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Council Cuts Another $300,000 From Schools

Published: May 23, 2013 at 12:00 am
After about two hours of community input, deliberations and two failed amendments, the Legislative Council voted 9-3 to further reduce the school district's budget request by $300,000. If approved at a planned third round referendum June 4, that would drop requested Board of Education increase to

Murphy, Blumenthal, Esty Introduce Bill To Authorize Funds For New Sandy Hook School

Published: May 23, 2013 at 12:00 am
Connecticut's US Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal along with Newtown's Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty have introduced new federal legislation that would authorize federal funds to assist with the construction of a new Sandy Hook Elementary School. The legislation, S.1025 in the Senate

Safe And Sound In Sandy Hook: Parents Seek More Focus On School Security

Published: May 23, 2013 at 12:00 am
As parents who lost children turned to each other for support in the weeks following 12/14, school security emerged as a theme in emotionally wrought conversations around Newtown's kitchen tables. Now, six Sandy Hook families have launched the Safe and Sound at Sandy Hook Initiative, a program to

Fire Reports May 16 - 22, 2013

Published: May 23, 2013 at 12:00 am
The dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at Town Hall South report the following fire calls and the responders: Thursday, May 16: 8 pm, motor vehicle accident, near 189 ...

Police Reports May 12 - May 20, 2013

Published: May 23, 2013 at 12:00 am
Arrest Warrant After he learned that police held a warrant for his arrest, James Brown, 76, of Wolcott went to the police station about 11 am on May 16 and was charged with four offenses in connection with an incident that o...

Flash Flood Warning Issued

Published: May 23, 2013 at 12:00 am
The National Weather Service in Upton, N.Y., has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Fairfield County, in effect until 5:45 pm. At 3:44 pm NWS doppler radar indicated flash flooding from an area of thunderstorms over the warned area. E...

Lawmakers Introduce Bill To Authorize Funds For New Sandy Hook School

Published: May 23, 2013 at 12:00 am
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Connecticut's US Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal along with Newtown's Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty have introduced new federal legislation that would authorize federal funds to assist with the construction of a new Sandy Hook Elementary School. The legislation,

Town Launches Support Clearinghouse At Onenewtown.org

Published: May 22, 2013 at 12:00 am
The Town of Newtown has launched a new recovery website called onenewtown.org. This website has been developed to bring information on recovery together in one place and is different from the town's website which focuses on town departments, meeting agendas, minutes and other details. According t

Click-It Or Ticket Seatbelt Project Runs Through June 2

Published: May 22, 2013 at 12:00 am
Newtown police, among other area police departments, will be continuing their seatbelt enforcement project, known as Click-It or Ticket, through Sunday, June 2. The heightened seatbelt enforcement campaign started on May 20.

Board Names New Sandy Hook School Administrators

Published: May 22, 2013 at 12:00 am
Following an executive session, the Board of Education unanimously voted on Tuesday, May 21, to name a principal and assistant principal for Sandy Hook School. Kathleen Gombos, the current principal at R.M.T. Johnson School in Bethel, was chosen as the new principal for Sandy Hook School, and Timot
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