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  • Locations For Time Capsules At SHS Sought

    According to Newtown First Selectman Pat Llodra, only one graduating class from Sandy Hook School, the Class of 1980, has sought her help finding a time capsule buried on the property.

    Class member Wendy Mitchell says the time capsule for the Sandy Hook School graduating class of 1980 was buried either when the class was in fourth or fifth grade. The whereabouts of the capsule are unknown, but Ms Mitchell and class members believe it was buried near the school’s sports field or its courtyard.

  • Police Agencies To Share $2.5 Million In Grants For Sandy Hook Incident; Newtown PD Receiving $600,000

    The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Wednesday, August 28, that the Town of Newtown will receive more than $600,000 of an overall $2.5 million grant to be provided to law enforcement agencies in Connecticut to cover the costs for police coverage stemming from the 12/14 shooting incident at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

  • Library Focus Groups Conclude With More Criticisms And Concerns

    The C.H. Booth Library’s new director completed this past week a series of three public forums billed as “Vision Quest” and designed to help the library chart a course for the future. His audience at the two final sessions on Saturday morning and Tuesday evening, however, focused more directly on the director himself and their concerns over recent and imminent changes at the library since his arrival on July 1.

  • 5K And Kids Run August 31, Road Closures & Detours Planned

    The 8th Annual Newtown Road Race 5K and Kids Fun Run, presented by Nike, will take place at Dickinson Park at 9 am on Saturday, August 31. 

    Benefiting Newtown Youth & Family Services (NYFS), this race annually draws 500 to 600 runners plus another 200 children in the fun run. Race organizers are expecting a larger than usual turnout this year.

    The gently rolling course, certified by USATF, begins and ends at Dickinson Park and incorporates both paved and dirt roads. It is ideal for runners and walkers.

  • Police List Road Closures, Parking Bans For Labor Day Parade

    The 52nd Newtown Labor Day Parade is scheduled to start at 10 am on Monday, September 2, returning to its morning start time following the two preceding parades which were held in the afternoon.

    The parade will start at the head of Main Street and then proceed southward on Main Street to eastbound Glover Avenue, and then to northbound Queen Street.

  • Senator Murphy Makes A Lunchtime Visit To Sandy Hook Center

    Senator Chris Murphy, right, crosses Washington Avenue with First Selectman Pat Llodra and Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity Vice President Joe Hemingway, center, during a special visit by the senator on August 26. Ahead of them is Mr Murphy’s assistant Brett Maddux.

  • New Library Director Faces Criticism, Concern At Forum

    Booth Library Director Shawn Fields makes a point at a Saturday, August 24, public forum that was held at the library to solicit public opinion for a vision statement on the library’s  goals.  

  • Review Panel Seeks Shooter's School Records

    NEW HAVEN  — A portrait of a highly isolated young man with disruptions in his education is emerging as a state office investigating the Newtown shooter seeks the release of his school records.

    Connecticut’s child advocate office is seeking Adam Lanza’s records as part of an investigation with its Child Fatality Review Panel into last year’s massacre of 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Lanza, 20, killed his mother before the massacre and committed suicide afterward.

  • Order Sought For Sandy Hook Gunman's School Records

    Connecticut’s attorney general wants a judge to order Newtown school officials to release the records of the gunman who killed 26 people at an elementary school, including 20 first-grade students.

    Attorney General George Jepsen wants Adam Lanza’s school records to be released to the state child advocate office so its Child Fatality Review Panel can examine the 12/14 attack. The panel reviews unexpected and unexplained child fatalities.