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  • Llodra Reports To Newly Seated Council On School Security Developments

    It was an odd image, seeing Jeff Capeci seated at an audience microphone during the public comments portion of Wednesday's Legislative Council meeting.

    But as he was briefly honored by newly elected council Chair Mary Ann Jacob for his years of elected service, the former chairman had nothing but congratulations to offer.

    "I look forward to following everything you do," Mr Capeci said to the 11 members who gathered for the first meeting of their new two-year term. Council member Lisa Romano arrived later.

  • Main Street Flag Lowered For Jack Rosenthal

    Hook & Ladder firefighters lowered the flag on the Main Street flagpole this morning, to honor the late First Selectman Jack Rosenthal.

    Mr Rosenthal died on November 26. Calling hours are tonight, from 4 to 8 pm at Honan Funeral Home. A memorial service is planned for 11:30 am Thursday, December 5, at Newtown Meeting House.

  • Superintendent’s Letter Advises Parents Of 911 Calls Imminent Release

    Interim Superintendent of Schools John Reed sent a letter to school district parents and staff members on Tuesday, December 3, in anticipation of the Wednesday, December 4, release of local 911 calls made to the Newtown Police Department during the events of 12/14 at Sandy Hook School.

    In the letter, Dr Reed explained the recordings will be released at 2 pm, and will be available through the offices of Cohen and Wolf in Danbury.

  • State Responders Involved In 12/14 Tragedy To Receive Compensatory Time

    HARTFORD — Governor Dannel P. Malloy has announced that first responders and other state employees who were significantly involved with the direct response to the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School last year will be credited with forty hours of compensatory time under an agreement reached between the state and six unions representing the state employees.

  • Released 911 Calls Reflect The Intensity Of 12/14 Attack On SHS

    Recordings of the Emergency 911 telephone calls received by Newtown police from people at Sandy Hook School on the morning of December 14, 2012, reflect tension and fear in the callers’ voices as they urged police to rapidly respond to 12 Dickinson Drive to help them during Adam Lanza’s attack on the school.

    The town released the 911 recordings on Wednesday after blocking their disclosure for nearly one year due to privacy concerns.

  • Washington, DC Program To Honor Gun Violence Victims

    The Newtown Foundation announced Monday, December 2, that four-time Grammy Award winner Carole King will perform at the December 12 vigil in Washington, DC, to honor the more than 30,000 people who die of gun violence every year in the United States.

  • Thanksgiving Holiday Traffic Arrests Down Over 2012

    HARTFORD (AP) — Connecticut State Police say most motor vehicle violations over the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend were down from last year.

    State Police said on Monday that troopers arrested 1,134 motorists for alleged speeding, 43 who were accused of driving under the influence and investigated 562 accidents, which included one fatality.

  • Federal Judge Dismisses NSSF’s Challenge of Gun Control Law

    NEW HAVEN – A federal judge Monday dismissed the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s (NSSF) lawsuit against Governor Dannel Malloy, and other state officials, which challenged the legality of a state gun control law approved last April stemming from the Sandy Hook School shooting incident of December 14, 2012.

  • Officials, Community Leaders Turn Attention To 12/14 Anniversary

    From left is Cody Foss of Newtown Youth Academy, Police Chief Michael Kehoe, First Selectman Pat Llodra, Interim School Superintendent Dr John Reed, and Newtown Congregational Church Senior Minister Matt Crebbin, during a press conference at Newtown Municipal Center. The December 3 event offered the opportunity for the leaders to respond to questions and offer information concerning the approaching first anniversary of 12/14.

  • Widespread Haz-Mat Presence Would Have Hampered Sandy Hook Renovations

    Long before the first environmental contractors started reporting higher than expected levels of lead, asbestos, and PCBs in construction debris at Sandy Hook School, a panel of town officials and residents in a subsequent referendum had already endorsed razing and replacing the aging elementary school building.