Local officials and residents attending a state Department of Transportation (DOT) informational session on planned improvements for the eastern end of Sugar Street (Route 302), including bridge replacement, have told DOT staffers of the need for sidewalks there, as well as better protection for adjacent electric utility lines that power the town center.
Snow and ice have been repeatedly blanketing Newtown since late fall, pushing the Public Works Department’s winter maintenance budgets into the red in recent weeks. But a transfer of $116,106 that is expected to be approved by the Legislative Council February 19 will put those well-tapped budget lines back in the black according to Public Works Director Fred Hurley.
The Newtown Public Works and Police Departments are cautioning Newtown Drivers to continue to drive carefully and slowly as crews continue to work clearing local roadways.
Neither the police nor highway department reported any serious accidents or incidents overnight, although by Friday morning police were dealing with a couple of tractor trailers getting stuck on steep hills.
BOSTON — The Newtown Bee was recognized among hundreds of New England Newspaper and Press Association (NENPA) members February 7 and 8 for its editorial and photographic work during the period of August 1, 2012, to July 31, 2013. The awards were presented during NENPA’s annual New England Newspaper Conference.
The following events have been cancelled or postponed in anticipation of the winter snow storm approaching the area. Friday's announcements are in response to the storm, and the clean-up efforts in the area.
Announcements are listed in descending order of receipt.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14
*Newtown Municipal Centerwill open at 10 am today.