- Monday, June 29, 2015 at 8:25 am
As more of Connecticut’s law enforcement agencies are joining Newtown’s Police Department using a nationally recognized risk assessment tool when responding to domestic violence calls, local officers employing their recently implemented “Lethality Assessment” interview are finding that half the local victims and their families are reporting “high danger” threats.
- Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 6:38 pm
Due to the rain, tonight's final outing of the St Rose Parish Carnival has been cancelled.
- Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 10:10 am
Wednesday afternoon, June 24, was calm and bright with cotton clouds stretching across a crisp blue sky. The scene was easy to see for the group of interns working at Nettleton Preserve off Castle Hill Road — one of Newtown’s most photographed and most scenic points.
- Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 10:09 am
Seventeen years ago Pet Sitters International (PSI) came up with the idea of taking your dog to work for a day as way to celebrate the canine-human bond and promote companion animals. They picked the Friday following Father’s Day. During the early years, when as a pet sitter myself, my company offered tips to other businesses that wanted to join in on PSI’s Take Your Dog To Work Day (TYDTWD) for the first time.
- Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 9:51 am
One recent morning at Bridgeport’s Seaside Park, US Senator Richard Blumenthal joined Connecticut State Epidemiologist Matthew Cartter, MD, MPH, advocates and patients in calling for additional federal funding for Lyme research to develop better tools for diagnosis and reporting of the disease.
At the event, experts shared the latest statistics on Lyme prevalence in Connecticut.
- Friday, June 26, 2015 at 4:17 pm
The second annual Newtown Antiques Market will be Saturday, June 27, 10 am to 5 pm, on the grounds of the beautiful Fairfield Hills campus.
The one-day, festive, outdoor show and sale benefits Newtown Historical Society and its mission of preserving historic structures, mounting noteworthy exhibits, and promoting local history.
Frank Gaglio of Barn Star Productions, based in Rhinebeck, N.Y., said he and his company are thrilled to bring back the event.
- Friday, June 26, 2015 at 3:16 pm
C.H. Booth Library will host another Duct Tape Projects workshop with Katie Stevenson, Tuesday, July 14, from 3 to 4:30 pm.
- Friday, June 26, 2015 at 10:04 am
Student accomplishments made throughout the 2014-15 school year at Sandy Hook Elementary School were celebrated on Monday, June 15, during the school's annual awards assembly.
"We're going to celebrate some of our fourth graders," said Sandy Hook School Principal Kathy Gombos near the start of the event, "and everyone, and their really hard work."
The 2014-15 school year, Dr Gombos said, was a "great year" and the school community is ready for the summer.
- Friday, June 26, 2015 at 9:18 am
The town has gained federal approval for the Newtown Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan, a planning document which the town will use in preparing to reduce the potential damage caused by natural disasters.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has endorsed the plan, which has been six years in the making, said Rob Sibley, town deputy director of planning and land use. Mr Sibley also is a town deputy director of emergency management.
- Friday, June 26, 2015 at 9:12 am
Next Tuesday’s “topping off” ceremony, where the final steel construction beam at the new Sandy Hook Elementary School is signed by the entire construction team and hoisted into place, will mark a significant milestone in the critical local building project that one key official involved said is going extremely well.