SOUTHINGTON — The Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) has announced that Interstate 84 will be closed in both directions to all traffic at Exit 30 (Marion Avenue) in Southington on Friday night, June 27, and is scheduled to reopen Monday morning, June 30.
Motorist Devon Wendel, 24, of Brookfield, who was driving a 2013 Subaru Impreza sedan southward near 103 South Main Street, stopped for traffic conditions about 1:27 pm on June 14 and was then struck from behind by southbound motorist Shannon Reynolds, 32, of Greenwich, who was driving a 2012 Honda Odyssey minivan, according to police.
During the first sobriety checkpoint of the year, which took place on the evening of Friday, June 20, and early morning of Saturday, June 21, town police charged three motorists with driving under the influence.
Police set up the checkpoint near the intersection of Wasserman Way and Trades Lane, near the main entrance to the Fairfield Hills core campus. Wasserman Way is a heavily traveled road, linking Route 25 (South Main Street) to Interstate 84 and to Route 34 (Berkshire Road).
EMPORIA, KAN. — Retired Newtown Assistant Principal Anthony Salvatore, Newtown Federation of Teachers President Tom Kuroski, and Sandy Hook School teacher Liesl Fressola traveled to Emporia, Kan., for the dedication ceremony, held on Thursday, June 12, of a Memorial to Fallen Educators.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has arrested a Venezuelan man, charging him with making numerous telephone calls to Newtown residents on December 16, 2012, lodging threats against those residents two days after the Sandy Hook School incident in which Adam Lanza killed 26 people before killing himself.
Wilfredo Anibal Cardenas Hoffman, 30, of El Hatillo, Venezuela, was charged on June 21 with transmitting threats to injure via interstate or foreign commerce.
This article has been updated to clarify that June 13 was a Knights of Columbus installation ceremony that also included the presentation of The George Meany Award to Mr Wolf. The Boy Scout Troop, not Pack, that he is involved with has also been corrected.
Governor Dannel P. Malloy, on June 6, signed a bill authorizing the State Library to “create and maintain an e-book platform for the distribution of electronic books (e-books) to public library patrons.” The bill followed up on legislation passed last year commissioning the Department of Consumer Protection to study how Connecticut’s public libraries could gain fair access to e-books, according to the press release sent by the Office of the Governor.
Two Newtown moms who were deeply affected by the 12/14 tragedy have transitioned from quietly hosting recent gatherings of several dozen common-sense gun law supporters to joining more than 1,000 like-minded families during a very high profile march across the Brooklyn Bridge earlier this month.