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  • "Violence, Loss and Emotional Healing: A Buddhist Perspective," March 13 At Adath Israel

    Sandy Hook Promise will host a special presentation, “Violence, Loss and Emotional Healing: A Buddhist Perspective,” on Wednesday, March 13. It will begin at 7 pm at Congregation Adath Israel, and admission is free.

  • AFS Gains Approval For Propane Storage

    In response to complaints from a couple who lives nearby, the Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) has placed a set of conditions on its approval for an industrial firm to install a 30,000-gallon propane storage tank and a chiller unit near its factory.

  • Community Giveaway Attracts Several Thousand To Reed School

    The town was so flooded with gifts of goodwill from across the nation and world following the December 14 Sandy Hook School shootings tragedy, that it accumulated a massive inventory of gifts, far exceeding the needs of the people most directly affected by the incident.

  • Community Giveaway Draws A Crowd

    On Sunday afternoon, February 24, some of the thousands of town residents  who attended a community giveaway event at the Reed Intermediate School waited patiently to enter the school gymnasium. Through the event, residents received gifts of goodwill that were sent to the town following the ...

  • Falling Assessments Account for 23% Drop In Grand List

    Newtown Assessor Chris Kelsey has calculated the latest town grand list figures as of October 1, 2012, which indicate local property assessments are down 23.22 percent. As a result, many Newtown property owners will see a slight drop in their residential taxes this year. But Mr Kelsey indicated that those slight adjustments could be equalized or offset by slight increases in motor vehicle taxes.

  • Finance Bd. Reviews Budget, OKs Video Surveillance At Chalk Hill

    The Board of Finance turned its eye on the proposed municipal budget at its meeting on Thursday, February 28, and approved a transfer in the current budget to cover costs for software to enable police to monitor videos at Monroe’s Chalk Hill Middle School in real time.The $174,000 transfer from the Board of Selectman’s 2012-13 Contingency Account to its Capital Account was made to cover the cost of buying software to install in Newtown Police Department cruisers to allow users to monitor video surveillance feeds from cameras set up at Sandy Hook School, located at Monroe’s Chalk Hill Middle School. The $174,000 cost...

  • Governor Malloy Proposes Stronger Gun Control Measures

    HARTFORD – Urging state legislators to act swiftly, Governor Dannel P. Malloy has proposed a set of gun control laws intended to make the state a safer place. On January 21, Gov Malloy said the proposed laws amount to “comprehensive, common sense gun violence prevention.” The governor proposes action in five areas to strengthen state gun control.

  • Superintendent Robinson Accepts Post In Stratford

    Two days after Superintendent of School Janet Robinson dispatched an e-mail to Newtown’s Board of Education stating the Stratford school board was poised to offer her that district’s top seat, she was offered the position. According to a report from a regional cable n...

  • Newtown Residents Push For Assault Weapons Ban

    WASHINGTON– Nearly three dozen Newtown residents, including family members of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, have joined an 11th hour effort to win congressional support for an assault weapons ban. “The damage done by an assault weapon, compared to a regular gun, is horrific,” said William Begg, an emergency room doctor from Newtown.

  • Vice President Urges Strengthened Gun Control

    DANBURY – Vice President Joe Biden has urged Congress to swiftly approve a federal task force’s recommendations for strengthened gun control in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, which left 20 first-graders and six educators dead in a December 12 shooting incident.