Reed Intermediate School sixth grader Anika Ledina has been named by the National Geographic Society as one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2015 National Geographic State Bee, sponsored by Google and Plum Creek. The contest will be held Friday, March 27, at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain.
BRIDGEPORT/DANBURY (AP) — The families of eight people killed in the Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school shooting have filed lawsuits against the estate of the gunman's mother.
The lawsuits contend Nancy Lanza failed to properly secure the rifle her troubled adult son, Adam Lanza, used to kill 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012. The lawsuits seek to collect on Nancy Lanza's homeowner's insurance.
The lawsuits were filed in Superior Court in Bridgeport, except for one filed in Danbury.
The Water & Sewer Authority (WSA) is reviewing a request for sanitary sewer service at an 11.8-acre site at 10 through 22 Washington Avenue in Sandy Hook Center, where a local developer/builder proposes the construction of a 74-unit apartment complex known as The River Walk at Sandy Hook Village.
WSA members decided on March 12 that the sewering proposal would be the subject of a WSA public hearing on April 1.
New ceiling and carpet tiles give the Children’s Department of C.H. Booth Library a fresh look. Shelves full of books are ready for checking out, although the loss of 10,000 water-damaged books means some favorites may not yet be available.
State Senator Tony Hwang (28th District) has been making his way through the Newtown Public Schools, visiting with students.
According to his office, Sen Hwang intends to visit each of Newtown’s schools, and he has already visited Middle Gate Elementary School, Hawley Elementary School, Head O’ Meadow Elementary School, and Newtown High School. Sen Hwang also visited St Rose of Lima School on Friday, January 30.
The recently formed Plum Blossom Asian Brushwork painting group will hold its next meeting at Cyrenius H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street, on Thursday, March 19. The group is scheduled to meet from 2 to 4 pm in the library’s board room.
The public is invited to join Megan Sajovic for a Luck of The Irish Zumba Fitness master class on Tuesday, March 17. The class — which Ms Sajovic promises will be a giant dance party — will begin at 6:45 pm in The Alexandria Room of Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street.
Ms Sajovic is a licensed ZIN member. While the class is called a master class, Ms Sajovic says no experience is needed to participate. All levels and ages are welcome.
“Grab your green and get on the dance floor,” said Ms Sajovic.
The Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) is scheduled to consider a range of topics at its March 19 meeting, including the planned Hawleyville sanitary sewer system expansion project. The panel also is slated to discuss some open space acquisition proposals, plus three sets of proposed changes to the zoning regulations.
The session is scheduled for 7:30 pm on Thursday, March 19, at Newtown Municipal Center, 3 Primrose Street.