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  • Ordinance Panel To Set Hearing On Proposed Water Rate Hike

    On September 17, the Legislative Council acted on a request to initiate a phased rate hike for users of the Fairfield Hills water system, and moved the matter to its Ordinance Committee to research and set a date for a public hearing.

  • In Second Debate, Malloy Is Proud And Foley Incredulous

    WEST HARTFORD — In a televised debate Tuesday night, Democratic Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Republican challenger Tom Foley met in a political Twilight Zone, each unable or unwilling to recognize the reality of the other’s Connecticut.

    Malloy defied polls that show a dispirited and disapproving electorate. He claimed progress, pronouncing himself proud of resolving an inherited $3.67 billion deficit without gutting municipal aid. Foley all but suggested he was mad, seeking votes in a different dimension.

  • Sandy Hook School Evacuated

    UPDATE (11:55 am): According to an SHES parent, parents have been notified of the evacuation, and buses will be departing from the school at noon. Some parents have reportedly opted to pick up their children, but all children will be dropped off at their home, following regular bus routes.

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    According to a school district spokesperson, a “low to no level threat was received” this morning regarding Sandy Hook Elementary School.

  • First Selectman: SHES 'Students And Staff Are Safe'

    Newtown First Selectman Pat Llodra has issued a statement in response to the bomb scare called in to Sandy Hook Elementary School this morning:

  • Recovery & Resiliency Team Counselors Available

    In light of this morning’s bomb scare at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the Newtown Recovery & Resiliency Team would like residents to know that its center will be fully staffed on Thursday, October 2.

  • Prevention Council Begins New Year Looking At ‘New Ground’

    Near the start of the Newtown Prevention Council’s first meeting of the new school year, held on Thursday, September 18, Co-Chair Judy Blanchard announced, “We’re moving ahead on some new ground, and we’re going to need everybody on board.”

  • Firm Seeks Tire Recycling Operation For High Bridge Road

    A firm that wants to create a tire recycling operation in an industrial building at 40 High Bridge Road is expected to submit a revised regulatory proposal to the town, which would seek to add that type of land use to the zoning regulations.

  • Fire Company Buys Former Hawleyville Post Office

    Hawleyville Volunteer Fire Company #1 has purchased the vacant former Hawleyville post office and adjacent land at 30 Hawleyville Road (Route 25) from the Housatonic Railroad Company, Inc.

    Hawleyville Fire Chief John Basso said last week that the sale occurred on September 12.

  • Crews Begin Danbury Hall Demolition

    Crews began the demolition of Danbury Hall at Fairfield Hills at approximately 10 am on Monday, September 29.

    The long-awaited final steps in removing the structure and opening up sightlines of the campus from Wasserman Way, officials were told, would take hours.

  • Silver Bridge Construction Bids Under Review

    The state Department of Transportation (DOT) plans to select by October the firm which will make major renovations to the steel-truss span over the Lake Zoar section of the Housatonic River, commonly known as Silver Bridge. The bridge links Glen Road in Sandy Hook to River Road in Southbury.

    DOT is reviewing five bids submitted for the bridge renovation project, according to DOT spokesman Kevin Nursick.