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  • Distribution Panel Named— Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation To Release $7.7 Million To Victims, Survivors

    The Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation announced April 25 a number of developments pertaining to its work to support the community of Newtown in the wake of the Sandy Hook School tragedy.

  • Police Reports | April 13-21, 2013

    Truck Vandalism

    Sometime between April 13 and April 20, someone intentionally damaged a truck that was parked at a construction site located off Oak Ridge Drive, police said. Police are investigating the vandalism and ask anyone with knowledge of the criminal mischief to contact them at the police station.

     

    Interstate Accident

  • Fire Reports | April 18-24, 2013

    The dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at Town Hall South report the following fire calls:

    Thursday, April 18: 11:02 am, motor vehicle accident, near 148 Berkshire Road, Sandy Hook responded.

    Friday, April 19: 1:09 pm, investigation, near intersection of Platts Hill Road and Arlyn Ridge Road, Botsford responded.

  • Health Director: Fresh Crop Of Tick Bite Victims

    Standing outside the local referendum voting place April 23 promoting the BLAST program to help protect residents from tick bites and the possible association with tickborne illnesses, Health District Director Donna Culbert was approached by several residents who had already been bitten by ticks this year.

  • Governor Malloy's Sandy Hook Advisory Commission To Meet Friday

    HARTFORD — Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced on April 25 that the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission is next scheduled to meet on Friday, April 26, at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford. Friday morning, the group will continue hearing presentations from behavioral health professionals on mental health services, specifically on the topics of violence and trauma.

    The meeting begins at 9:30 am in hearing room 1A.

  • Sandy Hook Team 26 Will Walk For Mental Health

    Putting one foot in front of the other is the way that Newtown Action Alliance (NAA) is supporting changes to mental health accessibility, affordability, knowledge, and awareness.

  • SHS Teachers Honored During 2013 Teacher Of The Year Rose Garden Ceremony

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Twelve years ago, Zillah High School in Washington state had no engineering classes. The science curriculum was lagging behind, and students had to go off campus to take technology classes.

    Jeff Charbonneau, who returned to his hometown 11 years ago to teach at Zillah High, was determined to change that. And he did. Science enrollment is way up. Kids are graduating with college-level science credits. The school expects to have to hire more teachers now to meet the demand.

  • To Honor 12/14 Victim— The Doug Flutie, Jr Foundation For Autism Announces Inception of Joey’s Fund

    FRAMINGHAM, MASS. — The Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism has announced the opening of the Joey’s Fund Family Grant Program, a fund set up in honor of Josephine (Joey) Gay, one of the victims of 12/14.

    Joey’s Fund Family Grant Program provides grants to families in Newtown that need financial assistance for their family member living with autism. The Flutie Foundation anticipates offering two grant cycles per year through Joey’s Fund with plans to expand the geographic focus in future grant cycles.

  • NVS Offering Free Sight-Saving Eye Exams To Eligible Service Dogs

    Newtown Veterinary Specialists (NVS) is participating in the 6th Annual ACVO®/Merial® National Service Dog Eye Exam Event by providing free sight-saving eye exams to qualified service dogs in May. To sign up, service animal owners and handlers must register online at www.ACVOeyeexam.org before April 30.

  • Polls Open At NMS

    Polling is open in Newtown Middle School’s gym, 11 Queen Street, from 6 am to 8 pm today, April 23, for qualified residents and property owners to cast ballots on the proposed townwide budget request.

    The referendum marks the first time budget voters can extend approval or denial to the town and school proposals separately. A charter revision splitting, or bifurcating, the budget ballot was approved in 2012 and is now in effect.