- Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 9:00 am
Since 1997, The Newtown Junior Women’s Club has annually donated back-to-school backpacks filled with school supplies through their Backpack Program to fulfill the needs of children in Newtown. Newtown Social Services works in coordination with NJWC to inform the club about quantities and supplies needed.
This year the club expects to fill approximately 92 backpacks with required supplies.
- Monday, July 20, 2015 at 11:52 am
UPDATE (Monday, July 20, 2015; 3:52 pm): This story has been updated to reflect that Governor Malloy ordered US and State of Conneticut flags to be lowered to honor those killed in Tennessee last week.
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Hook & Ladder firefighters lowered the flag on Main Street to half-staff this morning, to honor the five servicemen killed last week in a shooting incident in Tennessee.
- Monday, July 20, 2015 at 9:06 am
Tractor Supply Company, a major retailer whose product lines include agriculture, livestock, equine, pet care, home improvement, and lawn and garden maintenance, is seeking a preliminary land use approval from the town toward its goal of locating a new store on a 8.19-acre site at 116 South Main Street.
The property is on the west side of South Main Street, south of South Main Street’s intersection with Simm Lane.
- Monday, July 20, 2015 at 9:04 am
Police Commission Chairman Paul Mangiafico has announced he will not seek reelection to the five-member commission, which he has headed since late 2011.
Mr Mangiafico, a Republican, is in the last year of a four-year term on the agency, which has three Republican and two Democratic members. Four of the five seats on the panel are up for election in the November 3 municipal elections.
Mr Mangiafico has served as the panel’s chairman since becoming a commission member.
- Monday, July 20, 2015 at 8:47 am
Its glistening dark eyes stared back at resident Robert Eckenrode as he took a photo of his backyard guest. A barred owl — named “Hootie” or “Daniel,” depending on who in the family is talking — that he first noticed in mid-June sat with its wings at rest, perched on a porch rail.
- Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 12:12 pm
HARTFORD (AP) — Proposed federal education legislation to fund social and emotional learning skills training for teachers would help prevent violence such as mass shootings, the mother of a 6-year-old boy killed on 12/14 said Friday.
“Since almost the beginning I had an intuitive awareness that had the shooter in our case had access to social and emotional learning this tragedy would not have happened,” Jesse’s mother, Scarlett Lewis, said at a July 17 news conference with Senator Richard Blumenthal.
- Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 11:53 am
- Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 11:31 am
Following discussion and deliberation a week earlier by the Legislative Council’s Ordinance Committee, Chairman Ryan Knapp recommended July 15 that the full council suspend any plans to modify the town’s relatively new Firearms Ordinance.
- Friday, July 17, 2015 at 12:36 pm
SOUTHBURY — An off-duty Newtown police officer was involved in a one-car accident on Main Street South early on the morning of July 11.
Southbury police said that Michael McGowan, 42, was driving a 2004 Toyota Camry sedan eastward on Main Street South, west of its intersection with Hollow Swamp Road, when he fell asleep at the wheel at about 12:39 am.
- Friday, July 17, 2015 at 10:35 am
An elevation drawing of one of the two large buildings proposed for The River Walk at Sandy Hook Village on Washington Avenue in Sandy Hook Center.