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  • Senator Murphy Makes A Lunchtime Visit To Sandy Hook Center

    Senator Chris Murphy, right, crosses Washington Avenue with First Selectman Pat Llodra and Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity Vice President Joe Hemingway, center, during a special visit by the senator on August 26. Ahead of them is Mr Murphy’s assistant Brett Maddux.

  • Police Agencies To Share $2.5 Million In Grants For Sandy Hook Incident; Newtown PD Receiving $600,000

    The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Wednesday, August 28, that the Town of Newtown will receive more than $600,000 of an overall $2.5 million grant to be provided to law enforcement agencies in Connecticut to cover the costs for police coverage stemming from the 12/14 shooting incident at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

  • Library Focus Groups Conclude With More Criticisms And Concerns

    The C.H. Booth Library’s new director completed this past week a series of three public forums billed as “Vision Quest” and designed to help the library chart a course for the future. His audience at the two final sessions on Saturday morning and Tuesday evening, however, focused more directly on the director himself and their concerns over recent and imminent changes at the library since his arrival on July 1.

  • New Library Director Faces Criticism, Concern At Forum

    Booth Library Director Shawn Fields makes a point at a Saturday, August 24, public forum that was held at the library to solicit public opinion for a vision statement on the library’s  goals.  

  • Review Panel Seeks Shooter's School Records

    NEW HAVEN  — A portrait of a highly isolated young man with disruptions in his education is emerging as a state office investigating the Newtown shooter seeks the release of his school records.

    Connecticut’s child advocate office is seeking Adam Lanza’s records as part of an investigation with its Child Fatality Review Panel into last year’s massacre of 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Lanza, 20, killed his mother before the massacre and committed suicide afterward.

  • Order Sought For Sandy Hook Gunman's School Records

    Connecticut’s attorney general wants a judge to order Newtown school officials to release the records of the gunman who killed 26 people at an elementary school, including 20 first-grade students.

    Attorney General George Jepsen wants Adam Lanza’s school records to be released to the state child advocate office so its Child Fatality Review Panel can examine the 12/14 attack. The panel reviews unexpected and unexplained child fatalities.

  • Dozens Touched By 12/14 Join Officials Signing Coalition Letter To Starbucks

    The family of Lauren Rousseau, one of the four teachers lost on 12/14 - and a former Starbucks barista - has been joined by other family members of those killed, advocacy groups, local clergy, First Selectman Pat Llodra and several other state and federal officials signing a letter asking the global coffee company to ban guns from its retail shops.

  • Preservation Bid May Delay FFH Demolition

    A July 29 letter from a state historic preservation official suggesting the remaining structures at Fairfield Hills could have historic value is riling local officials and could delay the planned demolition of Danbury Hall and the cluster of vacant residential homes adjacent to Mile Hill South.

  • Selectmen's Update: Several Projects Are 'On Time, Under Budget'

    “On time and under budget” was the mantra being chanted by several presenters August 19 as the Board of Selectmen heard a report on a group of major projects in town either nearing completion or well under way.

    Public Building and Site Commission Chairman Robert Mitchell was first up, accompanied by the project manager and lead contractor for the Hawley School boiler replacement project.

  • Apparent Highway Suicide Resulted in Extended Travel Delays

     State police report that extended travel delays on Interstate 84 that occurred through the area on the afternoon of Wednesday, August 21, were caused by a police investigation into an apparent suicide that happened on westbound I-84, near Exit 5 in Danbury.

    State police said they received reports that a 52-year-old man had been spotted walking eastbound against the flow of westbound traffic on I-84 at about 12:45 pm, after which the man was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer truck.