• Republican Registrar Karin Aurelia Retires

    Republican Registrar of Voters Karin Aurelia has retired from her elected post after 12 years of service. She was honored on her last day, December 18, with a small reception at the Newtown Municipal Center, where she was also presented with a state proclamation by State Representative Mitch Bolinsky.

  • Fire Reports For Week Ending January 2

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

  • All Parties Set To Meet On Future Of Parent Connection Duplex

    For First Selectman Pat Llodra, it must be like a twisted version of Groundhog Day, the black comedy where Bill Murray keeps waking up to the same day over and over again.

    Except for the first selectman, the plot involves the repetitive and disturbingly escalating expense of hazardous material remediation in buildings at Fairfield Hills. It just keeps happening.

  • P&Z Considers Creating New Multifamily Zoning Rules

    In anticipation of a developer pursuing the construction of a multifamily complex, including an affordable housing component, the Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) is continuing its review of the proposed Mixed-Use, Mixed-Income Overlay Zone (MUMI-10), a land use zone and accompanying zoning rules that would be used to better regulate such growth.

  • Preserve At Newtown: Water Supply Issues Dominate P&Z Review Of Subdivision Proposal

    Several Scudder Road area residents, who spoke at a December 18 Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) public hearing on the proposed Preserve at Newtown 23-lot residential subdivision, stressed they fear that their already unreliable domestic well water supplies would be diminished after new homes are built in that area and start drawing up subterranean water through new wells.

  • Serenading Sandy Hook With Seasonal Songs

    Under Christmas trees in the glow of decorative street lamps, carolers spent time filling the quiet night with song December 20.

    Trinity Productions for the second year in a row put on its “Night of Song,” as a small gathering of guests gathered last Saturday night in Sandy Hook Center to spread their holiday cheer.

  • Fire Reports, December 18-23, 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, December 18: No calls listed.

  • Sending Prayers To Peshawar

    After the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Elizabeth Vaughn, daughter of a Newtown Board of Education employee, saw a picture circulating from Karachi, Pakistan, with children lighting candles next to a sign that read, “Connecticut school killing, [we] feel [your] pain as [you] would feel our pain.” So when she learned about the devastating school attack in Peshawar last week, Ms Vaughn quietly organized a candlelight vigil that featured messages in Urdu translated onto posters by a Pakistani acquaintance.

  • Llodra, Hwang Join Flood Of Opposition To New DEEP Storm Water Regulations

    As shoppers, travelers, and commuters passed by or parked overhead during the rainy Christmas holiday, storm water infused with surplus pesticides left over on lawns mixed with sand and ice melt chemicals, as well as liquids from those passing or parked vehicles, and slowly seeped into the ground below.

  • Police Reports, December 16-23, 2014

    Two Warrants

    After learning that police held two warrants for his arrest, Robert Abram, 77, of 19 Castle Meadow Road went to the police station on the morning of December 19 and was charged, police said.

    Police said they charged Abram with second-degree failure to appear in court and with failure to respond to an infraction in connection with past incidents.

    Abram was released on $603 bail for a January 6 appearance in Danbury Superior Court, police said.