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  • First Selectman Outlines Plans For Armed School Security, Future Options

    In her latest blog entry at onenewtown.org, the town's clearinghouse website for healing and recovery information, First Selectman Pat Llodra recently outlined how security for the public schools located in Newtown will be provided this fall. 

    The details do not include Sandy Hook School, which she noted, has "separate and distinct plans" for security. The first selectman said plans for armed security at the town's schools are still on track. 

  • Police Seek Missing Man

    Newtown police are attempting to find a missing man, Robert Hoagland, 50, of Sandy Hook, who was last seen inside the convenience store at the Mobil gas station at 62 Church Hill Road at about 5:30 am on Sunday, July 28.

    Hoagland is white, six feet tall, and weighs 175 pounds. He is bald and has blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and khaki shorts.

  • A Nostalgic Crowd Gathers To Celebrate The Great Newtown Reunion

    Nearly 1,000 people gathered at Fairfield Hills on Saturday, July 27 to reconnect and to celebrate Newtown at The Great Newtown Reunion.

  • Maine Museums To Raise Funds For EverWonder Museum Effort

    AUGUSTA, ME. (AP) —  Six museums in Maine are raising funds for The EverWonder Children’s Museum.

    The museums will be offering free admission and accepting donations Thursday, August 1, to support construction of the EverWonder Children’s Museum. Plans to build the museum predate 12/14, but the effort has gained momentum since the shooting.

    Maine’s museum community says it is banding together in support of that effort.

  • Serious Accident Closes Berkshire Road

    Shortly after noon Monday, police and emergency crews responded to Berkshire Road in the area of the Misty Vale Deli for a motor vehicle crash. Upon arrival responders and police found a single vehicle had hit and snapped a utility pole, which caused subsequent power loss and fluctuations to homes in the area.
  • Jury Selection Starts In Heath Murder Case

    DANBURY — Jury selection started last week in Danbury Superior Court in the trial of John S. Heath, 69, of Bridgewater, whom the state has charged with murder, alleging that he killed his wife Elizabeth, 32, in 1984 and then hid her body beneath the floor of a barn on a property at 89 Poverty Hollow Road in Newtown, where the couple had lived.

    Ms Heath’s remains were discovered in April 2010 when the property’s current owners were renovating that barn and found her skeleton.

  • Liberty At Newtown Residents Oppose Toll Brothers’ Zoning Proposals

    This condominium apartment building now under construction is one of six such structures planned to be built at the Newtown Woods complex at 166 Mt Pleasant Road in Hawleyville. When completed, the complex would hold a total 178 dwellings for people over age 55. 

  • Tired Of Waiting For Feds, State Officials Propose Issuing Mental Health Parity Guidelines

    Deputy Insurance Commissioner Anne Melissa Dowling says regulators need more guidance to enforce the mental health parity law.

  • Sandy Hook Stables Board Goes Local, Faces Potential Change

    The proposed Sandy Hook Stables project, initiated by Fayette, Maine, resident George Mason, officially has a local connection now as Sandy Hook’s Rick Bayuk has been named by Mr Mason to the board of directors.

  • State Approves $100,000 For Security Upgrades For Children's Adventure Center

    HARTFORD— The state’s Bond Commission announced on Friday, July 26, its approval of $100,000 in grants for upgrades to school security at The Children’s Adventure Center (CAC).

    “This is a great day for more than the Children’s Adventure Center. This grant is also a strong statement about Connecticut’s and the Office of Early Childhood’s commitment to our state’s most valuable natural resource, our children,” said State Rep Mitch Bolinsky (R-106).