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  • Retraction And Apology

    An early online report from the scene at the December 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School quoted a woman who identified herself to our reporter as the principal of the school. The woman was not the school's principal, Dawn Hochsprung, who was killed in the Friday morning attack. The quote was removed from subsequent online versions of the story, but the original story did remain in our online archive for three days before being deleted.

  • State Police Releases List Of School Shooting Victims

    The Connecticut State Police released the following list of the 26 victims who were shot and killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14. The listing also designates the dates of birth and gender of the victims. Charlotte Bacon 02-22-06 F Daniel Bar...

  • Shooting Reported Sandy Hook Elementary School

    State and Newtown police, ambulance, and emergency response personnel responded to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shortly after 9:30 am, Friday, following reports of a shooting. One child was carried from the school by a police officer, apparently seriously wounded. Other injuries are reported,...

  • Stories Of Heroism Emerging From School Shooting Tragedy

    There was the school custodian, bleary-eyed and shaking off expressions of thanks and praise, who, as shots were ringing out, reportedly ran through the school halls making sure classroom doors were locked from the inside.

  • Details And Names Slow To Emerge In Wake Of School Shootings

    Newtown was stunned with disbelief and then shattered with grief Friday as few tragic details of a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School filtered out through authorities. After parents and a gathering media corps waited for hours for some official word on shootings, Newtown Police...

  • Shooting Reported Sandy Hook Elementary School

    State and Newtown police, ambulance, and emergency response personnel responded to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shortly after 9:30 am, Friday, following reports of a shooting. One child was carried from the school by a police officer, apparently seriously wounded.

  • Cleanup Continuing At Batchelder Brownfield In Botsford

    A large yellow excavator, which was manipulated by a heavy-equipment operator wearing snow-white coveralls, carefully plucked metallic material from a looming pile of aluminum dross for placement in a heavy dump truck. That truck would cart away the industrial waste from the site of the abandoned Charles Batchelder Company on Swamp Road in Botsford. The industrial waste would be transported to an out-of-state landfill for proper disposal as part of an ongoing federally funded environmental cleanup project at the 30-acre 46-A Swamp Road site, which functioned as an aluminum smelting plant until 1987. The overgrown property contains extensive industrial ruins and waste piles.

  • Vandalism Leaves Old Headstones Cracked And Damaged

    Police are asking for information about vandalism to roughly ten headstones at Village Cemetery overlooking Elm Drive. The vandalism, which left several stones cracked and others toppled, occurred between December 6 and December 9. Upset with the news, Newtown Village Cemetery Association Head of Grounds and Maintenance Milt Adams called the act “disgraceful” and “so disheartening.”

  • New State Rating System: Local Schools Performing At Or Above Target

    All of Newtown’s schools, except the high school, ranked measurably higher than the state’s target goal according to the Department of Education’s new School Performance Index (SPI), an accountability system to assess school performance. And Newtown High School ...

  • Elm Drive's Detour To Nowhere?

    For at least a couple of days, westbound travelers on Elm Drive may have been confused by two detour signs that appeared to cancel out each other at the westerly intersection of Deep Brook Road. But after being alerted to the issue by The Bee, Public Works Director Fred Hurley explained ...