In October 2013, Women Involved in Newtown (WIN) joined a special club: those who regularly provide items to FAITH Food Pantry. WIN members had long been encouraged to bring donations for the secular food pantry to meetings (the organization’s acronym stands for Food Assistance Immediate Temporary Help). During late summer/early autumn of 2013, WIN member Corey Kondas suggested the club set up an outreach project that would offer visitors to a popular location in the center of town the opportunity to also help the food pantry.
“We are the central place for support and resources for all community members, whether 12/14-related or not,” said Melissa Glaser. Ms Glaser is the community outreach liaison for the Newtown Recovery and Resiliency Team, funded through December 2015 by a Department of Justice grant.
HARTFORD (AP) — In the latest update to information concerning a major data breach of Anthem Inc that may have compromised personal information of millions of its customers across the state, Connecticut’s tax commissioner is urging taxpayers expecting federal or state income tax refunds who may be affected by the Anthem data breach to file their taxes quickly.
Site work being performed at the new Sandy Hook Elementary School site in February includes installing retaining wall #4; beginning foundation excavation (late February); and continuing storm drainage pipe and structure installation.
Newtown taxpayers currently underwrite tuition and/or unreimbursed transportation costs for 52 district students to attend charter and magnet schools out of district according to Business Manager Ron Bienkowski. The district is also eligible to receive a $1,300 transportation subsidy for each of these 52 students to help offset taxpayer costs, he said.
Governor Dannel P. Malloy is directing the state’s Severe Cold Weather Protocol to be extended and remain in effect through Monday, February 16, as dangerously cold temperatures continue to impact the state.
The Severe Cold Weather Protocol activates a network of procedures among the relevant state agencies to ensure that the most vulnerable receive shelter from the cold.