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  • Boston Tragedy Prompts Temporary Support Center, Opening April 17 At Booth Library

    In response to the tragic events in Boston of April 15, the Town of Newtown is providing a space for the community to have an opportunity to gather for support, guidance, or simply to be with one another, Health District Director Donna Culbert has announced.

  • Drug Disposal Program Slated At Newtown PD

    The Newtown Police Department and the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) have scheduled a prescription drug take-back session for 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday, April 27, at Newtown Police Station, 3 Main Street. The session will allow members of the pub...

  • Newtown Police Continue Affiliation With Special Olympics

    Newtown police this year will continue their longstanding affiliation with the Special Olympics of Connecticut (SOCT), participating in events designed to raise funds and also to raise public awareness of the Special Olympics movement. Police Patrol Office...

  • Fire Reports | April 4-10, 2013

    The dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at Town Hall South report the following fire calls and the responders: Thursday, April 4: 5:27 pm, motor vehicle accident, intersection of Schoolhouse Hill Road and Edmond Road...

  • Francine Wheeler Gives The Weekly Presidential Address

    Francine Wheeler gave the Weekly Address from The White House on Saturday, April 13, one day before the four-month anniversary of the Sandy Hook shootings. “Hi,” she began. “As you’ve probably noticed, I’m not the President. I’m just a citizen. And as a citizen, I’m here at the White House today because I want to make a difference and I hope you will join me.

  • Police Reports | March 26-April 7, 2013

  • Sandy Hook School Task Force Hears Site Options

    “Dumbfounded” was the word that spilled from Sandy Hook resident Aimee Tabor’s lips, following a 2½-hour presentation on April 12 to the members of the Sandy Hook School Task Force responsible for presenting a recommendation to the Board of Education as to the future of Sandy Hook Elementary School.

  • With Senate Vote, Gun-Control Advocates Make Progress

    WASHINTON – In an emotional vote, the Senate on Thursday handily beat back an attempt by some Republicans to block consideration of the most comprehensive gun-control legislation Congress has considered in 20 years. With family members of Newtown's victims watching from the gallery, the Senate voted 68-31 to move forward on a bill that would extend FBI background checks of prospective gun purchasers and toughen federal penalties for trafficking and other-gun related violations. Only 60 votes were needed to end the GOP-led filibuster. Sixteen Republicans joined most Democrats in voting to let the legislation proceed.

  • Understanding The Second Amendment, Lecture April 16 At NHS

    One of the of the nation's foremost authorities on the Second Amendment and its history, Professor Saul Cornell, will speak on this subject on Tuesday, April 16, in the lecture hall at Newtown High School. Prof Cornell to offer an outline of the Second Amendment, its history and what it really means, to be followed by a discussion where anyone can ask questions regarding this important and not always clearly defined subject matter.

  • Applications Being Accepted For Sandy Hook Workers Assistance Fund

    The United Way of Western Connecticut has announced it will assist in receiving contributions for the newly formed Sandy Hook Workers Assistance Fund, a fund designed to provide support to volunteer and professional workers who responded to the December 14 shootings inside Sandy ...