WEST HAVEN — The second annual Charlotte’s Litter Therapy/Comfort Dog Walk-A-Thon had more than 200 registered walkers and about 40 therapy dogs with handlers participate on Saturday, October 18, at Sea Bluff Beach.
Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps Chief Michael Collins, left, and longtime Ambulance Corps advisor and Trustee Robert Grossman, MD, prepared to cut the ribbon, officially opening the new ambulance headquarters on Wasserman Way on the Fairfield Hills campus. Last weekend, volunteers welcomed local officials and supporters for grand opening activities Saturday, and hosted a special open house for fellow emergency and fire responders Sunday, followed by a public open house.
Following an architectural review, the Borough of Newtown Historic District Commission on October 16 granted Newtown Hook & Ladder Company, No. 1, a “certificate of appropriateness’ for the new firehouse that the fire company proposes for construction at 12 Church Hill Road.
The commission unanimously approved issuing the certificate following a public hearing.
It has been a long time coming, but the new Poverty Hollow Road bridge that spans the Aspetuck River near Centennial Watershed State Forest is now open to traffic.
Although detour signs were still posted in the area on Tuesday, October 21, the bridge was open to traffic.
The bridge replacement project began on June 9, and was to be completed by August 15, but due to delays in receiving the components required for the bridge project, the town’s construction contractor did not finish the span until recently.
The Newtown Prevention Council and the Newtown Middle School PTA are set to host a Parent Lecture titled “Internet Safety for Parents of Teens & Tweens,” on Wednesday, October 29, at 7 pm, in the Memorial Room of C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street.
Scott Driscoll of Internet Safety Concepts, a former youth officer and federal Internet Crimes Against Children task force member, will present the lecture.
HARTFORD — Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that all Connecticut acute care hospitals have conducted an Ebola preparedness drill per his directive last week. The governor gave hospitals one week to complete the exercise to make sure their procedures were up to standard.
Two of Newtown’s most longstanding and visible public health professionals, Dr Robert Grossman (left) and Dr Thomas Draper will be the subjects of a community celebration and open house on Sunday, October 27.