A good measure of the crime deterrence of police on patrol stems from their high visibility both in their vehicles and on foot.
During the past few years, town police have phased in some changes in their marked patrol vehicles, moving from large, dark blue sedans to smaller black and white sedans, and now to black and white SUVs that are specially designed for police patrols.
Freshman Republican J.P. Sredzinski, whose 112th District overlaps several southern Newtown neighborhoods, told voters during his campaign last fall that he was committed to strengthening Connecticut’s economy, supporting first responders, and addressing “affordability in our state.”
Astute local viewers of Sunday’s Super Bowl may have noticed a familiar flash of green when NBC zoomed in on New England Patriots Running Back Shane Vereen at the end of the game: the Super Bowl Champion was wearing a green and white Angels of Sandy Hook bracelet on his right wrist.
The bracelet was viewed again when Vereen reached out to touch The Vince Lombardi Trophy when it was walked to a dais by former Super Bowl champion Kurt Warner following the game.
With Newtown Municpal Center closed Monday, February 2 because of bad weather, First Selectman Pat Llodra posted a notice on the Town website reminding residents they could make last-minute property tax payments without a late penalty via the Tax Collectors web page.
With just eight of the 12-member Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial Commission (SHPMC) present — chairman Kyle Lyddy, JoAnn Bacon, Steffan Burns, Brian Engel, Alan Martin, Tricia Pinto, Donna Van Waalwijk, and latecomer Dan Krauss — community members were still outnumbered, Thursday evening, January 29, at the second of two scheduled public hearings for input on a permanent memorial to honor the lives lost on 12/14.
While there is no travel ban in place this morning, Governor Dannel P. Malloy and local officials are encouraging state residents to stay in place if possible while the current snow storm moves across the state. All eight counties of Connecticut are under a Winter Storm Warning this morning.
Gov Malloy activated the state’s Emergency Operations Center at 4 am, to monitor conditions across the state during the current storm. On Sunday evening he announced that all state employees would have at least a delayed start to their work week.