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.
DANBURY – Vice President Joe Biden has urged Congress to swiftly approve a federal task force’s recommendations for strengthened gun control in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, which left 20 first-graders and six educators dead in a December 12 shooting incident.
After learning that police held a warrant for his arrest, William Bruno, 43, of 1 Borough Lane turned himself over to police at the police station about 1 pm on February 26 and was charged with fourth-degree sexual assault and with risk of injury to a minor through illegal sexual contact, police said.
Grab a leash and join the 4th Annual Strutt Your Mutt dog walk and festival on May 18 from 11 am to 3 pm at Fairfield Hills. Enjoy entertainment, demonstrations in agility and obedience, and a vendors fair.
Along with a presentation on the Board of Education’s proposed 2013-14 budget, the Board of Finance also heard from the Police Commission and a representative of a Security Committee for the first time on measures that could be taken regarding school security at its special meeting on Tuesday, February 26.
STAMFORD – The arraignment of a New Canaan woman, who has been charged in the death of a Newtown man in connection with a two-vehicle head-on motor vehicle accident on the Merritt Parkway in Stamford last April, has been continued in Stamford Superior Court
In a letter shared with The Newtown Bee, Connecticut Commissioner of Education Stefan Pryor asked U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to grant Newtown a waiver from having to asses students annually.
The request came while a waiver applied for by the Newtown school district to exempt the town from having students complete the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) this year, is still waiting to be passed or denied by the state Generable Assembly.
On the evening of Friday, December 21, dispatcher Sheri Citrone, along with others, were working a 12-hour shift at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at Town Hall South.
It was just one week after the December 14 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School that left more than two dozen people dead. The call volume at the dispatch center was high.
DANBURY — Vice President Joe Biden has urged Congress to swiftly approve a federal task force’s recommendations for strengthened gun control in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, which left 20 first-graders and six educators dead in a December 12 shooting incident.
New York’s St Patrick’s Day Parade is less than a month away, and one resident is raising money to bring members of the Newtown High School Marching Band & Guard, representatives of the local fire companies and police department, and teachers and administrators to participate.