The Board of Education approved The Avielle Foundation’s Spark Project as a pilot for the 2015-16 school year during its meeting on Thursday, July 30.
The Spark Project is a program of The Avielle Foundation, and it is an initiative to develop social-emotional learning, leadership, and compassion skills on a communitywide basis and beyond, according to the foundation.
The Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial Commission is in the process of putting together an inventory of land possibilities in the Newtown community for where a permanent memorial, honoring the 26 lives lost on December 14, 2012, could call home.
As part of its community policing program, the police department has resumed its warm-weather bicycle patrols, with Officer Leonard Penna monitoring central sections of town while traveling on a mountain bike.
It is the seventh season that Officer Penna has handled his police patrol duties from the saddle of a specialized police bicycle.
A proposal to more than double the size of the Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company’s fire substation at 249 Berkshire Road (Route 34) is scheduled for public discussion at a Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) public hearing slated for 7:30 pm on Thursday, August 6, at Newtown Municipal Center, 3 Primrose Street.
The fire substation expansion proposal will be the subject of a site development plan review by the P&Z.
The Board of Education has appointed a Shelton woman as the assistant superintendent for the public school system.
Following a July 30 executive session, at which they discussed hiring a person to fill the position created by the recent resignation of Linda Gejda, school board members voted to hire Jean M. Evans Davila, who would leave her post as a Norwalk school administrator to become Newtown’s assistant schools superintendent.
At about 1:23 am on July 24, police were called to the town-owned Eichler’s Cove Marina at 11 Old Bridge Road on Lake Zoar because a man there had become involved in an argument with a security guard at the marina, police said.
Police said they found motorist Daniel Ruggiero, 25, of Shelton parked in his vehicle near the guard’s quarters, after which they investigated and charged Ruggiero with driving under the influence and with possession of narcotics.