A public forum will be held to receive input on the disbursement of the first release of funds from the Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation of $7.7 million.
These funds are to be distributed to the families most impacted by the tragic school shooting on 12/14, identified first and foremost as those who lost a loved one, and additionally two wounded teachers and 12 children who escaped from the two classrooms the shooter targeted.
*Editor's Note: The Bee was notified that all tickets were sold out as of about 9:35 pm, Saturday, July 6. At that time the on-line lottery system stopped taking any further applications for tickets.
Nickelodeon is bringing Big Time Rush to Newtown for a free concert Monday, July 22. Kendall Schmidt, Logan Henderson, James Maslow and Carlos Pena will be performing for a few thousand residents on the Fairfield Hills campus.
Thirteen months ago, the Newtown Police Commission called for the Legislative Council to address a proliferation of complaints about private property shooting ranges and gun noise, mostly on weekends, sometimes extending from early mornings until well into the night.
With thousands of locals and supporters heading to Newtown Day at Yankee Stadium Sunday, the team and Metro North are urging as many people as possible to commute in by mass transit. To make that a bit more convenient, the railroad is offering a "Yankees Express" train from Bridgeport or Fairfield, directly to the stadium.
Police report that after they spotted a vehicle crossing over the road’s center lines several times at about 1:08 am on June 27, they stopped motorist Lynn Ambrose, 46, of Fairfield on Sugar Street, near South Main Street.
Police said that after investigating, they charged Ambrose with driving under the influence, failure to drive to the right, and failure to drive to the right on a curve.
HARTFORD – More than six months after losing their loved ones in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, families say dealing with questions over how to distribute the millions of dollars sent to help Newtown heal is instead causing them more pain.