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  • Officials, Community Leaders Turn Attention To 12/14 Anniversary

    From left is Cody Foss of Newtown Youth Academy, Police Chief Michael Kehoe, First Selectman Pat Llodra, Interim School Superintendent Dr John Reed, and Newtown Congregational Church Senior Minister Matt Crebbin, during a press conference at Newtown Municipal Center. The December 3 event offered the opportunity for the leaders to respond to questions and offer information concerning the approaching first anniversary of 12/14.

  • Sandy Hook 911 Recordings To Be Released Wednesday

    First Selectman Pat Llodra has issued a brief announcement concerning the impending release of 911 calls related to the Sandy Hook School shootings on December 14, 2012. The announcement states that pursuant to action of the court on Monday, November 25, the recordings of will be released according to the following procedure:

    Recordings being released will only include dispatches from Newtown Police Department.

  • NYFS Providing Extended Support Hours December 13-15

    Newtown Youth & Family Services (NYFS) is joining together with the town of Newtown, the school district, the interfaith community and municipal organizations in observance of the first anniversary of 12/14.

    “Our community is choosing to remember and honor those who lost their lives in that awful tragedy in ways that are quiet, personal, and respectful – centered on themes of kindness and service to others,” First Selectman Pat Llodra said on her blog.

  • Widespread Haz-Mat Presence Would Have Hampered Sandy Hook Renovations

    Long before the first environmental contractors started reporting higher than expected levels of lead, asbestos, and PCBs in construction debris at Sandy Hook School, a panel of town officials and residents in a subsequent referendum had already endorsed razing and replacing the aging elementary school building.

  • Applicants For Senior Tax Relief Will Likely Face Asset Affidavit

    Beginning with the next application period, local seniors applying for town tax relief will likely be asked to sign an asset affidavit. The decision was made following a brief question-and-answer session with Tax Collector Carol Mahoney and Finance Director Robert Tait during the Board of Finance meeting November 25.

  • State FOI And Privacy Panel Facing Deadline

    HARTFORD — With a deadline fast approaching, a Connecticut task force charged with reviewing ways to balance victim privacy with the public’s right to know on Wednesday began discussing proposals offered by members, some hoping to reach a consensus on what to recommend to the General Assembly.

  • Newtown Police Plan Review Of Response To 12/14 Shooting

    (AP) Newtown’s police department will review its response to last year’s shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, according to the police chief, who said a report released this week by the lead investigator showed his officers acted properly.

  • Judge Orders Release Of 911 Recordings From 12/14

    NEW BRITAIN (AP) — A Connecticut judge has ordered the release of the 911 recordings from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, but the tapes will not be immediately unsealed.

    The state’s Freedom of Information Commission ruled in September that the recordings should be provided to The Associated Press, but State’s Attorney Stephen Sedensky III asked for a stay while he appeals that order.

  • Toys For Tots Collection Spots Set Up

    Fifteen of Newtown’s businesses are hosting US Marine Corps Toys For Tots collection bins this holiday season.

    Residents are invited to donate a new, unwrapped book or toy for the annual campaign, now in its 66th year. Drop-off of new and unwrapped toys needs to be done regular business hours.

    All toys will be collected and distributed to the needy in the area by members of the United States Marine Corps Reserve Detachment of Ridgefield. All those helping the program are volunteers.

  • Sandy Hook Restaurant Making Season Brighter For Children And Local Families In Need

    Foundry Kitchen & Tavern, at 1 Glen Road in Sandy Hook, has designated its Warner Loft as a drop-off and donation center to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Connecticut and The Newtown Fund and help children and families in need have a brighter holiday season.  Donations will be received through December 10.