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  • Police Chief Meets With Obama To Discuss Gun Violence

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden met with Newtown Police Chief Michael Kehoe and other law enforcement officials Monday as part of the White House’s policy to reach out to the public in the hopes it pressures Congress to approve gun con...

  • Gas Leak Closes Mt Pleasant Road For 24 Hours

    Through-traffic was flowing again on Mt Pleasant Road (Route 6) in Hawleyville during the Thursday morning rush, after a major natural gas leak that had been discovered there early Wednesday morning was repaired. At about 12:14 am on Wednesday, a passerby ...

  • School Board Budget Deliberations To Continue

    After voting to request security resource officers be placed by the Newtown Police Department at each of the elementary schools in town for next school year, the Board of Education postponed a decision on its 2013-14 budget on Thursday, January 31, until a future meeting. That me...

  • First Permanent Memorial To Sandy Hook School Victims Is Dedicated

    An invitation-only audience of a few hundred people attended the formal dedication ceremony on January 26 of the first permanent memorial to honor those who were killed on 12/14 at Sandy Hook School.

  • Robinson Speaks To Congress On Gun Violence

    Superintendent of Schools Janet Robinson spoke at a House of Representatives hearing on gun violence in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, January 16. The hearing, called “Gun Violence Prevention: A Call to Action,” was conducted by the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee. Dr Robinson was one speaker on a panel for the hearing. Dr Robinson began her speech by recounting the events of that “beautiful December morning,” and ended by asking for help to give the children of Sandy Hook Elementary School a better future.hearing, called “Gun Violence Prevention: A Call to Action,” was conducted by the House Demo...

  • Lieberman Joins SHS Support Fund As Advisor

    At a January 18 press conference, retired US Senator Joseph Lieberman discussed his role in advising The Sandy Hook School Support Fund, the largest of the many charities that have formed since the December 14 mass shootings at the elementary school. The f...

  • Task Force Hearings Slated In Newtown

    Senator and Minority Leader John McKinney said he and Newtown’s legislative delegation expected at least one public hearing of a special bipartisan task force charged with developing recommendations designed to reduce gun violence, enhance school safety, and increase access...

  • 26.4.26 Foundation Hand Delivers $30,000 From Nashville

    Robbie Bruce of Nashville, Tenn., saw an article about the way the Newtown Youth Academy (NYA) opened its doors to students and families following 12/14. Like many people from across the country, he wanted to send his support to Newtown, and specifically to NYA. He started the 26.4.26 Foundation as a fundraiser, and was in Newtown, with friends, to donate $30,000 to NYA as a result of a recent challenge to fellow athletes.

  • Woman Pleads Not Guilty In Sandy Hook School Fraud Case

    A Bronx, N.Y., woman on January 17 pleaded not guilty in US District Court to a criminal charge of lying to FBI agents in connection with their investigation into a fraudulent fundraising scheme related to 12/14. The woman reportedly had used the Internet to falsely portray herself as the aunt of Noah Pozner, 6, one of the 20 first grade students who was killed on 12/14.

  • Community Conversation Continues

    Many voices said rebuild, knock down, memorialize, during the second “Community Conversation” on what to do with the Sandy Hook School building following the events of 12/14. Others said they want to see the school building in use again. The se...