Residents who stopped by the Office of the First Selectman during the early part of last week had the opportunity to sign a 4 x 6-foot banner to be sent to the mayor’s office in Boston. Municipal Center staff members and first responders, as well as solidarity between the two towns rocked by violence in the past months.
When Newtown Underwater Search And Rescue (NUSAR) members respond to aquatic emergency calls, they soon will be doing so in a new custom-built dive boat designed to maximize the volunteer organization’s effectiveness on the water. NUSAR recently acquired the 20-foot-long aluminum dive boat, which replaces its 19-foot fiberglass dive boat. Viking Welded Boats of New Hampshire fabricated the boat to NUSAR’s specifications.
Kathy Suhoza was installed as the president of the Newtown Board of Realtors in January, a task she called “daunting.” Although one of the top selling realtors for eight of the ten years she has worked as a real estate professional with Coldwell Banker, and confident of her ability to lead local realtors out of a sluggish period, the Newtown resident was unsure what kind of situation she was stepping into, following 12/14. Ms Suhoza and local realtors had been warned by area colleagues that the Newtown/Sandy Hook real estate situation could expect to stagnate or take a loss. Instead, Ms Suhoza said on Tuesday, April 16, Newtown realtors have seen the resilience and courage portrayed by the town result in a positive response.
Newtown’s State Rep Mitch Bolinsky (R-106) has challenged lawmakers to block an automatic 16-percent gas tax hike, scheduled to take effect on July 1, 2013. The wholesale gross receipts tax on petroleum is scheduled to go from 7 percent per gallon to 8.1 percent, percent, with Newtown residents paying some of the highest gas prices in the state.
When nominations for the Citizen Service Before Self Honors Award, sponsored by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society and the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation, were received in December, there were overwhelming nominations to recognize the valor and selflessness of the teachers and staff at Sandy Hook School during the events of 12/14.Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation President Tom Wilkerson said the nominations for the award came from across the country. Nominations were received by December 28, and when judging was completed, General Wilkerson (US Marine Corps, Retired) said there was a unanimous idea between the judges to make an effort to visit Sandy Hook...
After investigating a report of suspicious activity having occurred at a vacant, rundown house at 82 Berkshire Road (Route 34) in Sandy Hook, town police determined on Friday, April 26, that unusual, but not criminal, activity had taken place, police said.
Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced on April 25 that the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission is next scheduled to meet on Friday, April 26, at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford. Friday morning, the group will continue hearing presentations from behavioral health professionals on mental health services, specifically on the topics of violence and trauma.
During a special meeting of the Board of Education on Wednesday, April 24, an expenditure of up to $65,000 from the Sandy Hook School Special Revenue Fund was authorized for providing pre-construction services for Sandy Hook School. Public Building and Site Commission Chair Robert Mitchell explained his board has been dealing with the state’s Department of Construction Services to prepare to accelerate the design phase of the Sandy Hook School site recommendation, which is scheduled to be determined by the Sandy Hook School Task Force in early May.
The Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation announced April 25 a number of developments pertaining to its work to support the community of Newtown in the wake of the Sandy Hook School tragedy. The Foundation on Thursday announced the formation of an initial distribution committee assembled to determine the allocation of funds from The Sandy Hook School Support Fund to the 40 families most severely impacted by the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings...
Truck Vandalism Sometime between April 13 and April 20, someone intentionally damaged a truck that was parked at a construction site located off Oak Ridge Drive, police said. Police are investigating the vandalism and ask an...