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  • Newtown Parents Make Appeals To Mass. Lawmakers

    BOSTON (AP) — Lawmakers studying dozens of changes proposed to Massachusetts’ gun laws in the aftermath of the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., said they hoped to craft a single comprehensive bill that balanced the desire to reduce gun violence with the rights of legitimate gun owners.

    The Legislature’s Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security held the fifth and final in a series of statewide public hearings Friday, September 13, drawing hundreds of people to the Statehouse.

  • Child Safety Seat Inspections & Enforcement Planned This Week

    In conjunction with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administrations Child Passenger Safety Week, September 15–21, the Newtown Police Department will be conducting Child Safety Seat Enforcement.

    During the enforcement period, Newtown officers will be maintaining a high profile while enforcing child safety seat protection laws during all traffic stops. Officers will focus on proper use of child safety seats for children.

  • Absentee Ballots For Sandy Hook School Referendum Available

    Absentee ballots are now available for the Saturday, October 5, referendum, which will be held from 6 am to 8 pm at the Newtown Middle School gymnasium. The purpose of the vote is to register public consensus on the town accepting state financial assistance to remediate and demolish the Sandy Hook School building, and to design and build a new school in Sandy Hook.

  • President Orders Flags Lowered Following Navy Yard Shootings

    Note: This story has been updated to include Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy’s response to the President’s proclamation.

     

    President Obama has ordered that all American flags be lowered to honor the victims of this morning’s shootings at the Washington Navy Yard.

    A shooting took place at Navy command complex in Washington, D.C., Monday morning has reportedly left 13 people dead including one gunman.

  • Health, Prevention Officials Warn Parents After Recent Deaths From ‘Molly’

    School District and local Prevention Council representatives have teamed up to warn parents about a high-powered type of Ecstasy that has contributed to the deaths of four individuals in New York, Boston, and in Washington, D.C., since the beginning of September.

  • Fire Reports, September 5 - 11, 2013

    The dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at 3 Main Street report the following fire calls and the responders:

  • Draft Town Plan Looks Toward Newtown In 2024

    As Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) members put some finishing touches on their ongoing decennial update of the 2004 Town Plan of Conservation and Development, they note in the draft text of the 2014 town plan that the December 14, 2012, shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School has left the town a changed place whose future will be affected by the tragedy.

  • Police News September 4 - 9, 2013

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  • DigDeep Planning 2013 Walk 4 Water, Fundraising Underway

    Almost one billion people on Earth do not have access to clean drinking water. More than 4,000 children die every day from water-related diseases.

    On Saturday, October 5, DigDeep Water will hold its second annual Walk 4 Water at Fairfield Hills.