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  • 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?

  • A Small Basket Has Yielded A Steady Supply Of Donations For Food Pantry

    In October 2013, Women Involved in Newtown (WIN) joined a special club: those who regularly provide items to FAITH Food Pantry. WIN members had long been encouraged to bring donations for the secular food pantry to meetings (the organization’s acronym stands for Food Assistance Immediate Temporary Help). During late summer/early autumn of 2013, WIN member Corey Kondas suggested the club set up an outreach project that would offer visitors to a popular location in the center of town the opportunity to also help the food pantry.

  • Assistance Is In Place When Help Is Needed At SHS

    “We are the central place for support and resources for all community members, whether 12/14-related or not,” said Melissa Glaser. Ms Glaser is the community outreach liaison for the Newtown Recovery and Resiliency Team, funded through December 2015 by a Department of Justice grant.

  • Historical Society Program Postponed; Additional Closings Announced

    Due to the weather today, Newtown Historical Society has decided to postpone tonight’s scheduled program, “Women’s Work In WWII.” A new date for the program will be an-nounced.

  • Newtown Public Schools Closed Monday

    All Newtown Public Schools will be closed Monday, February 9, due to the weather.

    All district offices, including the district's central office, will also be closed.

  • Two Hour Delay Tuesday For Newtown Public Schools

    All Newtown Public Schools will run on a two hour delay on Tuesday, February 10. 

    The announcement came Monday, February 9, around 6 pm. Schools were also closed on Monday, due to the weather.

  • State Revenue Commissioner Says Anthem Customers Should File Taxes ASAP

    HARTFORD (AP) — In the latest update to information concerning a major data breach of Anthem Inc that may have compromised personal information of millions of its customers across the state, Connecticut’s tax commissioner is urging taxpayers expecting federal or state income tax refunds who may be affected by the Anthem data breach to file their taxes quickly.

  • School Bids OK’d, SHES Construction Likely Starting In March

    Site work being performed at the new Sandy Hook Elementary School site in February includes installing retaining wall #4; beginning foundation excavation (late February); and continuing storm drainage pipe and structure installation.

  • Newtown Covering Magnet, Charter Tuition & Transportation For 52 Students

    Newtown taxpayers currently underwrite tuition and/or unreimbursed transportation costs for 52 district students to attend charter and magnet schools out of district according to Business Manager Ron Bienkowski. The district is also eligible to receive a $1,300 transportation subsidy for each of these 52 students to help offset taxpayer costs, he said.

  • Severe Cold Weather Protocol Extended Again

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy is directing the state’s Severe Cold Weather Protocol to be extended and remain in effect through Monday, February 16, as dangerously cold temperatures continue to impact the state.

    The Severe Cold Weather Protocol activates a network of procedures among the relevant state agencies to ensure that the most vulnerable receive shelter from the cold.