On behalf of the Ram Pasture Christmas Tree Lighting Committee, member Diana Johnson, on Monday, December 8, issued “sincere apologies to the whole town” for the abject failure of a new lighting option in the luminarias provided by the Chamber of Commerce and placed down Main Street, adjacent streets, and around Hawley Pond, a traditional prelude to the annual tree lighting.
HARTFORD — Wilfrido A. Cardenas Hoffman, 31, of El Hatillo, Venezuela, waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty on December 11 in federal court to making threatening phone calls to residents of Newtown shortly after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting tragedy in December 2012.
Foundry Kitchen & Tavern, at 1 Glen Road, has designated the restaurant as a drop off location for both nonperishable food items and new or used coats and jackets to help families in need this holiday season. Donations are welcomed through January 4.
The restaurant will be accepting donations of nonperishable food items to benefit FAITH Food Pantry in Sandy Hook. Food items needed most include pasta, sauce, juice, and various canned goods.
Sandy Hook Promise, the community organization formed in the days following 12/14, will premiere a new documentary tonight at the Helen Mills Theater in New York City. The documentary is part of a comprehensive educational effort designed to help parents protect children from becoming future victims of gun violence.
In light of the upcoming 12/14 anniversary, The Newtown Recovery and Resiliency Team and its staff will be available for support and resources to anyone in the community, according to agency spokesperson Melissa Glaser.
The team is fully staffed with clinical and support professionals who are able to address any concerns or needs that may arise during this difficult time.
The office is open Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Appointments are not necessary, however, after hours appointments can be made on an individual basis.
This story has been updated to include comments from Senator Richard Blumenthal.
NEW BRITAIN - Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn) joined members of Newtown Action Alliance (NAA) and others on Monday, December 8, at the YWCA in New Britain, to launch #HonorWithAction week. Rep Esty and Senator Blumenthal encouraged Connecticut residents to take part in service within their own communities this week, to honor the memory of the victims of 12/14, with acts of kindness.
Police plan to conduct a traffic study at Charter Ridge in Sandy Hook in response to residents’ complaints that vehicular speeding has become a problem in that densely built residential neighborhood.
Resident Jennifer Stoltz of 23 Charter Ridge, which is located at the intersection of Charter Ridge and Canterbury Lane, told Police Commission members on December 2 that the speeding problem poses safety hazards to the many small children who live in the neighborhood. The Police Commission is the local traffic authority.