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  • President Orders Flags Lowered For Day Of Remembrance

    President Obama has ordered flags lowered until sunset. A proclamation from the President is calling for A Day of Remembrance For President John F. Kennedy. The five-paragraph proclamation, issued Thursday, November 21, calls on Americans to remember the President who was assassinated 50 years ago today, "whose vision lives on in the generations he inspired."

  • GE Funds Meet ‘One Of Newtown’s Greatest Needs’

    A recent $15 million, multi-year grant through General Electric has brought the Parks and Recreation Department staff’s years-long desire for a community center within reach. The announcement Monday was “a very big surprise, pleasant and exciting,” said Parks & Recreation Director Amy Mangold, noting that her department for years has envisioned a community center that would broaden its ability to meet the community’s recreation needs. “This donation will help us meet our needs to get the project started sooner than it would have had it been done with just town funding,” she said.

  • Fire Reports, November 14 - 20, 2013

  • Fire Reports, November 14 - 20, 2013

    The dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at 3 Main Street report the following fire calls and the responders:    Thursday, November 14: 3:27 pm, motor vehicle accident, near 182 Berks...

  • Superintendent’s Letter Anticipates 12/14 Report Release

    Interim Superintendent of Schools John Reed sent a letter home to district parents on Tuesday, November 19, in advance of an anticipated release of an investigatory report on the shootings of 12/14 at Sandy Hook School. The report is expected to be released on Monday, November 25, according to notifications received by local officials. Further details on the report are available here.

  • 12/14 Crime Report Release Due Monday

    The long-awaited investigatory report on the 12/14 shootings at Sandy Hook School, in which 20 first-graders and six adults died, is expected to be released on Monday, November 25, according to notifications received by local officials.That report had been expected to be disclosed earlier this year, but its author, State’s Attorney Stephen J. Sedensky III, repeatedly has said that the release of details of the investigation would have to await the completion of the full report...

  • Halstead Named FCFCA Fireman Of The Year

    Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Chief Bill Halstead has been named Fireman of the Year by Fairfield County Fire Chiefs Association. The group announced and presented the award to Chief Halstead during its monthly meeting on November 20 at Candlewood Fire Company in Brookfield.

  • Chinese Nursing School Interested In Fairfield Hills

    Chinese delegates wish to “start right away” with plans for a nursing school to occupy several Fairfield Hills buildings, said Liping Wang, a realtor from Property World in Milford, and speaking on their behalf.After listening to the brief presentation, Fairfield Hills Authority Chairman James Bernardi called it an “intriguing proposal.”

  • Parent Together: A Promise For The Future

    Parent. It is a noun, and it is a verb, pointed out Sandy Hook Promise (SHP) Communications Director Nicole Hockley and Advocacy Director Mark Barden, and it is the action form of that verb that is the thrust of the new SHP program, Parent Together. The initiative was rolled out Thursday, November 14, exactly eleven months after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Both Ms Hockley and Mr Barden lost children, Dylan and Daniel, on 12/14. “It is about working together with other parents, and thinking about parenting as not just about your child, but about all children,” said Ms Hockley.

  • School Board Hears Financial Report

    When delivering his monthly financial report, school district Business Director Ron Bienkowski recommended the Board of Education approve an emergency replacement for a district truck during the board’s November 19, meeting. Mr Bienkowski explained the school district has eight vehicles, and five of those are overdue for replacement. According to Mr Bienkowski, the average age of the fleet is nine years old. He asked the school board for permission to replace one of those vehicles for approximately $30,000...