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43 Newtown Charities Report Raising $20.4 Million

Published: April 19, 2013 at 12:00 am
Forty-three charities that collected funds after the Newtown school shooting have informed Connecticut officials they have so far raised nearly $20.4 million and distributed close to $2.9 million of that money. The money already distributed has gone to the families of the 26 victims at the Sandy Hoo

Newtown Shooting Prompts Expanded Movie Ratings

Published: April 19, 2013 at 12:00 am
The Motion Pictures Association of America is changing its rating system to better inform parents about violence in movies. CEO Christopher Dodd announced the tweaks in Las Vegas April 16 at the annual movie-theater convention, CinemaCon. The White House has called on the movie industry to give pare

Police Reports | April 8-15, 2013

Published: April 18, 2013 at 12:00 am
Evading Police report that at about 10:30 pm on April 9, they were called to the intersection of Bayberry Drive and Lantern Drive concerning a one-vehicle accident that had occurred there. On arriving, the person who had been driving the

Mark Barden's Comments In Introducing President Obama On April 17, 2013

Published: April 18, 2013 at 12:00 am
The following is a text transcript of comments made by Mark Barden of Sandy Hook in introducing President Obama at a press conference following the US Senate's vote on gun control measures: "My name is Mark Barden. Just four months ago my wife Jackie and I lost our son, and our children James an

Sandy Hook Parents Watch As Gun Bill Dies In Congress

Published: April 18, 2013 at 12:00 am
WASHINGTON - A push by the White House and lobbying by the parents of children massacred at the Sandy Hook Elementary School failed Wednesday to convince the Senate to consider a relatively modest gun-control measure: An expansion of background checks for firearms purchases. "All in all, this w

Students Protest Failed Background Check Legislation

Published: April 18, 2013 at 12:00 am
For at least the fourth time this year, the corner of Wasserman Way and Queen Street became the site of a demonstration, with protesters waving handmade signs outside the headquarters of National Sports Shooting Foundation (NSSF). Reacting to failed background check legislation as part of stronger f

State Completing Design For Glen Road Bridge Improvements

Published: April 18, 2013 at 12:00 am
The state Department of Transportation (DOT) is completing its design for the rehabilitation of the Glen Road bridge, which crosses above the Lake Zoar section of the Housatonic River, linking Sandy Hook to River Road in Southbury.DOT spokesman Kevin Nursick said this week he expects that DOT will a

First-Ever Split Budget Vote Featuring Ballot Questions Set For Tuesday, April 23

Published: April 18, 2013 at 12:00 am
All qualified residents and property owners are being called to cast ballots on the proposed townwide budget request Tuesday, April 23. Polling will be at a single location - the gym at Newtown Middle School, 11 Queen Street - from 6 am to 8 pm. Those who cannot cast a vote in person may do so

Support Center, Synagogue Open To Those Retraumatized By Boston Incident

Published: April 18, 2013 at 12:00 am
In response to the April 15 bombing incident in Boston, the Town of Newtown established a temporary support center at Cyrenius Booth Library, 25 Main Street. That support center is further extending its hours of operation through the weekend for community members to come for supp...
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When do you purchase calendars?

As early as possible.
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November
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Early December
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Late December
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