Newtown resident Patricia Campbell is organizing a special event, “All Hands In: A Celebration of Community through Traditional Song and Dance,” to take place Friday, March 22, at HealingNewtown Arts Center. It is Mrs Campbell’s hope that she will be able to help fellow Newtown residents continue in their healing following 12/14.
"It is far better to light a candle than to curse the darkness."
—HH Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama
The first of the Four Noble Truths taught by the historical Buddha affirmed the reality of human suffering. The Buddha went on to outline a methodology for transforming negative emotions of anger, despair, and helplessness into a path of active compassion toward oneself and others.
In response to complaints from a couple who lives nearby, the Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) has placed a set of conditions on its approval for an industrial firm to install a 30,000-gallon propane storage tank and a chiller unit near its factory.
In action following a February 21 public hearing, P&Z members approved an application from Advanced Fusion Systems LLC (AFS) to install the equipment near its Edmond Road industrial building.
The town was so flooded with gifts of goodwill from across the nation and world following the December 14 Sandy Hook School shootings tragedy, that it accumulated a massive inventory of gifts, far exceeding the needs of the people most directly affected by the incident.
To distribute those thousands upon thousands of gifts, many of them toys, the town conducted a Community Giveaway event during a six-hour period on Sunday, February 24, at the Reed Intermediate School. Several thousand people attended.
WASHINGTON– Nearly three dozen Newtown residents, including family members of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, have joined an 11th hour effort to win congressional support for an assault weapons ban.
“The damage done by an assault weapon, compared to a regular gun, is horrific,” said William Begg, an emergency room doctor from Newtown.
DANBURY – Vice President Joe Biden has urged Congress to swiftly approve a federal task force’s recommendations for strengthened gun control in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, which left 20 first-graders and six educators dead in a December 12 shooting incident.
Biden spoke at Western Connecticut State University on February 21 at a conference on gun violence, school safety, and mental health.
After learning that police held a warrant for his arrest, William Bruno, 43, of 1 Borough Lane turned himself over to police at the police station about 1 pm on February 26 and was charged with fourth-degree sexual assault and with risk of injury to a minor through illegal sexual contact, police said.
Police said they held Bruno on $100,000 bail for arraignment on February 27 at Danbury Superior Court.
HARTFORD – Urging state legislators to act swiftly, Governor Dannel P. Malloy has proposed a set of gun control laws intended to make the state a safer place.
The governor’s proposal comes in the wake of the December 14 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in which a 20-year-old gunman shot his way into the school with a semiautomatic rifle, after which he shot and killed 20 first-graders and six educators before killing himself as police approached.
Two days after Superintendent of School Janet Robinson dispatched an e-mail to Newtown’s Board of Education stating the Stratford school board was poised to offer her that district’s top seat, she was offered the position. According to a report from a regional cable news network, Dr Robinson accepted the position following a unanimous vote of the Stratford board.