WATERTOWN (AP) — The 26th and final playground built in memory of the Newtown school shooting victims has opened in Connecticut.
Volunteers and relatives of Dawn Hochsprung gathered in Watertown on Sunday to dedicate the playground in her honor. Hochsprung was the principal of Sandy Hook Elementary School, where she, 20 first graders and five other educators were shot to death in December 2012.
About 120 motorcyclists, some with passengers onboard, took a ride through the countryside on a sunny Sunday, September 28, both enjoying the early fall weather and raising money for the Newtown Hook & Ladder Volunteer Fire Company’s firehouse construction project.
It was the fifth time that riders had participated in the annual Fire House Motorcycle Ride.
Stepping back for a better view of the new Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Association (NVAA) garage at Fairfield Hills, Board of Trustees President Robert Grossman, MD, watched contractors finish floors in the entryway.
Newtown Veterinary Specialists (NVS) has donated specially designed pet oxygen masks to Fairfield County fire companies to help firefighters save the lives of cats and dogs rescued from burning buildings.
Pet oxygen masks were donated to Wilton Fire Department in May, and more recently to Hawleyville Fire Company, Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company, and Newtown Hook & Ladder.
Governor Dannel P. Malloy has proclaimed October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in the State of Connecticut.
And on October 1, Newtown Police Lieutenant Christopher Vanghele told The Newtown Bee he was days away from starting a “train the trainer” program so the local department can implement a Lethality Assessment Program (LAP). The program has been implemented among a growing number of local police agencies since it was introduced through the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV) in 2012.
On September 30, Town Attorney David Grogins went before the Charter Revision Commission requesting the panel simplify what he called the currently mandated and “elaborate procedure to acquire or dispose of town-owned property.” He suggested commissioners consider language in other town charters that is effective but much less complicated.
On September 17, the Legislative Council acted on a request to initiate a phased rate hike for users of the Fairfield Hills water system, and moved the matter to its Ordinance Committee to research and set a date for a public hearing.
MONROE — At least five law enforcement agencies are investigating a telephoned bomb threat to Sandy Hook Elementary School at 375 Fan Hill Road, which was received on the morning of Wednesday, October 1.
The incident amounts to “a terroristic act” heavily punishable by federal criminal law, according to a spokesman for Monroe Police Department.