The state Department of Transportation (DOT) has scheduled a public informational meeting for Tuesday, February 11, on its plans to replace an antiquated bridge and to alleviate a traffic bottleneck on the section of Sugar Street (Route 302) just west of its signalized intersection with Main Street, South Main Street, and Glover Avenue.
The meeting is scheduled for 7 pm at Newtown Municipal Center, 3 Primrose Street. The inclement weather date for the session is Wednesday, February 26.
An opportunity to see a working home solar panel installation will be offered to Newtown residents on Saturday, February 8, at a Solar Open House.
The event will take place at 9 Grand Place from 1 to 3 pm, hosted by Nina and David Stout, who recently joined Solarize Newtown, an initiative promoting home solar use. The Stouts are among roughly 19 residences that have gone solar through this town- and state-supported program.
Newtown Finance Director Robert Tait calls them "horror stories." He is referring to endless news reports from states and cities including Connecticut and many of its 169 municipalities, about the horrible condition of public employee pension plans.
Newtown police said that they took Michael M. Dinho, Jr, 51, of Danbury into custody about 11:30 am on February 1, after he was detained by Danbury police at the Danbury police station.
Newtown police said they held a warrant against Dinho in connection with an incident last October 19 at the Big Y supermarket on Queen Street, in which a witness alleged that Dinho had publicly exposed himself.
Hook & Ladder firefighters had to pop the door on this four-door sedan in order to get the driver out after a motor vehicle accident on Sunday Street last week. The car had initially come to rest on its passenger side following the accident, but passersby pushed the vehicle onto its wheels before first responders arrived on the scene.
Groups and organizations that need to postpone or cancel events planned for Wednesday, February 5, due to the weather are invited to contact Newtown Bee Associate Editor Shannon Hicks, at firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred) or 203-426-3141 to get their word out. Do not leave a message regarding cancellations or postponements on The Bee’s voicemail. If no one answers, send an email to Miss Hicks.
WASHINGTON – With Congress opposed to even the most modest efforts at gun control, activists are pressing a sympathetic White House to make gun ownership a public health and safety issue, and they're lobbying the Obama administration to pour money into public information campaigns and gun research.
Some groups contacted did not want to discuss details of their lobbying strategy.