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  • Grant Funds Enable Clean Up at Fairfield Hills

    Officials plan to use $200,000 in grant funds for a hazardous materials cleanup of Danbury Hall and the eight single family dwellings at Fairfield Hills — all of which are slated for demolition.

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cleanup grant process “is well underway,” announced Director of Economic and Community Development Elizabeth Stocker.

    “The clean up helps bring us a step closer to achieving the master plan,” she said.

  • Prisoner Charged With Assault in Garner Incident

    State police report that at about 6:30 am on March 14, while prisoner Jason James Desanzo, 23, of Plainville was being escorted from the high-security Garner Correctional Institution to a prisoner transport van, Desanzo spat on the chest of a 25-year-old male correction officer.

    Desanzo was in the process of being transported to Bristol Superior Court for an appearance there, state police said.

    State police arrested Desanzo on charges of assault on public safety personnel and failure to submit to fingerprinting.

  • Hovey Says Lanza Investigation Information Release Showed Poor Judgment

    State Rep. Debralee Hovey (R-112) reacted Wednesday with “shock and dismay” at revelations that important, sensitive information related to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was released during a law enforcement conference before the families and victims were notified.

  • Board Vacancies Need Volunteers

    First Selectman Pat Llodra is requesting qualified residents to come forward and be considered to fill several vacancies on town appointed boards and commissions. The following panels have current vacancies:

    *The Hattertown Historic District has two alternate positions available, one to a any party and one to a Democrat or Unaffiliated voter. 

    *The Charter Communications Advisory Board  has an open position for any registered voter. 

  • 5k Run/Walk Slated To Honor Dawn Hochsprung And Lauren Rousseau

    DANBURY— A dedicated group of teachers and support staff at Rogers Park Middle School, in conjunction with the Danbury Public schools, are hosting a very special 5K Walk/Run in honor of Sandy Hook educators and families. The event will feature 26 “Inspiration Stations” that will showcase messages of healing and hope for all participants.

  • Lanza Had Interest In Other Mass Murders

    NEW HAVEN (AP) – The man who killed 26 people inside a Connecticut elementary school last year showed interest in other mass killings, people close to the investigation told The Associated Press.

    The 20-year-old gunman, Adam Lanza, killed his mother at their home before killing 20 first-graders and six staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown on December 14. He killed himself as police arrived.

  • Couple Mounts Protest At NSSF

    As heavy afternoon rush-period traffic whizzed by on March 14, a local couple stood in front of the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s (NSSF) office building at 11 Mile Hill Road holding signs of protest.

    A sign held by Andrew Morosky charged that NSSF, as a firearms industry lobby group, profited from the December 14 Sandy Hook School shooting tragedy.

  • Newtown Communications Center To Be Honored For 12/14 Efforts

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Newtown Emergency Communications Center is scheduled to receive the 2013 Outstanding Call Center Award in ceremonies on Tuesday, March 19.

    US Senator Richard Blumenthal and Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty will present the award at the Tenth Annual 911 Honors Gala.

  • Specialist Helps Newtown Assess Its Post-Traumatic Support Response

    Jill Barron, MD, MHS, has been quietly ramping up plans to conduct a critical needs assessment of mental health and support response since arriving in Newtown in late February. But the experienced trauma specialist who worked with New York firefighters post 9/11 made her first local public appearance, receiving an official welcome when she was introduced to the Board of Selectmen March 18.

  • Town Meeting On Hawley Boiler Project Is March 20

    Electors and citizens qualified to vote at Town Meetings of the Town of Newtown are invited to participate in a Special Town Meeting on Wednesday, March 20, at 7 pm in the Council Chamber of the Newtown Municipal Center for the following purposes: