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  • Having Breakfast With Santa

    Newtown Parks & Recreation hosted its annual Breakfast with Santa event at Newtown Middle School on Saturday, December 6.

    Craft tables were available, two therapy dogs attended, Mad Science of Stratford’s “Messy Mel” Salguero and “Mathematical Mike” Elwell performed during the event, and a line of children was constantly waiting to visit with Santa.

    Many parents took photos of their children posing with Santa during the event.

  • Mental Health Needs Persist Two Years After School Shooting

    (AP) Anxiety, depression, guilt, sleeplessness, marital strife, drug and alcohol abuse... Two years after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the scope of the psychological damage to children, parents and others is becoming clear, and the need for treatment is likely to persist.

    “Here it is two years later, and it’s still hard to deal with. But God, you didn’t want to know me two years ago,” said Beth Hegarty, a Sandy Hook mother who happened to be inside the school that day with her three daughters, all of whom survived.

  • Schools To Run On A Two Hour Delay Thursday

    The Newtown Public Schools will have a two hour delay, due to anticipated road conditions caused by the weather, on Thursday, December 11. 

  • Documents: Parents Of Some Sandy Hook Victims Intend To Sue

    HARTFORD — Court documents indicate that the parents of several of the children killed on 12/14 intend to file wrongful death lawsuits.

    Probate court records show that parents of 11 of the 20 first graders killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School have created estates for their children, which would be required to file lawsuits on their behalf. The documents do not say who they intend to sue.

  • 227 CT Gun Deaths Later, Newtown Families Continue Their Campaign

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy are giving fellow senators pins that show how many people in their state have been killed by guns since Adam Lanza shot 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School nearly two years ago.

    The senators’ own pins bear the number 227.

    Mr Blumenthal said he and Mr Murphy are distributing the pins to pressure Congress to act on gun control.

  • Police Reports, November 30-December 8, 2014

    Flagpole Accident

    Police report an accident about 6:40 pm on December 5 at the flagpole intersection of Main Street, Church Hill Road, and West Street.

    In the incident, motorist Deborah Johnston, 56, of Fairfield was driving a 2008 Nissan Versa sedan southward on Main Street and approaching the flagpole, as motorist Mary Malin, 17, of 76 Great Hill Road was driving a 2004 Dodge Stratus westward on Church Hill Road, police said.

  • Fire Reports, December 5-10, 2014

    The radio dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at Town Hall South, 3 Main Street, report the following fire calls and the responders:

    Thursday, December, 4: No calls listed.

  • Luminarias Fail To Set Holiday Spirits Aglow

    On behalf of the Ram Pasture Christmas Tree Lighting Committee, member Diana Johnson, on Monday, December 8, issued “sincere apologies to the whole town” for the abject failure of a new lighting option in the luminarias provided by the Chamber of Commerce and placed down Main Street, adjacent streets, and around Hawley Pond, a traditional prelude to the annual tree lighting.

  • Ram Pasture Tree Lighting Opens The Weekend

    A crowd gathered around the larger tree at Ram Pasture on Friday, December 5, for the 30th Annual Ram Pasture Tree Lighting event.

  • Venezuelan Man Pleads Guilty To Making Telephoned Threats After 12/14

    HARTFORD — Wilfrido A. Cardenas Hoffman, 31, of El Hatillo, Venezuela, waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty on December 11 in federal court to making threatening phone calls to residents of Newtown shortly after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting tragedy in December 2012.