• Francine Wheeler Gives The Weekly Presidential Address

    Francine Wheeler gave the Weekly Address from The White House on Saturday, April 13, one day before the four-month anniversary of the Sandy Hook shootings. “Hi,” she began. “As you’ve probably noticed, I’m not the President. I’m just a citizen. And as a citizen, I’m here at the White House today because I want to make a difference and I hope you will join me.

  • Police Reports | March 26-April 7, 2013

  • Newtown Police Continue Affiliation With Special Olympics

    Newtown police this year will continue their longstanding affiliation with the Special Olympics of Connecticut (SOCT), participating in events designed to raise funds and also to raise public awareness of the Special Olympics movement. Police Patrol Office...

  • Fire Reports | April 4-10, 2013

    The dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at Town Hall South report the following fire calls and the responders: Thursday, April 4: 5:27 pm, motor vehicle accident, intersection of Schoolhouse Hill Road and Edmond Road...

  • Sandy Hook School Task Force Hears Site Options

    “Dumbfounded” was the word that spilled from Sandy Hook resident Aimee Tabor’s lips, following a 2½-hour presentation on April 12 to the members of the Sandy Hook School Task Force responsible for presenting a recommendation to the Board of Education as to the future of Sandy Hook Elementary School.

  • With Senate Vote, Gun-Control Advocates Make Progress

    WASHINTON – In an emotional vote, the Senate on Thursday handily beat back an attempt by some Republicans to block consideration of the most comprehensive gun-control legislation Congress has considered in 20 years. With family members of Newtown's victims watching from the gallery, the Senate voted 68-31 to move forward on a bill that would extend FBI background checks of prospective gun purchasers and toughen federal penalties for trafficking and other-gun related violations. Only 60 votes were needed to end the GOP-led filibuster. Sixteen Republicans joined most Democrats in voting to let the legislation proceed.

  • Understanding The Second Amendment, Lecture April 16 At NHS

    One of the of the nation's foremost authorities on the Second Amendment and its history, Professor Saul Cornell, will speak on this subject on Tuesday, April 16, in the lecture hall at Newtown High School. Prof Cornell to offer an outline of the Second Amendment, its history and what it really means, to be followed by a discussion where anyone can ask questions regarding this important and not always clearly defined subject matter.

  • Applications Being Accepted For Sandy Hook Workers Assistance Fund

    The United Way of Western Connecticut has announced it will assist in receiving contributions for the newly formed Sandy Hook Workers Assistance Fund, a fund designed to provide support to volunteer and professional workers who responded to the December 14 shootings inside Sandy ...

  • Spike’s Ride For Sandy Hook, Saturday At Lime Rock Park

    George “Spike” LeGrice has organized Spike’s Ride For Sandy Hook, an event taking place this weekend that will raise funds for the families of those killed on 12/14. Mr LeGrice has organized an outdoor event that he expects will have nearly 3,000 cars, bikes, and trucks on display at Lime Rock Racetrack on Saturday, April 13. The event will run from 9 am until 6 pm. In addition to the thousands of cars, trucks, and bikes on display, the show will feature live music, a drifting exhibition, a motorcycle stunt show and an Eastern Motor Racing Association track event.

  • Ordinance Committee Reviews Target Range Issues

    The Legislative Council’s Ordinance Committee fielded a range of public comments April 11 on a proposal to rework the town’s gun ordinance to better address the various issues, including public safety, posed by target shooting on residential properties. Mary Ann Jacob, who chairs the committee, said she expects that the panel’s review of the topic would take several months to complete, possibly extending into the fall. The Ordinance Committee is next scheduled to discuss the target shooting issue on May 8.