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  • Ethics Board Chair Justifies Use Of Secret Balloting, Deliberations

    John Voket
    Latest News
    April 29, 2016, Friday
    Board Of Ethics, David Freedman, FOI, Freedom of Information Commission, Jacqueline Villa, Kathryn Hamilton

    Following two public hearings April 18 that employed closed executive session deliberations and secret balloting to register member’s decisions, local Board of Ethics Chair Jacqueline Villa told The...Read Full Article

  • Rochambeau Woods Hearing: Taunton Lake Access Issue Faces Condo Complex Proposal

    Andrew Gorosko
    Latest News
    April 29, 2016, Friday
    Hunter Ridge LLC, Inland Wetlands Commission, Larry Edwards, Rochambeau Woods, Taunton Lake, Taunton Lake access

    Residents living near Taunton Lake are raising concerns about the potential negative effects that a proposed 29-unit condominium complex would have on that 124-acre spring-fed lake that is ringed by p...Read Full Article

  • Newtown Delegation Endorses Sherman Selectman For Congress

    Shannon Hicks
    Latest News
    April 29, 2016, Friday
    Clay Cope, Jeff Capeci, Republican State Convention, Republican State Convention delegation

    Despite having two motivated candidates from Newtown seeking support to challenge Fifth District incumbent Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, Sherman’s Republican First Selectman Clay Cope has become the...Read Full Article

  • Police Reports | April 13-26, 2016

    The Newtown Bee
    Latest News
    April 28, 2016, Thursday
    police reports

    Rear-End Collision A two-vehicle collision occurred near 71 South Main Street about 1:39 pm on April 13, according to police. Motorist Kristina Tartaglia, no age given, of 105 Church Hill Road w...Read Full Article

  • Fire Reports | April 14-28, 2016

    Shannon Hicks
    Latest News
    April 28, 2016, Thursday
    fire reports

    The radio dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at Town Hall South, 3 Main Street, report the following fire calls and the responders: Thursday, April 14: 12:35 pm, brush fire,...Read Full Article

  • ‘Kiss The Puppies’ To Support Service Dogs

    Nancy K. Crevier
    Latest News
    April 28, 2016, Thursday
    Abby Hill, Assistant Dogs International, Exceptional Partner Service Dogs, Exceptional Pets, Kiss The Puppies, psychiatric service dog, The Exceptional Pet Dog

    Anyone who puts a “pooch smooch” under the category of romantic interactions will want to make note of the upcoming Exceptional Partner Service Dogs “Kiss The Puppies” event this coming Sunday...Read Full Article

  • P&Z Approves Prepared Food Sales At Farmers Market

    Andrew Gorosko
    Latest News
    April 28, 2016, Thursday
    farmers market, Farmers Market at Fairfield Hills, food trucks, food trucks at farmers market, Mary Fellows, Sue Shortt, temporary food establishments

    After lengthy discussion at an April 21 public hearing, Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) members unanimously approved a zoning rule change that will allow The Farmers Market at Fairfield Hills...Read Full Article

  • Town, School Budgets Both Pass Handily

    John Voket
    Latest News
    April 26, 2016, Tuesday
    First Selectman Pat Llodra, Newtown 2016-17 Town and School Budgets, School Superintendent Joseph V. Erardi

    More than 29 percent of Newtown's eligible voters turned out to vote April 26, many traveling between two polling places to cast ballots for the state's Presidential Primary as well as Newtown's munic...Read Full Article

  • Schools Promote Voting

    Eliza Hallabeck
    Latest News
    April 26, 2016, Tuesday
    April 26 Referendum, Budget Vote, Donuts With Dads, Hawley Elementary School, Presidential Primary

    As voting continued at the different polling places around town, Hawley Elementary School offered breakfast options for “Donuts With Dads” to help promote voting before school on Tuesday, April 26...Read Full Article

  • Woman Busted For Drugs As Her Boyfriend Turns Himself In On Another Charge

    Andrew Gorosko
    Latest News
    April 25, 2016, Monday
    Cortney Troccolla, Darren Thompson, drugs, heroin, Newtown Police, opoids, Saint Michael, Saint Michael PD K9

    Police report that they arrested a woman on a heroin possession charge at the police station on April 23, following an investigation in which they used their German shepherd to sniff for drug evidence...Read Full Article