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  • School Panel Facing High Emotions And A Delay On SHS Site Decision

    In the final minutes of a marathon five hour meeting May 3 that started with some raw and emotional input from Sandy Hook School staff, a Newtowner who played a key role on 12/14 sat down before a school building task force and described what he was witnessing. Gene Rosen, who found six students from the school in his neighboring driveway that fateful December morning and sheltered them until parents and police arrived, took a few moments to dial down his own emotions before he spoke. “I heard the agony of this process,” he said, his voice hitching. Mr Rosen lavished praise on the Sandy Hook School building panel members, technical team advisors, mental health consultants and a facilitator who moved deftly through numerous agenda items during that protracted session which yielded no final decision on the school’s future.

  • Woman Seeking Money Damages For Carnival Fall

    The town is among four defendants named in a lawsuit which seeks money damages in connection with an April 2011 incident in which a woman tripped and fell at a firefighters’ carnival held at the Newtown High School grounds. 10, Mariel Walters sues Marenna AmusemeIn the lawsuit dated April 10, Mariel Walters sues Marenna Amusements, LLC, of Orange; Botsford Fire & Rescue Company; Fire Marshal Bill Halstead; and the Town of Newtown.

  • Absentee Ballots Available; Special Hours May 11

    Absentee ballots are available for the May 14 second round referendum. The applications for absentee ballots are available at the town clerk’s office Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm. Special hours for absentee voting will be held on Saturday, May 11, from 9 am to noon, at the town clerk’s office at Newtown Municipal Center.

  • State Police Charge Prison Social Worker With Drug Offenses

    State police have charged a social worker for prisoners at Garner Correctional Institution with two drug offenses in connection with an incident that occurred at the high-security prison on April 25. State police said they charged John Renzulli, 65, of Sou...

  • A Look At What’s Next For Gun Safety

    The public is invited to attend a presentation by Colin Goddard, a Virginia Tech shooting survivor and activist for the Brady Campaign Against Gun Violence; Elliot Fineman, president and CEO of National Gun Victims Action Council (NGAC); and Josh Horwitz, executive director of th...

  • Monster Trucks In Sandy Hook, Saturday

    On Saturday, May 4, from 10 am until 2 pm, Pat Summa from the Advanced Auto Parts Monster Jam Monster Truck Series will be at the Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue main station. Mr Summa will be giving rides in a special truck made for just such an oc...

  • Police Reports April 23 - 30, 2013

    Motorcycle Accident Police report that at about 4:10 pm on April 25, motorcyclist John Allen, 58, of Shelton was riding a 2010 Victory V-10 eastward on Berkshire Road, as motorist Pastor Estrada, 59, of Waterbury, who was dr...

  • Fire Reports April 25 - May 1, 2013

    The dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at Town Hall South report the following fire calls and the responders:   Thursday, April 25: 9 am, alarm, 139 Toddy Hill Road, Botsford, Sandy Hook...

  • Green Ribbon Ride: Major Motorcycling Event Planned For Sunday, May 5

    Newtown’s five fire companies are coordinating efforts to present The Green Ribbon Ride, a motorcycle ride on Sunday, May 5, that will raise money for a number of local funds. The police-escorted ride, according to organizers, will be done “to remember and honor Newto...

  • A Month Of Promotion For Newtown’s Character Tree

    During the month of May, the Newtown Prevention Council in collaboration with the Newtown Police Department, and municipal government is set to promote Newtown’s Character Tree. The Character Tree reflects Newtown’s core character attributes: c...