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  • Pair Arrested On Forgery Charges In Counterfeit Bill Scam

    Police report they charged two New York City residents with first-degree forgery on March 27 following an incident involving some counterfeit US paper currency that a customer tried to make a purchase with in Newtown.

    Charged are Azucena Z. Ancajima, 31, and Ivan Javier Gonzalez, 39, both of the same address in the Elmhurst section of Queens, NY, police said. First-degree forgery is a felony.

    Each person was held on $10,000 bail for arraignment on March 28 in Danbury Superior Court.

  • New Survey Highlights Concerns For Long-Term Post 12/14 Support

    While many residents surveyed by volunteers of the Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation continue to express a high degrees of anxiety, fear, and stress, it has also become evident that efforts to raise funds to assist these individuals with ongoing counseling are challenged to maintain the level of fundraising required to cover the related costs.

  • Co-Conspirators’ Guilty Pleas Make John Rowland A Target

    Lisa Wilson-Foley and her husband, Brian Foley, pleaded guilty Monday to a federal conspiracy charge stemming from what they described as an effort to conceal $35,000 in payments to former Gov. John G. Rowland for help with Wilson-Foley’s unsuccessful congressional campaign in 2012.

  • Survey Responses Highlight Concern For Victims, Responders

    Besides statistical data collected for the recent Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation survey, 369 respondents provided narrative feedback. Many reiterated the importance of one of the priority services listed.

  • Fine Amnesty Ends Tuesday

    C.H. Booth Library’s fine amnesty — the forgiveness on overdue books, videos, etc that were borrowed before January 4 and could not be returned while the library was recently closed — will end Tuesday, April 1.

    Beginning Wednesday, April 2, library patrons with outstanding items will be responsible for all late fees.

     

  • NMS Announces Assistant Principal’s Retirement

    Through an email to parents Thursday, March 27, Newtown Middle School Principal Thomas Einhorn announced that NMS Assistant Principal Anthony Salvatore is retiring.

    Dr Salvatore has worked in the Newtown school district for 15 years, as an assistant principal at Reed Intermediate School, and assistant principal at Sandy Hook Elementary School, and as the assistant principal at NMS.

    The Newtown Board of Education has yet to discuss and accept Dr Salvatore’s retirement request.

  • Obama To Honor Two Newtowners As ‘Champions Of Change’

    President Barack Obama is planning to honor two Newtown residents, including the father of one of the 12/14 victims and the daughter of a 12/14 survivor, as Champions of Change.

    Sarah Clements, founder and chairwoman for the Jr Newtown Action Alliance, and Mark Barden, director of advocacy for Sandy Hook Promise, are among nine honorees being recognized for taking critical steps in their communities to reduce gun violence. The ceremony is set for Thursday, April 3.

  • In Wednesday's Wind: Firefighters Respond To Multiple Brush Fires Along High Rock Road

    About 25 local volunteer firefighters attacked multiple brush fires along High Rock Road amid high winds on the afternoon of Wednesday, March 26.

    Fires occurred along an approximately 9,000-foot section of the road lying between its intersection with Grays Plain Road on the north and the Monroe border on the south.

    There were no injuries. No houses, garages, or vehicles were damaged by the blazes, officials said.

  • Several Roads To Close For 5K Road Race

    Police said that several roads will be closed to traffic at and near Fairfield Hills on Saturday, March 29, while the Sandy Hook 5K Road Race is being held in that area.

    Police will be stationed along the race route to prevent traffic flow there.

  • Police: No DUIs For St Patrick’s Day, Other Traffic Enforcement Reported

    Police said they conducted special roving patrols for traffic enforcement during the St Patrick’s Day holiday period. Law enforcement grant money subsidized the extra patrols.

    Lieutenant George Sinko said that police issued no violations for driving under the influence.