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  • 227 CT Gun Deaths Later, Newtown Families Continue Their Campaign

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy are giving fellow senators pins that show how many people in their state have been killed by guns since Adam Lanza shot 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School nearly two years ago.

    The senators’ own pins bear the number 227.

    Mr Blumenthal said he and Mr Murphy are distributing the pins to pressure Congress to act on gun control.

  • Police Reports, November 30-December 8, 2014

    Flagpole Accident

    Police report an accident about 6:40 pm on December 5 at the flagpole intersection of Main Street, Church Hill Road, and West Street.

    In the incident, motorist Deborah Johnston, 56, of Fairfield was driving a 2008 Nissan Versa sedan southward on Main Street and approaching the flagpole, as motorist Mary Malin, 17, of 76 Great Hill Road was driving a 2004 Dodge Stratus westward on Church Hill Road, police said.

  • Food, Coat Drive At Foundry For FAITH, Through January 4

    Foundry Kitchen & Tavern, at 1 Glen Road, has designated the restaurant as a drop off location for both nonperishable food items and new or used coats and jackets to help families in need this holiday season. Donations are welcomed through January 4.

    The restaurant will be accepting donations of nonperishable food items to benefit FAITH Food Pantry in Sandy Hook. Food items needed most include pasta, sauce, juice, and various canned goods.

  • Sandy Hook Promise To Premiere Documentary, Also Introduces New Programs

    Sandy Hook Promise, the community organization formed in the days following 12/14, will premiere a new documentary tonight at the Helen Mills Theater in New York City. The documentary is part of a comprehensive educational effort designed to help parents protect children from becoming future victims of gun violence.

  • Residents, Officials Express Views On Housing At Fairfield Hills

    On Saturday, December 6, the town held the first of two public forums on the advisability of allowing rental apartments by special zoning permit at the Fairfield Hills campus.

    A second forum on the controversial topic was slated for 7 pm on Thursday, December 11, also in the library of Reed Intermediate School.

  • Schools To Run On A Two Hour Delay Tuesday

    The Newtown Public Schools will have a two hour delay, due to anticipated icy road conditions, on Tuesday, December 9. 

  • Agencies, Churches Hosting 12/14 Weekend Programs, Support

    In light of the upcoming 12/14 anniversary, The Newtown Recovery and Resiliency Team and its staff will be available for support and resources to anyone in the community, according to agency spokesperson Melissa Glaser.

    The team is fully staffed with clinical and support professionals who are able to address any concerns or needs that may arise during this difficult time.

    The office is open Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Appointments are not necessary, however, after hours appointments can be made on an individual basis.

  • Legislators Join NAA To Honor With Action

     This story has been updated to include comments from Senator Richard Blumenthal.

    NEW BRITAIN - Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn) joined members of Newtown Action Alliance (NAA) and others on Monday, December 8, at the YWCA in New Britain, to launch #HonorWithAction week. Rep Esty and Senator Blumenthal encouraged Connecticut residents to take part in service within their own communities this week, to honor the memory of the victims of 12/14, with acts of kindness.

  • Police To Study Charter Ridge Speeding Problem

    Police plan to conduct a traffic study at Charter Ridge in Sandy Hook in response to residents’ complaints that vehicular speeding has become a problem in that densely built residential neighborhood.

    Resident Jennifer Stoltz of 23 Charter Ridge, which is located at the intersection of Charter Ridge and Canterbury Lane, told Police Commission members on December 2 that the speeding problem poses safety hazards to the many small children who live in the neighborhood. The Police Commission is the local traffic authority.

  • Burglary Thwarted On Old Bethel Road In Hawleyville

    Police report that a burglary occurred in Hawleyville on the morning of Tuesday, December 2, at a home on Old Bethel Road, near the Bethel town line.

    At some time between 10:35 and 10:45 am, a white man estimated to be 35-to-40 years old with short brown hair, who was wearing a blue jacket and blue pants, forced his way into the house by kicking in a rear door, apparently believing that no one was inside the building at that time, said police Detective Jason Frank.