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  • Former Newtowner Pleads Guilty In Elaborate Fraud Scheme

    NEW HAVEN — Garrett L. “Denny” Denniston, 62, formerly of the Sandy Hook section of Newtown, has waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty on February 14 before US District Judge Janet Bond Arterton to one count of wire fraud stemming from his operation of a multimillion-dollar investment fraud scheme.

  • Familiar Faces Head New Foundation Distributing $9 Million

    Individuals with long and strong ties to the community are among the overseers of the newly launched foundation that will be charged with distributing more than $9 million amassed from donations being made to a United Way/Newtown Savings Bank fund since 12/14.

  • Newtowners Paid $12 Million More After Retroactive Tax Increase

    As Newtown struggled through its 2011 budget process, Board of Finance Vice Chair Joe Kearney was also watching closely as Governor Dannel P. Malloy rolled out a retroactive personal income tax increase in an effort to close an anticipated shortfall in state revenue projections.

    At the time, Newtown’s Senator and State Minority Leader John McKinney decried the measure, calling it a massive new financial burden on the state’s middle class coming at a time when taxpayers could least afford it.

  • FFH Proposals Include Memorial, Museum, Soccer Stadium, Medical Center

    New and developing plans for Fairfield Hills were aired on Monday, including a 12/14 memorial, a proposal for the campus redevelopment, a children’s museum, and a mental health resource center.

  • Cluster Housing Complex Proposed For Castle Hill

    A local development firm is seeking preliminary approvals for the construction of a cluster housing complex that would be the largest newly proposed residential project in more than a decade.

    According to documents filed with the town public works department, GLT Development Corporation is seeking preliminary approvals from the Water & Sewer Authority (WSA) to provide sanitary sewer service for the proposed 136-house project in the borough.

  • Playgrounds To Honor 12/14 Victims In Sandy Towns

    TRENTON, N.J. — The largest firefighters union in New Jersey is remembering the 26 victims of December’s Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting massacre in Connecticut by building a playground to honor each one in a community recovering from Superstorm Sandy.

    New Jersey and New York will get ten playgrounds each, and Connecticut will get six. Each playground will link the two tragedies with the shared name Sandy to create memorials for recovery and hope.

  • Hadassah Chapters Thank Volunteers At High Tea

    Like any party, it seemed no one wanted to be the first one to arrive. But when they did come, the town workers and volunteers who have spent hours dealing with the aftermath of 12/14 came in droves.

  • Parents Want Armed Security While Officials Wait For Recommendations

    Both residents and officials on hand to listen during a sparsely attended public budget hearing February 21 expressed significant concerns about future school security needs.

  • Residents Sought For Service

    First Selectman Pat Llodra is calling on qualified residents to consider filling vacant seats on a number of local appointed boards. Current openings include:

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

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

  • Community Forum On Post-12/14 Recovery And Resilience, February 27 At WCSU

    DANBURY — The United Way of Western Connecticut is inviting the public to a community forum to discuss recovery and resilience in the aftermath of 12/14 on Wednesday, February 27.

    The forum will begin at 7 pm. It will be in Ives Concert Hall, 181 White Street, on the university’s midtown campus. The forum will be broadcast live over the internet by LiveStream.com.