- Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 9:30 am
Jackson Mittleman, center, set to play Shrek in the middle school's upcoming musical production Shrek The Musical Jr, with fellow castmates during rehearsal on March 9.
$1 Million Raised For Fairfield County Nonprofits During 2015 Giving Day; $39,151 For Newtown GroupsSaturday, March 14, 2015 at 9:20 am
Fairfield County’s Community Foundation (FCCF) Giving Day, held March 5, raised more than $1 million for nearly 400 nonprofit organizations in a 24-hour period.
Donations last Thursday totaled $960,991, while sponsorships from a prize pool added another $105,100, for a grand total of 1,066,091. Fifteen Newtown organizations raised a total of $39,151.
The second annual online day of giving was more successful than 2014’s event, which raised a total of $745,729.64.
- Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 9:19 am
BRIDGEPORT/DANBURY (AP) — The families of eight people killed in the Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school shooting have filed lawsuits against the estate of the gunman's mother.
The lawsuits contend Nancy Lanza failed to properly secure the rifle her troubled adult son, Adam Lanza, used to kill 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012. The lawsuits seek to collect on Nancy Lanza's homeowner's insurance.
The lawsuits were filed in Superior Court in Bridgeport, except for one filed in Danbury.
- Saturday, March 14, 2015
The Water & Sewer Authority (WSA) is reviewing a request for sanitary sewer service at an 11.8-acre site at 10 through 22 Washington Avenue in Sandy Hook Center, where a local developer/builder proposes the construction of a 74-unit apartment complex known as The River Walk at Sandy Hook Village.
WSA members decided on March 12 that the sewering proposal would be the subject of a WSA public hearing on April 1.
- Friday, March 13, 2015 at 12:57 pm
New ceiling and carpet tiles give the Children’s Department of C.H. Booth Library a fresh look. Shelves full of books are ready for checking out, although the loss of 10,000 water-damaged books means some favorites may not yet be available.
- Friday, March 13, 2015 at 9:19 am
State Senator Tony Hwang (28th District) has been making his way through the Newtown Public Schools, visiting with students.
According to his office, Sen Hwang intends to visit each of Newtown’s schools, and he has already visited Middle Gate Elementary School, Hawley Elementary School, Head O’ Meadow Elementary School, and Newtown High School. Sen Hwang also visited St Rose of Lima School on Friday, January 30.
- Friday, March 13, 2015 at 9:15 am
The recently formed Plum Blossom Asian Brushwork painting group will hold its next meeting at Cyrenius H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street, on Thursday, March 19. The group is scheduled to meet from 2 to 4 pm in the library’s board room.
- Friday, March 13, 2015 at 8:51 am
The public is invited to join Megan Sajovic for a Luck of The Irish Zumba Fitness master class on Tuesday, March 17. The class — which Ms Sajovic promises will be a giant dance party — will begin at 6:45 pm in The Alexandria Room of Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street.
Ms Sajovic is a licensed ZIN member. While the class is called a master class, Ms Sajovic says no experience is needed to participate. All levels and ages are welcome.
“Grab your green and get on the dance floor,” said Ms Sajovic.
- Friday, March 13, 2015 at 8:43 am
The Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) is scheduled to consider a range of topics at its March 19 meeting, including the planned Hawleyville sanitary sewer system expansion project. The panel also is slated to discuss some open space acquisition proposals, plus three sets of proposed changes to the zoning regulations.
The session is scheduled for 7:30 pm on Thursday, March 19, at Newtown Municipal Center, 3 Primrose Street.
- Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 1:10 pm
Police report that a four-vehicle accident occurred about 4 pm on March 11 at the four-way intersection of Berkshire Road (Route 34), Bennetts Bridge Road, and Grays Plain Road in Sandy Hook.
The collision resulted in three people being transported to the hospital for medical evaluation. Also, the incident created extensive travel delays during the evening rush period.
The driver of one vehicle involved in the accident needed to be extricated from the wreckage by Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company.