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  • Preserve At Newtown: Water Supply Issues Dominate P&Z Review Of Subdivision Proposal

    Several Scudder Road area residents, who spoke at a December 18 Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) public hearing on the proposed Preserve at Newtown 23-lot residential subdivision, stressed they fear that their already unreliable domestic well water supplies would be diminished after new homes are built in that area and start drawing up subterranean water through new wells.

  • Fire Reports, December 18-23, 2014

    The radio dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at Town Hall South, 3 Main Street, report the following fire calls and the responders:

    Thursday, December 18: No calls listed.

  • Police Reports, December 16-23, 2014

    Two Warrants

    After learning that police held two warrants for his arrest, Robert Abram, 77, of 19 Castle Meadow Road went to the police station on the morning of December 19 and was charged, police said.

    Police said they charged Abram with second-degree failure to appear in court and with failure to respond to an infraction in connection with past incidents.

    Abram was released on $603 bail for a January 6 appearance in Danbury Superior Court, police said.

  • Sending Prayers To Peshawar

    After the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Elizabeth Vaughn, daughter of a Newtown Board of Education employee, saw a picture circulating from Karachi, Pakistan, with children lighting candles next to a sign that read, “Connecticut school killing, [we] feel [your] pain as [you] would feel our pain.” So when she learned about the devastating school attack in Peshawar last week, Ms Vaughn quietly organized a candlelight vigil that featured messages in Urdu translated onto posters by a Pakistani acquaintance.

  • Llodra, Hwang Join Flood Of Opposition To New DEEP Storm Water Regulations

    As shoppers, travelers, and commuters passed by or parked overhead during the rainy Christmas holiday, storm water infused with surplus pesticides left over on lawns mixed with sand and ice melt chemicals, as well as liquids from those passing or parked vehicles, and slowly seeped into the ground below.

  • Holiday Closings: Christmas & New Year's

    All town offices and agencies will be closed from noon on Wednesday, December 24, until 8 am on Friday, December 26, for the Christmas holiday. The following week, offices will close at noon on Wednesday, December 31, and remain closed until 8 am Friday, January 2, for New Year’s.

    The transfer station at the former landfill on Ethan Allen Road will be closing at 11 am on Wednesdays, December 24 and December 31. It will be closed on Thursdays, December 25 and January 1.

  • Newtown Delegation Receives Committee Posts, Governor Reviews Reappointments

    HARTFORD — State Senator-elect Tony Hwang, along with Representatives Mitch Bolinsky (R-106), Dan Carter (R-2), and State Representative-elect J.P. Sredzinski (R-112), were given their respective committee assignments for the next two years.

    Rep Bolinsky was tapped to head the Republican caucus on the legislature’s Aging Committee. The committee has jurisdiction over of all legislative matters relating to senior citizens in Connecticut.

  • Traffic Study Sought By Police Commission For Firehouse Project

    Although the Borough Zoning Commission (BZC) last week unanimously approved Newtown Hook & Ladder’s proposal to build a firehouse at 12 Church Hill Road without a traffic study having been performed, the Police Commission this week, in its role as the local traffic authority, told the volunteer fire company that it wants a traffic study done before it would review and make a recommendation on th

  • Officials Say Firearms, Blight Ordinances Are Working

    The Legislative Council heard from police and land use officials during its December 3 meeting, as the one-year mark passed on implementing local firearms and blight ordinances.

    Newtown Police Captain Joe Rios and Director of Planning George Benson each spent a few minutes reporting to the council on how the ordinances are working, and responding to whether either or both ordinances need further refining by council members.

  • WSA Rejects Sewering Application As Incomplete For Proposed Church Hill Road Project

    The Water & Sewer Authority (WSA) has rejected, without prejudice, a developer’s application for preliminary approval to extend municipal sanitary sewer lines to serve a currently undeveloped 35-acre property near Exit 10 of Interstate 84, where the developer wants to construct a high-density, multifamily housing complex which has an “affordable housing” component.