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  • Ten Plaintiffs: 12/14 Wrongful Deaths Lawsuit Filed

    BRIDGEPORT — The estates of nine of 26 people who were killed and one teacher who was injured in the December 14, 2012, shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School are the plaintiffs in a negligence and wrongful death lawsuit lodged against the manufacturer, the distributor, and the seller of the semiautomatic Bushmaster AR-15 rifle, which a 20-year-old gunman used in the murders.

    Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder, PC, of Bridgeport filed the lawsuit December 15 in Bridgeport Superior Court. The court return date for the defendants is February 3.

  • BOE Hears NICE Report And Songs From Hawley Third Graders

    During a report from Newtown International Center for Education (NICE) Executive Council members, the Board of Education learned of a new strategic plan for the program at its meeting on December 16.

    NICE Executive Council members Tim DeJulio, Liz Ward-Toller, and Jen Davidson explained goals and objectives for the program along with presenting the strategic plan.

  • Council Hears From Fire Officials On Capital Requests

    The chairman of Newtown's Board of Fire Commissioners conducted a brief presentation to the Legislative Council December 3 after representatives posed questions about certain fire department requests in the new Capital Improvement Plan (CIP).

    The CIP is a five-year projection of major projects planned for the community, most of which are underwritten by bonding.

  • 12/14 Wrongful Deaths Lawsuit Filed

    BRIDGEPORT — The estates of nine of 26 people who were killed and one teacher who was injured in the December 14, 2012, shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School are the plaintiffs in a negligence and wrongful death lawsuit lodged against the manufacturer, the distributor, and the seller of the semiautomatic Bushmaster AR-15 rifle, which a 20-year-old gunman used in the murders.

    Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder, PC, of Bridgeport filed the lawsuit December 15 in Bridgeport Superior Court. The court return date for the defendants is February 3.

  • Sandy Hook, Farmington Firms Hired To Develop New Community Center

    A Sandy Hook construction firm and a Farmington architect group – both possessing expertise on senior facilities and swimming pool developments – were unanimously selected by the Board of Selectmen Monday evening to design and complete the first phase of pre-construction services on Newtown’s new community center complex.

  • Sunday Evening Interfaith Gathering Marked 12/14 With Many Blessings

    As a small choir of children sang to piano accompaniment, more than 150 visitors gathered in the warm and brightly lit Newtown Meeting House Sunday evening for an hour-long interfaith service recognizing the second anniversary of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

  • Alumni Fund's Gift Will Go Into Parks & Rec Campership Fund

    NOTE: This story has been updated to reflect NAF’s current tax status.

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    Representatives of The Newtown Alumni Fund (NAF) visited the Newtown Parks & Recreation office on Friday, December 5, where they delivered a $1,000 donation for the department’s Campership Fund. The donation will help pay camp fees for children next summer.

  • Families Of 12/14 Victims File Wrongful Death Lawsuit

    HARTFORD (AP) — A law firm representing the families of nine of the 26 people killed and a teacher injured at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012, says it has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer, distributor and seller of the rifle used in the shooting.

    The negligence and wrongful death lawsuit asserts that the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle should not have been made publicly available because it is a military weapon unsuited for civilian use.

  • Peace Light To Be At Troop A Barracks Tuesday

    SOUTHBURY — The Catholic Committee on Scouting of The Diocese of Brooklyn and the Catholic Chaplain of JFK International Airport announce the 2014 arrival of the Peace Light from Bethlehem, Church of the Nativity, Jerusalem to the United States.

    The public is invited to visit Troop A barracks, 90 Lakeside Road in Southbury, on Tuesday, December 16. The Peace Light will be available between noon and 4 pm for those who wish to light their own candle or oil lamp.

  • Recovery And Resiliency Team Looks Back, Forward After Six Months

    After six months on the front lines, Newtown’s six-member Recovery and Resiliency Team (RRT) is taking stock of its progress while turning a wary eye toward the future.