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  • Fire Reports | April 4-10, 2013

    The dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at Town Hall South report the following fire calls and the responders:

    Thursday, April 4: 5:27 pm, motor vehicle accident, intersection of Schoolhouse Hill Road and Edmond Road, Hook & Ladder responded; 8:26 pm, wires down, near intersection of Washington Avenue and Pearl Street, Sandy Hook responded.

  • Sandy Hook School Task Force Hears Site Options

    “Dumbfounded” was the word that spilled from Sandy Hook resident Aimee Tabor’s lips, following a 2½-hour presentation to the members of the Sandy Hook School Task Force responsible for presenting a recommendation to the Board of Education as to the future of Sandy Hook Elementary School.

    Ms Tabor was the first of several residents present to come to the microphone, at the Friday evening, April 12 meeting, the second in a series of four scheduled Task Force meetings.

  • Applications Being Accepted For Sandy Hook Workers Assistance Fund

    Pursuant to Special Act 13-1, the Judicial Branch’s Office of Victim Services has begun accepting applications for the Sandy Hook Workers Assistance Program. The fund is intended to provide immediate financial help for emergency responders, medical and mental health professionals, and Sandy Hook Elementary School employees who suffered a mental or emotional impairment because of 12/14. 
    The General Assembly enacted the special act earlier this year; it became effective April 1.

  • Ordinance Committee Reviews Target Range Issues

    The Legislative Council’s Ordinance Committee fielded a range of public comments April 11 on a proposal to rework the town’s gun ordinance to better address the various issues, including public safety,  posed by target shooting on residential properties.

    Mary Ann Jacob, who chairs the committee, said she expects that the panel’s review of the topic would take several months to complete, possibly extending into the fall.

  • Francine Wheeler To Give Presidential Weekly Address This Weekend

    Francine Wheeler will be giving the Weekly Address from The White House on Saturday, April 13, 2013, one day before the four-month anniversary of the Sandy Hook shootings.

    Mrs Wheeler and her husband, David, lost their son Ben, 6, on 12/14. They have another son, Nate. 

    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney announced the President's decision to have Mrs Wheeler offer comments on April 13 during this afternoon's press briefing.

    "The President has asked Francine Wheeler .. to speak to the American people in this week's Weekly Address," he said.

  • With Senate Vote, Gun-Control Advocates Make Progress

    WASHINTON –  In an emotional vote, the Senate on Thursday handily beat back an attempt by some Republicans to block consideration of the most comprehensive gun-control legislation Congress has considered in 20 years.

  • SHU Announces Commencement Honorary Degree Recipients: Llodra To Receive Honorary Doctor Of Law

    FAIRFIELD — During Graduate Commencement on Saturday, May 18, Sacred Heart University will present Paul Baumann, editor of Commonweal magazine, with an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree, and Barry H. Ostrowsky, president and chief executive officer of Barnabas Health, will receive an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree. Mr Baumann will deliver the keynote address to the graduates and their family and friends.

  • ‘Glee’ May Be A Little Close To Home Tonight

    Tonight’s episode of Glee (9 pm, FOX-TV) may be a little much for some residents to stomach. Less than four months after Adam Lanza killed his mother in her bed, then shot his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School and shot to death 20 children and six faculty members, tonight’s episode will reportedly focus on a shooting in the hallways of William McKinley High School.