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  • Hadassah Chapters Thank Volunteers At High Tea

    Like any party, it seemed no one wanted to be the first one to arrive. But when they did come, the town workers and volunteers who have spent hours dealing with the aftermath of 12/14 came in droves. The workers and volunteers were guests of the Greater Newtown-Danbury Chapter and Stamford Chapter of Hadassah, at a high tea given in their honor.

  • Parents Want Armed Security While Officials Wait For Recommendations

    Both residents and officials on hand to listen during a sparsely attended public budget hearing February 21 expressed significant concerns about future school security needs. While every member of the public who spoke requested the board find a way to add ...

  • Applicants For Local Tax Credit Could Face New Asset Test

    Finance Board Vice Chairman Joe Kearney believes that most applicants under Newtown’s Senior and Disabled Tax Credit program will only request the nominal benefit if they qualify. But he is hoping the town will soon require applicants to sign an affidavit promising they are not holding assets that would otherwise be hidden from officials verifying income from candidates’ tax returns.

  • Police View 12/14 Investigation Leaks As ‘Hurtful,’ ‘Inaccurate’

    During a February 9 panel discussion at the annual winter convention of the New England Newspaper & Press Association in Boston, State Police Lt J Paul Vance told about 100 journalists, editors and publishers attending a panel on school shootings that the only official and accurate statements regarding the tragic events of 12/14 and the continuing investigation will come from him.Just nine days later, Lt Vance was criticizing several news organizations that either printed or broadcast reports incorporating specific details about the investigation and suggesting possible motives for the mass shooting, without attributing their information.

  • Arcade SHAC Open At Sand Hill Plaza

    Flashing lights and whirring machines flooded the arcade room. Children and adults maneuvered controls translating moves to onscreen race cars and motorcycles Saturday, February 16 during the grand opening of Newtown’s new Sandy Hook Arcade Center (SHAC) — that has sprung up in record time in Sand Hill Plaza, 228 South Main Street.

  • Slowly But Surely, Attention Turning To Future Of Sandy Hook School

    Knowing that Sandy Hook School students and staff will be welcome and secure at Monroe’s Chalk Hill School facility until at least June of 2014, First Selectman Pat Llodra and a number of other officials at the local, state and federal level are beginning the long process of focusing on how, when and where students and staff will eventually return home to Newtown.

  • Residents Sought For Service

    First Selectman Pat Llodra is calling on qualified residents to consider filling vacant seats on a number of local appointed boards. Current openings include: *The Hattertown Historic District, which has two alternate positions available, one to a any part...

  • Community Forum On Post-12/14 Recovery And Resilience, February 27 At WCSU

    The United Way of Western Connecticut is inviting the public to a community forum to discuss recovery and resilience in the aftermath of 12/14 on Wednesday, February 27. The forum will begin at 7 pm, at Western CT State University.

  • Obama Honors Fallen Newtown Educators, Staff With Medals

    President Obama presented the Presidential Citizens Medal posthumously to the six adult Sandy Hook Elementary School personnel who lost their lives in the 12/14 attack on the school. The medals were presented to surviving family members in ceremonies at the White House on February 15.

  • Weekend Blizzard Was One For The Books

    Blizzard Nemo is one for the record books. Seven of Connecticut’s eight counties reported record-breaking levels of snow, said Governor Dannel P. Malloy during an evening press conference at the state armory on Saturday, February 9. Preliminary maximum snowfall and wind gusts for Fairfield County were announced as 35 inches and 82 miles per hour, respectively, as of 12:45 pm Saturday. The lightest snowfall average was in Litchfield County, with 23 inches; the highest snowfall average was in New Haven County, with 38 inches of snow. Fairfield County’s maximum wind gust was the highest of those reported; a 43 mph gust in Hartford was the lowest registered at that hour.