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Federal Judge Upholds Sandy Hook Gun Law

Published: January 31, 2014 at 12:00 am
A federal judge in Hartford Thursday dismissed a constitutional challenge to the sweeping gun-control legislation passed in Connecticut after the Sandy Hook School massacre. Gun owners challenged the law on several fronts, including what the state called "an absolutist" Second Amendment claim that

The Top of the Mountain

Published: January 31, 2014 at 12:00 am
Newtown, from a cat's point of view.

Field Notes: Considering The Sessile Life

Published: January 31, 2014 at 12:00 am
A corkscrew hazelnut sits outside the back door in its winter glory. All the other plants and shrubs are looking pretty chastened, deceased even, awaiting their Easter resurrections. But this jaggedy hazelnut cuts a fine figure against the snow, having long-since jettisoned its drab, unkempt cover o

Working Women's Forum Guest To Talk About Balance

Published: January 31, 2014 at 12:00 am
The Working Women's Forum, an association of local professionals and entrepreneurs, will feature "Putting The Puzzle Together To Live a Wellness Life" at its February 12 meeting. Featured speaker Tammy Gruber will discuss how to create balance in seven key areas of one's life. She is an ex

A Week Of Prayer For Christian Unity

Published: January 31, 2014 at 12:00 am
To the Editor: The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, celebrated from January 18 - 25, has just passed. May I share its roots that we, here in Newtown, might reflect upon its purpose? Jesus the Christ prayed: "As You (the Father) sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world that th

Protective Order Violations Against Former Resident: Police Arrest New Haven Man On 186 Felonies

Published: January 31, 2014 at 12:00 am
Newtown police said that after learning that they held warrants for his arrest, a former resident came to the police station on January 24 and was charged with 186 counts of violation of a protective order. Police said that William A. Bruno, 44, of New Haven came to the police station and was arres

Fire Marshal Offers Clothes Dryer Safety Tips

Published: January 31, 2014 at 12:00 am
Fire Marshal Bill Halstead noted this week that during the past year, malfunctioning clothes dryers have caused three structure fires in town. Most recently, on January 2, a malfunctioning clothes dryer caused a house fire on Thunder Ridge Road in Sandy Hook that resulted in approximately $500,000 i

Bruce 'Will Cooperate Fully' With Authorities

Published: January 31, 2014 at 12:00 am
A Nashville, Tenn., television station has reported that Robbie Bruce, the co-founder of an organization created in the wake of 12/14, to raise funds for those affected by the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, will cooperate fully with authorities who are investigating claims that he misap

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