Local news for Newtown, CT continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.
4 hrs ago | News Times
George Benson, left, director of the Newtown Land use Agency and Rob Sibley, deputy director of planning and land use are photographed on the Fairfield Hills campus in Newtown, Conn., Monday, Sept. 15, 2014.
8 hrs ago | Switched
DECEMBER 24: A woman walks past a sign that reads 'Together we are Strong' at a memorial for those killed in the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 24, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. Donations and letters are pouring in from across the country as the town tries to recover from the massacre.
8 hrs ago | Government Executive
The same Pentagon program that provides surplus military equipment to local police departments has also provided heavy armor and weapons to school districts, and a group of civil rights groups are calling for an end to it. The groups cited data showing that 22 school districts in eight states participate in the surplus transfer program, with 10 of them in Texas.
9 hrs ago | Colorado Political News
We've had our complaints over the years with the quality of news reporting at the Pueblo Chieftain , which has at times been unforgivably bad . With that said, the Chieftain has done a decent job recently covering the national scandal that has hit the Pueblo County commissioner race, after remarks in a debate by Republican candidate Tom Ready questioning whether the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut in December of 2012 "really happened."
10 hrs ago | The Hartford Courant
Walsh, a Southington resident, was appointed by the school board Sept. 11. In her new post, she will guide the special education division.
14 hrs ago | Deseret News
Members of the Rutter family of Sandy Hook, Conn., embrace early Christmas morning as they stand near memorials by the Sandy Hook firehouse in Newtown, Conn.,Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012. People continue to visit memorials after gunman Adam Lanza walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 14, and opened fire, killing 26, including 20 children, before killing himself.
Maddie Marcisz didn't mind that her feet were blue and her hair was streaked with purple highlights Sunday while she splatter-painted in bare feet at the Newtown Arts Festival. "It's lots of fun," the 6-year-old Brookfield girl said as she walked over a large canvas laid on the ground.
The race for the 112th General Assembly District seat representing Monroe and Newtown has become one of the strangest in the state. The former wife of J.P. Sredzinski, the Republican candidate, was found badly injured near his condominium on Windgate Circle on Aug. 25. Jennifer Sredzinski, 41, died of her injuries three days later and her boyfriend, Thomas Fischer, has since been arrested for violating a protective order that followed an assault on her in Virginia months earlier.
A Pueblo County commission candidate who posted an article on Facebook saying the Newtown shootings were a hoax said his remarks were misunderstood. The Denver Post reported Saturday that Tom Ready apologized for hurting those affected by the December 2012 shootings in the Connecticut town that killed 20 children and six adults at an elementary school.
The Inland Wetlands Commission convened its hearing on a proposed 23-lot cluster-style residential subdivision in Dodgingtown on Wednesday evening, September 10. About 40 people attended to comment on the project and to ask questions about its development. The commission, however, put off hearing responses from the developers until a future meeting.
Twenty years after the since-expired assault weapons ban passed Congress, Washington's leading liberal think says it's no longer an idea worth pursuing. The Center for American Progress is waving a white flag on banning assault weapons in a study out Friday titled "Assault Weapons Revisited."
Newtown- Newtown Youth and Family Services will be holding its 30th Anniversary Celebration and Awards Breakfast on Tuesday, September 23rd at 8:00 am at Rock Ridge Country Club in Newtown. Ticket price is $25.00 per person and you can register on the NYFS website at www.newtownyouthandfamilyservices.org .
The distribution of donations made to Newtown following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was so problematic that it has likely left "a permanent fracture in the community," First Selectwoman Pat Llodra said Friday. Llodra and Superintendent Joseph V. Erardi Jr. appeared before the state's Sandy Hook Advisory Commission to discuss issues in town, more than 18 months after the Dec. 14, 2012 shooting that left 26 dead, including 20 first graders.
Note: We do not store your email address but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature. Please read our Legal Terms & Policies A teenager who shot and killed three fellow students in a rampage at his Cleveland school and then escaped prison yesterday has been recaptured by state police.
Today-20 years after President Bill Clinton signed the federal assault weapons ban into law in September 1994 and a decade after Congress allowed that law to lapse-the question of whether and how to regulate particularly lethal firearms is no longer the primary focus of the national gun debate. While the question of what to do about the proliferation of certain military-style rifles-so-called "assault weapons"-remains open, advocates for stronger gun laws have recently focused on the question of who may possess guns, rather than which type of guns should receive heightened regulation.
Newtown News Video
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 06:05 pm
Copyright © 2014 Topix LLC