The Board of Selectmen is planning a town meeting July 24 for consideration of $750,000 being offered by the State of Connecticut. According to a release from First Selectman Pat Llodra’s office this week, the $750,000 grant is part of a $50 million state funding package for the Sandy Hook School building project.
As the number of remaining seats dwindles, organizers of the July 27 Great Newtown Reunion are urging those interested in attending, and anyone who reserved tickets to complete their purchases so final headcounts can be provided to vendors, catering, and security officials. No tickets will be sold at the gate.
Matt Bennett, co-founder of Third Way, a Washington D.C., public policy think tank devoted to the advancement of “moderate policy and political ideas,” including gun safety laws, has worked with families directly affected by 12/14 and Sandy Hook Promise since January.
A year-round, state-of-the-art, hydroponic greenhouse, family restaurant and pub could be one of the next new ventures at Fairfield Hills.
Antonio St Lorenzo, resident and CEO and Founder of Heroes Village, has submitted to a Fairfield Hills Authority subcommittee a draft letter of intent to occupy the sites of Stratford Hall for the restaurant and pub, and the location of Norwalk Hall, which would come down in lieu of a new 80,000-square-foot greenhouse there — an estimated $3.4 million proposal.
(AP) — Families of the 26 children and educators killed in the Connecticut school shooting last year will receive $281,000 each under a final plan, released Wednesday, for dividing up $7.7 million in donations.
The families of 12 surviving children who witnessed the Dec. 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School will each get $20,000. Two staff members who were injured will get $75,000 each.
HARTFORD (AP) – Members of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's panel charged with reviewing school safety, mental health and public safety following the Newtown school massacre say they want their final report to have national significance.
Robert Ducibella, a member of the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission and a security consultant, said July 12 he feels the group has a responsibility to broaden its recommendations beyond the December 14 shooting in Connecticut and craft a report that's meaningful to other states as well.
First Selectman Pat Llodra, Newtown Emergency Management Director Bill Halstead and the Newtown Health District are offering information to prevent citizens from becoming victims of the heat during these days of extremely high temperatures.
The weather forecast is for hot temperatures throughout the week. Residents should feel free to visit any of the locations listed below to seek relief from the heat: