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  • NVS Donates Life-Saving Pet Oxygen Masks To Local Fire Companies

    Newtown Veterinary Specialists (NVS) has donated specially designed pet oxygen masks to Fairfield County fire companies to help firefighters save the lives of cats and dogs rescued from burning buildings. Pet oxygen masks were donated to Wilton Fire Department in May, and more recently to Hawleyville Fire Company, Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company, and Newtown Hook & Ladder. Each fire company received a set of three masks in sizes small, medium, and large specially made to fit the faces of animals, from large breed dogs to small cats.

  • Police Reports, September 14-28, 2014

  • Fire Reports, September 25 - October 1, 2014

    The radio dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at Town Hall South, 3 Main Street, report the following fire calls and the responders:

  • Absentee Ballots Available Friday

    Town Clerk Debbie Aurelia Halstead advises Newtown voters that Absentee ballots will be available Friday, October 3. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm.

  • Ordinance Panel To Set Hearing On Proposed Water Rate Hike

    The Legislative Council recently acted on a request to initiate a phased rate hike for users of the Fairfield Hills water system, and moved the matter to its Ordinance Committee to research and set a date for a public hearing. According to a memo and presentation by Public Works Director Fred Hurley, the Water & Sewer Authority (WSA) at its July 10 meeting passed a resolution to request that the Legislative Council consider and approve an eight percent rate hike for the users of the Fairfield Hills water system, for each of the next three years. The request came before the panel because the ordinance changing the Water Pollution Control Authority (WPCA) to the WSA retained the authority to set water usage rates with the council. This would be the first rate hike in more than six years, Mr Hurley said.

  • Five Agencies Probing ‘Terroristic’ Bomb Threat Against SHES

    At least five law enforcement agencies are investigating a telephoned bomb threat to Sandy Hook Elementary School at 375 Fan Hill Road, which was received on the morning of Wednesday, October 1. The incident amounts to “a terroristic act” heavily punishable by federal criminal law, according to a spokesman for Monroe Police Department. Monroe Police Lieutenant Brian McCauley said October 2 that Monroe police are being aided by Newtown police, state police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the US Attorney’s Office for Connecticut in the probe into the threat received at the school at about 9:39 am on October 1.

  • Erardi Holds A Debriefing For Parents Following Threatening Phone Call

    Following a day that brought back fears for many in the community, Superintendent of Schools Joseph Erardi, Jr, held an evening meeting at Newtown High School for local residents on Wednesday, October 1. Dr Erardi was joined by school administrators, members of the Board of Education, and Newtown Police Chief Michael Kehoe. Dr Erardi told those assembled that there would be enhanced security at the school for some time, but reiterated it is “100 percent safe to attend school tomorrow on time at Sandy Hook.”

  • Five Agencies Probing ‘Terroristic’ Bomb Threat Against SHES

    At least five law enforcement agencies are investigating a telephoned bomb threat to Sandy Hook Elementary School at 375 Fan Hill Road, which was received on the morning of Wednesday, October 1. The incident amounts to a terroristic act” heavily punishable by federal criminal law, according to a spokesman for Monroe Police Department. Monroe Police Lieutenant Brian McCauley said October 2 that Monroe police are being aided by Newtown police, state police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the US Attorney’s Office for Connecticut in the probe into the threat received at the school at about 9:39 am on October 1.

  • In Second Debate, Malloy Is Proud And Foley Incredulous

    In a televised debate Tuesday night, Democratic Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Republican challenger Tom Foley met in a political Twilight Zone, each unable or unwilling to recognize the reality of the other’s Connecticut. Malloy defied polls that show a dispirited and disapproving electorate. He claimed progress, pronouncing himself proud of resolving an inherited $3.67 billion deficit without gutting municipal aid. Foley all but suggested he was mad, seeking votes in a different dimension. But Foley joined Malloy in downplaying non-partisan projections of a significant deficit in the coming year, albeit one far smaller than what confronted the first-term Democratic governor after he defeated Foley in 2010. To do otherwise would require Foley to promise more than his proposed budget freeze.

  • Sandy Hook School Evacuated

    According to a school district spokesperson, a “low to no level threat was received” this morning regarding Sandy Hook Elementary School. Children have been evacuated to Jockey Hollow School, also on the school campus on Fan Hill Road in Monroe. Parents are being notified, and buses will be departing to bring children home at noon. All other information will be released by Superintendant of Schools Dr Joseph Erardi “at an appropriate time.” No other schools have been affected.