The family of Jack H. Rosenthal announced Tuesday, November 26, that Mr Rosenthal, 94 years old, had died unexpectedly the previous day, November 25, at Masonicare At Newtown, where he had resided for the last two years.
Mr Rosenthal served six terms as First Selectman of Newtown, from 1976 to 1987.
Newtown First Selectman Patricia Llodra offered her sympathies on hearing of Mr Rosenthal’s death.
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.
On Friday, November 22, Dr John Reed, Interim Superintendent of Schools in Newtown, issued a message to parents and staff, notifying them that the Newtown Police Department had informed him to expect increased police presence at each of Newtown’s schools on Monday, November 25. The added police presence is in response to an expected influx of media and increased traffic in town when the State Attorney report on the 12/14 incident is released. That release is scheduled for Monday, November 25, at 3 pm.
As Newtown waits for a report on the incidents of 12/14 due to be released Monday afternoon, and a court decision on the release of 911 audio files from that tragic incident, First Selectman Pat Llodra posted the following statement on her blog:
"These weeks are very difficult for our community," she stated. "We are gearing up for the release of the investigation report, will learn of the disposition of the tapes of the 911 calls, and will experience the first anniversary of the tragedy at Sandy Hook School."
Since the morning of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, “Truthers” and other conspiracy theorists have tried to put their own spin on the events that happened at the school. Among the biggest questions that have been raised in the past year is whether the shooter acted alone. The state’s attorney for the Judicial District of Danbury says Yes.
The gun industry's national trade association and lobbying organization considered moving its offices from Newtown after last year’s mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the president and CEO of the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) said in an exclusive interview with The Associated Press.