With more than 15 years of service to the town and a volunteer dedicated to land preservation, Conservation Commission Vice Chairman Joe Hovious is stepping down. Mr Hovious submitted his resignation, which the commission learned at its October 6 meeting.
“His dedication and expertise has been invaluable and he will be sorely missed by all,” Commission Chairman Ann Astarita said.
At the Thursday, October 9, meeting of the Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial Commission, said Chairman Kyle Lyddy, the group heard from sixth grader Ben Paley and Sandy Hook School art teacher Leslie Gunn. Ms Gunn and Ben presented a plan for a small monument honoring the events of 12/14 and those who died that day. Ben was a fourth grade student at the time of the SHS shooting.
Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps members have moved in to their new ambulance garage with its driveway on Wasserman Way, and have already held training classes there. After more than a year of construction, the Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Association’s (NVAA) Board of Trustees received the official certificate of occupancy for its new home of operations, and welcomes officials, first responders, and the public during two days this weekend.
For the past week, Rick and Stacy Hirst have been keeping a close eye on their newest neighbors. What appears to be a mother bobcat and her two youngsters have been making regular appearances at their 16 Scudder Road property, at various times of the day.
As a preview to The Newtown Bee’s annual Candidates Forum on Tuesday, October 21, Newtown Action Alliance held a scaled down session that featured four individuals running for state offices in districts that include or overlap the community.