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  • Cluster-Style 23-Lot Residential Subdivision Proposed

    Two development firms are proposing the construction of a cluster-style residential subdivision that would hold 23 single-family house lots on a 167-acre tract.

    Inland Wetlands Commission (IWC) members have received for review the project known as The Preserve at Newtown from developers KASL, LLC, and IBF, LLC. The firms are represented by local developer/builder George L. Trudell.

  • DOT Describes Church Hill Road Improvement Project

    State Department of Transportation (DOT) officials this week provided more details on their plans to improve a 1,100-foot-long section of Church Hill Road, including realigning the broadly offset intersection of Church Hill Road, Commerce Road, and Edmond Road to make it a conventional four-way signalized intersection.

    Six DOT officials attended a July 22 informational session to answer questions on the approximately $4 million construction project, which is slated to start in April 2016.

  • FunSpace II Playground Formal Celebration July 26

    The public is invited to enjoy live music and refreshments on Saturday when the Parks & Recreation Department staff and supporters lead a grand opening celebration for the new Dickinson Memorial Playground (FunSpace II). The celebration will take place at 11 am at Dickinson Park, on Elm Drive.

  • ‘Free State Parks Weekend’ July 26-27 At All Connecticut State Parks

    HARTFORD — Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Commissioner Robert Klee this week announced that as part of the ongoing celebration of the state parks centennial, Saturday and Sunday, July 26-27, will be “Free State Parks Weekend” in Connecticut.  For the weekend, all parking and museum fees will be waived throughout Connecticut’s state park system.

  • Police Reports | July 8-22, 2014

    Life Vest Found

    Police report that on July 8 on Hanover Road, a person found a Kidder-brand life vest designed for a female.

    Anyone missing such a flotation device may contact Officer William Crone at the police station at 3 Main Street, telephone 203-426-5841, to claim it.

     

    Oakview Road Accident

  • Fire Reports | July 17 - 23, 2014

    The radio dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at Town Hall South, 3 Main Street, report the following fire calls and the responders:

    Thursday, July 17: 1:48 pm, hazardous condition, near 85 South Main Street, Hook & Ladder responded.

  • Local Support Boosts Annual Book Sale

    The Annual Friends of the C.H. Booth Library Book Sale ended Wednesday, July 16, and while the final tally is not yet in, Friends spokesperson Denise Kaiser said that she is optimistic that the numbers generated this year will be comparable to last year’s sale, which generated $108,000. Bills and reimbursement by the book recycling center discoverbooks.com, which takes away the very last of the books for resale or pulp, will determine the final numbers.

  • Absentee Ballots Available For Republican Primary; Special Hours August 9

    Town Clerk Debbie Aurelia Halstead advises Newtown voters that absentee ballots are available for the Republican Primary to be held in Newtown on Tuesday, August 12.

    Any qualified registered voter may vote by absentee if unable to vote in person due to:

    *Active US military service;

    *Illness or physical disability;

    *Absence from Town during voting hours;

    *Religious beliefs which forbid secular activity; or

  • DiNapoli Drug Sales Case Continued In Court To August

    DANBURY — A Newtown man, who is a former National Football League player accused of having illegally sold potent prescription painkillers at his home in April and May, on July 15 had his case continued to August 5 in Danbury Superior Court.

  • Police Urge Motorist Awareness Of Child Heat Issues

    Town police last week used an electronic display positioned along South Main Street at the Ram Pasture to drive home the message that motorists must make sure that they do not leave children unattended in motor vehicles in the summertime when temperatures inside vehicles can rise to lethal levels.

    The large black electronic display, which is on loan from the state government, flashed sequential phrases that urged motorists to be aware of the problem.