• 3rd Annual 26 Days Of Kindness Begins Today

    Ashley Petersen (née Bochino), who attended Sandy Hook Elementary School as a child, started 26 Days of Kindness two years ago, encouraging people to do something to honor the memory of the women and children who were killed on 12/14, for 26 days in a row. Each day is dedicated to one of the educators and first grade students who died at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

  • Settling On A Location For A Permanent 12/14 Memorial

    To the Editor:

    I wanted to share the work the Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial Commission (SHPMC) is doing to establish a memorial for the victims of 12/14/12. At the last Conservation Commission meeting, mem-bers of the SHPMC shared that out of 30 open space properties that the Land Use Agency provided for their review, they have determined that at this time, the High Meadow at Fairfield Hills is the best place for the memorial.  (For those unfamiliar, the High Meadow is the large meadow adjacent to the paved walkway that leads up to the water towers.)

  • NSSF Receives Federal Grant For Safety Drive

    The gun industry’s Newtown-based national trade association and lobbying organization has received a $2.4 million federal grant to promote gun locks and firearm safety, an award the group says is its first under the administration of President Barack Obama.

    For a group that became a regular object of protests following the 2012 Sandy Hook shootings, the grant is an indication it’s beginning to come in from the cold.

  • Newtown Resident Doubles The Comfort

    Two "Comfort Quilts" will be on display at the Newtown Municipal Center at Fairfield Hills, by next Wednesday, September 15, said Carole Ross, administrator for human resources for the Town of Newtown.

  • Dylan’s Wings Of Change To Launch ‘Wingman’ Program Pilots

    After the tragic death of their 6-year-old son Dylan in the Sandy Hook School shooting, Nicole and Ian Hockley established Dylan’s Wings of Change, a foundation dedicated to the memory of Dylan that is committed to helping children with autism and other related conditions achieve their full potential.

  • 12/14 Aftermath: Former Police Officer Wins Arbitration Award On Disability Pay

    This story has been updated from the original version posted at 1:43 pm to include additional details from the arbitration document, and comments from Newtown Police Union President Scott Ruszczyk and First Selectman Pat Llodra, among other additions.

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    The State Board of Mediation & Arbitration has awarded long-term disability pay extending to 2025 to a former Newtown police officer, who left his job after the December 2012 shooting incident at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

  • Board Awards Former Policeman Long-Term Disability Pay

    The State Board of Mediation and Arbitration has awarded long-term disability pay to a former Newtown police officer, who left his job after the December 2012 shooting incident at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The officer stated that he was unable to continue work as a police officer after having suffered the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder due to the intensity of the incident.

    Thomas Bean, who is now age 40, reportedly will be eligible to receive approximately $380,000 in disability payments from the town.

  • Suspended Sentence After Making Harassing Calls To Newtown Schools

    BRIDGEPORT (AP) — A Connecticut man won't serve prison time for making harassing calls to Newtown schools claiming the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School was fabricated.

    Thirty-year-old Timothy Rogalski of Wallingford received a suspended sentence Friday in Bridgeport Superior Court and was ordered to have no further contact with the schools.

  • Web Documentary Tells ‘The Story Of The Stuff’

    The Story of the Stuff, a web documentary by Ashley R. Maynor, went live on April 16 at www.thestoryofthestuff.com. Consisting of brief videos and essays reflecting on tragedies such as the shootings at Virginia Tech and the bonfire disaster at Texas A&M, it primarily follows four Newtown residents who took on the task of dealing with the enormous physical outpourings of sympathy that came to Newtown following 12/14.

  • Wallingford Man Arrested On Harassment Charges In Calls To Schools

    MONROE — Monroe police arrested a Wallingford man about 10:35 am on Tuesday, April 7, charging him with five counts of harassment and one count of disorderly conduct for allegedly placing five telephone calls to Sandy Hook Elementary School in Monroe and accusing the staff there of fabricating the December 14, 2012, school shooting incident in Sandy Hook.