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  • Newtown Schools Closed Friday

    All Newtown Public Schools will be closed Friday, February 5, due to the weather.

  • Stuck In The Middle: Caraluzzi’s Newtown Market Considers Open Carry Law

    Since a shopper at Caraluzzi’s Bethel Market observed a customer there openly carrying a gun, January 6, the question of how businesses — grocery stores, in particular — respond to this in Connecticut has brewed up a behind the scenes, social media storm.

  • Police Reports | January 23-February 3, 2016

    Berkshire DUI

    Police report that at about 11 pm on January 31, they spotted motorist Milton Jara-Montesdeoca, 35, of Danbury driving a vehicle erratically westward on Berkshire Road, after which they stopped him to investigate near Newtown High School.

    Police said they charged Jara-Montesdeoca with driving under the influence and with failure to drive to the right.

  • Police Reports | January 19-27, 2016

    DUI Arrest

    Police report they received a call from a witness who told them about an erratically driven vehicle that was traveling southward on South Main Street about 12:30 am on January 23, so they responded to the area.

    The southbound vehicle had entered the northbound lane and then struck some guardcables along the northbound road shoulder, after which it continued traveling southward, police said. The vehicle then stopped at Bryan Lane and the witness waited in that area for police to arrive, police said.

  • More Charges Possible In NHS Sexting Probe

  • School Board Poised To Adopt A Budget

    The Board of Education is scheduled to adopt its budget on Thursday, February 4, ahead of a budget presentation before the Board of Finance on Monday, February 8.

    As originally presented by Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, the proposed budget plan is $74,361,623, or a 3.87 percent increase in spending over the current year.

  • Community Center Forums To Begin February 4, Will Feature Commission's Draft Proposal

    The Newtown Community Center Commission (NCCC) has a draft proposal to share with the public as of Thursday night. The draft for a community center is in part based on feedback received from residents, research, and outreach. Residents can share their views with commission members and learn about the proposal on Thursday, February 4, at 7 pm, at C.H. Booth Library; Saturday, February 6, at 10 am, at Newtown Senior Center; Tuesday, February 9, at 7 pm at C.H. Booth Library, and Saturday, February 13, at 10 am, at C.H. Booth Library.

  • EDC Explores The Future Of Housing

    Local demographics are changing, and unless the town adapts to change, it cannot thrive, First Selectman Pat Llodra told about 25 people who gathered at a seminar focusing on housing trends in the state and town.

    Mrs Llodra spoke at the January 26 session “What’s Ahead: A Look at Housing Trends in Connecticut & Newtown,” which was sponsored by the town’s Economic Development Commission (EDC). Many of those attending were town officials and local business people.

  • Effort To Conserve High Meadow Continues

    “I want you to hear something,” resident Ann Astarita told Fairfield Hills Authority (FHA) members Monday night, January 25. The lower meeting room at Edmond Town Hall filled with sounds of the outdoors — insects, birds’ whistles and chatter, wind, all added to the brief recording.

  • Fire Damages Garage And Vehicle On Littlebrook Lane

    Firefighters from all five of Newtown’s volunteer fire companies responded to 22 Littlebrook Lane in Botsford Tuesday afternoon for a garage fire at Thomas M. Adams & Sons Excavating and Septic Systems.

    The volunteers quickly knocked down the fire, but not before a vehicle in the garage was damaged by the heat and smoke generated by the flames.

    Littlebrook Lane remained closed as firefighters douse the last of the hot spots and cleared the area.