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  • Three State Park Swimming Areas Closed Today

    Shannon Hicks
    Latest News
    July 27, 2016, Wednesday
    CT DEEP, high bacteria levels, Squantz Pond State Park, state park swimming areas, state park swimming areas closed

    Three Connecticut state park beaches have been closed by the CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) for Wednesday, July 27, due to high bacteria levels. The swimming areas and be...Read Full Article

  • Intense Storms Cause Power Outages, Road Closures

    Andrew Gorosko
    Latest News
    July 26, 2016, Tuesday
    rains, storm damage, thunderstorms, winds

    Intense, swift-moving thunderstorms, which bore heavy rains and strong winds, passed through Newtown on the afternoon and evening of Monday, July 25, bringing down tree limbs and electric lines, resul...Read Full Article

  • Newtown Police Radio Now In Full-Encryption Mode

    Andrew Gorosko
    Latest News
    July 26, 2016, Tuesday
    full-encryption, Newtown Police, radio transmissions, scanners, Viadero

    Newtown police two-way radio communications, which formerly were intelligible on emergency frequency radio scanners, have been switched to full-encryption mode, in which those digital signals are elec...Read Full Article

  • Church Hill Road Retail Center Proposed

    Andrew Gorosko
    Latest News
    July 26, 2016, Tuesday
    73-75 Church Hill Road, CDD, Church Hill Road retail center, drive-through window service, Exit 10 Commercial Design District, Matthew D'Amico, Starbucks, Sunrise Church Hill Road LLC

    A development firm is proposing the construction of 12,250-square-foot retail center, which would include a Starbucks Coffee coffeehouse with a drive-through service window, at a 3.1-acre site at 73-7...Read Full Article

  • Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued For Fairfield County

    Shannon Hicks
    Latest News
    July 25, 2016, Monday
    National Weather Service, Severe Thunderstorm Warning, Severe Thunderstorm Watch

    UPDATE (July 25; 4:16 pm): From the National Weather Service: "The Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Fairfield, southern Middlesex, New Haven and central Westchester counties will expire at 415 PM EDT....Read Full Article

  • Facility And Enrollment Study Presented To School Board

    Eliza Hallabeck
    Latest News
    July 25, 2016, Monday
    Board of Education, BOE, facility and enrollment study, Future Forecast Committee, school board

    A report on district facilities and enrollment was delivered to the Board of Education at its meeting on Tuesday, July 19. No specific recommendations were shared at the meeting, and the board is expe...Read Full Article

  • Fire Reports | July 14-20, 2016

    The Newtown Bee
    Latest News
    July 22, 2016, Friday
    fire calls

    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, July 14: 7:26 am, alarm, 17 Rob...Read Full Article

  • Police Reports | July 10-19, 2016

    The Newtown Bee
    Latest News
    July 22, 2016, Friday
    police reports

    Dodge vs Volvo At about 2 pm on July 10, motorist Douglas Meyer, 50, of 5 North Branch Road, who was driving a 2012 Volvo S-60-T6-A auto eastward on Sugar Street, stopped for traffic conditions and...Read Full Article

  • Police Probe Five Forced-Entry Burglaries

    Andrew Gorosko
    Latest News
    July 22, 2016, Friday
    Bahamonde, burglaries, forced-entry burglary, home surveillance system, Newtown Police

    UPDATE (Saturday, July 23, 2016): Newtown Police have released a video still and brief video showing the suspect in at least one of the five burglaries. The photo and a link to the video have been add...Read Full Article

  • Town Officials Concerned About Heat, Urge Residents To Be Safe

    The Newtown Bee
    Latest News
    July 22, 2016, Friday
    cooling centers, heat concerns, humidity

    Personnel in Newtown’s offices of the First Selectman, Emergency Management, and the Health District are concerned that current weather conditions may be dangerous for residents. With that in mind,...Read Full Article