Sandy Hook Promise, the community organization formed in the days following 12/14, will premiere a new documentary tonight at the Helen Mills Theater in New York City. The documentary is part of a comprehensive educational effort designed to help parents protect children from becoming future victims of gun violence.
In light of the upcoming 12/14 anniversary, The Newtown Recovery and Resiliency Team and its staff will be available for support and resources to anyone in the community, according to agency spokesperson Melissa Glaser.
The team is fully staffed with clinical and support professionals who are able to address any concerns or needs that may arise during this difficult time.
The office is open Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Appointments are not necessary, however, after hours appointments can be made on an individual basis.
This story has been updated to include comments from Senator Richard Blumenthal.
NEW BRITAIN - Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn) joined members of Newtown Action Alliance (NAA) and others on Monday, December 8, at the YWCA in New Britain, to launch #HonorWithAction week. Rep Esty and Senator Blumenthal encouraged Connecticut residents to take part in service within their own communities this week, to honor the memory of the victims of 12/14, with acts of kindness.
Police plan to conduct a traffic study at Charter Ridge in Sandy Hook in response to residents’ complaints that vehicular speeding has become a problem in that densely built residential neighborhood.
Resident Jennifer Stoltz of 23 Charter Ridge, which is located at the intersection of Charter Ridge and Canterbury Lane, told Police Commission members on December 2 that the speeding problem poses safety hazards to the many small children who live in the neighborhood. The Police Commission is the local traffic authority.
Police Commission Chairman Paul Mangiafico speaks to a gathering of colleagues, friends, family and community members during a swearin-in ceremony for two of three recently promoted Newtown Police Department members. Chief Michael Kehoe was also on hand for the brief ceremony December 5 at Town Hall South honoring newly promoted Lt David Kullgren, far left, and Sgt Matthew Wood, far right.
With forecasts calling for more rain this weekend, organizers of the Sandy Hook Village Tree Lighting say this weekend’s event will go on rain or shine.
The annual event is scheduled for Saturday, December 6.
Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity (SHOP) Marketing Director Melissa Lopata that SHOP is expecting “many visitors” for the annual event, and the business organization is taking additional steps to make sure people enjoy the event regardless of the weather.
In honor of Sunday, December 7, being the 73rd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, “an unprovoked act of war against the United States,” President Barack Obama said December 5, all United States flags are to be lowered on Sunday in honor of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.
A proclamation issued by the President on Friday reminds all Americans that the attack claimed the lives of more than 2,400 Americans.
Police report that a burglary occurred in Hawleyville on the morning of Tuesday, December 2, at a home on Old Bethel Road, near the Bethel town line.
At some time between 10:35 and 10:45 am, a white man estimated to be 35-to-40 years old with short brown hair, who was wearing a blue jacket and blue pants, forced his way into the house by kicking in a rear door, apparently believing that no one was inside the building at that time, said police Detective Jason Frank.