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  • The Top of the Mountain

    Newtown Hearts of Hope has partnered with the Major Stuart Adam Wolfer Institute (MSAWI), I’m told. Every ceramic Heart of Hope painted in Newtown that is going to a veteran or to active military person will now be accompanied by a very special star. Hearts of Hope are distributed as anonymous messages of comfort. MSAWI, founded by the mother and sister of its namesake, honors Major Stuart Adam Wolfer, who was killed in action in Iraq in 2008 during a tour with the Army Reserves.

  • Emergency Responders Close Sugar Street To Fight Fire At Trailer Park

    Volunteer firefighters are on the scene of a trailer fire at the trailer park at 55 Sugar Street. All occupants of the affected trailer have evacuated safely

    Newtown police have closed the Sugar Street (Route 302) in both directions. Motorists should avoid the area.

  • Fire Extensively Damages Thunder Ridge Road House

    Firefighters from eight volunteer fire companies responded about 1:07 pm on Thursday to a report of house fire in Sandy Hook which extensively damaged the wood-frame structure amid frigid conditions.

    There were no injuries in the blaze, which initially was reported as a fire in a bathroom and was soon upgraded to a working structure fire at 6 Thunder Ridge Road. The cause of the fire was not immediately clear.

  • Fire Reports June 6 - June 12, 2013

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

     

    Thursday, June 6: 7:52 pm, medical assist, Toddy Hill Road, Botsford responded; 9:18 pm, alarm, 19 Valley Field Road South, Sandy Hook responded. 

  • Sandy Hook Fire Victims Inspire An Outpouring Of Support

    On Friday afternoon Audra and Hans Barth and their three children were sorting through donations of clothes with friends and neighbors outside the shell of what used to be their cozy little home on Berkshire Road.

  • Five Companies Respond To Berkshire Road Fire

    Newtown’s fire companies were on the scene of a fire at 254 Berkshire Road at until nearly 7 pm, Wednesday, where a structure was destroyed.

    Firefighters from all five of the town’s companies, in addition to apparatus and manpower from neighboring towns, were dispatched to the property around 3:20 Wednesday afternoon to the area. The initial call was for a possible structure fire on an property on the eastern side of Berkshire Road but it now appears the fire has destroyed a building on the west side of the state road.