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  • Spike’s Ride For Sandy Hook, Saturday At Lime Rock Park

    George “Spike” LeGrice has organized Spike’s Ride For Sandy Hook, an event taking place this weekend that will raise funds for the families of those killed on 12/14. Mr LeGrice has organized an outdoor event that he expects will have nearly 3,000 cars, bikes, and trucks on display at Lime Rock Racetrack on Saturday, April 13. The event will run from 9 am until 6 pm. In addition to the thousands of cars, trucks, and bikes on display, the show will feature live music, a drifting exhibition, a motorcycle stunt show and an Eastern Motor Racing Association track event.

  • Ordinance Committee Reviews Target Range Issues

    The Legislative Council’s Ordinance Committee fielded a range of public comments April 11 on a proposal to rework the town’s gun ordinance to better address the various issues, including public safety, posed by target shooting on residential properties. Mary Ann Jacob, who chairs the committee, said she expects that the panel’s review of the topic would take several months to complete, possibly extending into the fall. The Ordinance Committee is next scheduled to discuss the target shooting issue on May 8.

  • Francine Wheeler To Give Presidential Weekly Address This Weekend

    Francine Wheeler will be giving the Weekly Address from The White House on Saturday, April 13, 2013, one day before the four-month anniversary of the Sandy Hook shootings. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney announced the President's decision to have Mrs Wheeler offer comments on April 13 during this afternoon's press briefing. "The President has asked Francine Wheeler .. to speak to the American people in this week's Weekly Address," he said.

  • SHU Announces Commencement Honorary Degree Recipients: Llodra To Receive Honorary Doctor Of Law

    Sacred Heart University will present an honorary Doctor of Laws degree to First Selectman E. Patricia Llodra on Sunday, May 19, during the during the university’s 47th Annual Undergraduate Commencement ceremonies. Mrs Llodra, one of four people who will be honored by the university with honorary degrees this year, will also deliver the commencement address that day.

  • ‘Glee’ May Be A Little Close To Home Tonight

    Tonight’s episode of Glee (9 pm, FOX-TV) may be a little much for some residents to stomach. Less than four months after Adam Lanza killed his mother in her bed, then shot his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School and shot to death 20 children and six faculty membe...

  • P&Z Reviews Economic Development For Town Plan Update

    Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) members are reviewing local economic development information for inclusion in the decennial update of the Town Plan of Conservation and Development.At an April 4 P&Z session, Elizabeth Stocker, town director of economic and community development, reported to P&Z members on economic development that has occurred since the 2004 town plan was published, as well as the prospects for continued economic growth.The town has the potential for future commercial and industrial growth, when considering land use rules that have been created to foster such development, Ms Stocker wrote in her report to the P&Z.

  • I-84 Bridge Reconstruction Plans Delayed

    State plans to shift the travel lanes on two Interstate-84 bridges, which cross above Center Street in the Riverside section of Sandy Hook, in preparation for a two-year dual bridge reconstruction project have been delayed for technical reasons, according to a state Department of Transportation (DOT) spokesman. DOT spokesman Kevin Nursick said this week that state officials are reviewing an issue concerning eastbound I-84’s existing bridge pavement geometry that must be resolved before a lane shift could be created on that bridge.

  • Newtown Donations Coordination Team Moves Forward

    The Newtown Donations Coordination Team is a town-sanctioned group established by First Selectman Patricia Llodra and tasked with cataloguing and seeing that the many “in kind” donations received by the town are presented to the intended recipients.

  • Sandy Hook Families Make Final Push On Gun Vote

    WASHINGTON – Parents and family members of slain Sandy Hook Elementary School students and educators fanned out on Capitol Hill Tuesday to make 11th-hour pitches to try to rescue gun-control legislation that's in limbo in the Senate – at least for now.“We bring a face to this tragedy,” said Mark Barden, who lost his son Daniel. “People should listen to what we have to say and move the debate forward.” The Sandy Hook parents and other family members of the Newtown shooting victims traveled with President Obama to Washington on Air Force One Monday and breakfasted with Vice President Joe Biden Tuesday morning.

  • "Resilience After Tragedy," For The Community, May 5

    Congregation Adath Israel of Newtown and the Newtown Interfaith Clergy Association will host a talk by Rabbi Seth and Sherri Mandell on Sunday, May 5 at 4:30 pm. Their talk, “Building Resilience After Tragedy — A Guide for the Individual and the Community,” will take place at Adath Israel, 115 Huntingtown Road. Preceding the talk will be the next Newtown Interfaith Clergy Association monthly interfaith prayer service. This service, started after 12/14, brings all of the faith communities in the area together as one voice, united in prayer. The service rotates to a different house of worship each month to support the healing of the entire town community.