An accident involving two tractor-trailer trucks on eastbound Interstate 84 early on the morning of Friday, November 7, resulted in the death of a Pennsylvania trucker and his pet dog.
The collision caused non-hazardous cargo spillage from both trucks, a six-hour closure of a section of I-84 for accident reconstruction by state police, and extensive travel delays on local secondary roads as morning-rush motorists took detours off I-84 to get around the accident scene.
Proposals for a psychiatric hospital, ice arena, and children’s museum have all come before the Fairfield Hills Authority in the past, but just one appears to be moving forward with plans to make a home at the former state hospital campus.
Police are investigating a recent crime in which an elderly man was lured out of his Appleblossom Lane home and into his backyard, during which time a burglar or burglars secretly entered his house and swiftly stole an estimated $4,500 worth of valuables from within, escaping without the man realizing that crimes had occurred.
Police Detective Jason Frank said November 3 that the crime took place at about 3 pm on Friday, October 17.
Several dozen firefighters from eight volunteer fire companies mobilized midday on Wednesday, November 5, in response to an extensive brush fire of suspicious origin in Sandy Hook, which spread across about five acres of rugged terrain, blackening the forest floor near Sugarloaf Road and Sherman Street.
Police said that at about 11:51 am on November 3, Paul Recine, 40, of Seymour, who was driving a 1987 Grumann US Mail delivery truck, stopped near 24 Toddy Hill Road to deliver some mail, after which the mail truck was hit from behind by motorist Alexci Piche Lopez, 43, of Sedro-Wolley, Wash., who was driving a 2001 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck.
The CH Booth Library Board is requesting that the current Charter Revision Commission consider several changes that will give trustees greater flexibility to adjust their by-laws. Board President Robert Geckle outlined the specifics during an October 29 charter commission meeting.
One of the other changes being requested, is to increase the number of trustees appointed by the Board of Selectmen from as many as six to eight of its current 18 members.
For more than 50 years, The Newtown Fund has helped Newtown’s residents in need around the holidays in December. Most referrals come through the town’s Social Service Department or local clergy. It is a registered 501(c)(3) charity, which makes all donations tax deductible.