• Former Dispatcher Pleads Guilty in Drug Trafficking Case

    HARTFORD – A former Newtown emergency services dispatcher pleaded guilty on Monday, October 19, in US District Court to one count of conspiracy to distribute anabolic steroids.

    In court, Jason Chickos, 46, of Bridgeport changed his plea from not guilty to guilty. Chickos has been free on bond since his arrest late last April.

  • Police Reports | September 10-22, 2014


    Police report they conducted surveillance at various local package stores on Saturday, September 13, as part of their participation in the Stop Underage Drinking and Sales (SUDS) alcohol enforcement project.

    Police said that at about 8:45 pm, they spotted a teenage male walk into the Rooster Wines & Liquors package store at 113 South Main Street.

  • Gather Evidence Before Setting A Policy On Guns

    To the Editor:

    Hartford seems poised to hurry up and do something. This reminds me of a quote I heard years ago: “good politics rarely results in good policy.” Better laws always address cause rather than effect. Any good policy begins with defining the problem, gathering evidence and identifying causes. Only then should solutions be evaluated/developed.

  • Bad Drugs Cause Violent Behavior

    To the Editor:

    Regarding Newtown’s school tragedy and “psychotropic drugs,” there is a better solution, given the fact that “some 75 percent of these shootings” have been committed by children in school, as a psychologist working for the state was quoted in the Danbury News­-Times.