Is there any town that loves its parade more than Newtown? If the thousands of people who turn out to celebrate the end of summer each year are any indication, the answer is “No,” and Parade Committee members are prepared to present another spectacular affair for 2014.
Preparations for the 53rd Annual Labor Day Parade are right on schedule for the event, said Parade Committee President Beth Caldwell and fellow organizer Robin Buchanan.
The picturesque but asbestos-ridden former staff homes that dot the northwestern end of the Fairfield Hills campus will apparently be around a while longer.
A plan to remediate and demolish them, after being utilized for local company department exercises, has been halted because of rapidly escalating costs to demolish Danbury Hall on the opposite side of the campus.
Newtown’s front line patrol officers will be adding a new tool in the coming weeks that is proven to prevent the type of domestic violence tragedies that have been escalating in Connecticut in recent years. Governor Dannel P. Malloy also announced a new statewide program to improve policies and training to respond to domestic violence that may affect state employees.
Motorist Jill Russell, 36, of Redding was driving a 2006 Subaru Legacy sedan northward near 71 Eden Hill Road, near the Easton town line, about 11 am on August 4, when the vehicle veered to the tight and struck a utility pole, snapping that pole.
A section of the broken utility pole landed on the auto’s trunk lid, police said. There were no injuries.
Police said they issued Russell an infraction for making a restricted turn.
My Place Restaurant’s tap room is welcoming a special guest Friday, August 15. On his Pour Tour through Connecticut’s 169 towns to raise funds to benefit pediatric cancer research is Todd Ruggere of Massachusetts. My Place is stop number 168, before Mr Ruggere concludes his state tour in Stratford on August 16. He is having a pint in every town.
Late Tuesday morning, after an extensive daylong search, a frail elderly man who had been missing since Monday from his 162 Hattertown Road home was found unharmed, sleeping in a farm field off Head O’ Meadow Road.
The search for Martin Lee Allen, 71, had been underway since police learned at 12:47 pm on Monday that he was missing. Mr Allen’s home is located at the five-way intersection of Hattertown Road, Hundred Acres Road, Eden Hill Road, and Oak Ridge Drive.
First Selectman Pat Llodra is seeking residents to fill several opening on local appointed boards and commissions. In some cases the appointments are required to be affiliated with a specific political party, while in other cases unaffiliated voters are encouraged to consider serving.
Current openings exist on:
*The Conservation Commission has a vacant positions available to a Republican or unaffiliated voter.
Only 842 of Newtown’s 5,138 Republicans cast votes in Tuesday’s GOP primary — the majority supporting candidates who were unsuccessful in races that were expected to draw low numbers at polling places statewide. Locally, State Senator John McKinney received 520 votes to statewide victor Tom Foley’s 322.
Mr Foley was ultimately victorious, however, taking the lead as polls closed.