- Friday, February 13, 2015 at 8:58 am
After being approved by the Board of Selectmen and the Legislative Council, selectmen are coming around to the final administrative requirement before commencing efforts to demolish the dwelling where 12/14 perpetrator Adam Lanza resided.
First Selectman Pat Llodra told the Board of Finance during remarks earlier this week that a town meeting to authorize officials to move forward with the planned razing of that residence will be held 15 minutes before the selectmen’s 7:30 pm meeting Tuesday, February 17.
- Friday, February 13, 2015 at 8:54 am
In separate Connecticut Senate and House proposals, Newtown’s legislative delegation — Senator Tony Hwang and Representatives Mitch Bolinsky, J.P. Sredzinski, and Dan Carter — is proposing changes to a statute that currently permits developers to circumvent local zoning restrictions on residential projects if the community does not currently conform to Connecticut’s ten percent threshold under affordable housing requirements.
- Friday, February 13, 2015 at 8:52 am
As hundreds, or perhaps thousands of Newtown residents who may be affected by the Anthem data breach continue to receive updated information and enhanced consumer support, lawmakers in Hartford this week proposed legislation mandating that state insurance providers encrypt social security information and other client details in their massive databases.
A reported data breach may have compromised personal information of its current and former customers across the state, and millions of Anthem customers across the country.
- Friday, February 13, 2015
A two-vehicle accident occurred at the flagpole intersection of Main Street, Church Hill Road, and West Street about 4:18 pm on February 6.
Police said motorist Monica Tedla, 21, of 6 Abbey Lane was driving a 2012 Honda Accord sedan westward on Church Hill Road, as motorist Robert McNamara, 68, of Danbury was driving a 2012 Acura MDX SUV northward on Main Street.
- Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 5:26 pm
The February 12 release of a draft report of Governor Dannel Malloy’s Sandy Hook Advisory Commission has come one day ahead of a meeting where the panel was scheduled to vote on its formal release.
- Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 9:17 am
About a year ago, on the heels of a $15 million gift to Newtown from General Electric, the Board of Selectmen appointed an advisory committee to look into the scope, logistics, cost, and future usage potentials of a community center that would be developed and operated through that generous donation.
- Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 8:30 am
HARTFORD — Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s Sandy Hook Advisory Commission is next scheduled to meet on Friday, February 13, at 9:30 am, in Hearing Room 1B of the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.
The group plans to continue its discussion regarding the relevant issue areas that will be incorporated into its final report, including mental health/mental wellness, law enforcement, and safe school design and operation.
- Thursday, February 12, 2015
HARTFORD — A US District Court judge on Thursday, February 12, sentenced a Venezuelan man to 12 months and one day of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of probation, for making threatening phone calls to residents of Newtown shortly after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting tragedy in December 2012.
- Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 9:11 am
A pair of state plow trucks head east along Church Hill Road (State Route 6) late Monday morning. Snow was falling by daybreak February 9, slowed during the mid morning hours, but picked up again by late morning and remained steady all afternoon.
- Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 8:34 am
(AP) The family of a 12/14 victim has applied to trademark her name in an attempt to stop others from misusing it on social media.
Victoria Soto was one of the teachers killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in the shootings there 26 months ago.
Jillian Soto says people have set up fake accounts using her sister’s name, many of which promote conspiracy theories about the massacre.