon to offer aid to the members of their host company during emergencies. This week the women have stepped forward to help others affected by a fire.

    The women have begun collecting items for the families who were displaced following a major fire in Shelton during the overnight of January 5-6. They are hoping that by offering a central donation point, Newtown residents will be able to offer aid to others as well.

  • Ladies Auxiliary Collecting For Shelton Fire Victims

    The Ladies Auxiliary of Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Co., has for years been called upon to offer aid to the members of its host company during emergencies. This week the group has stepped forward to help others affected by a fire.

    The women have begun collecting items for the families who were displaced following a major fire in Shelton during the overnight of January 5–6. They are hoping that by offering a central donation point, Newtown residents will be able to offer aid to others as well.

  • Christmas Trees Arrive For Annual Sandy Hook Fire & Rescue Fundraising Sale

    Members of Sandy Hook Fire & Recue, along with many friends and family members, helped to unload the 500 Christmas trees that arrived at the firehouse on Riverside Road on November 29. 

  • A Successful Open House

    To The Editor:

    The Sandy Hook Fire & Rescue Company's Ladies Auxiliary open house on Tuesday November 12th was a great success. I wanted to thank all the ladies who took the time came out and attended our event. And for all the help that was given by our members.

    I look forward to seeing you again at next month’s meeting.

    Sincerely,

    Laura Comerford

    President Ladies Auxiliary

  • Ladies Auxiliary Planning Open House

    The Sandy Hook Fire & Rescue Company Ladies Auxiliary is looking for new members. To introduce themselves to the community, and to answer questions about their work, the auxiliary will host an open house on Tuesday, November 12, at 7 pm.

    After a brief business meeting, members will introduce themselves to guests and explain their role as a support group for the fire company.

  • R2R Cyclists Take On The Minuteman Challenge (And Connecticut’s Hills)

    American Legion Escort J.R. Dye watches as bicyclers ride from Southbury into Sandy Hook on Tuesday, September 10. The group of 150 bicycle riders, predominantly injured veterans, traveled by bicycle through Newtown that afternoon. The riders were on day three of a seven-day challenge that will eventually take them over 425 miles, finishing in Philadelphia on September 14.