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  • Improving Weather Brings Heightened Traffic Enforcement

    Now that the long, cold winter of 2014 is coming to an end and spring weather is emerging, motorists are driving more.

    That increase in traffic means that town police are stepping up their motor vehicle enforcement to address the added traffic volume on local roads.

    For example, on March 18, town police stopped about 55 motorists in various locations around town to check for possible motor vehicle violations.

  • Program Doubled Residential Solar Use; Discounts Through March 31

    The Solarize Newtown initiative was a success, said Sustainable Energy Commission chairman Kathy Quinn.

  • Llodra Joins Regional Officials Opposing Tree Trimming Moratorium

    First Selectman Pat Llodra has signed on to letters that were sent March 20 to Governor Dannel Malloy and Nicholas E. Neeieyl, executive secretary of the CT Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) opposing a moratorium on a tree trimming program put in place following a series of devastating storms in 2011 and 2012.

  • State Safety Commissioner Restores 24/7 Trooper Coverage At State Police Barracks Across The State

    MIDDLETOWN — Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP) Commissioner Dora B. Schriro announced on Monday the restoration of 24/7 trooper coverage at all State Police barracks across the state. Previously, as part of the recent consolidated dispatch project, some troops were closed after normal business hours.

  • CT Poised To Adopt $10.10 Minimum Wage Wednesday

    HARTFORD — With votes scheduled Wednesday, Connecticut is poised to become the first state to adopt a $10.10 minimum wage, delivering on an election-year priority of Gov Dannel P. Malloy.

    The Democratic leaders of the Senate and House plan final votes Wednesday, first in the Senate and immediately following in the House, spokesmen for the two Democratic majority caucuses said Monday.

  • Council Moves To Publish Entire Town Payroll

    Sandy Hook resident Richard Fenaroli firmly believes an informed taxpayer will tend to be more involved in the budget process. To that end, he formally requested the Legislative Council act to publish the entire town roster of employees by name, the position they hold, and the gross amount of income and benefit costs of those employees to taxpayers.

    He also requested that similar data be posted for all current town pensioners.

  • Sheets From Home Collection Begins Today

    Girl Scout Troop 50166 and the Reed Intermediate School PTA has launched Sheets From Home: Sheets Drive 2014.

    The groups are collecting new sheets for children who are in hospitals for a lengthy period of time. Their hope is to bring a smile to their faces while they undergo some tough health situations.

    Donated sheets must be new.

  • Church Hill Road Redevelopment Project Gains Approval

    A Trumbull firm has gained Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) approval to construct a gas station/convenience store, including a food service area, at 67 Church Hill Road, at that street’s western corner with Edmond Road.

    Following two March 20 public hearings on the matter, P&Z members unanimously approved the project, which is known as Wheels, submitted by Consumers Petroleum of Connecticut, Inc (CPCI).

  • Booth Library Focus Groups Scheduled

    As part of C.H Booth Library’s search for a new director, a series of focus groups have been scheduled, facilitated by the State of Connecticut Library Development office.

    Young adults are invited to participate in the first session, scheduled for Monday, March 31, at 3 pm.

    Adults are invited to either of the next two focus sessions, scheduled for Mondays, March 31 and April 7, at 7 pm.

  • A Day To Celebrate The Library

    The public is invited to celebrate the reopening of the C.H. Booth Library, Saturday, March 22, during regular library hours, 9:30 am to 5 pm. After remediation for flooding that occurred January 4, newly painted walls and woodwork, new carpet, and upgraded utilities, alarms, computers, and more mean that patrons of the C.H. Booth Library will find the library an even more welcoming space to visit.