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  • Cluster-Style 23-Lot Residential Subdivision Proposed

    Two development firms are proposing the construction of a cluster-style residential subdivision that would hold 23 single-family house lots on a 167-acre tract.

    Inland Wetlands Commission (IWC) members have received for review the project known as The Preserve at Newtown from developers KASL, LLC, and IBF, LLC. The firms are represented by local developer/builder George L. Trudell.

  • DOT Describes Church Hill Road Improvement Project

    State Department of Transportation (DOT) officials this week provided more details on their plans to improve a 1,100-foot-long section of Church Hill Road, including realigning the broadly offset intersection of Church Hill Road, Commerce Road, and Edmond Road to make it a conventional four-way signalized intersection.

    Six DOT officials attended a July 22 informational session to answer questions on the approximately $4 million construction project, which is slated to start in April 2016.

  • Sports Car Runs Off Hawleyville Road, Hits Tree

    About 2:33 am on Sunday, July 20, police received a call reporting that a vehicle had driven off the road and gone down an embankment alongside Hawleyville Road (Route 25), near the Brookfield town line.

    Police responded to the area to investigate and found that motorist Robert Pallo, 62, of Brookfield, who was driving a 1991 Chevrolet Corvette coupe, was trapped inside the sports car amid trees and brush on an embankment on residential property at 63 Hawleyville Road. There were no passengers.

  • Two Sessions Slated On SHS Project

    Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) members are scheduled to conduct a public hearing on the zoning aspects of the proposed new Sandy Hook Elementary School at 7:30 pm on Thursday, July 31, at Newtown Municipal Center, 3 Primrose Street.

    The new school would replace the former Sandy Hook School at 12 Dickinson Drive, which the town demolished last year, following the December 2012 massacre there.

  • Airplane Crashes Into Swamp Near Danbury Airport; Pilot Uninjured

    DANBURY – A single-engine 1984 Beechcraft Bonanza airplane crashed near Danbury Municipal Airport on the evening of Thursday, July 24.

    The airplane was approaching Runway 35 from the south for a landing, when for some unknown reason, it failed to reach the runway and crash-landed in a pond within a swamp off Miry Brook Road, about one-quarter mile south of the airport, officials said.

  • Fire Reports | July 17 - 23, 2014

    The radio dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at Town Hall South, 3 Main Street, report the following fire calls and the responders:

    Thursday, July 17: 1:48 pm, hazardous condition, near 85 South Main Street, Hook & Ladder responded.

  • FunSpace II Playground Formal Celebration July 26

    The public is invited to enjoy live music and refreshments on Saturday when the Parks & Recreation Department staff and supporters lead a grand opening celebration for the new Dickinson Memorial Playground (FunSpace II). The celebration will take place at 11 am at Dickinson Park, on Elm Drive.

  • ‘Free State Parks Weekend’ July 26-27 At All Connecticut State Parks

    HARTFORD — Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Commissioner Robert Klee this week announced that as part of the ongoing celebration of the state parks centennial, Saturday and Sunday, July 26-27, will be “Free State Parks Weekend” in Connecticut.  For the weekend, all parking and museum fees will be waived throughout Connecticut’s state park system.

  • Police Reports | July 8-22, 2014

    Life Vest Found

    Police report that on July 8 on Hanover Road, a person found a Kidder-brand life vest designed for a female.

    Anyone missing such a flotation device may contact Officer William Crone at the police station at 3 Main Street, telephone 203-426-5841, to claim it.

     

    Oakview Road Accident

  • Absentee Ballots Available For Republican Primary; Special Hours August 9

    Town Clerk Debbie Aurelia Halstead advises Newtown voters that absentee ballots are available for the Republican Primary to be held in Newtown on Tuesday, August 12.

    Any qualified registered voter may vote by absentee if unable to vote in person due to:

    *Active US military service;

    *Illness or physical disability;

    *Absence from Town during voting hours;

    *Religious beliefs which forbid secular activity; or