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  • Carrying The Torch

    To the Editor:

     I would like to thank the members of the Newtown Police Department and the Garner Correctional Institution who took the time to fund raise for the Special Olympics of Connecticut and to run in the torch relay.

    As a family member of a competitor in the Special Olympics I want to say how much the competitions themselves and the surrounding events, such as the torch run, mean to the athletes. Your effort and enthusiasm are well worth it. Thank you.

  • Special Olympics Torch Run Slated For June 7

    Newtown police and Garner Correctional Institution staffers will be running in the Newtown leg of the annual Special Olympics of Connecticut Torch Run on Friday, June 7.

    The event is intended to raise public awareness of the Special Olympics Summer Games which will run from June 7 through 9 in New Haven and Hamden.

    At approximately 11:15 am on June 7, Bethel police will hand off the Special Olympics torch to Newtown police at the Dodgingtown Firehouse at 55 Dodgingtown Road (Route 302).

  • Special Olympics Torch Run Slated For June 7

    Newtown police and Garner Correctional Institution staffers will be running in the Newtown leg of the annual Special Olympics of Connecticut Torch Run on Friday, June 7.

    The event is intended to raise public awareness of the Special Olympics Summer Games which will run June 7-9 in New Haven and Hamden.

    At approximately 11:15 am on June 7, Bethel police will hand off the Special Olympics torch to Newtown police at the Dodgingtown Firehouse at 55 Dodgingtown Road (Route 302).

  • Newtown Police Continue Affiliation With Special Olympics

    Newtown police this year will continue their longstanding affiliation with the Special Olympics of Connecticut (SOCT), participating in events designed to raise funds and also to raise public awareness of the Special Olympics movement.

    Police Patrol Officer William Chapman will be leading a team in the annual “Ride For The Flame” event in which participants will bicycle 100, 50, or 25 miles along the Connecticut shoreline in June.