Quickly packing canned goods into boxes Friday, November 21 was Danielle Sampson, one of many Newtown High School students helping prepare packages for roughly 80 families in need before Thanksgiving.
Women Involved in Newtown (WIN) member Mandy Monaco oversaw assembly of food and goods packages readied for pick-up Friday at Newtown United Methodist Church hall. The many WIN-terns helped unload cars as more goods arrived, or made sure that each care package was filled.
The Office of the Child Advocate (OCA) of the State of Connecticut released a report Friday, November 21, focusing on Sandy Hook Elementary School (SHS) mass murderer Adam Lanza. The report defines lapses in integration of education and health care, and how untreated mental illness contributed to Adam Lanza’s overall decline.
Police report that at about 10:30 pm on November 13, they stopped motorist Kathryn Casas, 37, of Danbury for making a motor vehicle violation on Mt Pleasant Road, near its intersection with Susan Lane.
After investigating, police charged Casas with driving under the influence and with failure to drive in the proper lane.
Following processing, police released Casas on $1,000 bail for a November 26 arraignment on the charges in Danbury Superior Court.
In a now annual exercise introduced by finance officials several years ago, the Legislative Council hosted the Boards of Finance, Selectmen, and Education for a budget preview session November 19.
While First Selectman Pat Llodra and Finance Director Robert Tait both vowed to seek a zero tax increase budget, the school superintendent’s presentation focused as much on issues that could affect future budgets as he did on the 2014-15 spending cycle.
Newtown officials and spokespersons for state agencies involved with supporting both immediate victims and survivors of 12/14 responded to queries by The Newtown Bee following testimony last week by two surviving families to the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission. The 16-member panel appointed last year by Governor Dannel Malloy is tasked with reviewing current policies and making specific recommendations in the areas of public safety.