• Anthem Consumer Help Enhanced Post Data Breach, Lawmakers Eye Encryption

    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.

  • Police Reports, February 1-10, 2015

    Flagpole Intersection

    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.

  • Draft Of Sandy Hook Commission Report Released Ahead Of Friday Meeting

    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.

  • Community Center Review Envisions Components, Usage, Costs

    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.

  • Sandy Hook Advisory Panel To Meet Friday

    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.

  • Venezuelan Man Sentenced For Making Threatening Calls

    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.

  • A Long Winter Storm Eases Up On Newtown

    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.

  • Family Of 12/14 Victim Seeking Social Media Shelter

    (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.

  • Bond Refunding Exceeds Expectations, Nets Over $1M Savings

    What started as a projected savings of around $925,000 ballooned to more than $1 million on January 29, as Newtown refunded or refinanced 16 of its general obligation bonds. According to documentation provided by Newtown Finance Director Robert Tait, the total savings generated to offset debt service costs for local taxpayers is $1,013,258.22 to be precise.

  • Carter’s Legislative Proposals Cover Broad Range Of Issues

    Should the State DOT sell surplus lumber from tree trimming to generate revenue for road repairs instead of just chipping it up for mulch?

    Should state municipalities be able to establish donation funds to supplement their social services efforts?

    Should lawmakers be permitted to remove state department heads?

    Should Connecticut officials be required to explain violations to local businesses before levying fines for certain statutory violations?