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Newtown, Connecticut

Located in the hills of Connecticut, Newtown is a scenic town in Fairfield County. Newtown was founded in 1705 and incorporated in 1711. It is surrounded by Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Easton, Monroe, Oxford, Redding and Southbury. The town is 60 square miles, making it the state's fifth largest town based on area. Newtown's most notable landmark is the 110 foot flag pole, first erected in 1876, which stands in the middle of Main Street. With an estimated population of 29,000, Newtown combines the rural charm of a small New England town with the amenities of metropolitan suburbs.

Initially, Newtown was largely an agricultural town specializing in dairy farming, but during the 19th century, industry began to shape the community. By the early in the 1800s, small industries began to develop along Newtown's River, which supplied power to the water wheels of these shops and mills. For a brief time, several small hat shops set up in town. With larger hat factories nearby in neighboring towns of Danbury and Bethel, these smaller shops in Newtown couldn't compete and production of hats eventually ceased. An industry that did thrive during this time was button and comb manufacturers. At the height of success, there were 14 button shops operating in Newtown. Buttons and combs were originally made from the horns, bones and hooves of animals, but after the Civil War, plastic began to replace these materials and the industry shrunk. In 1926, the two remaining button shops went out of business. Another industry associated with Newtown was the manufacturing of rubber products. Around 1850, New York Belting and Packing, a manufacturer of belting and fire hose, opened. The company later moved its operations out of Newtown. Fortunately for Newtown, Fire Hose Co. of Rhode Island, one of New York Belting and Packing's competitors took over the factories and produced fabric fire hose until the mid-1970s. Between 1950 and 1990 the town’s population nearly tripled, from 7,500 to 21,000, creating strains in the town’s infrastructure and educational facilities. In recent years, small industry moved into Newtown including warehousing facilities for Georgia Pacific, Ethan Allen, Lazy Boy and Pitney Bowes.

Newtown has a rich history of industrialization and manufacturing, making asbestos exposure an issue for both factory and construction workers. Exposure to asbestos-containing materials puts workers and their loved ones at risk for developing mesothelioma cancer, an asbestos-related disease. Mesothelioma clinics and physicians located in and around Newtown are listed at the bottom of this page.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Newtown

The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Newtown where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.

  • American Wire
  • Newtown Dual Lite
  • Newtown Expressway
  • Newtown First National Store
  • Newtown Harvey Hubbell
  • Newtown High School
  • Newtown Ivan Seville
  • Newtown State Hospital
  • Newtown Telephone
  • Newtown Town Dump

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Newtown, Connecticut

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Newtown, Connecticut. Please click on a cancer center link to obtain more information about the clinical programs offered, professional designations, areas of expertise and how to contact the center.


Thoracic Oncology Program
80 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT 06102

Distance: 41.2 miles


20 York Street
New Haven, CT 06510

Distance: 21.2 miles


333 Cedar Street, WWW 205
New Haven, CT 06520

Distance: 21.1 miles


195 Little Albany Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08903

Distance: 86.3 miles


550 First Avenue
New York, NY 10016

Distance: 56.6 miles


One Gustave L. Levy Place
New York, NY 10029

Distance: 52.9 miles


Columbia University
701 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032

Distance: 50.8 miles


622 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032

Distance: 50.8 miles


Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Bronx, NY 10461

Distance: 46.8 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Newtown, Connecticut

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Newtown, Connecticut. Please click on a doctor link to obtain more information about his/her background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations, and office locations.

Dr. Frank C. Detterbeck
Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven
333 Cedar Street, WWW 205
New Haven, CT 06520

Distance: 21.1 miles

Dr. Michael Kashgarian
Yale Cancer Center
310 Cedar Street, LH B20
New Haven, CT 06520

Distance: 21.1 miles

Dr. Jack A. Elias
Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven
Yale Internal Medicine
20 York Street
New Haven, CT 06510

Distance: 21.2 miles

Dr. Carrie Redlich
Yale School of Medicine
135 College Street, 3rd floor
New Haven, CT 06510

Distance: 21.2 miles

Dr. Michael R. Grey
The Hospital of Central Connecticut
100 Grand Street
New Britain, CT 06050

Distance: 33.4 miles

Dr. Stephen Rush
NYU Langone Medical Center
Long Island Radiation Therapy
1129 Northern Boulevard
Manhasset, NY 11030

Distance: 45.7 miles

Dr. Roman Perez-Soler
Montefiore Medical Center
MMC Medical Park at Eastchester
1695 Eastchester Road
Bronx, NY 10461

Distance: 46.8 miles

Dr. John D. Allendorf
New York-Presbyterian Columbia University Medical Center
Herbert Irving Pavilion, Suite 820
161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032

Distance: 50.8 miles

Dr. John A. Chabot
NY-Presbyterian Columbia University Medical Center
161 Ft. Washington Avenue Suite AP-819
New York, NY 10032

Distance: 50.8 miles

Dr. Raja M. Flores
Mount Sinai Medical Center
One Gustave L. Levy Place
New York, NY 10029

Distance: 52.9 miles

Dr. Stephen M. Levin
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
1212 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1A
New York, NY 10029

Distance: 52.9 miles

Dr. Andrea S. Wolf
The Mount Sinai Hospital
1470 Madison Avenue, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10029

Distance: 52.9 miles

Dr. Shahriyour Andaz
South Nassau Communities Hospital on Long Island
One Healthy Way
Oceanside, NY 11572

Distance: 55.2 miles

Dr. Harvey Pass
NYU Langone Medical Center
530 First Avenue
New York, NY 10016

Distance: 56.6 miles

Dr. Daniel Sterman
NYU Langone Medical Center
530 1st Avenue, HCC, Suite 5D
New York, NY 10016

Distance: 56.6 miles

Dr. Bruce G. Haffty
The Cancer Institute of New Jersey
195 Little Albany Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08903

Distance: 86.3 miles

Dr. Anthony Testa
Our Lady of Fatima Hospital
Atwood Medical Center
1524 Atwood Avenue Suite 340
Johnston, RI 02919

Distance: 97.7 miles

Dr. Sundaresan T. Sambandan
Hematology and Oncology Associates of Rhode Island
1220 Pontiac Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920

Distance: 99.0 miles

Dr. John Pella
Our Lady of Fatima Hospital
1150 Reservoir Avenue, Suite 305
Cranston, RI 02920

Distance: 99.0 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Newtown, Connecticut

Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Connecticut, you may be entitled to compensation. You may have limited time to file a claim. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and have a pathology report in hand to support that diagnosis, you are eligible for financial assistance.

Asbestos Related News in Connecticut

Hartford Signs $1.5 Billion Deal to Cover Asbestos Liability Exposures

Hartford Connecticut Financial Company signed a $1.5 billion reinsurance agreement to cover its asbestos and environmental liability exposures.

Asbestos Discovered During Stratford Highway Project

The Connecticut State Department of Transportation has announced that asbestos was discovered during the Exit 33 highway construction.

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