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  • Recording Artist Coming To Play And ‘Stay’ At This Year’s Relay For Life

    An aspiring recording artist whose first single is available on iTunes is committing his talents to help lift the spirits of attendees at this year’s Newtown Relay For Life. Gregori Lukas, also an accomplished dancer and actor, has committed to donating all April and May proceeds from the sale of his single, “Stay,” on the iTunes digital music service to benefit this year’s tenth Newtown Relay.

  • Sandy Hook Victim’s Foundation Poised To Receive 34 Acres From State

    With the endorsement of the Connecticut Senate in the final hours of the 2014 legislative session, the Catherine Violet Hubbard Foundation is one step closer to establishing a permanent animal sanctuary in Newtown.

    Provided Governor Dannel Malloy signs off on the action and subsequent administrative reviews and approvals occur, the foundation established in the memory of the young 12/14 victim will receive a conveyance of 34.44 acres of state agricultural property adjacent to Newtown’s animal control facility and newly christened dog park.

  • Public Invited To Give Cancer The Boot For Hawley School Teacher

    Hawley Elementary School teacher Stephanie Dunshee is fighting cancer, and her friend Renee Wilson wants to help. Ms Wilson has established a fundraising effort through her business, Total Performance Sports & Fitness, which is donating 100 percent of proceeds for members and nonmembers who attend certain boot camp workout sessions.

  • Ambulance Garage Still A Few Months Away From Completion

    With its brick façade going up, the six-bay garage slab in, and interior drywall giving the structure shape, Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Association’s new headquarters is moving forward and starting to look like a new building. It is still several months away from completion, however. Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps member Stuart Rieve said that mid-August will “hopefully” see the project, which broke ground last July, primarily finished.

  • Sandy Ground Playgrounds Vandalized In Hartford, Mystic

    The mother of one of the girls killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting says she does not consider the graffiti found on a Sandy Ground playground built in Hartford in March for her daughter to be vandalism.

    The message found spray painted May 4 at the Ana Marquez Greene Memorial playground read “Peace to Sandy Hook,” using a peace sign and the numeral 2. The spray-paint message found Sunday and later removed also included a graffiti tag.

  • Rosenthal Tiring Of State’s Delays In Education Funding Lawsuit

    Back in 2004, when Dianne deVries established the nonprofit Connecticut Coalition for Justice in Educational Funding (CCJEF), two Fairfield County community leaders were among the first to throw support behind the cause — then-Stamford mayor Dannel Malloy, and former Newtown First Selectman Herb Rosenthal.

  • Council Approves Upgraded Senior Tax Relief Program Following Hearing

    After many, many hours of work by Legislative Council Ordinance Chair Ryan Knapp and his colleagues, several information forums on the proposal, and a sparsely attended public hearing, the full council unanimously approved an upgraded senior tax relief program May 7.

  • Police Reports | April 29-May 5, 2014

    Key Found

    Police are seeking to return to its owner a Mercury-brand car key that was found on the side of Poverty Hollow Road, near the Redding town line, on March 30. Police are holding the key for safekeeping. The owner should contact Officer Benjamin Mulhall to claim the key.

     

    Currituck Road

  • BOE Discusses Nurses’ Contract And Nonlapsing Account, Hears From Doubters

    The Board of Education discussed an upcoming contract negotiation with district nurses and its proposed non-lapsing fund account during its meeting on Tuesday, May 6.

    The school board also heard from a number of people during the meetings public participation segment, all regarding the December 2012 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

    Board Chair Debbie Leidlein informed her board negotiations for the nurses’ contract with the district are soon to be underway.

  • Fire Reports | May 1-8, 2014

    The radio dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at Town Hall South, 3 Main Street, report the following fire calls and the responders:

    Thursday, May 1: 5:29 pm, motor vehicle accident, I-84, Sandy Hook responded; 10:01 pm, illegal burn/outside fire, near intersection of Dayton Street and Eagle Rock Road, Sandy Hook responded.