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.
Eva Bermudez, a local, state and national union organizer for the Sevice Employees International Union, and outreach worker for Access Health CT is poised to take an open seat on the Legilsative Council Wednesday evening, December 3.
Town Clerk Debbie Halstead told The Newtown Bee that she was prepared to appear at the meeting on the request of local Democratic leadership, to swear in Ms Bermudez.
Newtown taxpayers will not become stewards of an antique air strip complete with a small air control tower platform, nor will they become de facto landlords over several residential homes on a key Hattertown 17.7-acre parcel already partly owned by the community and reserved as open space.
The possible acquisition of the former home of 12/14 shooter Adam Lanza at 36 Yogananda Street, pictured in the AP file photo, is up for discussion and consideration by Newtown's Legislative Council Wednesday evening.
The Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation is soliciting grant applications for its second round of grant making from The Sandy Hook School Support Fund. Deadline for project applications is December 19.
What can the town do to generate activity for demolition at Fairfield Hills? First Selectman Pat Llodra told the Fairfield Hills Authority members Monday, November 24, that town officials recently have had “quite a bit of discussion” about the question.
She soon handed members a draft of Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) recommendations that include three $3.5 million requests over consecutive years between 2015 and 2018 for demolition.