- Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 11:02 am
Site work being performed at the new Sandy Hook Elementary School site in February includes installing retaining wall #4; beginning foundation excavation (late February); and continuing storm drainage pipe and structure installation.
- Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 10:23 am
Newtown taxpayers currently underwrite tuition and/or unreimbursed transportation costs for 52 district students to attend charter and magnet schools out of district according to Business Manager Ron Bienkowski. The district is also eligible to receive a $1,300 transportation subsidy for each of these 52 students to help offset taxpayer costs, he said.
- Friday, February 6, 2015 at 12:09 pm
Governor Dannel P. Malloy is directing the state’s Severe Cold Weather Protocol to be extended and remain in effect through Monday, February 16, as dangerously cold temperatures continue to impact the state.
The Severe Cold Weather Protocol activates a network of procedures among the relevant state agencies to ensure that the most vulnerable receive shelter from the cold.
- Friday, February 6, 2015 at 9:13 am
EverWonder Children’s Museum is aiming to reopen its doors at 31 Pecks Lane in late March, thanks to a recent and successful fundraising campaign.
Museum coordinators credit a $40,000 Challenge Grant from the Jeniam Foundation and the EverWonder Children’s Museum Board of Directors with reaching the $80,000 needed to reopen the museum’s doors.
- Friday, February 6, 2015 at 9:03 am
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Newtown activists on Thursday helped introduce the first gun safety bill in this Congress, officially kicking off the gun control debate on Capitol Hill.
The bill would ban large-capacity ammunition magazines for everyone but military members and law enforcement officers. It was introduced by State Representative Elizabeth Esty (D-5th District) in the House and Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) in the Senate.
- Friday, February 6, 2015
The Board of Education voted to adopt its 2015-16 budget on Thursday, February 5, with minimal changes the superintendent made to his original proposal.
The school board’s adopted 2015-16 budget represents a $72,253,488 spending plan, a 1.27 percent increase over the 2014-15 budget.
- Friday, February 6, 2015
HARTFORD - Connecticut residents who may have been impacted by the cyber-attack against Anthem, should be aware of scam email campaigns targeting current and former Anthem members.
These scams, designed to capture personal information (known as “phishing”) are designed to appear as if they are from Anthem and the emails include a “click here” link for credit monitoring.
These emails are NOT from Anthem.
- Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 4:53 pm
After years of discussion and months of technical planning, the Water & Sewer Authority (WSA) is poised to give its consulting engineering firm approval to draw the final plans for extending the Hawleyville sanitary sewer system.
The municipal facilities project is intended to foster economic development in the section of town near the Exit 9 interchange of Interstate 84.
- Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 1:57 pm
Based on engineering data submitted to the Water & Sewer Authority (WSA) on a high-density multifamily housing complex proposed for a 35-acre site at 79 Church Hill Road, the developer is seeking to construct 350 dwellings there.
Fred Hurley, town director of public works, said the WSA would formally receive that application for wastewater treatment capacity from 79 Church Hill Road, LLC, at its meeting slated for 7 pm on Thursday, February 5, at the sewage treatment plant office building at 24 Commerce Road.
- Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 11:39 am
HARTFORD — Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner Jonathan A. Harris are asking Anthem Inc for more information about a reported data breach that may have compromised personal information of its customers across the state.
The Indiana-based health insurer has released information on the data breach indicating that hackers had breached its computer system. The personal information of tens of millions of current and former enrollees and employees across the country is possibly at risk.