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June 27-30: Stevenson Dam Bridge To Close For 90-Hour Maintenance Project, Detours Planned

Published: June 20, 2015 at 12:00 am
For the second time in as many months, the section of Route 34 that is located on a bridge positioned atop the hydroelectric Stevenson Dam will be closed to traffic for an extended period to allow maintenance to be done on the dam's floodgates. The road section atop the dam will be closed starting

Queen Street Banner Ban Prompts Alternate Postings

Published: June 19, 2015 at 12:00 am
For about 20 years, local civic groups and town agencies have had their colorful banners posted by the town above Queen Street, near Newtown Middle School, to promote various nonprofit events that are open to the public events including the annual Newtown Earth Day Festival, Parks & Recreation activ

BOS Wants Facilities Panel Poised To Consider Hawley School

Published: June 19, 2015 at 12:00 am
During a routine report to her board June 15, First Selectman Pat Llodra said she wants an ad-hoc panel assessing possible future use or repurposing of several public buildings to be prepared to consider Hawley School, if or when the Board of Education determines that facility will be closed. Mrs Ll

Public Celebration June 28 Will Honor Julia Wasserman, Mae Schmidle

Published: June 19, 2015 at 12:00 am
Chances are, no matter where you travel in Newtown, you have seen or experienced something for which either former state lawmaker Julia Wasserman or Mae Schmidle was responsible. It may be as impossible to encapsulate the good works of these two humble public servants as it is for either of them to

Kids Staying With Friends? Llodra Implores Parents To ASK About Firearms

Published: June 18, 2015 at 12:00 am
First Selectman Pat Llodra is standing with a growing number of community leaders and others imploring parents to include one significant question among the many that present when kids visit or stay over at friends homes: "Is there an unlocked gun in your house?"

Democrats Oppose Immediate School Closing; Erardi Feels No Pressure

Published: June 18, 2015 at 12:00 am
School Superintendent Joseph V. Erardi, Jr said June 17 he is feeling no political pressure as Town Democrats and Borough Burgesses lined up to oppose closing any Newtown schools at this time even in the face of dwindling enrollment. That news brought strong responses from Legislative Council Chair

River Walk Multifamily Proposal Gains Approval For Sewers

Published: June 18, 2015 at 12:00 am
The Water & Sewer Authority has given preliminary approval for municipal sanitary sewer service to The River Walk at Sandy Hook Village, a 74-unit condominium complex proposed for Washington Avenue in Sandy Hook Center. WSA members granted the preliminary sewer approval to local builder/developer Mi

Fire Reports, June 11 - 17, 2015

Published: June 18, 2015 at 12:00 am
The radio dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at Town Hall South at 3 Main Street report the following fire calls and the responders: Thursday, June 11: 12:57 pm, alarm, 3 Nunnawauk Road, Hook & Ladder and Botsford responded;

Police Reports, June 10-17, 2015

Published: June 18, 2015 at 12:00 am
Church Hill Crash Police report a two-vehicle accident near 66 Church Hill Road, at the driveway entrance to the Blue Colony Diner, about 12:22 pm on June 11. Motorist Jillian Gibney, 16, of 15 Horseshoe Ridge Road, who was driving

2015 Relay For Life Joined Survivors, Caregivers, Supporters At NHS

Published: June 17, 2015 at 12:00 am
The 2015 Relay For Life event drew survivors, caregivers, and supporters to the Newtown High School Blue & Gold Stadium on Saturday, June 13. Relay For Life is the world's largest fundraising event to end cancer, and by walking laps around the track and participating in the event, local supporters
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