- Friday, January 3, 2014
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.
- Saturday, December 14, 2013
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.
- Monday, December 2, 2013
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.
- Saturday, November 23, 2013
(AP) First Selectman Pat Llodra has called on state prosecutors to release recordings of 911 calls from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings.
She told Hearst Connecticut Newspapers that releasing the recordings will end leaks to media outlets that she says are painful to family members and Newtown officials. She compared the leaks to Chinese water torture.
- Monday, November 18, 2013
About a dozen Newtown residents who work for General Electric joined colleagues who are current or former loaned executives to the town, Martha Poulter, vice president and Chief Information Officer for GE Capital, and the Newtown Board of Selectmen to celebrate a $15 million gift to the community to build, staff and program a community center Monday evening at Newtown Municipal Center.
- Tuesday, October 15, 2013
(This story has been updated to include comments made by First Selectman Pat Llodra on Wednesday, October 16.)
- Friday, October 11, 2013
DANBURY — The Women’s Business Council of the Greater Danbury Chamber of Commerce will present special Honorary Recognition to Newtown First Selectman Patricia Llodra and former Superintendent of Schools Janet Robinson at its 3rd Annual Heart of Women Award reception.
The awards will be presented during a cocktail and dinner reception on Thursday, October 17, at the Ethan Allen Hotel, 21 Lake Avenue Extension in Danbury.
- Thursday, October 3, 2013
It was not more than a few weeks after Newtown’s 12/14 tragedy that invitations began pouring in from across the region and the country to several key community leaders.
Many were from fraternal organizations in law enforcement and emergency communications looking to Police Chief Michael Kehoe and a number of 12/14 police responders, and Emergency Communications Director Maureen Will, for advice or guidance born of their experiences on that horrific day.
- Monday, September 16, 2013
Mets player Anthony Recker works with a Newtown slugger on his hitting skills during a clinic hosted by the Mets and Citibank at Citi Field on September 15.
- Wednesday, August 28, 2013
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.