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  • Newtown Dodges Juno’s Worst, Residents Cooperate With Travel, Parking Bans

    This summary of Winter Storm Juno also appears in The Newtown Bee print edition of January 30, 2015. Stories by Bee Editorial staff were also posted online as the storm approached, arrived and then dispersed earlier this week.

     

    On an electronic weather map, the distance between Newtown and Norwich appears to be scant inches.

  • Statewide Travel Ban Lifted, Newtown Dodges Juno's Worst

    On an electronic weather map, the distance between Newtown and Norwich appears to be inches.

    But residents on the opposite ends of Connecticut were measuring their differences in feet today, as Winter Storm Juno dealt eastern counties significantly higher snow totals than the most affected neighborhoods in Botsford, Sandy Hook or Dodgingtown.

  • Town Preparing For Winter Storm Juno

    First Selectman Pat Llodra and Newtown’s Emergency Management Team are asking that every resident make appropriate preparations to ensure personal safety and readiness for what might be a major disruption in services. 

  • Blizzard Warning Issued For Newtown, Region; ‘Crippling And Possibly Historic Storm’ Approaching

    Newtown Public Works crews spent the majority of Saturday working to clear the town’s roads of a quick snowstorm that dropped approximately 6-8 inches of snow and a small amount of freezing rain on Newtown before the storm cleared by late morning. Now it looks like the same employees who spent up to 15 hours working on January 24 need to get ready for a second storm, and this one may be very serious. The National Weather Service this afternoon has upgraded a Winter Storm Watch that had included most of Fairfield County to a Blizzard Warning.

  • Town Offices, Library Closing Wednesday At 12:30 (UPDATED)

    UPDATED Wednesday, November 26, 8:36 am: C.H. Booth Library Director Brenda McKinley has announced that the library will also close at 12:30 Wednesday.

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    Newtown Director of Communications Maureen Will has issued a CodeRed notice that is being delivered to those who have registered for the service, alerting residents that town offices will be closing early on Wednesday, November 26.

  • Is Saving Money More Important Than Public Safety

    To the Editor:

    Again, we see the emergency dispatch regionalization issue being reviewed.  This time by the Newtown’s Board of Fire Commissioners.  Again I urge all Newtown residents to take notice and let your voices be heard.

  • Town Hall South Phone System Still Being Worked On

    A changeover for the phone system at Town Hall South is complete this evening, but there are still a few technical issues being worked on, according to Newtown Director of Emergency Communications Maureen Will.

    “Voicemail is still being worked on, so there may be an issue if anyone calls the police department, Social Services or Parks & Rec tonight,” Ms Will said Wednesday evening.

  • Regionalized Emergency Dispatching Proposal Draws More Fire

    The Newtown Police Union opposes a town proposal that would have municipal emergency radio dispatching for 911, police, fire, and ambulance calls regionalized at a privately owned dispatching center in Prospect.

    The town has proposed regionalization as a cost-savings measure which would reduce spending by approximately $149,000 annually.

  • Regional Dispatching Plan Raises Concerns

    Although town officials have long been exploring the prospect of regionalizing municipal emergency radio dispatching for 911, police, fire, and ambulance calls to improve cost efficiency, Police Commission members this week voiced strong concerns about it, stressing that such an arrangement could do more harm than good in terms of town police operations.

  • Dispatch Center Now Has Jumbo View of Newtown

    The Newtown Emergency Communications Center’s (NECC) ability to manage emergency calls for service has been enhanced with its use of a large flat-panel monitor that now hangs on the center’s eastern wall.

    NECC is located within Town Hall South, at 3 Main Street. The Center handles all local police, fire, and ambulance calls. It is the answering point for local Emergency 911 calls.