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  • Lanza House Demolished By Town

    The former home of Nancy Lanza and her son Adam was demolished on March 23. By about 9:45 am on Monday, the house had disappeared and a large excavator was loading the demolition debris into dumpsters positioned on an earthen terrace at the Yogananda Street site.

    The house was the initial crime scene where Adam Lanza shot his mother in the tragic series of events that ultimately led to the deaths of 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School on 12/14.

  • Council Committees Begin Budget Meetings Monday; Hearing Set For Wednesday

    Although Legislative Council committees are not permitted to deliberate actions on the proposed 2015-16 budget request until after a planned Public Hearing Wednesday, March 25, two of those three committees are planning to meet beforehand to begin collecting data.

  • A Snowy Start To Spring

    This photo, taken at 6:45 Friday evening in Sandy Hook — at the time of the Spring Equinox 2015 — shows accumulating snow in place of ground that had begun making an appearance as winter came to an end. By Saturday morning, Newtown had 4-5 inches of fresh snow on the ground. 

  • Advocacy Group Releases New School Budget Fact Sheet

    The Newtown Education Advocacy Group (NEAG) has released an updated budget fact sheet to share information about the proposed 2015-16 school budget.

    The fact sheet was prepared by NEAG in collaboration with the school district’s Central Office, Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, and with Newtown’s PTAs and its PTSA.

  • Utah Shooting Survivor Brings Message Of Appreciation, Awareness, And Celebration

    Standing, from left, Kait Hinckley Wood and Scott Hinckley, and seated, Carolyn Tuft, all of Salt Lake City, Utah, and NAA President Po Murray listen to a guest speak at a private luncheon held Monday, March 16. Ms Tuft, a survivor of a 2007 shooting in which her 15-year-old daughter was killed, and Ms Wood and Mr Hinckley, two of her three surviving children, are guests of Newtown residents Nicole and Richard Friedrich.       

  • Developer Proposes 74-Unit Housing Complex In Sandy Hook Center

    The Water & Sewer Authority (WSA) is reviewing a request for sanitary sewer service at an 11.8-acre site at 10 through 22 Washington Avenue in Sandy Hook Center, where a local developer/builder proposes the construction of a 74-unit apartment complex known as The River Walk at Sandy Hook Village.

    WSA members agreed on March 12 that the sewering proposal would be the subject of a WSA public hearing on April 1.

  • Snow Leading To Closings & Cancellations

    Mother Nature is not letting go of winter easily today. She is hanging on to winter like a stubborn lion, not a gentle lamb.

    Newtown, and the region, is expected to see a little more snow before the Vernal Equinox arrives at 6:45 this evening.

    According to the National Weather Service (New York, NY Office), snow is expected to arrive in Newtown “mainly after 1 pm,” and will continue well into the overnight hours. Accumulation of up to 5 inches is possible.

  • Housing Complex Foes Raise Environmental Concerns

    Opponents of a controversial proposal to construct a large multifamily housing complex at a 35-acre site near Exit 10 of Interstate 84 are urging the Water & Sewer Authority (WSA) to reject a developer’s requests to provide the project with sanitary sewer service and to designate certain wastewater treatment capacity for its use.

  • State, Local Supporters Converge As New Middle School Health Center Opens

    With the snip of an oversized pair of shears, a group of about a dozen local and state officials, supporters, and local school staffers celebrated the opening of a new and independent health center at Newtown Middle School March 13.

  • Senator Hwang Wants Certain School Threats Treated As Felonies

    HARTFORD — Freshman State Senator Tony Hwang, who represents Newtown, understands the long-term effects the Sandy Hook tragedy will have on the community.

    Among his strongest initiatives in Hartford so far this first session is trying to ensure that posttraumatic fallout from 12/14 is not continually exacerbated by individuals who initiate threats resulting in lock-ins, evacuations, and other disruptive reactions at local schools, as well as in other school districts across the state.