Some writers devote a lifetime to creating the perfect opus, agonizing over every word, crafting each phrase, and breathing life into characters. Yet that pinnacle of achievement remains elusive. Then there are others, like Brendan Duffy, who are catapulted to fame doing what Mr Duffy said anybody could have done: he wrote a letter to the editor of his hometown newspaper, The Newtown Bee. That letter, which was given the title “Elected Officials Are Fundamentally Dishonest” by The Bee editor, and published January 10, 2013, in the Letter Hive, has generated more than 100 letters and phone calls to the Sandy Hook resident, and as of March 17, he said, had surfaced in nearly 225,000 hits on Google and 490,000 hits on Yahoo.
Police are investigating a string of incidents on or about March 12 in which someone apparently shot a firearm toward three local homes, damaging the properties.
There reportedly were no injuries in the incidents.
Police have acknowledged that “damage” occurred at a home on Berkshire Road and a home on Saw Mill Road. Police incident logs indicate that yet another incident occurred on Alpine Drive.
First Selectman Pat Llodra issued a letter to the community March 20 to update residents and others about processes to determine the fate and future of the Sandy Hook School building and program. Mrs Llodra said those processes will become very active over the next two months.
More than 100 physicians from Newtown have decided to apply their informed and distinct perspectives about the very personal but also very public threat of gun violence to a campaign aptly titled United Physicians Of Newtown (UPON). The group most recently drew several dozen colleagues to an organizing and informational event at Edmond Town Hall.
In its annual review of Police Chief Michael Kehoe’s job performance, the five-member Police Commission has given the chief generally high marks for his work during 2012.
Police Commission members endorsed the chief’s performance review for calendar 2012 in early December, before the December 14 shooting incident occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Officials plan to use $200,000 in grant funds for a hazardous materials cleanup of Danbury Hall and the eight single family dwellings at Fairfield Hills — all of which are slated for demolition.The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cleanup grant process “is well underway,” announced Director of Economic and Community Development Elizabeth Stocker. “The clean up helps bring us a step closer to achieving the master plan,” she said. The grant requires $40,000 in matching funds and in-kind contributions from town departments involved in the project.
State police report that at about 6:30 am on March 14, while prisoner Jason James Desanzo, 23, of Plainville was being escorted from the high-security Garner Correctional Institution to a prisoner transport van, Desanzo spat on the chest of a 25-year-old male correction officer.
State Rep. Debralee Hovey (R-112) reacted Wednesday with “shock and dismay” at revelations that important, sensitive information related to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was released during a law enforcement conference before the families and victims were notified.