Following lengthy discussion at a special town meeting, voters by an 81-to-11 margin have approved borrowing $2.8 million to expand the Hawleyville sanitary sewer system to spur local economic development.
Approximately 100 people attended the February 26 standing-room-only meeting held at Newtown Municipal Center.
Ice hockey, figure skating, theaters on ice, skating programs, and skate clubs are on the list of possibilities Newtown Nighthawks high school hockey coaches are working to make a reality.
Head hockey coach Paul Esposito and goaltender coach Kris Kenny introduced the idea of a Newtown Ice Arena, a project that will cost an estimated $10 million or more, to Fairfield Hills Authority members Monday night.
Sandy Hook resident and world class cyclist Monte Frank will be coordinating a second ride from Sandy Hook to Washington featuring Team 26 — a group of similarly motivated riders looking to honor Newtown’s and all victims of gun violence, support stronger gun violence prevention laws and to spread a message of peace, hope and love.
According to Mr Frank, also a local attorney, the ride will depart Newtown on March 8. The public is invited to help send off the cyclists at an 8 am ceremony at Edmond Town Hall on Main Street.
The majority of the 20 residents who participated in the Board of Finance public hearing ahead of 2014-15 budget deliberations February 20 either asked officials to hold the line on the zero increase requested by the Board of Education, or to restore the $139,000 reduction made by the school board members before endorsing the final budget request.
The Newtown Emergency Communications Center’s (NECC) ability to manage emergency calls for service has been enhanced with its use of a large flat-panel monitor that now hangs on the center’s eastern wall.
NECC is located within Town Hall South, at 3 Main Street. The Center handles all local police, fire, and ambulance calls. It is the answering point for local Emergency 911 calls.
Connecticut municipal CEOs and Emergency Management Directors received a Snow and Ice Accumulation Caution Notice last week from the CT Dept of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP). The Town of Newtown forwarded the information to residents with a February 21 posting on the town website.
As a means of educating and updating town officials ahead of a period of expanded capital projects including a new Hook & Ladder fire company headquarters, Parent Connection office, and community center, Town Attorney David Grogins appeared before the Legislative Council February 19 to review the implications of Connecticut’s Prevailing Wage law.
NEW BRITAIN — Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz is suggesting that members of the public with comments or concerns about their experiences with electric suppliers consider attending one of the remaining regional hearings being held on the topic.
The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) will hold Public Comment Hearings at the following locations this month, which all Connecticut residents are invited to attend: