Newtown resident Rob Cox, editor-in-chief of Breakingviews, the global financial commentary publication of Thomson Reuters, was in Burlington, Vt., Friday, October 10, to receive the 2014 Alumni Achievement Award from the University of Vermont, honoring the mission of Sandy Hook Promise.
The Police Commission plans to have an engineering firm review traffic flow on Key Rock Road to determine the best measures to control speeding on the northern section of that mile-long north-south connector road.
Key Rock Road links Sugar Street (State Route 302) to the intersection of Hattertown Road and Poverty Hollow Road.
A Connecticut Department of Transportation traffic update is warning motorists to expect delays on Interstate 84 between the hours of 8 pm and 5 am beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, October 15, through at least Friday, October 17.
The DOT has implemented a nighttime maintenance project on the bridges over Hanover Road and Boulevard in Newtown. Modifications or extensions to this schedule may become necessary due to weather delays or other unforeseen conditions, according to the release.
Local electrician Ken Burns has fond memories of his youth living with his family at a compact ranch-style house at 82 Berkshire Road (Route 34) in Sandy Hook.
He recalls days of playing in the spacious backyard amid fields and trees which lead to the rustic, winding Sugarloaf Road.
In the past, the area was generally agricultural, he noted. A large working farm stood across Sugarloaf Road in the area now proposed for the 42-lot Sherman Woods cluster-style residential subdivision.
Beekeeper and resident Jeff Shwartz has been hearing a lot about wasps. He said, “I got more calls this year about wasps than any other year,” which may be because he has been doing bee and wasp removal for a long time and more people know about him, he said. Or, “it’s been a good year” for the wasps, he guessed, which could be due to weather in the winter and spring.
A single car crash just before midnight Friday evening resulted in the state DOT closing the busy roadway for several hours while crews assessed and repaired damage to a snapped utility pole just north of Hanover Road.
It was unclear whether the male driver sustained injuries requiring transport to the hospital, but local police, ambulance volunteers and Newtown Hook & Ladder responded to the initial calls for assistance at 11:43 pm.
Over the past decade, an increasing public awareness about treating and preventing concussions, especially among younger rec league, school, and college athletes, has brought the issue out of emergency rooms and into living rooms. It now concerns not just coaches, but whole communities.
Weeks before UConn’s starting quarterback Casey Cochran made national headlines announcing he was leaving the team because of repeated concussions, the Newtown High School sports department scheduled a student-parent forum on concussions.