Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s Sandy Hook Advisory Commission is next scheduled to meet on Friday, November 14, at 9:30 am. The commission announced on November 12 that it will be in the lower meeting room of C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street in Newtown.
Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, held a response meeting for community members on Tuesday, November 11, following a threat made on social media against the high school a few hours earlier.
State police report that while traveling in heavy traffic near an accident scene on eastbound Interstate 84, west of Exit 10, at about 8:45 am on November 7, a trucker spotted a man in a vehicle who was holding and loading a handgun while driving.
Also, there was an 8-year-old girl as a front-seat passenger in that vehicle, state police said.
Town police are warning local residents about a series of ongoing scams conducted by criminals generally via telephone calls and sometimes through interactions on the Internet.
Police Sergeant Steven Santucci said that one of these scams which has been an ongoing problem nationwide involves an aggressive telephone caller who falsely tells the person receiving the call that he is a US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agent who requires the immediate payment of an outstanding tax debt.
On November 6, police learned of a trespassing incident that had occurred on Wednesday, October 29, at the town Parks & Recreation department building located at 2 Trades Lane, on the northeast corner of Trades Lane and Wasserman Way at Fairfield Hills.
Police said that between 9 and 9:10 am on October 29, a heavy-set white man with a white beard, who was wearing blue jeans and a grey sweatshirt bearing a logo, walked through an open door and entered the building.
In honor of Veterans Day, The Men’s Breakfast Club of Newtown Senior Center hosted former Newtown First Selectman and World War II veteran Joseph Borst as its guest speaker on Thursday, November 6. The Breakfast Club meets the first Thursday of each month at 9 am, sharing a light breakfast and conversation.
Mr Borst shared his reminisces on his time in the service with club members, including several who are also veterans.
Resident and Ladies Auxiliary member Jennifer Clark sings the national anthem during the Veterans Day Service of Remembrance at VFW Post 308. Behind her, from left, are Post Chaplain Donna Monteleone, First Selectman Pat Llodra, and Post Commander James Rebman.
Early Tuesday afternoon, Newtown High School was placed on “lock-in” status due to an unspecified threat which was made on Internet-based social media directly against the high school, School Superintendent Joseph Erardi, Jr, said in a statement.
At about 1:10 pm, the school was placed in a “lock-in closed teaching and learning environment,” he said.
During such situations, visitors are not allowed on school grounds and all people in the school remain inside the building.