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  • Tree Removal Clears Way For New Plantings At Treadwell Park

    A number of locusts were recently cut down at Treadwell Park on Philo Curtis Road. While residents may have been surprised to see the trees suddenly gone, Parks & Recreation Director of Parks Carl Samuelson says it was actually time for the trees to be taken down. And now, through a generous donation at no cost to the town, the trees will soon be replaced by 26 Zelkova trees, to be planted on a future date. The trees are a donation stemming from 12/14.

  • Extended Hours At Registrar's Office Today

    The Newtown Registrar of Voters office will have special hours today for those who still need to register to vote in tomorrow’s referendum. Residents who do not own property assessed at more than $1,000 as posted on the October 2012 Grand List can still vote on Tuesday, April 23, by registering to vote today. The Registrar of Voters office, located within Newtown Municipal Center, 3 Primrose Street, will be open today from 9 am to 4:30 pm.

  • Gov Malloy Requesting Moment Of Silence This Afternoon In Honor Of Boston Tragedy

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy, following a request by Massachusetts Governor Deval L. Patrick, has asked Connecticut residents to observe a moment of silence at 2:50 pm today in recognition of the victims of the bombing at the Boston Marathon last week.

  • Sandy Hook School Task Force Narrows Options

    Following a week in which they had time to review a thick binder of options for a Sandy Hook Elementary School site, the 28 members of the Sandy Hook School Task Force met for the third time, Friday evening, April 19. The binder was compiled by members of a technical team that had walked the Task Force through its contents one week earlier...

  • Llodra: State Will Accommodate Sandy Hook School Building Schedule

    Following a pair of meetings April 15 and 16, First Selectman Pat Llodra said she has secured a commitment from state officials that they will waive certain procedural requirements to help fast-track any reconstruction or new construction the town proposes related to Sandy Hook S...

  • Newtown Parents Back Study For Clues To Violence

    As parents, Jeremy Richman and Jennifer Hensel were plunged into grief when their only child, 6-year-old Avielle, was killed in the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. As scientists, they wanted answers about what could lead a person to commit such violence. The couple believes it is unlikely there ever will be a full answer explaining why a man gunned down 26 people inside the school late last year. But they feel more research into brain health — and how a propensity for violence is manifested — could help prevent future tragedies.

  • Police Charge Caregiver With First-Degree Larceny

    After learning that police held a warrant for her arrest, Wanda Nunez, 27, of Danbury went to the police station on April 15 and was charged with one count of first-degree larceny in connection with her allegedly having stolen approximately $100,000 worth of valuable items while ...

  • Police Planning To Expand Law Enforcement Staff

    In anticipation of hiring additional police officers, the Newtown Police Department is gearing up its police hiring process, Police Chief Michael Kehoe said this week. Chief Kehoe said that the police department would be aided by the Connecticut Police Chi...

  • Newtown Shooting Prompts Expanded Movie Ratings

    The Motion Pictures Association of America is changing its rating system to better inform parents about violence in movies. CEO Christopher Dodd announced the tweaks in Las Vegas April 16 at the annual movie-theater convention, CinemaCon. The White House has called on the movie industry to give parents better tools to monitor violence in media since the Newtown school shooting.

  • 43 Newtown Charities Report Raising $20.4 Million

    Forty-three charities that collected funds after the Newtown school shooting have informed Connecticut officials they have so far raised nearly $20.4 million and distributed close to $2.9 million of that money. The money already distributed has gone to the families of the 26 victims at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, including 20 first graders and six educators, as well as a variety of related causes. The list includes the local police union and fire companies, equipment for a faculty room at the new Sandy Hook school (the former Chalk Hill School, in Monroe, where SHS students are currently attending classes), mental health care for first responders and Sandy Hook families, and materials for teachers’ classrooms.