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  • Llodra: Newtown Will Not Host Official 12/14 Anniversary Events

    On October 16, First Selectman Pat Llodra updated her blog to discuss the town’s plans for the first anniversary of the Sandy Hook tragedy. She told The Newtown Bee that the message was intended “for the people and media outside of our community” — those who might want to come and share their sorrow with Newtown, or report on how others in town are handling their recovery.

  • Heath Found Guilty Of Murder

    A 12-person jury in Danbury Superior Court has found John Heath, 70, of Bridgewater guilty of murder in the 1984 death of his wife, Elizabeth. Her remains were found in 2010 in a dry well beneath the floor of a barn at the Heath property at 89 Poverty Hollow Road in Newtown.

    Sentencing of John Heath has been set for December 3. His bail was raised from $1 million to $2 million, and he was returned to Bridgeport Correctional Facility where he has been held since his arrest in 2012,

  • John Heath Convicted Of Murder In 1984 Killing Of Wife

    DANBURY -- A 12-member jury in Danbury Superior Court on Wednesday, October 16, found John Heath, 70, of Bridgewater guilty of murder in the 1984 killing of his wife, Elizabeth, who was then 32.

    The eight-man, four-woman jury determined that the former Newtown resident beat his wife to death, wrapped her remains in bedding and garbage bags, and then stuffed them into a dry well located beneath the floor of a barn at their 89 Poverty Hollow Road property in Newtown. 

  • NYC Woman Sentenced For 12/14 Fundraising Scam

    HARTFORD – A New York City woman was sentenced in US District Court on Tuesday, October 15, to serve eight months in prison, with two years of probation to follow, on convictions for wire fraud and for making false statements in connection with a scam fundraising scheme that she created on the Internet stemming from the Sandy Hook School shooting incident last December.

    Nouel Alba, 37, of The Bronx pleaded guilty in June to the federal charges.

  • ‘Guns Save Lives Day’ Moved To December 15

    (This story has been updated to include comments made by First Selectman Pat Llodra on Wednesday, October 16.)

     

  • Bronx Woman Gets 8 Months In 12/14 Fraud Case

    HARTFORD — Late Tuesday afternoon, a New York City woman who posed as the aunt of a child killed in the massacre at Sandy Hook School last December was sentenced to 8 months in prison according to an Associated Press bulletin.

    Nouel Alba, 37, of the Bronx pleaded guilty in June to federal charges of wire fraud and making false statements.

  • Jury Deliberations In Heath Trial Resume Wednesday

    A 12-member jury at the murder trail of John Heath, 70, of Bridgewater deliberated through the day on Friday, October 11, without reaching a verdict.

    The state alleges that Mr Heath beat his wife Elizabeth, 32, to death in April 1984 and then hid her remains in a dry well located beneath the floor of a barn at the Heath property at 89 Poverty Hollow Road in Newtown.

  • Newtown Memorial Fund Accepts $44k From Cincinnati Foundation

    The Newtown Memorial Fund, Inc, a sustainable fund created to support those affected by the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, announced it has received a contribution from The Jeff Ruby Foundation & Jeff Ruby Culinary Entertainment, Inc, a Cincinnati-based steakhouse operator.

    Mr Ruby, the company's owner and president, donated more than $44,000 raised in part from an event he hosted earlier this year to support the Newtown Memorial Fund.

  • Residents Sought For Board Vacancies

    First Selectman Pat Llodra is seeking residents to fill several opening on local appointed boards and commissions. In some cases the appointments are required to be affiliated with a specific political party, while in other cases unaffiliated voters are encouraged to consider serving.

    The Lake Lillinonah Authority has an open position available to any registered voter. Interested parties may apply up to November 4.

  • Newtown Fund Preparing For 2013 Holiday Basket Program

    Since 2008, Sandy Hook resident Rosemary Trudell  Trudell — center, flanked by granddaughters Haley, left, and Julia — has organized a collection of toys and children’s clothing among the residents of Walnut Tree Village II for The Newtown Fund’s Holiday Basket Program. Saturday, December 14, will be Depot Day this year and organizers are hoping that families, organizations and other groups will choose to do something positive for the community on that solemn anniversary.