Elizabeth Louise Brown Osborne, known to all as Betty Lou, died on September 11. Family, friends, and her beloved dogs surrounded her as she peacefully passed away on the land that she loved, Appleberry Farm. She was a resident of Sandy Hook for 74 of her 88 years.
American Legion Escort J.R. Dye watches as bicyclers ride from Southbury into Sandy Hook on Tuesday, September 10. The group of 150 bicycle riders, predominantly injured veterans, traveled by bicycle through Newtown that afternoon. The riders were on day three of a seven-day challenge that will eventually take them over 425 miles, finishing in Philadelphia on September 14.
The dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at 3 Main Street report the following fire calls and the responders:
Thursday, August 29: 6:05 pm, motor vehicle accident, near 348 South Main Street, Botsford responded; 9:16 pm, investigation, near intersection of Evergreen Road and Walnut Tree Hill Road, Sandy Hook responded.
New Fairfield High School sophomore Kaitlyn Gantert, left, holds up the quilt created for Emilie Parker’s family, and sponsored by Consolidated Elementary School. Her mother, Tricia Gantert, displays the quilt for Victoria Soto’s family, sponsored by Chiropractic Life and Wellness in New Fairfield. Brightly colored bags surround them, filled with 24 more quilts for families who lost a loved one on 12/14.
Police report a vandalism spree happened during the early morning hours of Sunday, August 18, when someone intentionally damaged motor vehicles that were either parked in driveways or parked on roads near homes in Sandy Hook.
Police received the first call about vehicular vandalism from a Founders Lane resident at 3:11 am Sunday.
Other areas where such vandalism occurred include Far Horizon Drive, Bennetts Bridge Road, Charter Ridge Drive, Paugussett Road, Jeremiah Road, and Clapboard Ridge Road, police said.