Eva Bermudez, a local, state and national union organizer for the Service Employees International Union, and an outreach worker for Access Health CT, was sworn in December 3 to fill an open District 2 seat on the Legislative Council.
The Legislative Council on December 3 unanimously voted to acquire, at no cost to taxpayers, the home and property where 12/14 shooter Adam Lanza lived with his mother, Nancy Lanza. The bank that was holding the outstanding mortgage on 36 Yogananda Street decided after months of discussion to give the parcel and residence to the community.
A two-vehicle accident on Hattertown Road, near its intersection with Boggs Hill Road, resulted in both drivers being charged with multiple offenses following the incident that occurred about 1:39 am on November 22, police said.
The radio dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at Town Hall South, 3 Main Street, report the following fire calls and the responders:
Wednesday, November 26: 10:42 am, motor vehicle accident, near 11 Cedar Hill Road, Hook & Ladder responded; 11:03 am, alarm, 9 Ox Hill Road, Dodgingtown and Botsford responded; 2:09 pm, wires down, near intersection of Cemetery Road and Dodgingtown Road, Dodgingtown responded; 5:12 pm, wires down, near 61 Dodgingtown Road, Dodgingtown responded.
A group of Sandy Hook Elementary School teachers gaining national attention as they align themselves with fellow educators in support of gun violence prevention are scheduled to appear Sunday, December 7, on the first segment of CBS Sunday Morning With Charles Osgood. The program airs at 9 am.
The police department is sponsoring its 14th Annual Mitten Tree display in the police station lobby at 3 Main Street until January 1. Police Patrol Officer Maryhelen McCarthy, who oversees The Mitten Tree Project, asks that residents make donations of new mittens, hats, and scarves to adorn the Christmas tree. Through the course of the holiday season, the tree will occasionally be “trimmed,” with the donated apparel being given to needy families. The police station is open around the clock, seven days a week.
Newtown members of the Salvation Army encourage the public to support the 2014 Salvation Army Kettle Campaign, scheduled to take place over two weekends in December.
Volunteer bell ringers will be stationed outside of Yankee Wine & Spirits on Queen Street, Stop & Shop in Sand Hill Plaza, Walgreens on South Main Street, and Barnwood Grill in the Queen Street Plaza on Fridays, December 12 and 19, from 4 to 8 pm.
American Federation of Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten, AFT Connecticut Vice President Steve McKeever, and Newtown Federation of Teachers President Tom Kuroski presented a collage honoring the six educators who were murdered nearly two years ago on 12/14 at Sandy Hook Elementary School to the Board of Education during its meeting on Tuesday, December 2.
Earlier on Tuesday, the group visited Sandy Hook School, spoke with school staff, held a media conference, and attended a dinner prepared by Newtown High School culinary students.