When delivering his monthly financial report, school district Business Director Ron Bienkowski recommended the Board of Education approve an emergency replacement for a district truck during the board’s November 19, meeting.
Police report that truck driver Tyler Fairchild 25, of Northfield was driving an International 4300 box truck northeastward on Pond Brook Road, near Lake George Road, about 12:48 pm on November 13, when he slowed down due to a large vehicle that was approaching him from the opposite direction.
While the International was passing by the other vehicle, the International struck a large tree limb that was hanging over the roadway, police report.
The dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at 3 Main Street report the following fire calls and the responders:
Thursday, November 14: 3:27 pm, motor vehicle accident, near 182 Berkshire Road, Sandy Hook responded.
Friday, November 15: 10:57 am, investigation, near intersection of Mt Pleasant Road and Pocono Road, Hawleyville responded; 10:17 pm, burning odor outdoors, near 2 King Philip Trail, Sandy Hook responded.
In this drawing rendered by PH Architects, the entrance to the Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary would consist of a central entrance topped by red terra cotta tiles — the color of Catherine’s hair — and curved “arms” ending in a Welcome Center at one end of the plaza and an animal care center at the other. The Hubbard family continues to seek the donation of property on which to build the sanctuary honoring Catherine, who died 12/14.
Board of Education Chair Debbie Leidlein used some of her board’s meeting on Tuesday, November 19, to thank and honor two departing members.
The night marked the last meeting for members Richard Gaines and William Hart. Kathy Hamilton and Michelle Embree Ku, who were elected earlier this month, will take their seats on the board in December.
Newtown Lions Club member Dick Kovacs recently presented a check to Women Involved in Newtown (WIN) President Colette Ercole and Vice President Audrey Locorotondo (photo at right) to support the local group’s efforts.
WIN benefits Newtown all year around. The club’s November program, “Thanksgiving Baskets,” is a townwide event involving Newtown’s Department of Social Services, Girl Scouts, various churches and businesses, and individuals.
(AP) Chase Kowalski loved to run, bike and swim. Most of all he loved to race.
The summer before he was killed inside Sandy Hook Elementary School with 19 other students and six staff members, the 7-year-old competed in his first triathlon.
Wearing swim shoes and riding his red Lightning McQueen bicycle inspired by the speedy character from the movie Cars, Chase competed in a 20-yard swim, a half-mile ride and a third-of-a-mile run. He finished first in his age group.