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  • Governor Malloy Announces Funding For Design Of New Sandy Hook Elementary School

    This story was updated since its original posting to include input from First Selectman Pat Llodra.

    HARTFORD — Governor Dannel P. Malloy has announced that an allocation of $750,000 towards the design of a new building for Sandy Hook Elementary School is slated for approval at next week’s meeting of the State Bond Commission.

  • From Newtown, Mayors Against Illegal Guns Pushes For Increased Gun Control

    A Mayors Against Illegal Guns rally for increased gun control drew several hundred people to the plaza in front of Edmond Town Hall on Friday morning. Organizers and attendees stopped for a moment of silence at 9:30, listening to the church bells of Trinity Episcopal Church and Newtown Congregational Church during the press conference.

  • The Newtown Bee's Buzzcast From June 14

    This is The Newtown Bee's Buzzcast for the edition dated June 14, 2013.

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  • Responders, Neighbors, Clergy, Civic Leaders In 10 States 'Stand With Newtown' June 14

    Gun violence survivors, faith leaders, veterans, gun-owners and concerned citizens will join together in a day of remembrance and a call to action at events in 10 states June 14 to commemorate the six-month anniversary of the shooting at Sandy Hook School.

    Attendees will ask senators to "take a second look" at their votes against background check legislation and call on House members to co-sponsor bipartisan background check legislation by Reps. Mike Thompson and Pete King.

  • Sandy Hook School 'Preconstruction Services' Detailed In Proposal

    According to Newtown officials close to the project, many of Connecticut’s larger communities have personnel in-house who can handle the necessary preparation for a major construction job like the one ramping up for the new Sandy Hook School.

  • Finance Board Hears About Pending Grants, Reviews Possible Town Costs

    The Board of Finance heard a detailed presentation from Finance Director Robert Tait on June 10 about the various pending grants a the town is applying for, or has applied for to offset taxpayer expenses related to school security and related measures in the wake of 12/14.

    Mr Tait reviewed the documentation ahead of the meeting, beginning with the School Emergency Response to Violence or SERV grant.

  • Police Reports May 29 - June 8, 2013

    Motor Vehicle Accident

    Police report that motorist Andrew Husvar, 23, of 12 Bradley Lane was driving a 2008 BMW 335 auto northward on High Rock Road, near Kelly Court, about 9:50 pm on May 29, when he lost control of the auto and it struck a utility pole along the left road shoulder.

    There were no injuries. Police said that following their investigation, they issued Husvar an infraction on charges of making a restricted turn and possession of less than one-half ounce of marijuana.

  • Fire Reports June 6 - June 12, 2013

    The radio dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at Town Hall South report the following fire calls and the responders:

     

    Thursday, June 6: 7:52 pm, medical assist, Toddy Hill Road, Botsford responded; 9:18 pm, alarm, 19 Valley Field Road South, Sandy Hook responded. 

  • Pausing To Reflect Six Months After 12/14

    UPDATE (Friday, June 14, 10:14 am): The community-wide gathering originally planned for Fairfield Hills at 7:30 pm this evening will take place at Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West Street.

     

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    The six month anniversary of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School will be marked this Friday with private and public events.

  • Remembrance Inspires A Call To Action

    Family members of those killed 12/14, along with elected officials, faith leaders, and other community members, will join together in a day of remembrance and a call to action on Friday, June 14. They will gather at Edmond Town Hall to read the names of victims of gun violence and urge their representatives in Congress to support legislation that would require comprehensive background checks.