Newtown High School Principal Lorrie Rodrigue and Athletic Director Gregg Simon promoted the benefits of athletics and shared a vision for the future of sports at NHS with the Board of Education during its meeting on October 21.
“If you have been to a sports event as an educator or a parent or, of course, as a community member, you really realize how truly lucky we are of the tremendous support that is shown on behalf of our students throughout the year,” said Dr Rodrigue.
As part of the continuing construction project to replace the dual two-lane Interstate 84 bridges that cross above Center Street in the Riverside section of Sandy Hook, the state plans to make some physical changes at the construction site on westbound I-84 overnight from Wednesday to Thursday.
That construction zone is located along I-84 in the area between the Rochambeau Bridge over Lake Zoar and the I-84 overpass above Alpine Road.
Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps Chief Michael Collins, left, and longtime Ambulance Corps advisor and Trustee Robert Grossman, MD, prepared to cut the ribbon, officially opening the new ambulance headquarters on Wasserman Way on the Fairfield Hills campus. Last weekend, volunteers welcomed local officials and supporters for grand opening activities Saturday, and hosted a special open house for fellow emergency and fire responders Sunday, followed by a public open house.
Following an architectural review, the Borough of Newtown Historic District Commission on October 16 granted Newtown Hook & Ladder Company, No. 1, a “certificate of appropriateness’ for the new firehouse that the fire company proposes for construction at 12 Church Hill Road.
The commission unanimously approved issuing the certificate following a public hearing.
It has been a long time coming, but the new Poverty Hollow Road bridge that spans the Aspetuck River near Centennial Watershed State Forest is now open to traffic.
Although detour signs were still posted in the area on Tuesday, October 21, the bridge was open to traffic.
The bridge replacement project began on June 9, and was to be completed by August 15, but due to delays in receiving the components required for the bridge project, the town’s construction contractor did not finish the span until recently.
Consigli Construction Co., Inc has broken ground for Newtown’s new 87,000-square-foot state-of-the-art Sandy Hook Elementary School. With offices in Hartford, Consigli was selected as construction manager to build the new $50 million school, which will accommodate 500-plus students from prekindergarten through fourth grade.
“There has been a tremendous outreach to allow everyone impacted to have a voice,” said First Selectman Pat Llodra, “and the beginning of construction will be a turning point in the community.”
WEST HAVEN — The second annual Charlotte’s Litter Therapy/Comfort Dog Walk-A-Thon had more than 200 registered walkers and about 40 therapy dogs with handlers participate on Saturday, October 18, at Sea Bluff Beach.