Newtown Assessor Chris Kelsey has calculated the latest town grand list figures as of October 1, 2012, which indicate local property assessments are down 23.22 percent. As a result, many Newtown property owners will see a slight drop in their residential taxes this year. But Mr Kelsey indicated that those slight adjustments could be equalized or offset by slight increases in motor vehicle taxes.
The Board of Finance turned its eye on the proposed municipal budget at its meeting on Thursday, February 28, and approved a transfer in the current budget to cover costs for software to enable police to monitor videos at Monroe’s Chalk Hill Middle School in real time.The $174,000 transfer from the Board of Selectman’s 2012-13 Contingency Account to its Capital Account was made to cover the cost of buying software to install in Newtown Police Department cruisers to allow users to monitor video surveillance feeds from cameras set up at Sandy Hook School, located at Monroe’s Chalk Hill Middle School. The $174,000 cost...
Patricia Campbell is organizing an event she hopes will allow residents of all ages to relax and let go of their worries for a few hours. An evening of community dancing, sea chanteys, and chorus songs are on the itinerary for March 22 at HealingNewtown Arts Space.
Sandy Hook Promise will host a special presentation, “Violence, Loss and Emotional Healing: A Buddhist Perspective,” on Wednesday, March 13. It will begin at 7 pm at Congregation Adath Israel, and admission is free.
WASHINGTON– Nearly three dozen Newtown residents, including family members of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, have joined an 11th hour effort to win congressional support for an assault weapons ban. “The damage done by an assault weapon, compared to a regular gun, is horrific,” said William Begg, an emergency room doctor from Newtown.
DANBURY – Vice President Joe Biden has urged Congress to swiftly approve a federal task force’s recommendations for strengthened gun control in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, which left 20 first-graders and six educators dead in a December 12 shooting incident.
After learning that police held a warrant for his arrest, William Bruno, 43, of 1 Borough Lane turned himself over to police at the police station about 1 pm on February 26 and was charged with fourth-degree sexual assault and with risk of injury to a minor through illegal sexual contact, police said.
HARTFORD – Urging state legislators to act swiftly, Governor Dannel P. Malloy has proposed a set of gun control laws intended to make the state a safer place. On January 21, Gov Malloy said the proposed laws amount to “comprehensive, common sense gun violence prevention.” The governor proposes action in five areas to strengthen state gun control.
Two days after Superintendent of School Janet Robinson dispatched an e-mail to Newtown’s Board of Education stating the Stratford school board was poised to offer her that district’s top seat, she was offered the position. According to a report from a regional cable n...