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  • Raising Funds To Bring Newtown To St Patrick’s Day Parade

    New York’s St Patrick’s Day Parade is less than a month away, and one resident is raising money to bring members of the Newtown High School Marching Band & Guard, representatives of the local fire companies and police department, and teachers and administrators to participate.

  • Superintendent’s Email To School Board Hints At Likely Departure

    Superintendent of School Janet Robinson dispatched an email to the Board of Education late Monday afternoon stating that the Stratford school board is poised to offer her that district's top seat at a meeting scheduled for Wednesday, February 27. A short time later, Stratford Board of Education Chairman Gavin Forrester confirmed that his board plans to make her the offer.

    Dr Robinson's email, which was sent from California where she is attending a conference, states:

  • Legislators Discuss New Laws In Wake Of 12/14

    A state legislative task force that is reviewing the issues of reducing gun violence, improving school security, and providing better access to mental health care in light of the December 14 shooting incident at Sandy Hook Elementary School, is making progress toward fashioning new state laws intended to reach those goals, according to state legislators who spoke at a February 19 forum.

  • Newtown Legislators All Back Privacy Restrictions On Vital Records

    On Wednesday, February 20, Newtown’s delegation of legislators Representatives Mitch Bolinsky, DebraLee Hovey, and Dan Carter joined members of the local town clerk’s staff supporting a bill to better protect the privacy of Sandy Hook families and others following the death of a child.

    A release regarding the local delegation’s support was issued after several hours of testimony before the legislature’s Public Health Committee

  • Former Newtowner Pleads Guilty In Elaborate Fraud Scheme

    NEW HAVEN — Garrett L. “Denny” Denniston, 62, formerly of the Sandy Hook section of Newtown, has waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty on February 14 before US District Judge Janet Bond Arterton to one count of wire fraud stemming from his operation of a multimillion-dollar investment fraud scheme.

  • Familiar Faces Head New Foundation Distributing $9 Million

    Individuals with long and strong ties to the community are among the overseers of the newly launched foundation that will be charged with distributing more than $9 million amassed from donations being made to a United Way/Newtown Savings Bank fund since 12/14.

  • Newtowners Paid $12 Million More After Retroactive Tax Increase

    As Newtown struggled through its 2011 budget process, Board of Finance Vice Chair Joe Kearney was also watching closely as Governor Dannel P. Malloy rolled out a retroactive personal income tax increase in an effort to close an anticipated shortfall in state revenue projections.

    At the time, Newtown’s Senator and State Minority Leader John McKinney decried the measure, calling it a massive new financial burden on the state’s middle class coming at a time when taxpayers could least afford it.

  • FFH Proposals Include Memorial, Museum, Soccer Stadium, Medical Center

    New and developing plans for Fairfield Hills were aired on Monday, including a 12/14 memorial, a proposal for the campus redevelopment, a children’s museum, and a mental health resource center.

  • Cluster Housing Complex Proposed For Castle Hill

    A local development firm is seeking preliminary approvals for the construction of a cluster housing complex that would be the largest newly proposed residential project in more than a decade.

    According to documents filed with the town public works department, GLT Development Corporation is seeking preliminary approvals from the Water & Sewer Authority (WSA) to provide sanitary sewer service for the proposed 136-house project in the borough.

  • Playgrounds To Honor 12/14 Victims In Sandy Towns

    TRENTON, N.J. — The largest firefighters union in New Jersey is remembering the 26 victims of December’s Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting massacre in Connecticut by building a playground to honor each one in a community recovering from Superstorm Sandy.

    New Jersey and New York will get ten playgrounds each, and Connecticut will get six. Each playground will link the two tragedies with the shared name Sandy to create memorials for recovery and hope.