Paul Bastiaanse and Dan Hern of Valley Restoration in Torrington were above it all, Tuesday morning, April 16. as they repaired the stem and set a new gilded ball in place on the flagpole. The gilded ball that formerly topped the flagpole was lost last August when a truck hit the pole, knocking the ball off its post. Despite a search in the area at that time, the 16-inch diameter ornament was never recovered.
Francine Wheeler gave the Weekly Address from The White House on Saturday, April 13, one day before the four-month anniversary of the Sandy Hook shootings.
“Hi,” she began. “As you’ve probably noticed, I’m not the President. I’m just a citizen. And as a citizen, I’m here at the White House today because I want to make a difference and I hope you will join me.
Newtown police this year will continue their longstanding affiliation with the Special Olympics of Connecticut (SOCT), participating in events designed to raise funds and also to raise public awareness of the Special Olympics movement. Police Patrol Office...
The dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at Town Hall South report the following fire calls and the responders: Thursday, April 4: 5:27 pm, motor vehicle accident, intersection of Schoolhouse Hill Road and Edmond Road...
“Dumbfounded” was the word that spilled from Sandy Hook resident Aimee Tabor’s lips, following a 2½-hour presentation on April 12 to the members of the Sandy Hook School Task Force responsible for presenting a recommendation to the Board of Education as to the future of Sandy Hook Elementary School.
George “Spike” LeGrice has organized Spike’s Ride For Sandy Hook, an event taking place this weekend that will raise funds for the families of those killed on 12/14. Mr LeGrice has organized an outdoor event that he expects will have nearly 3,000 cars, bikes, and trucks on display at Lime Rock Racetrack on Saturday, April 13. The event will run from 9 am until 6 pm. In addition to the thousands of cars, trucks, and bikes on display, the show will feature live music, a drifting exhibition, a motorcycle stunt show and an Eastern Motor Racing Association track event.
The Legislative Council’s Ordinance Committee fielded a range of public comments April 11 on a proposal to rework the town’s gun ordinance to better address the various issues, including public safety, posed by target shooting on residential properties.
Mary Ann Jacob, who chairs the committee, said she expects that the panel’s review of the topic would take several months to complete, possibly extending into the fall.
The Ordinance Committee is next scheduled to discuss the target shooting issue on May 8.
Francine Wheeler will be giving the Weekly Address from The White House on Saturday, April 13, 2013, one day before the four-month anniversary of the Sandy Hook shootings. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney announced the President's decision to have Mrs Wheeler offer comments on April 13 during this afternoon's press briefing. "The President has asked Francine Wheeler .. to speak to the American people in this week's Weekly Address," he said.
WASHINTON – In an emotional vote, the Senate on Thursday handily beat back an attempt by some Republicans to block consideration of the most comprehensive gun-control legislation Congress has considered in 20 years.
With family members of Newtown's victims watching from the gallery, the Senate voted 68-31 to move forward on a bill that would extend FBI background checks of prospective gun purchasers and toughen federal penalties for trafficking and other-gun related violations. Only 60 votes were needed to end the GOP-led filibuster.
Sixteen Republicans joined most Democrats in voting to let the legislation proceed.