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  • Cyclists Plan Sandy Hook Ride On Washington

    Following 12/14, “none of us slept,” admitted resident Monte Frank. During those quiet nighttime hours, he said, “It came to me.” He had the idea to organize a cyclist’s ride from Newtown to Washington, D.C., to promote “the immediate need” for gun safety legislation.

  • Selectmen Review School Safety Options

    The Board of Selectmen reviewed five options to provide increased security and safety at Newtown’s elementary schools, as well as providing options for local private schools that might want to consider being part of an overall community program tied to the local police department. Officials also met Anne Alzapiedi, a senior human resource leader at GE Capital and former municipal official, who will join two other GE Capital colleagues providing logistical and advisory support to the community in the wake of the 12/14 tragedy.

  • Kent School Students Reach Out To Newtown

    Students at The Kent School were, like so many others across the state and country, upset when they heard the news of the shootings at Sandy Hook School on 12/14. And like others, many students of the independent coeducational boarding school in northwestern Connecticut began reaching out to the residents of Newtown with words of condolence.

  • Valentine's Day Cupcakes Offered "Community Communal Hugs"

    The Newtown High School cafeteria was turned into a confectionary gathering spot on Valentine’s Day.

    Vikki Grodner, the founder of Life Is Precious, traveled with her husband Ken from Alabama to help deliver thousands of cupcakes to Newtown’s first responders, the immediate families of those who lost loved ones on 12/14, and the children of Sandy Hook School. The offering was Mrs Grodner’s way of “giving the community communal hugs,” she said. She called it The Newtown Community Cupcake Heartwarmer.

  • NMS Student Sold $24,000 Worth Of Wristbands To Benefit Healing Hearts

    Selling yellow and blue wristbands with the words “We are one Newtown, 12-14-12” he created helped Newtown Middle School seventh grader Ryan Patrick raise $24,000 to give to the Healing Hearts Center for Grieving Children & Families, a program of Regional Hospice and Home Care of Western Connecticut.

  • 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.

    To distribute those thousands upon thousands of gifts, many of them toys, the town conducted a Community Giveaway event during a six-hour period on Sunday, February 24, at the Reed Intermediate School. Several thousand people attended.

  • 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 December 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

  • Did Psychiatric Drugs Play A Role?

    To the Editor:

    Ablechild.org is a national recognized nonprofit parent organization that is focused on informed consent and the right to refuse psychiatric screening and treatments, i.e. [drugs]. I joined this organization over 13 years ago in an effort to be a voice for parents who have not been given full informed consent before placing their children onto psychiatric drugs, i.e., documented risks.

  • 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.

  • Spreading The Love

    To the Editor:

    This past Sunday, a Community Giveaway was held at Reed Intermediate School where donated items were distributed to the children of Newtown in the wake of the Sandy Hook School tragedy.  Our mission was to realize the intention of the donors by spreading love to our community during the healing process.