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  • Police Reports | November 12-23, 2013

  • Fire Reports November 21 - 26, 2013

    The dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at 3 Main Street report the following fire calls and the responders:   Thursday, November 21: 2:37 pm, public service, 166 Mt Pleasant Road, Hawley...

  • Tuesday’s Children Announces Support Of Newtown-Based Sister Organization

    The New York non-profit organization Tuesday’s Children has announced its support for The Resiliency Center of Newtown (RCN), established to help the Newtown community cope with the event of 12/14. Founded by Sandy Hook resident Stephanie N. Cinque, MSW, with the help of many dedicated volunteers, the Resiliency Center of Newtown officially opened its doors to the public in late September. In response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Tuesday’s Children was also created by friends and families in the community. The organization was built to foster the long term healing in families directly impacted by the events of 9/11. It recently has evolved to supporting those from around the globe who have lost a loved one due to an act of terrorism. The Resiliency Center of Newtown is the first outside organization Tuesday’s Children will aid with funding and this direction.

  • $18 Million Goal: Private Fund Drive Launched For New Police Station

    A group of about ten people, whose members want anonymity, have started a private fundraising drive with the goal of building a new police station for the town police department to replace the existing station at 3 Main Street. Over the past decade, Police Commission members have occasionally described the inadequacies of the existing police station and resolved to pursue new quarters for the 45-member police department, but to date that resolve has not translated into concrete results. Douglas Fuchs, a Newtown resident who also is Redding’s police chief, has been named the spokesman for the private fundraising group. The group’s goal is raising $18 million.

  • Former First Selectman Jack Rosenthal Dies At 94

    The family of Jack H. Rosenthal announced Tuesday, November 26, that Mr Rosenthal, 94 years old, had died unexpectedly the previous day, November 25, at Masonicare At Newtown, where he had resided for the last two years. A veteran of the US Army, Mr Rosenthal served six terms as First Selectman of Newtown, from 1976 to 1987. He moved to Newtown in 1953. He quickly became active in town, beginning with Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire Company, where he was eventually elected company president. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Honan Funeral Home of Newtown, with calling hours and services to be announced.

  • Police Clear Suspicious Package Found Outside Reed School

    Newtown and Connecticut State Police (CSP) have cleared a suspicious bag that was located outside the front area of Reed Intermediate School this evening. Hook & Ladder and Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps members were sent to the scene as a precaution, but all had been cleared around 8:30 pm. Interim Superintendent John Reed said he was dispatching a letter to parents and staff regarding the incident, to reassure everyone that the item that was found by a school security guard was deemed harmless.

  • Officials React To The Release Of Sandy Hook Report

    First Selectman Pat Llodra was among a number of officials issuing brief reactions in the wake of the State's Attorney's report on the 12/14 tragedy. Mrs Llodra observed that "much of the detail in the report is presented in such a factual, neutral way that it almost felt unreal, sanitized somehow, and not really a telling of the horror that unfolded on that awful day." The first selectman said the document for the most part offered few new insights for her, until she came to the parts that shed some light on the person of Adam Lanza, and of his mother Nancy Lanza.

  • Registration For Fun Walk Still Open

    Registration remains open for the Turkey Trot Fun Walk, Thanksgiving Day.

  • State Police Preparing For Thanksgiving Holiday Traffic Enforcement

    As Connecticut residents prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday the Connecticut State Police has also implemented plans to enhance public safety, enforcement and visibility on all of the highways and roads in Connecticut. Operation CARE (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) is an As Connecticut residents prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday the Connecticut State Police has also implemented plans to enhance public safety, enforcement and visibility on all of the highways and roads in Connecticut. Operation CARE (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) is an intricate part of the highway safety plan. The Connecticut State Police will supplement its normal routine patrol personnel with additional troopers over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Troopers will patrol all roads and highways across Connecticut and will focus on drunk drivers while targeting aggressive and unsafe drivers.

  • Long-Awaited 12/14 Report Offers Details, But No Motive

    Although it is clear that the 20-year-old local man who shot and killed 26 people at Sandy Hook School on December 14, 2012, had “significant mental health issues” and had “an obsession with mass murders, in particular the Columbine shootings,” a motive for Adam Lanza’s horrific actions has not been established, according to a prosecutor’s summary report on the incident. In his November 25 report, Danbury State’s Attorney Stephen J. Sedensky, III, states that the investigation into the actions of Lanza is closed.