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  • Bolinsky Calls to Eliminate Automatic July 1 Gas Tax Hike, Attends Job Summit

    Newtown’s State Rep Mitch Bolinsky (R-106) has challenged lawmakers to block an automatic 16-percent gas tax hike, scheduled to take effect on July 1, 2013.  The wholesale gross receipts tax on petroleum is scheduled to go from 7 percent per gallon to 8.1 percent, percent, with Newtown residents paying some of the highest gas prices in the state.

  • SHS Staff To Be Honored For Service Before Self

    When nominations for the Citizen Service Before Self Honors Award, sponsored by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society and the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation, were received in December, there were overwhelming nominations to recognize the valor and selflessness of the teachers and staff at Sandy Hook School during the events of 12/14.Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation President Tom Wilkerson said the nominations for the award came from across the country. Nominations were received by December 28, and when judging was completed, General Wilkerson (US Marine Corps, Retired) said there was a unanimous idea between the judges to make an effort to visit Sandy Hook...

  • Governor Malloy's Sandy Hook Advisory Commission To Meet Friday

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced on April 25 that the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission is next scheduled to meet on Friday, April 26, at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford. Friday morning, the group will continue hearing presentations from behavioral health professionals on mental health services, specifically on the topics of violence and trauma.

  • "A Spotlight And A Microscope": BOE Authorizes Expenditure For Pre-Construction Services At Sandy Hook School

    During a special meeting of the Board of Education on Wednesday, April 24, an expenditure of up to $65,000 from the Sandy Hook School Special Revenue Fund was authorized for providing pre-construction services for Sandy Hook School. Public Building and Site Commission Chair Robert Mitchell explained his board has been dealing with the state’s Department of Construction Services to prepare to accelerate the design phase of the Sandy Hook School site recommendation, which is scheduled to be determined by the Sandy Hook School Task Force in early May.

  • Distribution Panel Named— Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation To Release $7.7 Million To Victims, Survivors

    The Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation announced April 25 a number of developments pertaining to its work to support the community of Newtown in the wake of the Sandy Hook School tragedy. The Foundation on Thursday announced the formation of an initial distribution committee assembled to determine the allocation of funds from The Sandy Hook School Support Fund to the 40 families most severely impacted by the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings...

  • Police Reports | April 13-21, 2013

    Truck Vandalism Sometime between April 13 and April 20, someone intentionally damaged a truck that was parked at a construction site located off Oak Ridge Drive, police said. Police are investigating the vandalism and ask an...

  • Fire Reports | April 18-24, 2013

    The dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at Town Hall South report the following fire calls: Thursday, April 18: 11:02 am, motor vehicle accident, near 148 Berkshire Road, Sandy Hook responded.

  • Health Director: Fresh Crop Of Tick Bite Victims

    Standing outside the local referendum voting place April 23 promoting the BLAST program to help protect residents from tick bites and the possible association with tickborne illnesses, Health District Director Donna Culbert was approached by several residents who had already been...

  • SHS Teachers Honored During 2013 Teacher Of The Year Rose Garden Ceremony

    On Tuesday, April 23, President Obama honored Jeff Charbonneau, a teacher at Zillah High School in Zillah, Wash., as the 2013 National Teacher of the Year. During the annual ceremony in The White House Rose Garden when the honor was announced, President Obama also praised the efforts of Sandy Hook Elementary School students, who demonstrated "the true depths of a teacher's commitment."

  • To Honor 12/14 Victim— The Doug Flutie, Jr Foundation For Autism Announces Inception of Joey’s Fund

    The Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism announced on April 24 the opening of the Joey’s Fund Family Grant Program, a fund set up in honor of Josephine (Joey) Gay, one of the victims of 12/14. Joey’s Fund Family Grant Program provides grants to families in Newtown that need financial assistance for their family member living with autism. The Flutie Foundation anticipates offering two grant cycles per year through Joey’s Fund with plans to expand the geographic focus in future grant cycles. Applications for the first grant cycle are now open