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  • Sandy Hook Promise Launches Innovation Initiative In San Francisco

    Sandy Hook Promise members Tim Makris, James Belden, Tom Bittman, Lee Shull, and Rob Cox joined the families of Daniel Barden, Avielle Richman, and Dylan Hockley, who died at Sandy Hook Elementary School, December 14, for a press conference and town hall meeting in San Francisco, Calif., on Thursday, March 14, that brought together the local grassroots organization and members of the Silicon Valley technology community to launch the Sandy Hook Promise Innovation Initiative.

  • Ambulance Association Ready To Move On New Building

    A lease proposal between the town and the Newtown Ambulance Association Inc will move from the Fairfield Hills Authority to the Board of Selectmen for consideration, authority members voted Wednesday.

  • Memorial Run For 9/11 To Include Sandy Hook Promise Team

    Those looking to stretch their legs, donate to a good cause, and honor the lives and memories of the victims and first responders of the tragedies of 9/11 and 12/14 can sign up for the 9/11 Memorial 5k Run/Walk and Family Day in Manhattan on April 21. A Sandy Hook Promise team is recruiting athletes of all ability levels to participate in the event.Team Captain Ellen Bowen is organizing the effort and hopes to enlist at least 26 participants, “one for each life lost.” Ms Bowen said the team is associated with Sandy Hook Promise, a national grassroots organization based in Newtown formed in response to the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School on 12/14...

  • Mothers United Against Gun Violence March And Rally

    The grassroots organization March For Change announces that Mothers United Against Gun Violence is holding a march and rally Saturday, March 30, in Hartford.

  • Letter To The Editor Brings Fame To Sandy Hook Resident

    Some writers devote a lifetime to creating the perfect opus, agonizing over every word, crafting each phrase, and breathing life into characters. Yet that pinnacle of achievement remains elusive. Then there are others, like Brendan Duffy, who are catapulted to fame doing what Mr Duffy said anybody could have done: he wrote a letter to the editor of his hometown newspaper, The Newtown Bee. That letter, which was given the title “Elected Officials Are Fundamentally Dishonest” by The Bee editor, and published January 10, 2013, in the Letter Hive, has generated more than 100 letters and phone calls to the Sandy Hook resident, and as of March 17, he said, had surfaced in nearly 225,000 hits on Google and 490,000 hits on Yahoo.

  • Police Probe Gunfire Incidents At Scattered Locations

    Police are investigating a string of incidents on or about March 12 in which someone apparently shot a firearm toward three local homes, damaging the properties. There reportedly were no injuries in the incidents. Police have acknowledged that “damage” occurred at a home on Berkshire Road and a home on Saw Mill Road. Police incident logs indicate that yet another incident occurred on Alpine Drive.

  • Llodra Updates Community On The Future Of Sandy Hook School Facility

    First Selectman Pat Llodra issued a letter to the community March 20 to update residents and others about processes to determine the fate and future of the Sandy Hook School building and program. Mrs Llodra said those processes will become very active over the next two months.

  • Newtown Physicians Unite To Enlist National Network Of Colleagues

    More than 100 physicians from Newtown have decided to apply their informed and distinct perspectives about the very personal but also very public threat of gun violence to a campaign aptly titled United Physicians Of Newtown (UPON). The group most recently drew several dozen colleagues to an organizing and informational event at Edmond Town Hall.

  • 5k Run/Walk Slated To Honor Dawn Hochsprung And Lauren Rousseau

    DANBURY— A dedicated group of teachers and support staff at Rogers Park Middle School, in conjunction with the Danbury Public schools, are hosting a very special 5K Walk/Run in honor of Sandy Hook educators and families. The event will feature 26 “Inspiration Stations” that will showcase messages of healing and hope for all participants.

  • Grant Funds Enable Clean Up at Fairfield Hills

    Officials plan to use $200,000 in grant funds for a hazardous materials cleanup of Danbury Hall and the eight single family dwellings at Fairfield Hills — all of which are slated for demolition.The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cleanup grant process “is well underway,” announced Director of Economic and Community Development Elizabeth Stocker. “The clean up helps bring us a step closer to achieving the master plan,” she said. The grant requires $40,000 in matching funds and in-kind contributions from town departments involved in the project.