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  • 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.

  • Weather Will Not Be A Deterrent For Tonight's Tree Lighting

    With forecasts calling for more rain this weekend, organizers of the Sandy Hook Village Tree Lighting say this weekend’s event will go on rain or shine.

    The annual event is scheduled for Saturday, December 6.

    Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity (SHOP) Marketing Director Melissa Lopata that SHOP is expecting “many visitors” for the annual event, and the business organization is taking additional steps to make sure people enjoy the event regardless of the weather.

  • Flags To Half-Staff Sunday For Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

    In honor of Sunday, December 7, being the 73rd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, “an unprovoked act of war against the United States,” President Barack Obama said December 5, all United States flags are to be lowered on Sunday in honor of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.

    A proclamation issued by the President on Friday reminds all Americans that the attack claimed the lives of more than 2,400 Americans.

  • 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.

  • Hearing Set On Hook & Ladder Firehouse Proposal

    Residents at a public hearing next week will have an opportunity to comment and ask questions about Newtown Hook & Ladder, Company No. 1’s proposal to build a firehouse at a 3.16-acre site with frontage on Church Hill Road.

    The Borough Zoning Commission (BZC) has scheduled the public hearing for 7 pm on Wednesday, December 10, at Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street.

  • Police Commission Promotes Three Newtown Officers

    Police Commission Chairman Paul Mangiafico speaks to a gathering of colleagues, friends, family and community members during a swearin-in ceremony for two of three recently promoted Newtown Police Department members. Chief Michael Kehoe was also on hand for the brief ceremony December 5 at Town Hall South honoring newly promoted Lt David Kullgren, far left, and Sgt Matthew Wood, far right. 

  • Two Trees To Shine In Sandy Hook Center

    Strands of green and white decorative LED bulbs sat coiled on the grass at 2 Riverside Road on Wednesday. With several strands already wound through branches of a new 32-foot Norway spruce standing there, Public Works employee Jeff Thomas stepped out in the rain to prep the tree for its second year of casting festive light across Sandy Hook Center.

  • Purchase Of NYA May Be Eventual Option For Town Capital Spending

    Despite some assertions on social media, rumors that the town is planning to acquire NYA Sports & Fitness Center at Fairfield Hills with $10 million earmarked in the Capital Improvement Plan are simply that — rumors — according to First Selectman Pat Llodra.

    On November 29, Democratic Registrar of Voters and Commission on Aging member LeReine Frampton posted on Facebook that the town “is buying it for 10 million.”