HARTFORD – Urging state legislators to act swiftly, Governor Dannel P. Malloy has proposed a set of gun control laws intended to make the state a safer place.
The governor’s proposal comes in the wake of the December 14 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in which a 20-year-old gunman shot his way into the school with a semiautomatic rifle, after which he shot and killed 20 first-graders and six educators before killing himself as police approached.
Two days after Superintendent of School Janet Robinson dispatched an e-mail to Newtown’s Board of Education stating the Stratford school board was poised to offer her that district’s top seat, she was offered the position. According to a report from a regional cable news network, Dr Robinson accepted the position following a unanimous vote of the Stratford board.
Along with a presentation on the Board of Education’s proposed 2013-14 budget, the Board of Finance also heard from the Police Commission and a representative of a Security Committee for the first time on measures that could be taken regarding school security at its special meeting on Tuesday, February 26.
STAMFORD – The arraignment of a New Canaan woman, who has been charged in the death of a Newtown man in connection with a two-vehicle head-on motor vehicle accident on the Merritt Parkway in Stamford last April, has been continued in Stamford Superior Court.
Alexandra E. Orteig, 19, had been scheduled for court arraignment on three charges on February 26, but that arraignment has been rescheduled to March 13, according to a court official.
In a letter shared with The Newtown Bee, Connecticut Commissioner of Education Stefan Pryor asked U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to grant Newtown a waiver from having to asses students annually.
Grab a leash and join the 4th Annual Strutt Your Mutt dog walk and festival on May 18 from 11 am to 3 pm at Fairfield Hills. Enjoy entertainment, demonstrations in agility and obedience, and a vendors fair.
DANBURY — Vice President Joe Biden has urged Congress to swiftly approve a federal task force’s recommendations for strengthened gun control in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, which left 20 first-graders and six educators dead in a December 12 shooting incident.
Mr Biden spoke at Western Connecticut State University on February 21 at a conference on gun violence, school safety, and mental health.
New York’s St Patrick’s Day Parade is less than a month away, and one resident is raising money to bring members of the Newtown High School Marching Band & Guard, representatives of the local fire companies and police department, and teachers and administrators to participate.
Superintendent of School Janet Robinson dispatched an email to the Board of Education late Monday afternoon stating that the Stratford school board is poised to offer her that district's top seat at a meeting scheduled for Wednesday, February 27. A short time later, Stratford Board of Education Chairman Gavin Forrester confirmed that his board plans to make her the offer.
Dr Robinson's email, which was sent from California where she is attending a conference, states: