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  • Sandy Hook School Task Force Narrows Options

    Following a week in which they had time to review a thick binder of options for a Sandy Hook Elementary School site, the 28 members of the Sandy Hook School Task Force met for the third time, Friday evening, April 19. The binder was compiled by members of a technical team that had walked the Task Force through its contents one week earlier.

  • Police Planning To Expand Law Enforcement Staff

    In anticipation of hiring additional police officers, the Newtown Police Department is gearing up its police hiring process, Police Chief Michael Kehoe said this week.

    Chief Kehoe said that the police department would be aided by the Connecticut Police Chiefs Association (CPCA) in the police officer hiring process.

  • Newtown Shooting Prompts Expanded Movie Ratings

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Motion Pictures Association of America is changing its rating system to better inform parents about violence in movies.

    CEO Christopher Dodd announced the tweaks in Las Vegas April 16 at the annual movie-theater convention, CinemaCon.

    The White House has called on the movie industry to give parents better tools to monitor violence in media since the Newtown school shooting.

  • 43 Newtown Charities Report Raising $20.4 Million

    HARTFORD — Forty-three charities that collected funds after the Newtown school shooting have informed Connecticut officials they have so far raised nearly $20.4 million and distributed close to $2.9 million of that money.

  • Llodra: State Will Accommodate Sandy Hook School Building Schedule

    Following a pair of meetings April 15 and 16, First Selectman Pat Llodra said she has secured a commitment from state officials that they will waive certain procedural requirements to help fast-track any reconstruction or new construction the town proposes related to Sandy Hook School.

    The  school facility has been vacant since the mass shooting tragedy of 12/14. Following the holiday break, classes for SHS students resumed at the former Chalk Hill School in Monroe.

  • Newtown Parents Back Study For Clues To Violence

    As parents, Jeremy Richman and Jennifer Hensel were plunged into grief when their only child, 6-year-old Avielle, was killed in the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. As scientists, they wanted answers about what could lead a person to commit such violence.

  • Police Charge Caregiver With First-Degree Larceny

    After learning that police held a warrant for her arrest, Wanda Nunez, 27, of Danbury went to the police station on April 15 and was charged with one count of first-degree larceny in connection with her allegedly having stolen approximately $100,000 worth of valuable items while she formerly worked as a hired caregiver for an elderly Sandy Hook woman, police said.

    First-degree larceny is a Class B felony.

  • Police Reports | April 8-15, 2013

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    Police report that at about 10:30 pm on April 9, they were called to the intersection of Bayberry Drive and Lantern Drive concerning a one-vehicle accident that had occurred there.

    On arriving, the person who had been driving the vehicle involved in the crash was no longer at the accident scene, police report.

    The accident scene held evidence indicating that the driver had been injured, police said.

  • Fire Reports | April 11-17, 2013

    The dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at Town Hall South report the following fire calls and the responders:

    Thursday, April 11: No calls listed.

  • Support Center, Synagogue Open To Those Retraumatized By Boston Incident

    In response to the April 15 bombing incident in Boston, the Town of Newtown established a temporary support center at Cyrenius Booth Library, 25 Main Street. That support center is further extending its hours of operation through the weekend for community members to come for support, guidance, or simply to be with one another, according to Health District Director Donna Culbert.

    The library support center will be open Friday, April 19, from 11 am to 5 pm, as well as Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 pm.