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  • 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.

  • P&Z Reviews Economic Development For Town Plan Update

    Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) members are reviewing local economic development information for inclusion in the decennial update of the Town Plan of Conservation and Development.

    At an April 4 P&Z session, Elizabeth Stocker, town director of economic and community development, reported to P&Z members on economic development that has occurred since the 2004 town plan was published, as well as the prospects for continued economic growth.

  • I-84 Bridge Reconstruction Plans Delayed

    State plans to shift the travel lanes on two Interstate-84 bridges, which cross above Center Street in the Riverside section of Sandy Hook, in preparation for a two-year dual bridge reconstruction project have been delayed for technical reasons, according to a state Department of Transportation (DOT) spokesman.

    DOT spokesman Kevin Nursick said this week that state officials are reviewing an issue concerning eastbound I-84’s existing bridge pavement geometry that must be resolved before a lane shift could be created on that bridge.

  • Newtown Donations Coordination Team Moves Forward

    The Newtown Donations Coordination Team is a town-sanctioned group established by First Selectman Patricia Llodra and tasked with cataloguing and seeing that the many “in kind” donations received by the town are presented to the intended recipients. The team was formed in February, in response to issues Town Tax Assessor Chris Kelsey encountered as he tried to catalogue physical items in a warehouse, and realized many non-tangible donations needed to be tracked.

  • Alliance Stages Gun Control Demonstration At Edmond Town Hall

    To publicly show their support for expanded federal gun control laws, members of the Newtown Action Alliance conducted a demonstration starting midday Wednesday on the front steps of Edmond Town Hall at 45 Main Street.

    The alliance termed the event, “Filibuster The Filibuster: They Deserve A Vote,” in response to a threatened filibuster in the US Senate by Republican senators who oppose expanding federal gun control laws.

  • Sandy Hook Families Make Final Push On Gun Vote

    WASHINGTON – Parents and family members of slain Sandy Hook Elementary School students and educators fanned out on Capitol Hill Tuesday to make 11th-hour pitches to try to rescue gun-control legislation that's in limbo in the Senate – at least for now.

    “We bring a face to this tragedy,” said Mark Barden, who lost his son Daniel. “People should listen to what we have to say and move the debate forward.”

  • Police Seek Two Suspects In Auto Theft

    On Monday April 8, at approximately 6:58 am, Newtown police received a call from a Newtown resident explaining that his 2002 black GMC Denali full-size SUV had been stolen from the front parking lot at Newtown Mobil.

    The gas station/convenience store is at 62 Church Hill Road, near the Exit 10 ramps for Interstate 84.

    The theft occurred while the owner was inside the gas station making a purchase. The owner had left his vehicle running and unlocked during the time he was inside the store.

  • Brush Fire Dangers Remain: Red Flag Warning In Effect For April 9

    A Red Flag Warning is in effect for the entire state of Connecticut today. According to the National Weather Service, “wind gusts between 20-25 mph are expected to develop this afternoon before diminishing late in the day. At the same time, relative humidity values will drop to around 30 percent. This will create an enhanced threat for the spread of wildfires this afternoon.”