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  • Hovey Says Lanza Investigation Information Release Showed Poor Judgment

    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.

  • BOE Selects John Reed For Interim Superintendent Position

    The Board of Education unanimously voted during its meeting on Tuesday, March 19, for former Newtown Superintendent of Schools John Reed to act as interim superintendent in the school district, effective immediately. 

    During its Tuesday, March 5, meeting the Board of Education announced it received Superintendent of Schools Janet Robinson’s letter of resignation, and by the end of that meeting, the board passed two motions to begin searching for both an interim and a permanent superintendent.

  • Lanza Had Interest In Other Mass Murders

    NEW HAVEN (AP) – The man who killed 26 people inside a Connecticut elementary school last year showed interest in other mass killings, people close to the investigation told The Associated Press.

    The 20-year-old gunman, Adam Lanza, killed his mother at their home before killing 20 first-graders and six staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown on December 14. He killed himself as police arrived.

  • Couple Mounts Protest At NSSF

    As heavy afternoon rush-period traffic whizzed by on March 14, a local couple stood in front of the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s (NSSF) office building at 11 Mile Hill Road holding signs of protest.

    A sign held by Andrew Morosky charged that NSSF, as a firearms industry lobby group, profited from the December 14 Sandy Hook School shooting tragedy.

  • Newtown Communications Center To Be Honored For 12/14 Efforts

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Newtown Emergency Communications Center is scheduled to receive the 2013 Outstanding Call Center Award in ceremonies on Tuesday, March 19.

    US Senator Richard Blumenthal and Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty will present the award at the Tenth Annual 911 Honors Gala.

  • Specialist Helps Newtown Assess Its Post-Traumatic Support Response

    Jill Barron, MD, MHS, has been quietly ramping up plans to conduct a critical needs assessment of mental health and support response since arriving in Newtown in late February. But the experienced trauma specialist who worked with New York firefighters post 9/11 made her first local public appearance, receiving an official welcome when she was introduced to the Board of Selectmen March 18.

  • Town Meeting On Hawley Boiler Project Is March 20

    Electors and citizens qualified to vote at Town Meetings of the Town of Newtown are invited to participate in a Special Town Meeting on Wednesday, March 20, at 7 pm in the Council Chamber of the Newtown Municipal Center for the following purposes:

  • Child Pornographer Sentenced to 20-Year Federal Prison Term

    NEW HAVEN – David Csanadi, 36, of Newtown, was sentenced on Tuesday, March 19, by US District Judge Janet Bond Arterton to 20 years of imprisonment, followed by 15 years of supervised release, for producing child pornography.

    According to court documents and statements made in court, in 2006 and 2007, Csanadi sexually abused three female children, videotaped that abuse, and then maintained the tapes at his home in Newtown.

  • Among First On Scene 12/14, Wellmore Staff Continues To Comfort Those Affected

    December 14 was off to a normal start for Marcy Kane, PhD, vice president of Child Services at the regional behavioral health agency Wellmore. Then, shortly after 9:30 am her phone rang.

    “It was the Danbury Police Department notifying us that there was a shooting incident [at Sandy Hook School] in Newtown,” Dr Kane told The Bee in a recent interview. The mental health professional said that she and a team of six clinicians immediately responded, not yet prepared for the nightmare scenario they soon would face.

  • Sandy Hook Panel Urges Broader Gun Controls

    The Sandy Hook Advisory Commission ignored the politics cramping gun-control legislation now under negotiation and issued an interim report Monday recommending broad restrictions on the sale and possession of semiautomatic firearms and ammunition in Connecticut.