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  • Halstead Named FCFCA Fireman Of The Year

    Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Chief Bill Halstead has been named Fireman of the Year by Fairfield County Fire Chiefs Association. The group announced and presented the award to Chief Halstead during its monthly meeting on November 20 at Candlewood Fire Company in Brookfield.

  • Chinese Nursing School Interested In Fairfield Hills

    Chinese delegates wish to “start right away” with plans for a nursing school to occupy several Fairfield Hills buildings, said Liping Wang, a realtor from Property World in Milford, and speaking on their behalf.After listening to the brief presentation, Fairfield Hills Authority Chairman James Bernardi called it an “intriguing proposal.”

  • Parent Together: A Promise For The Future

    Parent. It is a noun, and it is a verb, pointed out Sandy Hook Promise (SHP) Communications Director Nicole Hockley and Advocacy Director Mark Barden, and it is the action form of that verb that is the thrust of the new SHP program, Parent Together. The initiative was rolled out Thursday, November 14, exactly eleven months after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Both Ms Hockley and Mr Barden lost children, Dylan and Daniel, on 12/14. “It is about working together with other parents, and thinking about parenting as not just about your child, but about all children,” said Ms Hockley.

  • School Board Hears Financial Report

    When delivering his monthly financial report, school district Business Director Ron Bienkowski recommended the Board of Education approve an emergency replacement for a district truck during the board’s November 19, meeting. Mr Bienkowski explained the school district has eight vehicles, and five of those are overdue for replacement. According to Mr Bienkowski, the average age of the fleet is nine years old. He asked the school board for permission to replace one of those vehicles for approximately $30,000...

  • Police Reports | November 8-18, 2013

    Truck Hits Tree Police report that truck driver Tyler Fairchild 25, of Northfield was driving an International 4300 box truck northeastward on Pond Brook Road, near Lake George Road, about 12:48 pm on November 13, when he sl...

  • Fire Reports, November 14 - 20, 2013

  • ASPCA Honors Catherine Hubbard As Animal Sanctuary Plans Take Shape

    Jenny and Matthew Hubbard and their son Freddy are traveling to New York City Thursday, November 21, to accept the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) Tommy P. Monahan Kid of the Year Award, presented in memoriam to their daughter Catherine Violet Hubbard, who died 12/14 at the Sandy Hook School.

  • School Board Thanks Departing Members

    Board of Education Chair Debbie Leidlein used some of her board’s meeting on Tuesday, November 19, to thank and honor two departing members. The night marked the last meeting for members Richard Gaines and William Hart. Kathy Hamilton and Michelle Embree Ku, who were elected earlier this month, will take their seats on the board in December. “I would like to take a moment to recognize two very distinguished members of our board who are departing,” said Ms Leidlein...

  • CABE Report Highlights Community Preferences For A Superintendent

    Representatives of the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE) Search Services presented a “Superintendent Leadership Profile Report” to the Board of Education, Tuesday, November 19. The report highlights findings from more than 20 focus group meetings and interviews held between September 20 and November 7, according to the report, and reflect “key characteristics and qualities desired in the new superintendent” shared by participants. Jacqueline Jacoby and Mary Broderick attended the meeting, while fellow CABE Search Services team member George Goens was unavailable to attend. “The profile will be used to review...

  • NHS To Try A ‘Morning Traffic Experiment’

    In a post to the high school blog on November 19, Newtown High School Principal Charles Dumais announced a Morning Traffic Experiment.“Morning traffic at Newtown High School is replete with challenges — parents dropping off students, student drivers, buses, commuters accessing I-84, two traffic lights, and a traffic control officer who tries to coordinate it all. It has been suggested that, even with all of the challenges, traffic conditions might be smoother without a traffic control officer directing the flow of traffic on Route 34 at the high school entrance,” Mr Dumais wrote.