- Monday, March 2, 2015 at 8:14 am
The driver of a passenger vehicle escaped serious injury Monday morning after the vehicle she was driving rear-ended a tanker truck with a load of gasoline.
The accident occurred just north of the intersection of South Main Street (Route 25) and Pecks Lane, around 6:20 am. The vehicle, a dark colored Toyota sedan, hit the rear of the tanker hard enough to dislodge some of the tanker's couplings. Pieces dropped off the truck for approximately 100 yards. The impact created a break in the tank, and gasoline began spilling, initially reported at approximately a gallon a minute.
- Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Two local volunteer fire companies have received approvals for their federal grant applications to acquire firefighting equipment.
Botsford Fire Rescue, at 315 South Main Street (Route 25) has received approval for $99,988 to buy portable fire radios, and Hawleyville Volunteer Fire Company #1, 34 Hawleyville Road (Route 25), has received approval for $37,487 to buy breathing apparatus for firefighters, according to a statement from US Representative Elizabeth Esty (D-5th District).
- Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Mary Bragaa, left, and Fran Pizighelli raised money with a raffle during the annual Botsford Fire & Rescue Summer Bash on August 23.
- Friday, April 25, 2014
As viewed from South Main Street, the factory building at the corner of 1200 South Main Street and Hollow Swamp Road had fire burning through a section of its roof and showing through part of its eaves when Newtown firefighters arrived on scene this morning.
- Friday, May 3, 2013
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.
In 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.
- Saturday, April 20, 2013
Thanks to Botsford Fire Rescue and Merenna Amusements carnivals rides, games and food are once again being offered in the main parking lot at Newtown High School, 12 Berkshire Road, during the annual Spring Carnival.
This year’s event opened on Thursday, April 18, and will run until Saturday, April 20. Hours were 6 to 10 pm on Thursday and Friday, and 2 to 10 pm on Saturday.
On Saturday, a special offer this year will allow Newtown children up to age 12 free rides between 2 and 5 pm, courtesy of the amusement company and Botsford Fire.
- Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Botsford Fire Rescue, with Marenna Amusements, will present its annual spring carnival at Newtown High School the evenings of April 18-19 and also from 2 to 10 pm on Saturday, April 20