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  • Town Review Of Castle Hill Housing Proposal Starts

    Water and Sewer Authority (WSA) Chairman Richard Zang explained this week that a public hearing, started on March 21, was the first step in a long review process for a local developer’s proposal for a cluster housing complex off Castle Hill Road.

    Mr Zang referred to GLT Development Corporation’s proposal to construct up to 136 cluster-style individual single-family houses at a 136-acre site at #20 and #60 Castle Hill Road.

    GLT is seeking to buy the land from the Bridgeport Roman Catholic Diocesan Corporation.

  • Sandy Hook Promise Launches Innovation Initiative In San Francisco

    Sandy Hook Promise members Tim Makris, James Belden, Tom Bittman, Lee Shull, and Rob Cox joined the families of Daniel Barden, Avielle Richman, and Dylan Hockley, who died at Sandy Hook Elementary School December 14, for a press conference and town hall meeting in San Francisco on Thursday, March 14, that brought together the local grassroots organization and members of the Silicon Valley technology community to launch the Sandy Hook Promise Innovation Initiative.

  • Ambulance Association Ready To Move On New Building

    A lease proposal between the town and the Newtown Ambulance Association Inc will move from the Fairfield Hills Authority to the Board of Selectmen for consideration, authority members voted Wednesday.

  • Memorial Run For 9/11 To Include Sandy Hook Promise Team

    Those looking to stretch their legs, donate to a good cause, and honor the lives and memories of the victims and first responders of the tragedies of 9/11 and 12/14 can sign up for the 9/11 Memorial 5k Run/Walk and Family Day in Manhattan on April 21. A Sandy Hook Promise team is recruiting athletes of all ability levels to participate in the event.

    Team Captain Ellen Bowen is organizing the effort and hopes to enlist at least 26 participants, “one for each life lost.”

  • Mothers United Against Gun Violence March And Rally

    The grassroots organization March For Change announces that Mothers United Against Gun Violence is holding a march and rally Saturday, March 30, in Hartford. The “Justice-Truth-Equality March Memorial and Rally” will take place starting at 9:30 am, assembling at Main and Albany Streets in Hartford. The rally will take place at 10:30 am,  at the North Portico of the Capitol, facing Bushnell Park.

  • Letter To The Editor Brings Fame To Sandy Hook Resident

    Some writers devote a lifetime to creating the perfect opus, agonizing over every word, crafting each phrase, and breathing life into characters. Yet that pinnacle of achievement remains elusive. Then there are others, like Brendan Duffy, who are catapulted to fame doing what Mr Duffy said anybody could have done: he wrote a letter to the editor of his hometown newspaper, The Newtown Bee.

  • Police Probe Gunfire Incidents At Scattered Locations

    Police are investigating a string of incidents on or about March 12 in which someone apparently shot a firearm toward three local homes, damaging the properties.

    There reportedly were no injuries in the incidents.

    Police have acknowledged that “damage” occurred at a home on Berkshire Road and a home on Saw Mill Road. Police incident logs indicate that yet another incident occurred on Alpine Drive.

  • Llodra Updates Community On The Future Of Sandy Hook School Facility

    First Selectman Pat Llodra issued a letter to the community March 20 to update residents and others about processes to determine the fate and future of the Sandy Hook School building and program. Mrs Llodra said those processes will become very active over the next two months.

    Calling the planned decisionmaking effort “our first and most important challenge as a community,” the first selectman reminded residents that “each and every action step is much, much more involved than the description [below] implies.”

  • Newtown Physicians Unite To Enlist National Network Of Colleagues

    On the morning of 12/14, medical duties were the last thing Newtowners Dr J. James Bruno and Dr Robert Bazuro were thinking about as they rushed separately toward Sandy Hook School praying their children were safe after hearing reports of a lockdown and possible shooting.

    At the same time, Danbury Hospital Emergency Room physician Dr William Begg III and dozens of his fellow staffers were hastily but carefully constructing a mass casualty triage area anticipating a large number on incoming victims.

  • Police Chief Receives Generally High Marks In Job Review

    In its annual review of Police Chief Michael Kehoe’s job performance, the five-member Police Commission has given the chief generally high marks for his work during 2012.

    Police Commission members endorsed the chief’s performance review for calendar 2012 in early December, before the December 14 shooting incident occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School.