UNCASVILLE — The Connecticut Sun women’s basketball team honored three 2014 Women of Inspiration, including Newtown resident Rebecca Kowalski, during a pregame reception and halftime ceremony when the Sun hosted the Indiana Fever at Mohegan Sun Arena June 7.
Ms Kowalski was honored alongside former governor Jodi Rell, who received the Margo Dydek Award. Heather Ciarletto, who inspired and led a social justice and diversity initiative at Wethersfield High School, was also honored during the event.
Eighteen months after the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Wellmore Behavioral Health will now ‘stand down’ from its intensive, crisis response and school-based recovery effort but will remain a part of the plan for longer term community support.
NEW CANAAN — New Canaan police have charged a Newtown man with first-degree larceny in connection with his alleged theft of a diamond worth $40,000 while he was doing carpet work in a home on Weed Street.
Police spokeswoman Sergeant Carol Ogrinc said this week that police charged Mario J. Pizighelli, 50, of 29 Botsford Hill Road on a warrant on June 10 at the police station in connection with an incident that occurred on May 5.
Released late last month, Community Connections: Town of Newtown 12-14-12 Resource Guide is a new edition of a book published in November by Sandy Hook resident Sharon L. Cohen. Now a collaborative effort between the Town and Ms Cohen, the reference source offers updated information on organizations that were formed in the aftermath of 12/14.
The 2014 Kelly Report on Gun Violence in America, released Wednesday, June 25, is the first collaboration of its kind between members of Congress, gun safety advocates, and public health/academic communities on the nation’s gun violence epidemic.
Police continue to investigate a serious motor vehicle accident that occurred late on the night of Saturday, June 21, in which a SUV carrying three 24-year-old women, while traveling eastward on Berkshire Road (Route 34) near the Monroe town line, drove off the right road shoulder and then went down a ravine, striking several trees before coming to rest near a stream.
SOUTHINGTON — The Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) has announced that Interstate 84 will be closed in both directions to all traffic at Exit 30 (Marion Avenue) in Southington on Friday night, June 27, and is scheduled to reopen Monday morning, June 30.
Motorist Devon Wendel, 24, of Brookfield, who was driving a 2013 Subaru Impreza sedan southward near 103 South Main Street, stopped for traffic conditions about 1:27 pm on June 14 and was then struck from behind by southbound motorist Shannon Reynolds, 32, of Greenwich, who was driving a 2012 Honda Odyssey minivan, according to police.