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  • Budget Hearing Highlights Info And Advocacy

    Following the shortest public budget hearing in recent memory, the council will take up deliberations on the 2013-14 proposal with the possibility of acting on the request as early as April 3, according to council Chairman Jeff Capeci.

    Only three citizens addressed the council during the approximately 20-minute session. In previous years, public hearings have swelled to the extent that they were held in the high school lecture room and auditorium.

  • Sandy Hook Center Spring Clean-Up Planned

    A spring cleanup is scheduled for Sunday, April 7, in Sandy Hook Center. Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity (SHOP) President Michael Burton said that just like last year, volunteers are welcome to help clean the Pootatuck River banks and roadsides of litter, and “maybe plant some flowers.”

    The Pootatuck runs through the center and behind many of the shops downtown.

  • Protestors On Both Sides Of The Argument

    A crowd of protesters both supporting their Second Amendment rights and the National Rifle Association, and a large faction pushing for stronger gun legislation in the wake of 12/14, gathered at the intersection of Wasserman Way and Queen Street late Thursday afternoon. More than 100 protesters — many with handmade signs or carrying flags — crowded the curb after 4:30 pm as drivers in rush hour traffic beeped in support. The crowd Thursday was the largest seen to date.

  • State's Attorney's Statement On The Release On Additional Information On The Sandy Hook School Shootings

    Stephen J. Sedensky III, State’s Attorney for the Judicial District of Danbury, today released the following statement concerning the December 14, 2012, tragedy at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut:

    On the morning of December 14, 2012, Adam Lanza, the shooter, age 20, of 36 Yogananda St., Newtown, shot his mother, Nancy Lanza, age 52, in her bed with a .22 caliber rifle. There was no indication of a struggle.

  • State's Attorney's Statement On The Release of Additional Information On The Sandy Hook School Shootings

    Stephen J. Sedensky III, State’s Attorney for the Judicial District of Danbury, today released the following statement concerning the December 14, 2012, tragedy at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

    On the morning of December 14, 2012, Adam Lanza, the shooter, age 20, of 36 Yogananda St., Newtown, shot his mother, Nancy Lanza, age 52, in her bed with a .22 caliber rifle. There was no indication of a struggle.

  • Newly Released Documents Reveal More 12/14 Details

    DANBURY — Court officials this week disclosed information uncovered by the ongoing state police investigation into the December 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in which a gunman on a shooting rampage killed 20 first-graders and six educators, before killing himself as police approached.

  • Sandy Hook Strong T-Shirts Raise Thousands For Family Healing Fund

    Rankin Sports and Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company recently donated $15,000 to The Sandy Hook Family Healing Fund. The funds came through the sale of green and white T-shirts that were designed shortly after 12/14.

    Green T-shirts feature an adapted Sandy Hook Fire logo on the front, and 26 sets of footprints on the back, with the lettering and artwork done in white. Below the footprints is the date 12-14-12, and the words Sandy Hook Elementary School.

  • WCSU To Host Two-Day Conference: ‘Compassion And Creativity In The Community’

    DANBURY — On Friday and Saturday, April 12 and 13, Western Connecticut State University will hold a two-day symposium “Compassion and Creativity in the Community.” The event will focus on how community leaders and organizations, including those in education and business, can develop an understanding of people’s need for compassion and kindness in today’s busy world.

  • Malloy Lays Back On Guns, For Now

    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy seems to be following the unlikely example of Goldilocks in dealing with the legislature on gun-control after Sandy Hook. He is looking for an approach that is just right after first being too soft, then too hard.

    He wants the legislature to pass a strict ban on the sale and possession of large-capacity magazines, like the ones Adam Lanza used to kill 20 first graders and six educators. But he won't say if its absence would be a deal breaker, an invitation to a veto.

  • Washington, DC Resolution Part Of Newtown History

    Dave Ackert, founder of Newtown Action Alliance, presented Newtown First Selectman Patricia Llodra with the Washington, DC Recognition Resolution from the January 26 March on Washington for Gun Control, on Wednesday, March 27.