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  • Fire Reports, February 18-March 6, 2013

    The dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at Town Hall South report the following fire calls and the responders: Thursday, February 28: 1:01 pm, alarm, 62 Castle Meadow Road, Dodgingtown and Botsford responded; 5:58 pm...

  • Winter Guard To Collect Bottles And Cans For Fundraiser, Saturday Morning

    The Newtown Varsity Winter Guard will hold their final Bottle and Can Drive of the season on Saturday, March 9 from 10 am until noon at three locations: Newtown High School, Newtown Middle School and Reed Intermediate School.  

  • Three Arrested Following Incident At Newtown Skate Park

    Police report an incident at Newtown Skate Park during the late afternoon of Tuesday, March 5, involving the brandishing of a firearm, which resulted in the arrest of three people.

  • Local GOP Reps ‘Disappointed,’ 'Misled' Over Gun Panel Split

    Two of Newtown’s three state representatives expressed dismay and frustration following a split recommendation by the legislative working group on gun violence, after a bipartisan package of reforms suddenly morphed into two sets of recommendations on Tuesday, March 5. ...

  • Police Panel OKs Secondary Post For Chief

    Police Commission members have approved a request from Police Chief Michael Kehoe to start a second job as an instructor for Post University’s online education program in the field of criminal justice.

  • Unanimous Vote Carries Aid Bill Inspired By Newtown Responders

    Newtown’s State Representatives Mitch Bolinsky, Dan Carter, and DebraLee Hovey joined their colleagues March 6 in unanimously passing a bill to help the first responders of the Newtown tragedy. According to Rep Bolinsky, the vote was 143 to 0 with only eight lawmakers absent.

  • FFH Authority Earmarks Plymouth Hall For Everwonder Museum

    The Fairfield Hills Authority members emerged from a brief and at times volatile meeting Wednesday with a motion: to earmark Plymouth Hall as a potential future site for a children's museum, subject to approvals by all town boards and agencies, and fundraising. The motion passed with six in favor, and one opposed.The concept for Everwonder, a science-oriented children's museum "Hits the sweet spot of what we are trying to accomplish," member Thomas Connors said. Museum proponent Kristin Chiriatti had first brought the idea before the authority roughly a year ago, saying that the museum project would rely entry on fundraising.Voicing strong opposition to the museum proposal, member Renata Adler said, "This culturally is exactly what you don't want."

  • Board of Finance Weighs Security Expenditures

    It would not be unusual for Board of Finance school budget deliberations to extend to three hours or more. But despite the intention to do so on March 6, finance officials never cracked open the school budget book. Instead, they heard public comment and spent the rest of their special meeting originally scheduled to take up the district budget proposal, trying to get a better understanding about the scope and cost of future school security measures.

  • Police Reports for the week of 3/1/13 - 3/7/13

    Intersection Accident Police report a two-vehicle accident involving a coupe and a truck at the intersection of Mile Hill Road and South Main Street about 11 am on March 2. The collision involved a 20...

  • New Aerial Photos Posted on GIS Website

    People interested in learning how the local lay of the land has changed during the past five years have a simple way to find out, now that the town has posted a new set of color aerial photos of Newtown’s terrain on the Internet. The photos are posted on the town’s geographic information system (GIS) website, http://maps.newtown-ct.gov.