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Council Aims To Simplify Ballot For Complex Charter Revision

Published: July 01, 2016 at 12:00 am
The Legislative Council and Town Attorney David Grogins seem to agree on making most complex charter revision in Newtown's history as easy as possible.

Newtown Concerns About Gun Violence Resound On 'National Day of Action'

Published: July 01, 2016 at 12:00 am
FARMINGTON - On the morning of June 29, US Representatives Elizabeth Esty, whose district includes Newtown, Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy joined gun violence prevention advocates and public health experts at UConn Health Center for a

Police Continue Probe Into Regina Brown's Disappearance

Published: July 01, 2016 at 12:00 am
Police Chief James Viadero said this week that town police are working with the state's attorney's office in their continuing probe into the unexplained disappearance of Regina Brown, a 35-year-old American Airlines flight attendant who went missing from her 18

School Teacher In Gun Possession Case Resigns His Position

Published: July 01, 2016 at 12:00 am
The Newtown Middle School teacher whom police arrested on a felony charge for allegedly illegally possessing a pistol while in that school in early April, has resigned his position. In a June 30 letter of resignation submitted to School Superintendent

The Way We Were, for the week ending July 1, 2016

Published: July 01, 2016 at 12:00 am
July 5, 1991 A customer service sign hanging in the Fairfield Hills maintenance garage seemed oddly prophetic Wednesday, when hospital workers were mostly absent in the first full day of government shutdown. "Poor planning on your part doesn't necessarily constitute

The Top of the Mountain

Published: July 01, 2016 at 12:00 am
Happy Fourth of July - that is, for most people, it's a happy time. Pets might feel otherwise, so the ASPCA shares a few tips for making this traditionally loud holiday a more pleasant day for us furry friends. We

Tornado Watch In Effect Until 10 pm Friday

Published: July 01, 2016 at 12:00 am
The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center has issued a Tornado Watch for Connecticut including Fairfield, Litchfield, New Haven, and Hartford Counties effective Friday afternoon and evening until 10 pm. Primary threats include tornadoes, possible scattered, damaging wind gusts to

BOS Planning Committee Recommendation: No More Private Roads

Published: July 01, 2016 at 12:00 am
After extensive research, analysis and discussion, the Ad Hoc Committee for Policy and Planning for Roads has recommended that the town develop an updated policy regarding roads. Those recommendations include a complete overhaul of local ordinances regarding local roads. The

Day Camps Signal Start Of Summer At Dickinson And Treadwell

Published: July 01, 2016 at 12:00 am
Day Camps at Dickinson Memorial Park and Treadwell Park officially began the summer on Monday, June 20, with the first day of camp at both parks. "We're off to a good start," said Parks & Recreation Assistant Director of Recreation

Health Director Observes: State Drought Advisory Appears To Be Preventative Action

Published: July 01, 2016 at 12:00 am
The state's Department of Public Health (DPH) issued a Drought Advisory this week, which appears to be more of a preventative measure than based on any current actual shortages of available public or private water supplies, according to the Newtown

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