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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Hadassah Chapters Thank Volunteers At High Tea

    Like any party, it seemed no one wanted to be the first one to arrive. But when they did come, the town workers and volunteers who have spent hours dealing with the aftermath of 12/14 came in droves.

  • Parents Want Armed Security While Officials Wait For Recommendations

    Both residents and officials on hand to listen during a sparsely attended public budget hearing February 21 expressed significant concerns about future school security needs.

  • Police View 12/14 Investigation Leaks As ‘Hurtful,’ ‘Inaccurate’

    During a February 9 panel discussion at the annual winter convention of the New England Newspaper & Press Association in Boston, State Police Lt J Paul Vance told about 100 journalists, editors and publishers attending a panel on school shootings that the only official and accurate statements regarding the tragic events of 12/14 and the continuing investigation will come from him.

  • Arcade SHAC Open At Sand Hill Plaza

    Flashing lights and whirring machines flooded the arcade room. Children and adults maneuvered controls translating moves to onscreen race cars and motorcycles Saturday, February 16 during the grand opening of Newtown’s new Sandy Hook Arcade Center (SHAC) — that has sprung up in record time in Sand Hill Plaza, 228 South Main Street.

  • Slowly But Surely, Attention Turning To Future Of Sandy Hook School

    Knowing that Sandy Hook School students and staff will be welcome and secure at Monroe’s Chalk Hill School facility until at least June of 2014, First Selectman Pat Llodra and a number of other officials at the local, state and federal level are beginning the long process of focusing on how, when and where students and staff will eventually return home to Newtown.

  • Residents Sought For Service

    First Selectman Pat Llodra is calling on qualified residents to consider filling vacant seats on a number of local appointed boards. Current openings include:

    *The Hattertown Historic District, which has two alternate positions available, one to a any party and one to a Democrat or Unaffiliated voter. 

    *The Charter Communications Advisory Board, which  has an open position for any registered voter. 

  • Community Forum On Post-12/14 Recovery And Resilience, February 27 At WCSU

    DANBURY — The United Way of Western Connecticut is inviting the public to a community forum to discuss recovery and resilience in the aftermath of 12/14 on Wednesday, February 27.

    The forum will begin at 7 pm. It will be in Ives Concert Hall, 181 White Street, on the university’s midtown campus. The forum will be broadcast live over the internet by LiveStream.com.