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  • Long Police Chase Started On I-84 In Newtown

    A state police chase, which covered roughly 25 miles early on the morning of Friday, July 17, started near the Exit 10 interchange of westbound Interstate 84 in Newtown. The chase proceeded on I-84 to Brookfield, Bethel, and Danbury, and then reversed direction, entering Brookfield, and then New Milford, where the man being pursued crashed his vehicle near the junction of Routes 7 and 37, state police said.

    Following the incident, state police arrested Kenneth Lyden, 32, of Wolcott on multiple criminal and motor vehicle charges.

  • Consultant Weighs The Future Of Old Town Buildings

    For more than an hour July 20, members of Newtown’s Municipal Buildings Strategic Plan Advisory Committee heard preliminary observations from consultant Ken Best of DRA, Inc detailing a series of findings about three key town-owned buildings the panel is evaluating for best use potential, repurposing, sale, or even possible demolition.

  • Rep Bolinsky’s Look Back On 2015: ‘Not A Productive Session’

    Even after a 2015 session he said was sprinkled with “little victories,” then a special session, and then another veto override session, Newtown’s State Representative Mitch Bolinsky emerged from his latest legislative foray somewhat frustrated and feeling so much more good could have been done — from a statewide perspective, as well as for his local constituents.

  • Housatonic Valley Waldorf School Primitive Skills Week Starting Monday

    Housatonic Valley Waldorf School’s summer camp  programs continue on Monday with a week-long Primitive Skills camp, which runs July 27 to August 14.

    The school’s summer camp programs run weekly. Registration is open through Monday morning, at the start of each week’s session, as long as Camp Administrator Carrie Reilly is contacted over the weekend—via text to 203-650-5102—  to notify her of the expected last minute registrants.

  • Overdevelopment In Sandy Hook Center

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  • Education Connection Offering Free Student Enrichment Program

    BROOKFIELD — Education Connection is offering a tuition-free academic enrichment program next week for area students entering second to third grade titled “Tails to Tales”; it is all things animals and will focus on science and reading.

    The program will meet Monday, July 27, through Friday, July 31, from 9 am to 3 pm, at Whisconier Middle School, 17 West Whisconier Road in Brookfield.

  • Newtown’s #1 Dog For 2015

    Bronco, who will proudly wear the #1 Newtown Dog Tag for the next 12 months, is surrounded by, from left and moving clockwise, Trina Cain, Tom and Mary-Kay Novak, Town Clerk Debbie Aurelia Halstead and Chris Cain.

  • Design It, Build It, Launch It Campers Design Egg-Drop Container Tests

    Newtown Hook & Ladder Company #1 Firefighter Jason Shuttleworth released the first design on Wednesday, July 15, from roughly 60 feet in the air.

  • DMV To Close August 11-15 For Major Computer System Upgrades

    HARTFORD — Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Commissioner Andres Ayala, Jr. on July 22 announced that major customer service improvements, including the addition of new online services, will require DMV to close its offices — except for licensing services — from Tuesday, August 11, through Saturday, August 15. The department’s offices will reopen for all transactions on Tuesday, August 18.

  • Sportsmanship Strikes Out At Babe Ruth Baseball Game

    People are still talking about an incident at a June 29 Senior Babe Ruth baseball game between Newtown and Norwalk that ended abruptly when the Norwalk coach pulled his team from the field. Speculation continues on social media over what exactly transpired and whether or not the issue would be handled appropriately.