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Newtown, Connecticut is located in Fairfield County. Zip codes in Newtown, CT include 06470. The median home price in Newtown is $495,000 which is roughly $171/per square foot. More Newtown information.

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1 hr ago | USA Today

Voices: Still haunted by gun violence

Connecticut State Police lead a line of children from the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14, 2012.

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5 hrs ago | The Hartford Courant

FBI Releases Heavily Blacked Out Sandy Hook Records

Of the 175 pages released in response to a Courant Freedom of Information request, 64 were completely redacted and most of the other 111 pages were heavily redacted.

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8 hrs ago | Patch.com

Newtown Juvenile Charged with First-Degree Sexual Assault

A Newtown boy is scheduled to appear in juvenile court Monday concerning allegations that he sexually assaulted three girls and one boy.

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9 hrs ago | The Newtown Bee

Wiedemann To Be Honored By DTC

Anna Wiedemann has been selected by the Democratic Town Committee as the honoree for their 2014 Jefferson-Jackson-Bailey Dinner.

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14 hrs ago | NewsBusters.org

Time's Frizell Slams Georgia's 'Radical' Safe Carry Protection Act

In the mind of the folks at Time magazine, a new gun law that allows church leaders and business owners to decide for themselves if concealed-carry permitees can carry their weapons on premises is "radical."

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Wed Apr 23, 2014

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Schools Need To Be Prepared To Defend Against More Than Just Shootings, Say Experts

Large-scale shootings have been a dominant driver of school safety debates, but a stabbing spree at a Pennsylvania high school this month should serve as a reminder that educators need to be prepared for a range of situations--including smaller, nonfatal incidents that don't involve guns at all, school safety experts say.

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News Times

Sandy Hook teacher recounts

On the morning of Dec. 14, 2012, Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis was reading to her classroom of first-graders at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, when she heard rapid-fire gunshots repeating over and over.

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Car & Driver

Counterpunch: GM Seeks to Block Ignition-Switch Lawsuits with Bankruptcy Shield

General Motors is invoking a clause from its 2009 bankruptcy that would block most of its customers from suing the automaker over faulty ignition switches .

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CNN

Grandfather launches smart gun push

His 6-year-old grandson, Ben Wheeler, was one of 26 people killed in the December 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

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The Hill

GOP Newtown bill hits impasse

Opposition from Democrats and some mental health groups to a proposal from Rep. Tim Murphy is acute despite more than a year of hearings in the wake of the 2012 Newtown, Conn., massacre.

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Daily Mail

Retired justice calls for overhaul of gun control, with background...

The constitution should be changed so EVERY American is required to have a background check to buy a gun, says retired Supreme Court Justice New book proposes that the Constitution be amended to force states to perform background checks, limit use of guns in self-defense In response to the Newtown tragedy, Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul ... (more)

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

The Hartford Courant

Cities, Towns Can't Pay For PTSD Expansion

Where are Connecticut's cash-strapped municipalities going to find the money to shoulder open-ended costs associated with mental stress claims brought through an expanded workers' compensation system? With homeowners and businesses taxed to the breaking point in many jurisdictions and some local governments choosing between laying off a teacher or ... (more)

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The Newtown Bee

Budget Turnout Lagging Behind Last Year's Numbers

At 2 pm Tuesday, about 500 fewer Newtown residents had turned out to cast budget votes than at the same time in last year's first referendum according to the local Registrars' office.

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Connecticut Post

'The Glass Menagerie' in

Left to right are Chris Luongo of Bethel and Miles Everett of Thomaston rehearsing a scene from "The Glass Menagerie," opening at Town Players of Newtown on Friday, April 25. Fresh off of its recent Broadway revival, Tennessee Williams' classic "The Glass Menagerie" kicks off Town Players' 2014 season on Friday, April 25. Directed by Marla Manning, ... (more)

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Washington Times

A better way to help the dangerously mentally ill

Following the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., more than a year ago, while President Obama and congressional Democrats were blaming the violence on guns, Republicans sought out and asked the only clinical psychologist in the House to look into the connection between the sorts of mass shootings that have plagued the ... (more)

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The Newtown Bee

Parade Committee Announces 2014 Theme And Grand Marshal

Newtown Labor Day Parade Committee President Beth Caldwell, left, presented C.H. Booth Library Acting Director Beryl Harrison with a framed poster depicting the 2013 parade program cover on Monday, April 21. Ms Caldwell also announced that the 2014 parade theme, suggested by Ms Harrison, has been selected.

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The Globe and Mail

Can our kids' schools be too safe?

Forget about crumbling schools and kids who can't read. Here in Toronto, our school board is debating whether to require grannies who help out on Grade 5 school trips to obtain criminal background checks.

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Greenwich Citizen

Summer school has role, but it varies in districts

How about a Wilderness Survival course that teaches middle school students to survive in the wilderness or a pass/fail chemistry class to become eligible for a more advanced high school science class? Some districts, like Newtown, offer more traditional remedial summer school courses that ensure their students don't fall behind the summer, but ... (more)

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

News Times

GE team credited for aiding Newtown

Members of the General Electric Recovery Team, Elizabeth Rallo, left, Anne Alzapiedi, center, and Joni Capoccitti pose inside the Newtown Municipal Center in Newtown, Conn.

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BroadwayWorld.com

BWW Interview: Broadway Producer Van Dean Shares How to Help...

Following the tragic events at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, the 12.14 Foundation was created with the mission of building a landmark Performing Arts Centre in Newtown, Connecticut, in memory of those lost on December 14, 2012.

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