Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Applications for gun permits issued in New Milford during January and February 2013 more than double from same time period in 2012.
Police Chief Frank Papapietro reported that New Milford received 61 applications for handgun permits during the first two months of 2013, more than double the amount received during the same time period in 2012. According to Papapietro, there were only 25 handgun applications during the first two months of 2012. Included in these numbers are applications for firearm I.D. cards that allow a person to purchase a shotgun or rifle. (In order to obtain a handgun permit you first need a firearm ID card.) Papapietro attributes this rise, in part, to pending legislation intended to make gun laws more stringent. In the wake of the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, a growing number of local, state and federal legislators are calling for …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
In the wake of the Newtown massacre, schools coping with upgrading security without going over the 2 percent cap may get relief from pending legislation.
In the wake of Newtown, schools everywhere are performing security audits and collaborating with local law enforcement to implement new security intitiatives. New Milford Police Chief Frank Papapietro and Superintendent Michael Polizzi confirmed that together they have been reviewing security in each of New Milford's schools and exploring new technology in an effort to implement new systems, but they are not yet ready to openly discuss what they are looking into. "Some initiatives we will be able to talk about, and some we won't," Papapietro said, stressing that to reveal new school security measures is to open the playbook for someone intent on causing harm. "Central to all of this, we have to balance the need to secure each building with…
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Families, friends of those killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School usher team onto field.
NORTH JERSEY — More than 200 students from Sandy Hook Elementary School were among 400 people from Newtown, Conn., who formed a tunnel for New York Giants players to run through as they took the field Sunday for their final home game of the 2012 season. A little more than two weeks after a 20-year-old gunman stormed into the Connecticut elementary school and killed 26 people, including 20 children, families, classmates and neighbors of the dead were bused to MetLife Stadium and given tickets to the contest by the Giants. The group of Newtown residents received high-fives and handshakes from the athletes as they entered the field. The students and their families then made a ring around the field, holding hands with Giants and Philadelphia …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Dozens gathered at a Cedar Lane rally to call for stricter gun laws and an end to violence following elementary school shooting in Connecticut.
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Monday, December 17, 2012
Residents rallied Saturday night in Teaneck to call for stricter gun control laws in the wake of a shooting rampage that left 20 children and six adults dead at a Connecticut elementary school. The crowd, organized quickly through the Internet and by the Ethical Culture Society, held candles and carried signs calling for tighter regulation of firearms and an end to gun violence. Teaneck resident Jim Norman said he hoped to continue holding rallies and push elected leaders to act. "We feel it is time to move from mourning to action," he said. "This is the first in this area of what we hope will be non-stop action until America comes to its senses." Norman, a parent who said he was brought to tears by the killings, called for restrictions…