- Saturday, October 11, 2014
A single car crash just before midnight Friday evening resulted in the state DOT closing the busy roadway for several hours while crews assessed and repaired damage to a snapped utility pole just north of Hanover Road.
It was unclear whether the male driver sustained injuries requiring transport to the hospital, but local police, ambulance volunteers and Newtown Hook & Ladder responded to the initial calls for assistance at 11:43 pm.
- Thursday, October 9, 2014
An intense storm that passed through the state early on the morning of Wednesday, October 8, resulted in more than ten calls to local volunteer fire companies for utility lines and trees having fallen due to high winds, translating into more than 150 local electric outages at the height of the power failures.
- Thursday, September 18, 2014
A one-vehicle accident early on the morning of Saturday, September 13, caused a more than three-hour power outage, which affected about 400 Connecticut Light & Power Company (CL&P) electric customers in the Botsford area.
Police said motorist Katherine Threlfall, 18, of Middlebury was driving a 2000 Toyota 4-Runner SUV southward on Toddy Hill Road, just south of its intersection with Settlers Lane, at about 2 am when she was rounding a curve but lost control of the SUV and drove off the right road shoulder onto some turf.
- Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Intense thunderstorms coupled with the high winds that passed through Newtown Monday night resulted in 556 local power outages being reported to the Connecticut Light & Power Company (CL&P) as of 9 pm on July 7, according to CL&P spokesman Mitch Gross.
By 2 am on Tuesday, July 8, the number of outages climbed to 572.
As of 9 am on Tuesday, there were 11 outages.
CL&P crews were continuing work to restore power, Mr Gross said.
CL&P has 10,999 customers in Newtown.
- Tuesday, March 25, 2014
First Selectman Pat Llodra has signed on to letters that were sent March 20 to Governor Dannel Malloy and Nicholas E. Neeieyl, executive secretary of the CT Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) opposing a moratorium on a tree trimming program put in place following a series of devastating storms in 2011 and 2012.
- Thursday, January 2, 2014
This story has been updated to include information from Governor Dannel Malloy’s office.
- Friday, September 20, 2013
HARTFORD — Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced today that Connecticut is taking another step forward toward achieving a cheaper, cleaner, and more reliable energy future for residents and businesses with the selection of two projects that will generate large amounts of electricity from clean energy sources, helping to achieve renewable energy goals at lower costs to ratepayers.
- Thursday, April 25, 2013
(Editor's Note: This article has been updated to reflect that while Sound Solar Systems is installing the solar system at Newtown Middle School, the system is owned and being financed by Altus Power Management. The contract for the project is between the Town of Newtown and Altus Power Management. Both points, which were incorrect in the initial version of this story, have been updated.)