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  • Medal of Honor Society Honored SHES Educators

    (AP) An organization composed of Medal of Honor recipients traveled to Newtown on December 23 to honor the six educators killed on 12/14 at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

    The Congressional Medal of Honor Society said it chose Rachel D’Avino, Dawn Hochsprung, Anne Marie Murphy, Lauren Rousseau, Mary Sherlach and Victoria Soto to receive its Citizen Honors Medal, the highest award it gives to a civilian, after receiving dozens of nominations for their actions during the shooting.

  • Sandy Hook Elementary School Shootings CSP Reports Released

    An exhaustive body of reporting by the Connecticut State Police (CSP) resulting from investigations following the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012, was released by the State of Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP) shortly after 3 pm December 27.

  • Police Reports | December 16 - 22, 2013

    Toyota vs Chevy

    Police report a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Queen Street and Church Hill Road about 9:15 am on December 16.

    The accident involved motorist Michael Stoltz, 42, of 23 Charter Ridge Drive, who was driving a 2012 Toyota Sienna minivan, and motorist Nemecio Guerrero, Jr, 34, of Bethel, who was driving a 2002 Chevrolet G-3500 van, according to police.

  • Fire Reports | December 19 - 25, 2013

    The dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at 3 Main Street report the following fire calls and the responders:

  • CSP Holiday Enforcement Figures Announced

    Connecticut State Police (CSP) have released their holiday enforcement figures for December 23-26.

    Connecticut State Troopers supplemented the normal patrol force with additional State Troopers over the Christmas Holiday weekend.

    Troopers patrolled all roads and highways across Connecticut and focused on drunk driving violations and targeted aggressive drivers.

  • BOE Accepts Hawley Principal’s Retirement

    The Board of Education accepted the resignation of Hawley Principal Jo-Ann Peters-Edmondson during its meeting on Monday, December 23.

    Ms Peters-Edmondson also sent a letter home to Hawley families the previous week to announce her decision.

  • Comfort Sent To Newtown Finds Its Way To Many Communities

    Stuffed toys, such as these removed from a memorial site last January, have found lives of usefulness, thanks to the distribution efforts of America Responds With Love, Inc. Thousands of excess stuffed animals and comfort pillows were removed from a town warehouse in March by the organization, and have since been given out nationwide, to alleviate suffering.

     

  • On Our Cover

    It is our tradition for our Christmas week edition to publish a seasonal illustration on our cover. This year’s illustration is once again by local artist Kim Proctor.

    It depicts an old lamplighter plying his trade in the new streetscape of Sandy Hook Center, which in this rendering includes the new village Christmas tree at the corner of Washington Avenue and Riverside Road.


    Ms Proctor explained that this year’s illustration is “dedicated with great admiration to Pat Llodra for her compassionate leadership.”

  • Politicians Encourage Donations For Social Services Food Drive

    With winter weather settling in, State Sen John McKinney (R-28), State Representatives Mitch Bolinsky (R-106), DebraLee Hovey (R-112), and Dan Carter (R-2), along with Newtown’s Social Services Department, are holding a food drive in the month of January to benefit Newtown families in need.

  • Driver Charged After Striking Two Pedestrians With Vehicle At Flagpole

    Police said that two pedestrians were injured in a motor vehicle accident about 6:17 pm on December 11 at the flagpole intersection of Main Street, Church Hill Road, and West Street.