The 54th Newtown Labor Day Parade will start at 10 am on Monday, September 7.
The parade forms on Main Street, near its intersection with Currituck Road. The parade proceeds southward on Main Street, turns left onto eastbound Glover Avenue, and then turns left onto northbound Queen Street, where it ends.
Staging the parade will require that all roads leading to the center of town be closed to traffic from approximately 9:40 am to approximately 1:15 pm, police said.
While traveling east on Interstate 84 at about 6:35 pm on August 27, motorist Roger Mavrides, 59, of Canton, Mass., who was driving a 2010 BMW, struck the rear end of a 2005 Mercedes-Benz driven by Lauren Henson, 27, of Southbury, state police said. There were no injuries. Mavrides received an infraction for failure to drive a reasonable distance apart, state police said.
After several months of meetings, the Community Center Commission is “still being very cautious and not voicing too much of an opinion” about specific ideas for the facility’s use, said Commission Co-Chair Andy Clure.
The group awaits feedback from the public, for which there are several upcoming opportunities, including a survey, and open forums, he said.
A local builder/developer is proposing a new set of zoning regulations for “elderly housing,” which would allow detached single-family houses on relatively small lots in a subdivision, with each lot having its own water well and septic system.
Kim Danziger of Danziger Homes, Inc, presented his regulatory proposal for elderly housing to the Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) at an August 20 public hearing.
After first issuing and then retracting initial data on August 21, the state Office of Policy and Management (OPM) announced its 2016-17 round of estimated Statutory Formula Grants to municipalities late Friday, August 28, which included a reduction of more than $82,000 for Newtown.
Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) members are reviewing an engineering firm’s proposal for a new set of zoning regulations that would create a “design district” near the Exit 10 interchange of Interstate 84.
The move would add some flexibility to the commercial/industrial zoning regulations for an area that currently has B-2 (Business) and M-4 (Industrial) zoning.
Shadows cast by a wide-brimmed hat shielded her eyes form late morning sun as Symba Nuruddin, from Berkley, Calif., pulled at weeds crowding a row of beets at Shortt’s Farm & Garden Center Wednesday, August 26. An art history major in her senior year at Yale University, she and five other students this week participated in Harvest, a Yale preorientation program pairing the young men and women with family-owned farms.