- Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 10:09 am
DANBURY — United Way of Western Connecticut (UWWC) hosted its second annual Hometown Heroes Benefit Dinner at the Ethan Allen Hotel, Saturday, March 7. The event honored local businesses and community individuals who distinguish themselves through philanthropy and volunteerism, and make a difference in the lives of others.
Among this year’s 14 Hometown Hero honorees was Newtown’s Robert Geckle.
- Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 10:01 am
Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr., offered an overview of the proposed 2015-16 budget during an evening Community Forum on Tuesday, March 10.
Others, including Board of Education Chair Keith Alexander, also spoke at the event, and time was set aside for parents to ask questions regarding the proposed budget.
The community forum was hosted by the districts PTAs and the high school’s PTSA.
- Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 9:29 am
For the third consecutive year, a group of 26 hearty cyclists will pedal their way from Edmond Town Hall to the US Capital in Washington, DC, to support a number of what the team describes as “common sense legislation to reduce the epidemic of gun violence that plagues our nation.”
- Thursday, March 12, 2015
The radio dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at Town Hall South, 3 Main Street, report the following fire calls and the responders:
Thursday, March 5: 8:32 am, investigation, 6 St George Place, Sandy Hook responded; 4:36 pm, hazardous condition, near 24 Great Quarter Road, Sandy Hook responded.
- Thursday, March 12, 2015
Police report they arrested Franklin Reyes, 25, of Danbury on a warrant on the morning of March 8, lodging charges of second-degree identity theft and second-degree larceny.
The charges stem from a 2014 incident in which Reyes allegedly fraudulently used the personal information of a Newtown resident to obtain a store credit card at an area furniture store, police said. About $3,000 worth of goods were then fraudulently billed to the victim of the crime, police said.
- Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 10:25 am
Newtown’s park lights have been upgraded to new LED fixtures thanks to a $10,000 grant earned through Energize Connecticut’s Clean Energy Communities program, administered by Eversource.
A total of 31 light post fixtures have been replaced with new high efficiency LEDs, which will save the town roughly $4,000 and reduce its energy usage by more than 21,000 kilowatt-hours every year.
- Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 9:10 am
The Pootatuck Watershed Association (PWA), a private environmental protection group, is seeking new members to participate in its programs intended to preserve local environmental quality.
The group wants to recruit volunteers to aid in an ongoing water quality sampling program, which it jointly conducts with several other organizations.
- Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Boxes of books are being replaced on shelves, in preparation for the reopening of the Children's Department at C.H. Booth Library.
- Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 12:30 pm
- Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 8:03 am
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy accepted the final report of the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission on Friday, somberly and profusely thanking its 15 members while offering no support for further restrictions on firearms and ammunition.
The commission’s findings and recommendations, including a call for significant investments in an “underfunded and fragmented behavioral health system,” comes as the legislature considers deep budget cuts proposed by Malloy.