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  • Storm Appears To Be Decreasing In Strength, Precautions Still Advised

    Shannon Hicks
    Latest News
    January 23, 2017, Monday
    cancellations, closings, Hazardous Weather Outlook, National Weather Service, NWS, Superintedent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi Jr, Wind Advisory

    UPDATE (Monday, January 23; 4:17 pm): This story has been updated to include information from the Town of Newtown. * * * * * A strong coastal storm that has been moving north along the East Coast si...Read Full Article

  • Newtown Police Seek Public Help After Two Robberies, Apparent Hate Crime

    John Voket
    Latest News
    January 22, 2017, Sunday
    113 South Main Street, Armed Robberies, hate crime, Possible hate Crime, public help sought, Rooster Wines & Liquors, South Main Street

    UPDATE (Monday, January 23, 2017): This story has been updated to reflect the proper name of the business, and the number of fire and ambulance personnel sent to the scene. * * * * * Two robberies i...Read Full Article

  • Southbury Man Killed In Mt Pleasant Road Motorcycle Accident

    Andrew Gorosko
    Latest News
    January 20, 2017, Friday
    Defusco, Harley-Davidson, motorcycle, Southbury

    Police report that a Southbury man was killed about 3 pm on Thursday, January 19, when riding a motorcycle on Mt Pleasant Road; the vehicle traveled off the roadway and struck some flex-beam metallic ...Read Full Article

  • First Selectman Unveils 2017 Budget Proposal

    John Voket
    Latest News
    January 20, 2017, Friday
    2017 Municipal Budget Draft, Board Of Selectmen, First Selectman Pat Llodra

    First Selectman Pat Llodra and Town Finance Director Robert Tait unveiled a 2017 municipal budget proposal to the Board of Selectmen January 17 requesting an overall 1.8 percent increase, and set asid...Read Full Article

  • Selectmen Consider Three Adjacent Community Center Sites

    John Voket
    Latest News
    January 20, 2017, Friday
    Board Of Selectmen, Canaan House, Community Center, Site Proposals

    The Board of Selectmen reviewed three possible locations in the southwestern corner of Fairfield Hills for the future community center site January 17, but the final decision on which will be chosen c...Read Full Article

  • Town Leaders Called To Support Developing ECS Legislation

    John Voket
    Latest News
    January 20, 2017, Friday
    Developing Legislation, ECS Formula, Legislative Council, Rep Mitch Bolinsky

    How does a town like Farmington receive a 153 percent allotment of state Educational Cost Sharing (ECS) funding — while Newtown, with myriad demographic similarities — only sees 47 percent of its ...Read Full Article

  • A Good Deed Recognized And Appreciated

    Nancy K. Crevier
    Latest News
    January 20, 2017, Friday
    appreciated, Brodacki, flag, Hayes, Leonardi, Newtown Police Department, soldiers and Sailors Monument, Weston police

    The intersection of Main Street and Schoolhouse Hill Road is a busy place at 7:15 on a weekday morning. It is also on Newtown resident Brian Leonardi’s route to work at HomeServe USA in Norwalk, whe...Read Full Article

  • Motorcyclist Killed In Mt Pleasant Road Accident

    Andrew Gorosko
    Latest News
    January 19, 2017, Thursday

    Police report that at about 3 pm on Thursday, January 19, a male motorcyclist traveling on Mt Pleasant Road, in the area between its intersections with Mt Pleasant Terrace and Diamond Drive, struck a ...Read Full Article

  • Officials Mulling Letter To Trump Denouncing Sandy Hook Hoaxers

    John Voket
    Latest News
    January 19, 2017, Thursday
    Denouncing Truthers, Eric Paradis, Official Letter

    Democratic Town Committee Chairman Eric Paradis has penned a letter to President-elect Donald Trump he is hoping will be signed by most or all elected town leaders, asking the nation’s new leader to...Read Full Article

  • Fire Reports | January 12-18, 2017

    The Newtown Bee
    Latest News
    January 19, 2017, Thursday
    fire calls, fire reports

    The dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at Town Hall South, 3 Main Street, report the following fire calls and the fire company responders: Thursday, January 12: 3:43 pm, motor...Read Full Article