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  • Llodra To Marysville: Newtown’s ‘Hearts Break For You’

    Among the many messages pouring in to the people of Marysville, Washington, where a tragic October 24 school shooting has resulted in three deaths, is a heartfelt note to its mayor from Newtown First Selectman Pat Llodra.

    Mrs Llodra’s message, sent through the office of Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring, expresses acknowledgement of the gravity of the nation’s latest multi-casualty school incident, while conveying on behalf of the entire Newtown community, its collective supportive thoughts, prayers and sentiments.

  • Environmental Group Concerned Over Concrete Work at Animal Sanctuary Site

    A private environmental protection group has informed the first selectman that it is concerned about development that has occurred at a 34-acre site at Fairfield Hills, near the environmentally sensitive Deep Brook, without the developer first having secured a wetlands/watercourses protection permit for such work from the town.

  • Is Saving Money More Important Than Public Safety

    To the Editor:

    Again, we see the emergency dispatch regionalization issue being reviewed.  This time by the Newtown’s Board of Fire Commissioners.  Again I urge all Newtown residents to take notice and let your voices be heard.

  • Council Moves To Publish Entire Town Payroll

    Sandy Hook resident Richard Fenaroli firmly believes an informed taxpayer will tend to be more involved in the budget process. To that end, he formally requested the Legislative Council act to publish the entire town roster of employees by name, the position they hold, and the gross amount of income and benefit costs of those employees to taxpayers.

    He also requested that similar data be posted for all current town pensioners.

  • The ‘Best’ VFW Post In The State Celebrates 75 Years

    “My respect and awe grows every year. This is the best post in Connecticut and serves the best town in Connecticut.”

    First Selectman Pat Llodra, remarking on VFW Post 308 and its members

     

    A lot of laughter and a few tears accompanied the VFW Post 308’s 75th anniversary celebration Sunday, March 2.

  • Rescheduled From Jan. 11: First Selectman To Read During Next Bookworms Story Hour

    The Children’s Adventure Center will continue with its series of Bookworms Story Hour with readings by First Selectman Pat Llodra on Saturday, February 8.

    This program was originally scheduled for January 11, but was postponed due to weather and icing conditions that morning.

    Mrs Llodra will be selecting from among her children’s favorites, as well as some of her own favorites, for the free program that will begin at 10 am.

  • First Selectman To Read During Next Bookworms Story Hour

    The Children’s Adventure Center will continue with its series of Bookworms Story Hour this month with readings by First Selectman Pat Llodra on Saturday, January 11.

    Mrs Llodra will be selecting from among her children’s favorites, as well as some of her own favorites, for the free program that will begin at 10 am.

  • Llodra’s Pleas For Acts Of Kindness Generate Efforts Across The Nation

    For several days before the somber anniversary of 12/14, First Selectman Pat Llodra led a panel of community leaders through a half-dozen press conferences that were attended by state, regional, and national media.

  • One Year Ago, Monroe Stepped Up To Help A Neighbor In Need

    As Interim Superintendent of Schools John Reed said recently, the effort Monroe went through to help Newtown following the events of 12/14 was “complex and extremely important.”

    Within days of the tragic shooting, Newtown First Selectman Pat Llodra announced Monroe’s willingness to help by providing a new home for Sandy Hook staff and students at its then-mothballed Chalk Hill Middle School.

  • Widespread Haz-Mat Presence Would Have Hampered Sandy Hook Renovations

    Long before the first environmental contractors started reporting higher than expected levels of lead, asbestos, and PCBs in construction debris at Sandy Hook School, a panel of town officials and residents in a subsequent referendum had already endorsed razing and replacing the aging elementary school building.