• Hearing Delayed On Tractor Supply Proposal

    A public hearing that was scheduled for August 6 in connection with Tractor Supply Company’s proposal to build a store at 116 South Main Street was not held because the applicant had not met all legal requirements for holding such a hearing, officials said.

  • Former Newtown Man Sentenced On Bank Fraud Charges

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — A former Newtown man was sentenced on August 12 to spend more than eight years in federal prison on his conviction on bank fraud charges, involving a million-dollar scheme that bilked more than 30 businesses in eight states along the Eastern Seaboard, according to the US Attorney.

    Shane Fusco, 39, formerly of Nelson Lane in Hawleyville, was sentenced to spend 100 months in prison by US District Judge Cathy Seibel, according to Preet Bharara, US Attorney for the Southern District of New York.

  • Sandy Hook Fire Substation Expansion OK’d

    Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) members have unanimously approved an expansion project for the fire substation of the Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company, which would more than double the size of the structure at 249 Berkshire Road (Route 34).

    George Benson, town director of planning, presented plans for the expansion project to P&Z members at an August 6 public hearing. Mr Benson termed the application “straightforward.”

    No members of the public spoke at the hearing.

  • Police Investigating Shrimp Theft From Stop & Shop

    Police are investigating an incident in which a shoplifter stole approximately $650 worth of shrimp from the Stop & Shop supermarket at Sand Hill Plaza at 228 South Main Street (Route 25).

    Police said the man entered the supermarket about 6:15 am on Saturday, August 8, shortly after the store opened for business. Based on surveillance photos, the man was carrying a blue bag, which he apparently used to conceal the shrimp before stealing it.

  • Schools To Implement A New System For Monitoring Visitors

    When the new school year begins, Newtown Public Schools will be equipped with a new visitor management system, Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, announced this week in a letter to parents and staff.

  • Major Mixed-Use Project Proposed For Hawleyville Property

    The town has received for regulatory review applications detailing a development project for Hawleyville that proposes the construction of a large church, a major multifamily housing complex, and a diner.

    The mixed-use project is proposed for approximately 42 acres that lie generally west of Hawleyville Road (Route 25) and generally south of the eastbound lanes of Interstate 84, near the Exit 9 off-ramp.

  • Commercial Design District Proposed For Exit 10

    With varied economic development as a goal, an engineering firm is proposing adding flexibility to the commercial/industrial zoning regulations by creating a zoning “design district” near the Exit 10 interchange of Interstate 84.

    Solli Engineering, LLC, of Monroe is proposing the creation of the Exit 10 Commercial Design District (CDD) for land nearby that currently has B-2 (Business) and M-4 (Industrial) zoning.

  • Police Reports, July 30-August 10, 2015

    DUI Incident

    Police report that they received numerous complaints regarding a motorist driving erratically on Interstate 84, who later got off I-84 at Exit 11 and was then seen driving erratically on local roads at about 10 pm on August 8.

    Police said they found the motorist in question and stopped him on Mile Hill Road to investigate.

  • River Walk Condo Proposal Draws Mixed Response

    While members of the local business community are voicing strong support for the construction of a condominium complex proposed for Sandy Hook Center, some Sandy Hook residents continue to urge that the developer significantly cut the number of dwellings proposed, although he has already scaled down the project.

  • Fire Reports, August 6 - 12, 2015

    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, August 6: 11:24 am, motor vehicle accident, South Main Street near Elm Drive, Hook & Ladder responded; 6:57 pm, vehicle fire, Wasserman Way commuter parking lot, Sandy Hook responded; 8:07 pm, wires down, near intersection of Hattertown Road and Hi Barlow Road, Dodgingtown responded.