About three dozen town residents listened, watched, and interacted with a large group of project and design professionals who are part of the Sandy Hook School design team during an information forum held June 5 in the lecture hall at Newtown High School.
A two-vehicle accident occurred in front of Newtown Middle School at 11 Queen Street at about 1:45 pm on June 1, police report.
Police said motorist Avis Ingram, 80, of Nunnawauk Meadows was driving a 1996 Plymouth Neon sedan northward on Queen Street, as motorist Janet Ziperstein, 40, of 5 Charter Ridge, who was driving a 2008 Chrysler Pacifica SUV, was attempting to make a left turn from middle school’s northernmost driveway to go southward on Queen Street.
The town is a step closer to welcoming a new Director for C.H. Booth Library. The library Board of Trustees convened a closed session Tuesday night to discuss a recommendation from the board’s Director Search Committee, which has been seeking candidates.
Prompted by the release of a comprehensive nationwide survey on pedestrian safety, a local traffic and behavioral expert suggests that Americans today may be better off if they just stay inside their motor vehicles.
On May 21, dozens of town officials, business leaders and interested potential tenants gathered at Fusion 25 for an “open house” promoting a planned commercial/office development at 146 South Main Street called the Summit @ Newtown. But the use of that development recently shifted to a somewhat precedent-setting mixed commercial/residential use after a zoning regulation was changed permitting limited residential uses in certain commercial zones.
This Sunday, June 8, is the 22nd Anniversary of the CycleFest Bicycle Charity Ride, one of the oldest, safest, and most scenic self-paced charity rides in Western Connecticut. CycleFest, sponsored by Hat City Cyclists, offers 105, 80, 54, 23, and 14 miles route options, and is one of the few charity rides that does not require additional fundraising. All routes either at their beginning or end pass through Newtown. See the routes at HatcityCyclists.org, and select Cyclefest info, which offers links to the different routes.
Starting on Monday, June 9, the town will close the southern section of Poverty Hollow Road to through-traffic for a construction project that will replace the Poverty Hollow Road bridge that crosses above the Aspetuck River, just south of the parking lot entrance for Centennial Watershed State Forest.
That parking lot provides access to the 15,300-acre state forest which lies in Newtown, Redding, Easton, and Weston. The parking lot is expected to remain open to forest users during the bridge construction project.