Brenda J. McKinley of Newtown was appointed as the next director of the C.H. Booth Library in Newtown, Wednesday, June 18, following a unanimous vote by the Board of Trustees at a special meeting held Tuesday evening, June 17. Ms McKinley’s appointment, effective July 1, was announced to the staff and Acting Director Beryl Harrison, Wednesday morning, by Board of Trustees President Martha Robilotti.
The task force established after the Newtown shootings to examine mental health issues among young adults released 47 recommendations Tuesday in what a key legislative leader described as a “blueprint” for future legislative action on behavioral health.
US Representative Elizabeth Esty and US Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy announced on June 17 a $7.1 million grant from the US Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime to support victims, family members, first responders, and community members in Newtown in the aftermath of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Following a June 5 public hearing, Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) members approved revised zoning regulations which, in effect, would greatly increase the amount of residential apartment space that could be included as a second-story use in new commercial buildings that include uses such as stores and offices on the first story.
George Benson, town director of planning and land use, said the revised zoning regulations would affect new development in the B-1 and B-2 (Business) zones.
Tom Connors, who did not even live in Newtown the day the community signed off on acquiring the sprawling and abandoned Fairfield Hills hospital campus, is now leading the authority charged with overseeing its administration.
Mr Connors recently took over chairing the Fairfield Hills Authority. And he recently finished a monthlong series of appearances introducing himself to three top elected boards.
Well over 200 people attended the 25th Annual Newtown Chapter Regional Hospice and Home Care of Western Connecticut Breakfast Fundraiser, Wednesday morning, June 11, at the Waterview in Monroe. Filling 39 tables hosted by individuals, clubs, businesses, and organizations, the morning started with a time for socializing.