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  • Community Center On Track For 2019 Opening Despite Tight Budget

    John Voket
    Latest News
    July 14, 2018, Saturday
    Community Center, Public Building & Site Commission, Robert Mitchell, Steel Work

    Public Building and Site Commission (PBSC) Chairman Robert Mitchell said he was excited to learn that the steel “bones” of the new community and senior center were going up Monday, July 9. As a fo...Read Full Article

  • Officials: Pootatuck Debris ‘Cloud’ Was Not Toxic

    John Voket
    Latest News
    July 14, 2018, Saturday
    Construction Debris, Pootatuck River, Rob Sibley, St Rose of Lima

    A small milky bloom that was discovered July 10 in a section of the Pootatuck River adjacent to Commerce Road was determined to be nontoxic and not harmful to the Class A trout stream, according to th...Read Full Article

  • Rising Steel Begins Defining Shape Of Community Center

    Kendra Bobowick
    Latest News
    July 14, 2018, Saturday
    Caldwell & Walsh, Community Center, Fairfield Hills, Kinga Walsh, Matthew Ariniello, Senior Center

    “Isn’t this exciting?” exclaimed Community Center Committee Chairman Kinga Walsh, stepping from her car and pausing to stare at the bones of a new building rising from the concrete pad, which de...Read Full Article

  • Threatened Bridge Jumping Averted

    Andrew Gorosko
    Latest News
    July 13, 2018, Friday
    Housatonic River, Rochambeau Bridge, threatened bridge jump, threatened suicide

    About 5 pm on Thursday, July 12, during the evening rush, a 27-year-old man reportedly was threatening to jump from Rochambeau Bridge, alongside eastbound Interstate 84, into the waters of the Housato...Read Full Article

  • Police Preparing To Use Bodycams On Patrol

    Andrew Gorosko
    Latest News
    July 13, 2018, Friday
    body worn cameras, bodycam, bodycams, dashboard-mounted cameras, dashcams, DOT road improvement projects, Edmond Road realignment, road improvements, speed bumps, Sugar Street bridge replacement, temporary speed bumps, traffic flow, Vie-Vu, Vie-Vu bodycam

    Police Chief James Viadero told Police Commission members this week that police have received a shipment of 42 body-worn cameras and related computer equipment, which they plan to start using to creat...Read Full Article

  • Selectmen Reviewing Upcoming Road Repair Blitz July 16

    John Voket
    Latest News
    July 13, 2018, Friday
    Board Of Selectmen, Chip Sealing, Fred Hurley, Public Works, Road Work

    If you are a Newtown resident who has been trundling over or torquing around potholes and stretches of “de-laminated” local road surfaces over the past year, help is on the way.On Monday, July 16,...Read Full Article

  • Major Industrial Project Gains Wetlands Approval

    Andrew Gorosko
    Latest News
    July 13, 2018, Friday
    1 Sedor Lane, 10 Hawleyville Road, 90 Mt Pleasant Road, Hawleyville Properties LLC, industrial project, M-2A (Industrial) zone, M-2A zone, wetlands approval

    Following a third public hearing, the Inlands Wetlands Commission (IWC) this week approved a wetlands/watercourses protection permit for the developer of a proposed industrial/commercial complex at a ...Read Full Article

  • Police Reports | July 3-10, 2018

    The Newtown Bee
    Latest News
    July 12, 2018, Thursday
    police reports

    DUI Arrest Police said they received a complaint that there was a motorist driving erratically near the intersection of Trades Lane and Wasserman Way about 12:34 pm on July 10. After finding the veh...Read Full Article

  • Danbury Motorcyclist Killed In Accident On Rochambeau Bridge

    Andrew Gorosko
    Latest News
    July 12, 2018, Thursday
    fatal injuries, Harley-Davidson, Interstate-84, Jasmin, motorcycle accident, Rochambeau Bridge, state police, travel delays

    A Danbury man was killed in a motorcycle accident on Rochambeau Bridge on Interstate 84 about 7:01 am on Thursday, July 12. The incident caused extensive traffic backups and travel delays in both dire...Read Full Article

  • Fire Reports | June 28-July 11, 2018

    The Newtown Bee
    Latest News
    July 12, 2018, Thursday
    fire reports

    The dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at Town Hall South, 3 Main Street, report the following fire calls and the responders: Thursday, June 28: 7:36 am, wires down, near 25 T...Read Full Article