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New Director Selected For C.H. Booth Library

Published: May 28, 2013 at 12:00 am
The Board of Trustees of Newtown's C.H. Booth Library announces that Shawn R. Fields has been selected as the new library director, as of July 1. The search for a new director began last fall after longtime director Janet Woycik announced that she intended to retire June 30, 2013.Mr Fields, a resi

With Biters And Special Needs Canines, The Newtown Pound Is Going The Extra Mile For The Dogs Nobody Wants

Published: May 28, 2013 at 12:00 am
It used to be that dog pounds were the end of the line for problem dogs. If initial attempts to place them in new homes failed, it was only a matter of time before they were put down Newtown's latest animal welfare policy does includes provisions for euthanasia, but those provisions are so narrow

Newtown Moves Closer To Emergency Dispatch Consolidation

Published: May 28, 2013 at 12:00 am
State officials serving on the Municipal Opportunities and Regional Efficiencies (MORE) Commission, a panel convened by House Speaker J. Brendan Sharkey (D-Hamden), announced a number of proposals May 23 that could help municipalities cut costs and ultimately save taxpayer dollars. Among those ideas

Absentee Ballots Available, Special Saturday Hours For Next Referendum

Published: May 28, 2013 at 12:00 am
The next town referendum, to vote only on the proposed education budget, will be held on Tuesday, June 4, from 6 am until 8 pm, in the Newtown Middle School gymnasium. Absentee ballots are available for the referendum during Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm, at the Town Clerk's Office at Ne

Flags Should Be Lowered For Memorial Day

Published: May 27, 2013 at 12:00 am
All flags should be lowered to half-staff today, in honor of Memorial Day. They should remain lowered until sunset this evening, which will be 8:12 pm. President Obama released a proclamation on Friday, a "Prayer for Peace, Memorial Day, 2013," which said in part: “Since...

State Makes $5 Million Available For School Safety

Published: May 26, 2013 at 12:00 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut is making $5 million available immediately to cities and towns to help reimburse them for school safety and security upgrades following the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced the first round of funding on ...

Newtown Denied Bid To Postpone Hearing On Records

Published: May 26, 2013 at 12:00 am
Connecticut's Freedom of Information Commission on Friday denied a bid by Newtown officials to postpone a hearing on a request by The Associated Press for records related to the gunman in December's school shooting. An attorney for the town asked for a continuance until after the state legislature a

US Education Department Awards $1.3 Million Grant To Newtown To Further Support Recovery Efforts

Published: May 26, 2013 at 12:00 am
The U.S. Department of Education announced on May 24 it is awarding more than $1.3 million to Newtown Public School District to help with ongoing recovery efforts following 12/14, when 20 first-graders and six educators. This grant, which is being made through the Department's Project School Emergen

Senate Passes Additional Newtown-Related Bills

Published: May 26, 2013 at 12:00 am
HARTFORD (AP) - Connecticut lawmakers on Thursday began building on a package of reforms the General Assembly passed in April that addressed the Newtown school shooting, requiring annual firearms safety training for armed security in local schools and improvements in mental health services for chi

Rain And More Rain Changes Duck Race Plans

Published: May 25, 2013 at 12:00 am
Days of rain and a swollen, rushing river on May 25 changed traditional plans for the 13th Annual Great Pootatuck Duck Race. Rather than floating plastic ducks along the Pootatuck River and fishing the winners from a collection point downstream, event chai...
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