Representatives of Svigals + Partners, Consigli Construction, and Diversified Project Management attended the Wednesday, November 6, Board of Education meeting to update board members on the plans for the new Sandy Hook School.
Fire Marshal Bill Halstead said this week that the open-burning season has started.
Residents who wish to do open burning should go to the fire marshal’s office at Newtown Municipal Center, 3 Primrose Street, to fill out an open-burning permit form. A fee of $5 is required. Office hours are 8 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
Open burning is only allowed to dispose of brush. The open burning of trees, stumps, roots, leaves, grass, construction materials, and garbage is prohibited.
DANBURY – The Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation, Inc. has named a panel of volunteers to serve on a distribution committee to examine unmet needs in the community resulting from the tragedy of 12/14.
An absence of competition for numerous elected positions, including first selectman, Board of Selectmen, Board of Finance, Police Commission and a two-year post on the Board of Education, may have contributed to a lower than normal turnout in local voting at Newtown’s four precincts today.
According to local registrars, a total of 4,438 voters cast ballots across Newtown on Election Day, down from 5,225 total votes cast in 2011. A total of 17,346 registered voters were eligible to cast ballots in this year’s race.
“It’s up,” said Laurie McCollum, who has been working for months to coordinate a new veteran’s mural by artist David Merrill. And, “it’s amazing,” she said. The mural is now covered and hanging in the Newtown Municipal Center, awaiting its unveiling at a small ceremony on November 9 at 11 am.
The National Weather Service has issued Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Fairfield County, along with Westchester County in southeast New York, eastern Bergen County in northeast New Jersey, and Rockland County in southeast New York. The warning is in effect until 10:30 am.
Dayton Street, a 1,400-foot-long residential dead-end road extending northward from Church Hill Road in Sandy Hook Center, offers an impressive view of the Pootatuck River.
However, motorists who happen to drive on the street during the next several days should take care because the road currently has no protective barriers along its eastern edge, which is adjacent to a steep slope leading down to the river.
Newtown is well on its way toward meeting a nine percent fund balance goal by the end of fiscal year 2015 as a result of unforeseen revenue surpluses and curtailed spending by various town departments in the fiscal cycle that ended June 30, 2013.