• Sandy Hook Advisory Panel To Meet Friday

    HARTFORD — Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s Sandy Hook Advisory Commission is next scheduled to meet on Friday, February 13, at 9:30 am, in Hearing Room 1B of the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.

    The group plans to continue its discussion regarding the relevant issue areas that will be incorporated into its final report, including mental health/mental wellness, law enforcement, and safe school design and operation.

  • Venezuelan Man Sentenced For Making Threatening Calls

    HARTFORD — A US District Court judge on Thursday, February 12, sentenced a Venezuelan man to 12 months and one day of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of probation, for making threatening phone calls to residents of Newtown shortly after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting tragedy in December 2012.

  • A Long Winter Storm Eases Up On Newtown

    A pair of state plow trucks head east along Church Hill Road (State Route 6) late Monday morning. Snow was falling by daybreak February 9, slowed during the mid morning hours, but picked up again by late morning and remained steady all afternoon.

  • Family Of 12/14 Victim Seeking Social Media Shelter

    (AP) The family of a 12/14 victim has applied to trademark her name in an attempt to stop others from misusing it on social media.

    Victoria Soto was one of the teachers killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in the shootings there 26 months ago.

    Jillian Soto says people have set up fake accounts using her sister’s name, many of which promote conspiracy theories about the massacre.

  • Bond Refunding Exceeds Expectations, Nets Over $1M Savings

    What started as a projected savings of around $925,000 ballooned to more than $1 million on January 29, as Newtown refunded or refinanced 16 of its general obligation bonds. According to documentation provided by Newtown Finance Director Robert Tait, the total savings generated to offset debt service costs for local taxpayers is $1,013,258.22 to be precise.

  • Carter’s Legislative Proposals Cover Broad Range Of Issues

    Should the State DOT sell surplus lumber from tree trimming to generate revenue for road repairs instead of just chipping it up for mulch?

    Should state municipalities be able to establish donation funds to supplement their social services efforts?

    Should lawmakers be permitted to remove state department heads?

    Should Connecticut officials be required to explain violations to local businesses before levying fines for certain statutory violations?

  • A Small Basket Has Yielded A Steady Supply Of Donations For Food Pantry

    In October 2013, Women Involved in Newtown (WIN) joined a special club: those who regularly provide items to FAITH Food Pantry. WIN members had long been encouraged to bring donations for the secular food pantry to meetings (the organization’s acronym stands for Food Assistance Immediate Temporary Help). During late summer/early autumn of 2013, WIN member Corey Kondas suggested the club set up an outreach project that would offer visitors to a popular location in the center of town the opportunity to also help the food pantry.

  • Assistance Is In Place When Help Is Needed At SHS

    “We are the central place for support and resources for all community members, whether 12/14-related or not,” said Melissa Glaser. Ms Glaser is the community outreach liaison for the Newtown Recovery and Resiliency Team, funded through December 2015 by a Department of Justice grant.

  • Historical Society Program Postponed; Additional Closings Announced

    Due to the weather today, Newtown Historical Society has decided to postpone tonight’s scheduled program, “Women’s Work In WWII.” A new date for the program will be an-nounced.

  • Newtown Public Schools Closed Monday

    All Newtown Public Schools will be closed Monday, February 9, due to the weather.

    All district offices, including the district's central office, will also be closed.