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State's Attorney Seeks To Keep 911 Calls Secret

Published: November 01, 2013 at 12:00 am
NEW BRITAIN - Through an appeal filed October 30 in New Britain Superior Court, the Danbury state's attorney is seeking to keep secret the recordings of the Emergency 911 calls that were made from Sandy Hook School to the Newtown Police Department on December 14, 2012, when 27 people died in a s

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued By Weather Service

Published: November 01, 2013 at 12:00 am
The National Weather Service has issued Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Fairfield County, along with Westchester County in southeast New York, eastern Bergen County in northeast New Jersey, and Rockland County in southeast New York. The warning is in effect until 10:30 am.

'Trick Or Read' A Special Treat For Halloween Visitors To Main Street

Published: November 01, 2013 at 12:00 am
Monroe residents, who wished to remain anonymous, were assisted by Kim Weber, young adult librarian at C.H. Booth Library, as they set up a "Trick or Read" tent in front of the town library Thursday afternoon. The residents had collected over 3,000 books for Newtown children since 12/14, through

NMS Scarecrow Contest Winners Announced

Published: November 01, 2013 at 12:00 am
The top three winning student groups from this year's Newtown Middle School My Favorite Scarecrow Contest have been announced. Created by Teresa Forlenzo and Rachel O'Grady, the "Scrat" scarecrow portraying a character from the movie Ice Age took first place. The "One Direction Minions"

On Dayton Street: Enjoy The View, But Beware Of The Drop!

Published: November 01, 2013 at 12:00 am
Dayton Street, a 1,400-foot-long residential dead-end road extending northward from Church Hill Road in Sandy Hook Center, offers an impressive view of the Pootatuck River.However, motorists who happen to drive on the street during the next several days should take care because the road currently ha

Letters of Endorsement

Published: November 01, 2013 at 12:00 am
Letters endorsing candidates in the 2013 Newtown local elections.

Halloween's Triumphant Return

Published: November 01, 2013 at 12:00 am
A light rain misted over the area on Thursday, but after two years of severe storms, the weather was not going to stop determined trick-or-treaters from venturing out on Halloween this year. Halloween had been all but cancelled in 2011 after Winter Storm Alfred dropped heavy, wet snow across the reg

Town Fund Balance Approaches Goal With $917,000 Infusion

Published: November 01, 2013 at 12:00 am
Newtown is well on its way toward meeting a nine percent fund balance goal by the end of fiscal year 2015 as a result of unforeseen revenue surpluses and curtailed spending by various town departments in the fiscal cycle that ended June 30, 2013. Finance Director Robert Tait has been reporting on t

Parent Connection Lease Of Duplexes Moves Closer To Approval

Published: November 01, 2013 at 12:00 am
"It's a good lease," said Fairfield Hills Authority member Ross Carley, regarding an agreement now being finalized between Newtown Parent Connection (NPC) and the town. Its terms have been approved by the Fairfield Hills Authority, but the lease is still in draft format, said Director of Econ

Voters Poised To Decide On Slate Of Local Candidates

Published: November 01, 2013 at 12:00 am
Local voters are called to Newtown's polling locations Tuesday, November 5, to choose between Democratic and Republican candidates running for various offices serving and supporting town government. Local Independents opted out of fielding any challengers in the local election, and there are no un

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