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Public Works Chief Hopes To See Danbury Hall Razed As Early As Mid-October

Published: July 25, 2013 at 12:00 am
Hours before the Board of Selectmen approved a $250,000 bonding resolution to tear it down, Public Works Director Fred Hurley was shoving the rotted front door of Danbury Hall open revealing a sensory collision. Within the long low brick structure that visually obstructs the front expanse of Fairfie

Fire Reports July 18 - 24, 2013

Published: July 25, 2013 at 12:00 am
The dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at 3 Main Street report the following fire calls and the responders: Thursday, July 18: 9:10 am, investigation, 28 Lyrical Lane, Sandy Hook respo...

Ambulance Garage Groundbreaking July 29

Published: July 24, 2013 at 12:00 am
A groundbreaking ceremony for the new headquarters of Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps will be on Monday evening, July 29, at 6 pm. The event will be held at Fairfield Hills campus at the garage's new location, across from Reed Intermediate School. The new building's design has taken into consi

Sobriety Checkpoint Nets Three Motorists On DUI Charges

Published: July 24, 2013 at 12:00 am
During a sobriety checkpoint held on South Main Street on the night of Friday, July 19, and early morning hours of Saturday, July 20, police charged three motorists with driving under the influence, according to Newtown Police Sergeant John Cole. Police set up the eight-hour checkpoint on the sectio

Blumenthal Signs On To McCain Cable Television Bill

Published: July 24, 2013 at 12:00 am
Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) introduced his "Television Consumer Freedom Act" back in May, but Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut became the bill's first Democratic co-sponsor Tuesday. The legislation would give Americans more control over what they watch on television by allowing the

Connecticut Senators Help Stall Student Loan Deal

Published: July 24, 2013 at 12:00 am
President Obama likes it, as do top congressional leaders, but Connecticut's Democratic senators -- Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy -- say they can't sign on to a deal that would reverse a sharp rate hike in a popular student loan. "It's hard for me to get my head wrapped around the

Blumenthal Signs On To McCain Cable Television Bill

Published: July 24, 2013 at 12:00 am
Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) introduced his "Television Consumer Freedom Act" back in May, but Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut became the bill's first Democratic co-sponsor Tuesday. The legislation would give Americans more control over what they watch on television by allowing the

Connecticut Senators Help Stall Student Loan Deal

Published: July 24, 2013 at 12:00 am
President Obama likes it, as do top congressional leaders, but Connecticut's Democratic senators -- Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy -- say they can't sign on to a deal that would reverse a sharp rate hike in a popular student loan. "It's hard for me to get my head wrapped around the

After Tough 'Recruitment' Period, Local Democrats Field Their Slate For November

Published: July 23, 2013 at 12:00 am
Newtown's Democratic Town Committee announced its choices for November 's ballot following a caucus July 23 at Edmond Town Hall. The DTC is not planning to recruit a candidate to oppose Republican First Selectman Pat Llodra. Former First Selectman Herb Rosenthal, the DTC's candidates committee chair

Town Republicans Endorse Llodra, Incumbent-Heavy Slate For Local Offices

Published: July 23, 2013 at 12:00 am
Newtown Republican Town Committee Secretary Carey Schierloh released the names of residents seeking local office or reelection following an RTC caucus at Edmond Town Hall on Monday, July 22. First Selectman Pat Llodra won her renomination handily, as did her running mate, Selectman Will Rodgers. The
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