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  • Abandoned House Destroyed In Overnight Blaze

    Shannon Hicks
    Latest News
    May 25, 2016, Wednesday
    22 Castle Hill Road, Botsford, fire, fire departments, Gretsch, Hawleyville, Hook & Ladder, Rivera, 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

  • Legislative Coffee Hours With Bolinsky, May 26 & June 7

    The Newtown Bee
    Latest News
    May 24, 2016, Tuesday
    Mitch Bolinsky

    State Representative Mitch Bolinsky (R-106) has two Legislative Coffee Hour events scheduled in Newtown, the first of which will take place this week. Rep Bolinsky will be at Village Perk Café, 3 ...Read Full Article

  • Replacing Relics Of Newtown History: New Boilers For Edmond Town Hall

    Kendra Bobowick
    Latest News
    May 24, 2016, Tuesday
    45 Main Street, antique boilers, boilers, Dan Cruson, Edmond T own Hall, Mary Hawley

    Margot Hall took cautious steps into the Edmond Town Hall boiler room Tuesday, May 17, to visit what she calls “the ladies down below.” The “ladies” are enormous 1929 Bigelow two-pass steam...Read Full Article

  • Hawleyville Sewer Expansion To Start At Mobile Home Park

    Andrew Gorosko
    Latest News
    May 23, 2016, Monday
    160 Mt Pleasant Road, Centerplan Construction Company, Fred Hurley, Hawleyville sewer expansion, Midway Home Estates, sewer expansion project, Violette Road, Violette Road closure

    The long-awaited expansion of the Hawleyville municipal sanitary sewer system will start with the construction of a sewage collector system at Midway Home Estates, a mobile home park at 160 Mt Pleasan...Read Full Article

  • Northern Section Of Violette Road To Be Closed During Sewer Project

    John Voket
    Latest News
    May 21, 2016, Saturday
    Hawleyville sewer, Hawleyville Sewer Project, road closure, temporary road closure, Violette Road

    Sometime before the first full week of June, residents on Violette Road in Hawleyville will be restricted from using the northern end of the short avenue that connects Pocono Road to Mt Pleasant Road...Read Full Article

  • School Board Updated On NHS And SHS Projects

    Eliza Hallabeck & John Voket
    Latest News
    May 21, 2016, Saturday
    Middle Gate Elementary School, Newtown High School, Newtown High School auditorium, NHS, NHS auditorium project, Sandy Hook Elementary School

    Public Building & Site Commission Chairman Bob Mitchell updated the Board of Education at its meeting on Tuesday, May 17, on the Newtown High School auditorium renovation project and on the new Sa...Read Full Article

  • State FOI Commission Sends Local Cases Back To Hearing Officer

    John Voket
    Latest News
    May 21, 2016, Saturday
    Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission, CT FOIC, David Freedman, Kathryn Hamilton, Kathy Hamilton, Laura Roche, Laura Terry, Tom Hennick

    The Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission (FOIC) has sent a preliminary ruling in the cases of two Newtown complainants back to the commission’s hearing officer for what was described as a r...Read Full Article

  • New Vehicle Tax Cap Flips Newtown’s Projected State Revenue From Red To Black

    John Voket
    Latest News
    May 21, 2016, Saturday
    Connecticut Motor Vehicle Tax Cap, State Grants

    Newtown officials who were anticipating dealing with about $400,000 in budgetary red ink because of changes to state revenue formulas are now seeing figures nudge into the black, thanks to an eleventh...Read Full Article

  • Flags Placed At Graves Of Veterans

    Alissa Silber
    Latest News
    May 21, 2016, Saturday
    flags for veterans graves, Memorial Day, VFW Post 308

    Members of Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 308 gathered on Thursday, May 19, joined by community residents to replace American flags at the graves of veterans buried in cemeteries across Newtown. ...Read Full Article

  • Tanker Truck Flips Over At Sharp Curve On Butterfield Road

    Madeleine Peck
    Latest News
    May 20, 2016, Friday
    77 Butterfield Road, Butterfield Road, Hilario's, Hook & Ladder Fire, Jackson Brunetti, Macario Sari-Illescas, Nejame & Sons, Rob Manna, tanker truck rollover

    Jackson Brunetti said he has seen crashed dirt bikes before, but, “nothing crazy like a truck.” Eleven-year-old Jackson said he was standing in his garage when he saw a Nejame & Sons’ tan...Read Full Article