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  • About Those Tough Questions

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  • Tough Questions About The Hook & Ladder Project

    To the Editor:

    As a longtime resident of the Town of Newtown, I feel it is important that residents ask tough questions concerning local finance and the sustainability of projects that are funded by taxpayers’ dollars. Recently I read an interesting article concerning funding for a new firehouse on Church Hill Road. It is my understanding that it would be paid for with a town grant. Before these funds are released I think that several questions should be answered.

  • Latest Copper Pipe Theft Leaves A Basement Flooded

    Police have added to their expanding list of local copper pipe thefts two incidents that occurred at vacant houses near the intersection of Sugar Street, West Street, and Boggs Hill Road.

    In one case, the theft of pipes from the basement of a house on Sugar Street punctured a charged water pipe, resulting in the pressurized water spraying out of the leak to flood the basement to a depth of about 30 inches.

    Newtown Hook & Ladder volunteer firefighters responded to the house late on the morning of Monday, May 19.

  • Do It Yourself Santa Photos Are On The Menu For Hook & Ladder Fundraiser

    Newtown residents are invited to visit and take pictures with Santa December 15 between 10 am and 2 pm at LeReine’s Cuisine, 31 Peck’s Lane. Owner LeReine Frampton decided to host the event, during which parents and caregivers take their own photos with Santa, as a fundraiser for the Newtown Hook & Ladder Building Fund.

  • Trinity Church Votes To Sell Church Hill Parcel To Hook & Ladder

    Newtown Hook & Ladder President Rick Camejo told the Board of Finance and First Selectman Pat Llodra Monday evening that the Trinity Church congregation voted to sell a parcel of land off Church Hill Road to the volunteer fire company to be used as a site for their new headquarters.

  • Where There’s Smoke… There’s Good Samaritans

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  • Thanks From NH&L

    To the Editor:
    On Sunday, September 29, 2013 the Newtown Hook and Ladder Co. #1 hosted the Fourth Annual Firehouse Ride. This ride was created in an effort to raise funds for the new construction of a much needed firehouse. We would like thank all the sponsors, riders, donors, neighboring fire companies, and friends who gathered together to support this cause.

    With over 125 registered motorcycles, and  a crowd of nearly 300 people, the ride was a huge success, doubling the funds raised in the past.

  • Local Fire Companies Ready To Grill For Great Newtown Reunion

    Agreements have been reached among members of the Great Newtown Reunion Committee, Hook & Ladder Fire Company No. 1, and Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company, with each of the fire companies heading up separate catering responsibilities for the gathering July 27 at Fairfield Hills.