Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) members are reviewing a range of concerns from residents who attended a November 20 public hearing on The Preserve at Newtown, a 23-lot residential subdivision proposed for Dodgingtown.
Those concerns include the potential for damage to existing domestic well-water supplies, increased traffic flow, and high construction densities.
During a sobriety checkpoint held last weekend at Fairfield Hills, police stopped a vehicle to check on whether the driver was under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and then found approximately five pounds of marijuana in the vehicle’s trunk, resulting in the arrest of the vehicle’s five occupants on several drug charges, according to police Lieutenant Christopher Vanghele.
On the night of Saturday, November 22, police had set up the checkpoint on Wasserman Way at its intersection with Trades Lane.
Police report a two-vehicle accident on Sugar Street at its intersection with South Main Street, Glover Avenue, and Main Street about 4:18 pm on November 21.
While waiting a red traffic signal, motorist Raymond Hoesten, 71, of 46 Underhill Road, who was driving a 2010 GMC Acadia SUV, rolled backward and struck the front end of a 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-class sedan driven by Sandra Navone, 55, of 165 Hanover Road, police said.
The 2014 Newtown Savings Bank Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot, to benefit the C. H. Booth Library, will take place Thursday morning. Travelers can expect brief delays and road closures Thursday, November 28, between the hours of 7:30 and 9:30 am, in and around the center of town.
The building that had served as Hawleyville’s post office for decades was swiftly torn down this week by a town crew wielding an excavator.
The structure fell to the ground in pieces at the site where the Hawleyville Volunteer Fire Company plans a redevelopment project starting next spring.
Hawleyville Fire Chief John Basso said that site improvements will start in the spring when area asphalt plants reopen. The fire company plans to pave the area where the post office stood, expanding an existing parking lot.
Following discussion at a November 20 Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) session, P&Z members unanimously endorsed Newtown Hook & Ladder, Company, No. 1’s proposal to build a firehouse on Church Hill Road to replace the town-owned firehouse at 45 Main Street which the fire company now uses.
The fire company is seeking a special permit from the Borough Zoning Commission (BZC) to build a firehouse at a 3.16-acre site, which would have the street address of 12 Church Hill Road.
On Monday, November 24, Dr Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, superintendent of the Newtown school district, responded to the report from the Office of the Child Advocate (OCA), released Friday, November 21, saying that his first thoughts go directly to the victims’ families.
“How can I offer any kind of assistance to families?” he asked.
Governor Dannel P. Malloy has decided that state office buildings will close on Wednesday, November 26, at 12:30 pm due to the anticipated snowstorm that is expected to significantly impact the state. Nonessential state employees will be dismissed at that time.