The website being maintained by the six-member Recovery and Resiliency Team (RRT) is not only designed to be a clearinghouse of information for the local trauma response agency, but a resource for any other agency, nonprofit and grassroots organization maintaining or holding strategic events designed to support Newtown’s continued healing post 12/14.
On March 2, the Board of Finance continued its review of local budget requests for the 2015-16 fiscal cycle, examining dozens of details in the Board of Education’s $72,253,488 proposal representing a 1.27 percent hike over the current year.
But less than two days later, the district adjusted its budget request to $71,915,679, representing a 0.8 percent increase, because of an action to reduce district contributions to the town’s self-insured employee health plan.
In an effort to help foster business opportunities in the greater Newtown area, the Newtown Chamber of Commerce continues to host free monthly networking events open to all local business professionals.
The next event will be held at Sal e Pepe Contemporary Italian Bistro, 97 South Main Street, on Wednesday, March 11, from 8 to 9 am. This month’s event will feature Melisa Webster, president of Newtown’s Flagpole BNI.
The annual Church Women United Human Rights Celebration, this year following the theme “Journey Toward Peace,” will be held in the Community Room at Nunnawauk Meadows on Saturday, March 7, from 1:30 to 3 pm.
The guest speaker for the local celebration being hosted by the CWU/Newtown-Danbury unit will be Elizabeth Ricci.
Ten Newtown non-profit organizations received donations totaling over $25,000 through the inaugural FCCF Day of Giving last year. Fifteen organizations based in Newtown are among the 401 registered groups for this year’s 24-hour event, which is now underway.
New carpet tiles cover the floor of the Children’s Department of the C.H. Booth Library and ceiling tiles were being placed Tuesday, March 3, as the library moves toward a quick recovery from a second dousing in just over two years, from frozen and burst pipes.
Senior citizens and residents interested in learning more about the new senior center, a phase I component of a larger Community Center project, filled every available seat in the main room of Newtown Senior Center on Thursday, February 26, as First Selectman Pat Llodra, architects, and planners offered information and answered questions.
The Water & Sewer Authority (WSA) has scheduled a public hearing for next week on a development firm’s controversial request that the sewer district be expanded in Sandy Hook to provide sewer service for a proposed large multifamily housing complex.
The WSA public hearing is slated for 7 pm on Thursday, March 12, at Town Hall South, 3 Main Street.
A Winter Weather Advisory is currently in effect for Newtown, and the entire state. The sun may be shining at midday, but a Hazardous Weather Outlook is also in effect, with the National Weather Service calling for snow to begin falling after 4 pm Tuesday, March 3. Another 1-2 inches of snow may be on the ground before sunset.