HARTFORD — Governor Dannel P. Malloy on Thursday, January 29, ordered the state’s Severe Cold Weather Protocol to be extended and remain in effect through Sunday, February 8, as dangerously cold temperatures continue to affect the state.
The Severe Cold Weather Protocol activates a network of procedures among the relevant state agencies to ensure that the most vulnerable receive shelter from the cold. Residents calling 211 from anywhere in the state will find the latest list of warming locations around Connecticut.
The Board of Education is scheduled to conduct a public hearing on its 2015-16 operating budget on Tuesday, February 3, and its decision on the budget is expected during a meeting on Thursday, February 5.
Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, said this Wednesday, January 28, that he hopes community members are willing to be informed voters.
Police report that while on patrol in Dodgingtown about 2:35 am on January 20, they spotted a utility pole near 3 Hattertown Road that had been struck by a vehicle and had fallen down, bringing down with it some utility lines.
Newtown resident Barbara Cottingham sits on the board of the Women’s Center, and is always trying to get the word out on the many services provided by the Danbury-based support service that assists more than 25,000 men, women, and children every year.
“It is such an important community resource,” said Ms Cottingham, adding that among the many served last year alone, were more than 1,100 Newtown residents. “Letting people know about all of the good work [the Women’s Center does] helps in so many ways,” she said.
The Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) has postponed until next month what is expected to be the last installment of an ongoing public hearing on The Preserve at Newtown, a 23-lot residential subdivision proposed for a 167-acre site in Dodgingtown.
P&Z Chairman Robert Mulholland announced at a January 15 session that the public hearing will continue at the P&Z’s February 5 meeting.
“Unfortunately, KASL, LLC, will not be heard tonight,” Mr Mulholland said at the January 15 session.
On an electronic weather map, the distance between Newtown and Norwich appears to be inches.
But residents on the opposite ends of Connecticut were measuring their differences in feet today, as Winter Storm Juno dealt eastern counties significantly higher snow totals than the most affected neighborhoods in Botsford, Sandy Hook or Dodgingtown.
In a brief press conference from the Capital this morning, Governor Dannel P. Malloy thanked residents for staying off the roads since a travel ban went into effect last night, and promptly lifted that restriction in western Connecticut.
The governor appeared relieved to report only 11 crashes had occurred with just one injury since 9 pm Monday evening.