Strands of green and white decorative LED bulbs sat coiled on the grass at 2 Riverside Road on Wednesday. With several strands already wound through branches of a new 32-foot Norway spruce standing there, Public Works employee Jeff Thomas stepped out in the rain to prep the tree for its second year of casting festive light across Sandy Hook Center.
Despite some assertions on social media, rumors that the town is planning to acquire NYA Sports & Fitness Center at Fairfield Hills with $10 million earmarked in the Capital Improvement Plan are simply that — rumors — according to First Selectman Pat Llodra.
On November 29, Democratic Registrar of Voters and Commission on Aging member LeReine Frampton posted on Facebook that the town “is buying it for 10 million.”
Town police plan to conduct two charitable drives for the needy during the holiday season — one for toys and one for food.
On Saturday, December 6, police will conduct a Toys For Tots drive from 10 am to 2 pm at two locations. The event simultaneously will be held in front of the TJ Maxx store in Sand Hill Plaza, 228 South Main Street, and also in front of The Toy Tree at 14 Church Hill Road.
Tax relief for Newtown’s senior citizens, commercial development and student enrollment are among the topics to be discussed with John Kortze, chairman of the Board of Finance, and members of the Legislative Council and Board of Education during a special meeting with senior residents on Tuesday, December 9.
The meeting will begin at 4 pm at Newtown Senior Center, 14 Riverside Road.
Seniors will have the opportunity to ask questions and make comments during the informal dialogue with town officials. All are invited.
A group of Sandy Hook Elementary School teachers gaining national attention as they align themselves with fellow educators in support of gun violence prevention are scheduled to appear Sunday, December 7, on the first segment of CBS Sunday Morning With Charles Osgood. The program airs at 9 am.
Eva Bermudez, a local, state and national union organizer for the Service Employees International Union, and an outreach worker for Access Health CT, was sworn in December 3 to fill an open District 2 seat on the Legislative Council.
The Legislative Council on December 3 unanimously voted to acquire, at no cost to taxpayers, the home and property where 12/14 shooter Adam Lanza lived with his mother, Nancy Lanza. The bank that was holding the outstanding mortgage on 36 Yogananda Street decided after months of discussion to give the parcel and residence to the community.
A two-vehicle accident on Hattertown Road, near its intersection with Boggs Hill Road, resulted in both drivers being charged with multiple offenses following the incident that occurred about 1:39 am on November 22, police said.
The radio dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at Town Hall South, 3 Main Street, report the following fire calls and the responders:
Wednesday, November 26: 10:42 am, motor vehicle accident, near 11 Cedar Hill Road, Hook & Ladder responded; 11:03 am, alarm, 9 Ox Hill Road, Dodgingtown and Botsford responded; 2:09 pm, wires down, near intersection of Cemetery Road and Dodgingtown Road, Dodgingtown responded; 5:12 pm, wires down, near 61 Dodgingtown Road, Dodgingtown responded.