Over 300 high school students from a dozen schools in southwestern Connecticut will be participating in the 14th Annual Southern Connecticut Science & Engineering Fair. The fair, sponsored by the Southern Connecticut Science & Engineering Foundation (SCSEF), will be Saturday, February 8, at Newtown High School.
HARTFORD — Joined by State Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) Commissioner Patricia Rehmer and state and local law enforcement officials at Capitol Region Mental Health Center, Governor Dannel P. Malloy today unveiled a comprehensive plan to focus significant attention and resources toward improving the mental health system for Connecticut citizens.
The Newtown Police Union has become the beneficiary of a private fundraising drive initiated by a student majoring in criminal justice at Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) in New Britain.
In ceremonies held January 20 at the police station, CCSU student David Rohner presented to Daniel McAnaspie, the union’s vice president, a check for $12,500, representing money that Mr Rohner and others had raised by selling a lapel pin that commemorates 12/14.
George Benson, town director of planning and land use, said this week that property owners should follow the provisions of the town ordinance requiring that sidewalks in front of individual properties be kept clear of snow and ice.
Mr Benson said that the reminder to keep sidewalks clear comes in response to several complaints made to the town about sidewalks that had not been kept clear for pedestrians.
The state Department of Transportation (DOT) is in the preliminary design stage of a traffic safety project that will create a conventional four-way signalized intersection of Church Hill Road, Commerce Road, and Edmond Road, a DOT official said this week.
STAMFORD (AP) — The father of the gunman in the Sandy Hook Elementary School killings has agreed to help a Connecticut commission obtain his son’s school and medical records, which members hope can shed more light on the tragedy.
Peter Lanza met for an hour Thursday, January 23, with Hamden Mayor Scott Jackson, chairman of the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission, which is investigating the events of 12/14. Mr Lanza is the father of the shooter, who killed 20 children and six women before taking his own life as police arrived on the scene.
While some animals may bask in a bitter winter day, others would tell their owners how cold they are, if they could.
Canine Advocates of Newtown President Virginia Jess agrees that some dogs may love the cold, “but not all,” she said. She has noticed her own dog’s discomfort. Of her 40-pound sheltie-collie mix, she said, “I know that when we walk our dog in the snow, she would pick up her feet and I would wipe them off, the salt gets in there.” She also warns, “Animals can get frostbite, too.”
Interim Superintendent of Schools John Reed shared an overview of his proposed operating budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year during the school board’s Thursday, January 23 meeting.
After reviewing both increases and decreases, which include certified and noncertified positions, proposed in the budget, Dr Reed said the total change from the current 2013-14 $71,045,304 budget, is an increase of $534,730, reflecting a 0.75 percent change.
HARTFORD – The Sandy Hook Advisory Commission is scheduled to meet today at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, where they will receive presentations from several experts regarding issues related to behavioral health and crisis counseling services.
The meeting begins at 10 am in Hearing Room 1A, and is expected to last until early to mid afternoon.
A $2.2 million budget request for the Parks and Recreation Department represents a 1.1 percent increase for the 2014-15 fiscal year.
Parks and Recreation Commission Chairman Ed Marks, who has spoken with First Selectman Pat Llodra as town budget discussions begin, said this week he believes “she is pleased with what we have submitted so far,” but is prepared to reduce the 1.1 percent as the funding request goes before town boards prior to a referendum.