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  • Llodra Now Calling For Release Of 911 Tapes

    First Selectman Pat Llodra has called on state prosecutors to release recordings of 911 calls from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings. She told Hearst Connecticut Newspapers that releasing the recordings will end leaks to media outlets that she says are painful to family members and Newtown officials. She compared the leaks to Chinese water torture.

  • Fire Potential: Red Flag Warning, Wind Advisory Issued For Sunday

    The National Weather Service (NWS) in New York has issued a Red Flag Warning for southern Connecticut, including Fairfield County, and Long Island from 10 am to 6 pm Sunday. The weather service has also issued a Wind Advisory for the same area for Sunday from 6 am to 6 pm. The combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and dry fuels will create "explosive fire growth potential," according to NWS.

  • 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.

  • Time To Fill The Fire Trucks

    Members of all five of Newtown’s fire companies will be outside two of the town’s food markets this weekend, collecting donations for FAITH Food Pantry. The 13th Annual Fill The Fire Truck Food Drive will take place Saturday, November 23, from 9 am until 2 pm. Food, personal hygiene and cleaning items will all be accepted on Saturday, as will financial donations. Everything will be delivered to the non-ecumenical pantry located in the undercroft of St John’s Church in Sandy Hook Center that afternoon.

  • 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."

  • 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...

  • Police Reports | November 8-18, 2013

    Truck Hits Tree Police report that truck driver Tyler Fairchild 25, of Northfield was driving an International 4300 box truck northeastward on Pond Brook Road, near Lake George Road, about 12:48 pm on November 13, when he sl...