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  • Llodra, Erardi Pen 12/14 Message To Community, Nation

    With just over five weeks left before the second anniversary of 12/14, First Selectman Pat Llodra and School Superintendent Dr Joseph V. Erardi, Jr have co-written a letter that is directed as much to immediate members of the Newtown and Sandy Hook communities as it is to the state and nation.

  • Scrap Tire Storage & Recycling Rules Proposed

    The Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) is scheduled to hold a public hearing on an industrial firm’s request for a zoning rule change that would create a regulatory mechanism to allow scrap tire storage and recycling in M-1 (Industrial) zones under the terms of the P&Z’s special permit process.

    The P&Z hearing on the proposed zoning rule change is slated for 7:30 pm on Thursday, November 6, at Newtown Municipal Center, 3 Primrose Street.

  • NMS Health Center Presentation Held, Questions Addressed

    With a design of the planned grant-funded school-based health center for Newtown Middle School on display, a presentation was held on Thursday, October 30, in the auditorium of the Queen Street school.

    After hearing several presentations and visiting site locations, the Board of Education unanimously approved the school-based health center for NMS in September.

  • Visconti Voters Can Withdraw Absentee Ballots

    The Connecticut Secretary of the State has announced that absentee voters who cast ballots that included gubernatorial candidate Joe Visconti can withdraw those ballots by 10 am tomorrow, and re-cast new ballots in person at their appropriate voting location.

  • P&Z Hearing Postponed On Dodgingtown Subdivision Proposal

    A Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) public hearing on a 23-lot residential subdivision proposed for a 167-acre site in Dodgingtown, which had been scheduled to start on November 6, has been delayed, with the hearing now slated for November 20, town officials said last week.

  • Two Lawmakers Vying For Open 28th District Senate Seat

    Democratic State Representative Kim Fawcett and Republican State Representative Tony Hwang are competing to take the seat incumbent Senator John McKinney will vacate after his term ends, and following his unsuccessful attempt to end Tom Foley’s primary bid for governor last August.

  • Local Voters Will See One Ballot Question On Tuesday

    Local voters casting absentee ballots, or appearing at the local polling sites to vote on Election Day, will be asked to vote on a proposed constitutional amendment that would have future implications for electors, according to Secretary of the State Denise Merrill.

  • Assembly Candidates Relate Their Views On Seven Key Issues

    Each of the three Assembly Districts that overlay Newtown have major party candidates vying for seats.

    The 106th District has Democratic challenger Matt Cole facing incumbent Republican first-term Representative Mitch Bolinsky; the Second District has Democratic challenger Candace Fay taking on incumbent Republican Dan Carter; and the 112th District has Republican J.P. Sredzinski facing Democrat Jen Aguilar for a seat being vacated by five-term incumbent DebraLee Hovey.

  • Gun Issue Flares In The Second District: Candidate Tweet Declared Offensive By NAA

    In a string of tweets October 23 between Second District Representative and candidate Dan Carter and Heather Whaley of Redding, Mr Carter found himself in the bad graces of Newtown Action Alliance (NAA) and other gun violence prevention advocates in Connecticut.

  • Addition To Mt Pleasant Hospital For Animals Means Room To Grow

    A recently completed addition to the Mt Pleasant Hospital for Animals means the ability to expand services and offer a smoother workflow, enhancing care to the clients of the veterinary hospital, said Dr Rakesh Vali, owner of the practice on Route 6.

    Founded in 1977 by the late Dr Brian Silverlieb, Dr Vali joined the practice in 2003, purchasing the business from Dr Silverlieb in 2010.