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  • 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.

  • 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...

  • Council Trims Budget By $900,000 For Second Referendum

    After several suggested but failed attempts to amend main motions, the Legislative Council voted to send a second round budget request to taxpayers with a $900,000 reduction. That will make the bottom line request $110,249,825, representing a 3.87 percent increase in spending over the current year. If approved, the increase will generate a 2013-14 mill rate of 33.42, reflecting a 4.29 percent increase in the tax rate. A second referendum is scheduled for Tuesday, May 14, at Newtown Middle School, from 6 am until 8 pm. Absentee ballots will be available in the Town Clerk's beginning Friday, May 3, and a special Saturday session for absentee voting is set for Saturday, May 11 from 9 am to noon.

  • Major Motorcycling Event Will Affect Sunday Traffic

    On Sunday, May 5, The Green Ribbon Ride, a motorcycling event, will pass through Newtown. The event is a police-escorted police-escorted motorcycle ride to raise funds for ten funds and charities associated with the events of 12/14. The ride will involve as many as 3,000 motorcyclists.

  • Hawleyville Man Sentenced To 23 Years For Child Pornography

    HARTFORD — Edward F. Wilson, 29, of Hawleyville on Wednesday, May 1, received a sentence of more than 23 years in federal prison, followed by 10 years of probation, for producing, trading, and possessing child pornography. US District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant handed down a 280-month sentence to Wilson in US District Court, according to a statement from David B. Fein, US Attorney for Connecticut. According to court documents and statements made in court, Wilson sexually abused a female child, filmed and photographed the abuse with an iPhone, and then maintained the videos and images on his home computer. The victim was approximately 4 years old at the time of the abuse in 2011 and 2012, according to federal spokesman Thomas Carson.