In response to complaints about the hazards posed by motorists who park along Oakview Road, the Police Commission on October 6 approved having police post No Parking signs along that 3,000-foot-long north-south street, which lies west of the Newtown High School grounds.
The narrow, curving, hilly Oakview Road links Wasserman Way to Berkshire Road. Oakview Road often is used by motorists as a cut-through or shortcut to avoid traffic congestion near Exit 11 of Interstate 84 and near the intersection of Wasserman Way and Berkshire Road.
After deliberation, the Legislative Council, during its meeting on Wednesday, October 7, approved a $17,540 special appropriation from the Sandy Hook Special Revenue Fund for the purchase of a box truck to be used by the Newtown High School Marching Band.
The truck will be used to transport equipment for the group.
Newtown Congregational Church is extending an invitation to all residents to join them for a special program on Tuesday, October 20.
Warren Hardy, Jr, and September Chatfield will be the guest speakers for “Actions Speaker Louder Than Words: Violence Can Be Changed Into Nice Love.” The evening will look at gun violence and how words can be turned into action.
It will begin at 6:30 pm, and will take place in the church’s fellowship hall.
HARTFORD — Attorney General George Jepsen is encouraging all Connecticut residents affected by the recent T-Mobile and Experian data breach to take advantage of the free credit monitoring services being offered.
The planned start of construction to create a signalized four-way intersection of Church Hill Road (US Route 6), Commerce Road, and Edmond Road has been delayed, with the state Department of Transportation (DOT) project now expected to start in April 2017, one year later than was earlier planned.
The long-awaited intersection reconfiguration project has been in the planning stages for many years.
Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, shared a brief update with the Board of Education during its meeting on Tuesday, October 6, about this week’s visit to Newtown High School by representatives for the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
“I remain very positive that the end result will be a celebration within that building,” said Dr Erardi, after explaining the NEASC representatives had arrived on Sunday, October 4.
The Legislative Council heard an update from State Representative Mitch Bolinsky during its meeting on Wednesday, October 7, regarding the state’s Substitute House Bill 7019, An Act Concerning The Minimum Budget Requirement.
As Legislative Council Chair Mary Ann Jacob reminded her board before the discussion began, Rep Bolinsky was there to discuss only changes to the law, and the council would not discuss how those changes would be applied to Newtown.
Following lengthy discussion at an October 6 session, Police Commission members, in their role as the local traffic authority, made several traffic recommendations concerning a proposed mixed-use development in Hawleyville, which would include a 180-unit rental apartment complex in six multistory buildings, a diner, and a church.