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  • Help When We Need It

    To the Editor:

    On the afternoon of Labor Day I took a walk through the upper meadow at Fairfield Hills and thoroughly enjoyed the clear, expansive view. I had just about returned to my car which was parked near the municipal building when an insect flew into my ear and began buzzing and flying around. It flew in very deep, and it was extremely painful with it buzzing around, trying to get out. I felt as though it was a bee or yellow jacket, stinging me over and over again.

  • Fire Reports | April 18-24, 2013

    The dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at Town Hall South report the following fire calls:

    Thursday, April 18: 11:02 am, motor vehicle accident, near 148 Berkshire Road, Sandy Hook responded.

    Friday, April 19: 1:09 pm, investigation, near intersection of Platts Hill Road and Arlyn Ridge Road, Botsford responded.

  • Dispatchers, Nute Receive Awards For Outstanding Service

    The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) presented an award to the staff of the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at Town Hall South on April 17. The award recognizes the communications center’s expert handling of radio telecommunications traffic stemming from the December 14 shooting incident at Sandy Hook School.

  • Award Cites Dispatching Efforts That Followed 12/14 Shootings

    In recognition of the intense effort involved in handling the emergency radio telecommunications traffic that stemmed from the December 14 mass shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at Town Hall South has received an Outstanding 9-1-1 Call Center Award.

    Sharing the award with Newtown was a similar emergency communications center for Aurora, Colorado, where a mass shooting incident occurred in a movie theater last July 20.