• Sandy Hook School Foundation Awards District $500,000 Grant

    Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, announced at the Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, November 17, that the Sandy Hook School Foundation has awarded a $500,000 grant to the school district.

    The Sandy Hook School Foundation is a nonprofit organization run by the Sandy Hook Elementary School PTA. Its mission is to “support programs, resources, and enrichment that can make a positive difference in our school community,” according to its website, sandyhookschoolfoundation.org.

  • WCAAA Grant Provides New Opportunities At Senior Center

    Sheila Torres, vice chairman of the Commission on Aging, and Marilyn Place, director of senior services in Newtown, announced Wednesday, April 8, that thanks to a Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging (WCAAA) grant received in December, the Newtown Senior Center will be able to host three new programs for Newtown citizens, ages 60 and older.

  • Dodgingtown Firefighters To Receive Equipment Grant

    The Dodgingtown Volunteer Fire Company has received approval for a federal grant of more than $100,000 for 13 air masks and spare air-supply equipment for firefighting.

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved a $107,540 Assistance to Firefighters grant for the volunteer fire company.

    US Senators Richard Blumenthal, Chris Murphy, and US Representative Elizabeth Esty  announced in a statement that the fire company will receive the money. 

  • $1.5M Federal Grant to Reimburse Agencies for 12/14-Related Costs

    US Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday, December 17, that a $1.5-million federal grant will be provided to reimburse organizations and agencies that provided direct support to the victims, first responders, and the Newtown community in the immediate aftermath of the 12/14 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.

    The Justice Department’s Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) provided the grant to the Connecticut Judicial Branch, which administers funding for services to victims of violent crime.