The Borough Zoning Commission (BZC) has approved the Aquarion Water Company’s plans to build an above-ground 1,100-square-foot pumphouse on the 3.1-acre site at 12 Church Hill Road, where the Newtown Hook & Ladder Volunteer Fire Company is building a 16,000-square-foot firehouse.
One of the final issues up for deliberation among local charter revision commissioners before wrapping up their yearlong overhaul of Newtown’s constitutional document involves the complicated task of determining voter intent as directed by budget questions, and whether a failed referendum, either in full or in part, should trigger Legislative Council actions currently not permitted by charter.
NEW HAVEN — With the arrests of three more men on June 4, a drug trafficking ring allegedly headed by a former Newtown police sergeant has grown to 11 men, who are now under federal indictment on various drug charges.
Also, new court documents expand the period during which the former Newtown police sergeant and a former Newtown civilian emergency services dispatcher were allegedly involved in drug trafficking, increasing it from four years to six years.
Shortly after posting new information on the town’s municipal website tracking survey responses, the chairman of the Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial Commission visited with local selectmen to update the commission’s progress toward possibly establishing one or more memorials in recognition of the lives lost on 12/14.
Newtown Parks & Recreation, which is co-presenting the 2015 Mad Dash Adventure with NYA Sports & Fitness, announced on June 11 the open registration times and start times for those participating in this year’s event.
The Police Commission has appointed itself to serve as an “executive-level personnel search committee,” which will seek a replacement for Police Chief Michael Kehoe, who has announced that he will retire from the police department next January.
Three of the five police commission members met for a brief session on June 10 to create the search committee, which is comprised of all five commission members.
Police report that at about 3:15 am on June 6, they discovered damage to a utility pole located near 97 South Main Street, indicating to them that a driver had struck the pole and then left the scene of the accident.