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  • ‘No More Names: National Drive To Reduce Gun Violence’ To Be In Colorado On Friday

    On Friday, July 19, survivors of the Aurora theater massacre, families of victims, several Newtown families, gun violence prevention advocates, and local faith leaders will gather in Aurora, Colorado, to mark the one-year anniversary of the mass shooting at the Century 16 movie theater that killed 12 people and injured another 70. They will join together in a day of remembrance and a call to action, urging America’s leaders to take meaningful action to reduce gun violence nationwide.

  • Governor Questions Community Foundation’s Decision-Making

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy, in a letter to the Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation, Inc, has expressed his frustration with the foundation’s pace and manner of decisionmaking in terms of distributing funds, which the group has collected to benefit those people affected by the 12/14 Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings.

  • Malloy's Newtown Panel Hoping For National Impact

    HARTFORD (AP) – Members of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's panel charged with reviewing school safety, mental health and public safety following the Newtown school massacre say they want their final report to have national significance.

    Robert Ducibella, a member of the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission and a security consultant, said July 12 he feels the group has a responsibility to broaden its recommendations beyond the December 14 shooting in Connecticut and craft a report that's meaningful to other states as well.

  • Flag Lowered To Honor Former First Selectman

    The Main Street flag was lowered on Friday to pay respect to the late Zita McMahon.

    Mrs McMahon, 75, who served as Newtown's First Selectman from 1989 until 1993, died on July 12, peacefully and surrounded by family. 

    The widow of John Gary McMahn of Sandy Hook, Mrs McMahon was brn on December 4, 1937, in Passaci, N.J., to Joseph and Albina Wyka.

  • Town Officials: ‘Try To Stay Cool!’

    First Selectman Pat Llodra, Newtown Emergency Management Director Bill Halstead and the Newtown Health District are offering information to prevent citizens from becoming victims of the heat during these days of extremely high temperatures.

    The weather forecast is for hot temperatures throughout the week. Residents should feel free to visit any of the locations listed below to seek relief from the heat:

  • Opening Day At C.H. Booth Library Book Sale

    New C.H. Booth Library director Shawn Fields, center, greets Friends of the C.H. Booth Library volunteers, Saturday morning, July 13, prior to the start of the Annual Book Sale. Mr Fields began his new position with the library July 1.

  • Forum Presents 12/14 Fund Distribution Details

    Under a draft proposal presented at a public forum on Thursday, July 11, the families of each of the 26 victims of the 12/14 Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings would receive $281,000 in donated funds.

    Also, under those preliminary recommendations, the families of the 12 surviving children who were in the classrooms where the shootings occurred would receive $20,000 each. Also, two teachers who were injured in the incident would divide $150,000.

  • Celebrating Solar In Newtown

    On a muggy July morning with just enough breeze to topple his posters of a solar panel installation, Henry Cheung of Sound Solar Systems LLC worked to reset his display.

  • Police Union President Honored As Labor Leader Of The Year

    In view of his leadership following the 12/14 shooting incident at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the president of the Newtown Police Union has received the Labor Leader of the Year Award for 2013 from Council 15, which is an association of nearly 4,000 police officers in more than 60 communities in Connecticut.

  • Blight And Firearms Ordinance Amendments Set For Public Hearing

    Both the draft amendments to the town’s firearms ordinance and an anti-blight ordinance will be part of a public hearing on August 7, beginning at 7 pm in Newtown High School’s lecture hall, the Legislative Council voted Wednesday, July 10.

    During the meeting’s initial public comment period, resident Barbara O’Connor expressed concerns with amendments to Newtown’s Firearms Ordinance, which have been the subject of subcommittee meetings for nearly a year.