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  • Letter To The Editor Brings Fame To Sandy Hook Resident

    Some writers devote a lifetime to creating the perfect opus, agonizing over every word, crafting each phrase, and breathing life into characters. Yet that pinnacle of achievement remains elusive. Then there are others, like Brendan Duffy, who are catapulted to fame doing what Mr Duffy said anybody could have done: he wrote a letter to the editor of his hometown newspaper, The Newtown Bee.

  • Police Probe Gunfire Incidents At Scattered Locations

    Police are investigating a string of incidents on or about March 12 in which someone apparently shot a firearm toward three local homes, damaging the properties.

    There reportedly were no injuries in the incidents.

    Police have acknowledged that “damage” occurred at a home on Berkshire Road and a home on Saw Mill Road. Police incident logs indicate that yet another incident occurred on Alpine Drive.

  • Llodra Updates Community On The Future Of Sandy Hook School Facility

    First Selectman Pat Llodra issued a letter to the community March 20 to update residents and others about processes to determine the fate and future of the Sandy Hook School building and program. Mrs Llodra said those processes will become very active over the next two months.

    Calling the planned decisionmaking effort “our first and most important challenge as a community,” the first selectman reminded residents that “each and every action step is much, much more involved than the description [below] implies.”

  • Newtown Physicians Unite To Enlist National Network Of Colleagues

    On the morning of 12/14, medical duties were the last thing Newtowners Dr J. James Bruno and Dr Robert Bazuro were thinking about as they rushed separately toward Sandy Hook School praying their children were safe after hearing reports of a lockdown and possible shooting.

    At the same time, Danbury Hospital Emergency Room physician Dr William Begg III and dozens of his fellow staffers were hastily but carefully constructing a mass casualty triage area anticipating a large number on incoming victims.

  • Police Chief Receives Generally High Marks In Job Review

    In its annual review of Police Chief Michael Kehoe’s job performance, the five-member Police Commission has given the chief generally high marks for his work during 2012.

    Police Commission members endorsed the chief’s performance review for calendar 2012 in early December, before the December 14 shooting incident occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

  • 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.

  • 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.