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  • Governor, First Selectman Issue Gun Violence Awareness Day Proclamations

    Newtown Bee
    Latest News
    May 27, 2016, Friday
    Gun Violence Awareness Day, Llodra, Malloy, Wear Orange, WearOrange

    This week, Governor Dannel P. Malloy joined the “Wear Orange” campaign (www.wearorange.org) by issuing a proclamation that Thursday, June 2, 2016, will be Gun Violence Awareness Day in the State o...Read Full Article

  • NYFS Among Those To Benefit From Webster Bank Grant

    Shannon Hicks
    Latest News
    May 27, 2016, Friday
    Newtown Youth & Family Services, NYFS, Webster Bank, Webster Bank 80 Days of Giving

    WATERBURY — Webster Bank, a regional bank serving businesses and consumers in the Northeast, recently awarded grants to 80 nonprofit organizations — for a total of $80,000 — as part of its emplo...Read Full Article

  • Halstead Announces Retirement As Town Fire Marshal

    Andrew Gorosko
    Latest News
    May 27, 2016, Friday
    Bill Halstead, Board of Fire Commissioners, fire marshal, fire marshal retiring, retirement

    Fire Marshal Bill Halstead has informed the Board of Fire Commissioners that he will retire as the town’s fire marshal in November. Mr Halstead, 67, joined the town fire marshal’s office in 198...Read Full Article

  • Police Receive Awards For Public Safety Excellence

    Andrew Gorosko
    Latest News
    May 27, 2016, Friday
    Aaron Bahamonde, David Kullgren, Felicia Figol, James Viadero, Jason Flynn. John McDermott, Jason Frank, Joel Faxon, Law Enforcement Excellence Award, Matthew Hayes, Michael McGowan, Newtown Police Department 2016 Awards & Decorations Ceremony, Newtown Police Department Awards & Decorations Ceremony, public safety

    At the Newtown Police Department’s 2016 Awards & Decorations Ceremony, held on May 18, to recognize notable achievements in the field of law enforcement, the police department bestowed many awar...Read Full Article

  • Fire Reports | May 19-25, 2016

    The Newtown Bee
    Latest News
    May 26, 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, May 19: 5:11 pm, commercial fir...Read Full Article

  • Police Reports | May 15-25, 2016

    The Newtown Bee
    Latest News
    May 26, 2016, Thursday
    police reports

    Ford vs Guardrails At about 1 pm on May 15, motorist Emily Lane, 23, of Rockport, Maine, was driving a 2001 Ford vehicle eastward on Interstate 84, east of Exit 10, when, to avoid striking some veh...Read Full Article

  • Sandy Hook Promise Teaches Students Nationwide To ‘Start With Hello’

    The Newtown Bee
    Latest News
    May 26, 2016, Thursday
    Broadview Middle School, Christine Miller, Mark Barden, Sandy Hook Promise, social isolation, Start With Hello, Start With Hello Call To Action Week

    The simple act of saying “hello” can have a tremendous effect on children and young people who feel left out, lonely or invisible in their community. Sandy Hook Promise (SHP), the gun violence ...Read Full Article

  • Air Quality May Affect ‘Sensitive Groups’ Into The Weekend

    The Newtown Bee
    Latest News
    May 26, 2016, Thursday
    Air Quality Alert, DEEP, DEEP Air Quality Alert, Sensitive Persons

    Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is forecasting unhealthy air quality for “sensitive groups” through Saturday, May 28, due to predicted elevated ground-leve...Read Full Article

  • Suspicious Fire Destroys Abandoned House

    Andrew Gorosko
    Latest News
    May 25, 2016, Wednesday
    20 Castle Hill Road, arson, Bill Halstead, Castle Hill Real Estate Holdings, house fire, Jason Rivera, set fire, suspicious fire

    Fire officials picked through the ashes in seeking the cause of a suspicious fire that destroyed a vacant house at 20 Castle Hill Road, early on the morning of Wednesday, May 25. Town Fire Marshal ...Read Full Article

  • Abandoned House Destroyed In Overnight Blaze

    Shannon Hicks
    Latest News
    May 25, 2016, Wednesday
    20 Castle Hill Road, Botsford, fire, fire departments, Gretsch, Gretsch estate, Hawleyville, Hook & Ladder, Jason Rivera, Joseph Draper, Sandy Hook

    Four local fire companies were initially dispatched to the area of 44 Castle Hill Road shortly before 2 am, Wednesday,  May 25, following a call to Newtown's dispatch center that reported what the ca...Read Full Article