• SUV Crash Closes Route 34, Causes Electrical Outages

    At about 11:45 am on Monday, July 29, motorist Michael Verini, 25, of Oxford was driving a 2002 Honda CRV SUV westward on Berkshire Road (Route 34), when the vehicle went off the right road shoulder at the parking lot for Misty Vale Deli & General Store at 51 Berkshire Road. The Honda then squarely smashed into a utility pole, snapping it into two pieces, one of which remained suspended in the air from utility lines. The driver received a minor injury in the crash and he refused treatment, but the accident caused isolated power outages and the closure of Berkshire Road for a few hours.

  • Student Arrested On Three Charges After Knife Incident

    Newtown Police were dispatched to Newtown High School on Wednesday, July 24, around 12:20 pm, on a report that a person there had pulled a knife on another person. Police report that an incident that involved the threatening display of a knife occurred among a group students who were working summer jobs at Newtown High School. There were no injuries, police said. The unidentified youth who displayed the knife was reportedly a boy, under the age of 18.

  • Police Probing NHS Field Vandalism

    Police received a report at about 9:30 am on July 25 that someone had vandalized a rear athletic field at Newtown High School, so they went there to investigate. The probe indicated that someone had used some type of vehicle to rip up some turf and damage an irrigation system, police said. The damage is estimated at $1,000 in repair value. Police are investigating and ask anyone with knowledge of who vandalized the property to contact them.

  • Sandy Hook Man Sentenced In Massachusetts DUI Fatality

    On Thursday, August 1, Sandy Hook resident Frederick J. Weller was sentenced by a Berkshire (MA) Superior Court judge to serve 15 to 18 years in state prison, after he pleaded guilty to nine charges stemming from a February 2012 multi-vehicle drunken driving accident in which a 24-year old woman was killed.

  • Sandy Hook Foundation Against Using Victims Fund To Cover Audit Costs

    Under pressure to produce a transparent review of its decision-making and distribution processes, the Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation's leader said Wednesday that there is no money built-in to the fund for extraneous functions like an audit. Dr Charles Herrick said that the major concern appears to be donor intent. From the onset, the fundraising effort which was established by United Way of Western Connecticut with the Newtown Savings Bank serving as a facilitator and depository for the effort, was generally regarded as a fund that would eventually help support the families and victims of 12/14.

  • Police Reports July 18 - 28, 2013

    DUI Incident Police report that while on patrol along Wasserman Way at the Exit 11 interchange of Interstate 84 at about 8 pm on July 28, they stopped motorist Patricia Esposito, 53, of North Haven for a violation and then i...

  • Fire Reports July 26 - 31, 2013

    The dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at 3 Main Street report the following fire calls and the responders:   Friday, July 26: 6:51 am, wires down, near 120 Currituck Road, Hawleyville r...

  • The Governor Takes A Tour Of Sandy Hook Center

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s arrived in Sandy Hook Wednesday morning for a walking tour of the business district in the village center. First Selectman Pat Llodra was waiting to guide him along the new sidewalks there and the two barely had time to greet each other before they were surrounded by news crews, cameras, and microphones. The questions began. Is there a stigma in Sandy Hook? Mrs Llodra said, “I don’t think of it as a stigma, it does not define us … we have to integrate December 14 into who we are; my belief is that one does that better with quiet time to think.”

  • Governor To Be Briefed On 12/14 Probe Status

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy is expected to get an update sometime next week from officials involved in the ongoing state police probe into the 12/14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, at which time he may learn when the report will be released publicly. The governor would receive that update from the state’s attorney office, which is overseeing the state police investigation into the deaths of 20 first-graders and six educators at the school, according to Andrew Doba, a spokesman for the governor.

  • A Nostalgic Crowd Gathers To Celebrate The Great Newtown Reunion

    Roughly 1,000 “alumni” from Newtown’s schools from the past several decades gathered at the Fairfield Hills grounds for the 12-hour Great Newtown Reunion on Saturday, July 27. The event, which was held in a cluster of tents arrayed on a sprawling athletic field just west of Kent House, provided ample opportunities for people to meet again, reminisce, and talk about the future.