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  • Finance Board Hears About Pending Grants, Reviews Possible Town Costs

    The Board of Finance heard a detailed presentation from Finance Director Robert Tait on June 10 about the various pending grants a the town is applying for, or has applied for to offset taxpayer expenses related to school security and related measures in the wake of 12/14. Mr Tait reviewed the documentation ahead of the meeting, beginning with the School Emergency Response to Violence or SERV grant.

  • Police Reports May 29 - June 8, 2013

    Motor Vehicle Accident Police report that motorist Andrew Husvar, 23, of 12 Bradley Lane was driving a 2008 BMW 335 auto northward on High Rock Road, near Kelly Court, about 9:50 pm on May 29, when he lost control of the aut...

  • Fire Reports June 6 - June 12, 2013

    The radio dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at Town Hall South report the following fire calls and the responders:   Thursday, June 6: 7:52 pm, medical assist, Toddy Hill Road, Botsford...

  • Pausing To Reflect Six Months After 12/14

    The six month anniversary of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School will be marked on Friday with private and public events. The Newtown Interfaith Clergy Association has an event planned for Friday night at Fairfield Hills, where residents and visitors of all ages are invited to gather at the soccer fields at 7:30. Some houses of worship will also have their sanctuaries open for quiet prayer and reflection on Friday, and a few will be ringing their bells at 9:30 am, “in memory of those who have been lost and in the hope that a way of peace and compassion is within our reach," according to the Reverend Matthew Crebbin of Newtown Congregational Church.

  • Friends Of Counted Embroidery June Meeting Cancelled

    Tomorrow’s meeting and program of the Friends of Counted Embroidery Laurel chapter has been cancelled. A luncheon that was to have taken place during the Thursday, June 13 gathering will instead take place in September, when the group resumes its meetings. FCE-Laurel chapter will now be on its summer break.

  • Newtown Sergeant, Redding Chief Honored At DC Gala

    Two police officers who made emergency responses to the 12/14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School were among the first responders who were honored on June 2 in Washington, D.C., at the Ford’s Theatre Annual Gala. At the event on stage, Brian Stokes Mitchell, a Broadway actor and singer, read a statement concerning Newtown Police Sergeant David Kullgren’s participation in the police response to the incident.

  • Sen Murphy Donning Newtown Uniform For Congressional Baseball Game

    Short of the Nationals capturing a World Series berth, one of the most anticipated baseball battles in Washington, DC happens every year between the US Congressional Democrats and Republicans. And for the past five years, Connecticut’s Chris Murphy has been the man behind the plate for the Democrats.During his seven years in Washington, first as a Congressman and more recently as Senator...

  • Esty Amendment Seeks To Spur Donations For New Sandy Hook School

    WASHINGTON, DC – On June 11, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) introduced an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014, HR 1960. The amendment would provide incentives to defense contractors to make donations to the rebuilding of a new Sandy Hook Elementary School. “This amendment is another opportunity for my colleagues to help ensure that Sandy Hook Elementary School students, and school children in every community across the country that has faced unimaginable tragedy, have the support they need to continue their lives and to heal,” Rep Esty said.

  • Newtown Families Return To Capitol Hill Six Months After Tragedy

    Washington- Having brushed aside efforts to strengthen the nation’s gun laws, Congress has turned its attention toward other issues, including immigration reform and alleged abuses by the IRS and National Security Administration.But for the families affected by the 12/14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School and their neighbors, there is no moving on.A group of Newtown families will mark the six-month anniversary of the shooting of 20 first-graders and six educators by taking a school bus to Washington to confront lawmakers who rejected even the most modest of gun-control reforms. Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the organization founded and funded by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, will pay for the bus.The Newtown Action Alliance, a nonprofit group created after the tragedy, has organized the two-day trip...

  • Day Of Remembrance To Mark Six-Month Anniversary Of 12/14

    Family members of those killed 12/14, along with elected officials, faith leaders, and other community members, will join together in a day of remembrance and a call to action on Friday, June 14. They will gather at Edmond Town Hall to read the names of victims of gun violence and urge their representatives in Congress to support legislation that would require comprehensive background checks. After a moment of silence at 9:30 am, there will be a rally and press conference to include Newtown survivors, Governor Dannel P. Malloy, and First Selectman Pat Llodra. In addition, Mayors Against Illegal Guns will officially launch its “No More Names: National Drive to Reduce Gun Violence” tour from Newtown.