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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Church Hill Site Landscaped To Control Access, Improve Appearance

    On November 15, town road department staffers did some work on a large berm that they had constructed on the southern boundary of 75 Church Hill Road, near that street’s intersection with Edmond Road. In April 2007, the town approved construction of a 6,600-square-foot commercial building at the site, but it was never built. 

  • Connecticut Yankee Council’s 21st Annual Greater Good Scout Awards Honor D’Amico, Principi, Fire Company

    DANBURY — Connecticut Yankee Council’s 21st Annual Greater Danbury Good Scout Award luncheon honored two outstanding leaders in the greater Danbury area: Peter D’Amico, chief executive officer and president of SCB International; and Mark Principi, president of Caldwell and Walsh Building Construction, Inc. Both gentlemen were recognized for their understanding of the importance of setting an example, investing in, and giving leadership to programs for young people in the local community.

  • Brookfield Board Member-Elect Apologizes For Newtown Comment

    BROOKFIELD (AP) — A newly elected school board member in Brookfield has apologized for saying on Facebook that he’ll observe the anniversary of the Newtown shooting by distributing ammunition.

  • Sandy Hook Village, CT Main Street Marketing Program Starts December 7

    Nearly a year after Sandy Hook tragically lost one of its biggest commercial traffic generators with the closing of Sandy Hook School, property owners, economic development officials and members of the Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity (SHOP) are about to launch a marketing initiative with hopes of bringing more shoppers and patrons back to the local village district.

  • 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.