New York-based Tuesday's Children, which was established to foster longterm healing in families directly impacted by the events of 9/11, has announced its support for The Resiliency Center of Newtown. RCN was established to help the Newtown community cope with the event of 12/14. The Resiliency Center of Newtown will be the first outside organization Tuesday’s Children will aid with funding and this direction.
Following lengthy discussion, Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) members have approved an update to the Fairfield Hills Master Plan, a document intended to generally guide future land use at Fairfield Hills, where the town bought 186 acres and many buildings from the state for $3.9 million in 2004.
The town is in the protracted process of redeveloping the property in the geographic center of town, which formerly served as the psychiatric institution known as Fairfield State Hospital.
Newtown Hook & Ladder President Rick Camejo told the Board of Finance and First Selectman Pat Llodra Monday evening that the Trinity Church congregation voted to sell a parcel of land off Church Hill Road to the volunteer fire company to be used as a site for their new headquarters.
Police report a two-vehicle accident about 2 pm on November 20 on South Main Street, north of its intersection with Lovell’s Lane.
Police report that motorist Denise Papp, 43, of New Milford, who was driving a 2005 Ford Escape SUV southward on South Main Street, stopped for traffic conditions and was then struck from behind by motorist Albert Sampley, 90, of 3 Cedar Hill Road, who was driving a 2005 Mercedes-Benz E-320 sedan.
First Selectman Pat Llodra was among a number of officials issuing brief reactions in the wake of the state's attorney's report on the 12/14 tragedy.
Mrs Llodra observed that "much of the detail in the report is presented in such a factual, neutral way that it almost felt unreal, sanitized somehow, and not really a telling of the horror that unfolded on that awful day."
The first selectman said the document for the most part offered few new insights for her, until she came to the parts that shed some light on the person of Adam Lanza, and of his mother Nancy Lanza.
The Newtown Turkey Trot 5K is sold out, but there are still spots open for the 2.2K Fun Walk. To register for the Fun Walk or have a name added to the waitlist for the 5K, you can register at www.newtownturkeytrot.com.
As Connecticut residents prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday the Connecticut State Police has also implemented plans to enhance public safety, enforcement and visibility on all of the highways and roads in Connecticut. Operation CARE (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) is an intricate part of the highway safety plan.
Although it is clear that the 20-year-old local man who shot and killed 26 people at Sandy Hook School on December 14, 2012, had “significant mental health issues” and had “an obsession with mass murders, in particular the Columbine shootings,” a motive for Adam Lanza’s horrific actions has not been established, according to a prosecutor’s summary report on the incident.