Local Republicans and Democrats continue to seek interested residents who want to give back to their community by considering service on local elected boards and in appointed positions on various committees serving the community.
Candidate’s Committee Chair Herb Rosenthal told The Newtown Bee that Newtown’s Democratic Party needs good, qualified candidates for many offices, including First Selectman, Board of Education, Board of Finance, Legislative Council and Planning & Zoning Commission.
Following its review of a traffic engineering report on travel safety on the residential Key Rock Road, the Police Commission has approved creating additional speed tables there to better control motorists’ travel speeds on the 4,500-foot-long north-south connector road.
Key Rock Road connects Sugar Street (Route 302) to the intersection of Hattertown Road and Poverty Hollow Road. The Police Commission has been reviewing Key Rock Road traffic safety in its role as the traffic authority.
A state Department of Agriculture staff member handles a horse that was seized Monday morning from a property on Town’s End Road. The state Department of Agriculture seized nine malnourished, neglected horses, plus numerous cats and dogs, all of which were living in unhealthy conditions at a residential property in southern Newtown.
Newtown Youth & Family Services is expanding the availability of its Job Bank.
The NYFS Job Bank is now available to the entire Newtown and Sandy Hook community. The job bank consists of local young adults, ages 13-17, who have gone through the process of completing an application, interview, and short training, and are ready and willing to work.
Summer days may be long, but there is no shortage of activities in and near Newtown, from hiking to biking to horseback riding to swimming. A few Newtowners offered their own recommendations for summer outings.
Fox Ridge Farm boasts many activities for equestrians of all levels. Sitting on 25 acres, Pat Gregory and Fox Ridge Farm have been located on Aunt Park Lane for 14 years. All Ms Gregory asks is that the young riders come equipped with a well-fitting, approved helmet, long pants, and a pair of boots with a one-inch heel.
Connecticut author Sarah Darer Littman is returning this summer for C.H. Booth Library’s Creative Writing Summer Camp for young adults, as part of the year-round peer group for passionate young writers at the library.
This summer, camp will meet on Thursdays, June 25, July 9, 16, 23, and 30. Rising Grades 6 and 7 will meet from 3:30 to 5:30 pm, and rising Grades 8 and 9, from 6 to 8 pm.
Last time I rode on the grounds of Fairfield Hills it was the late 1990s for the Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard Judged Pleasure Ride. This annual event has obstacles to tackle, things to pull, gates to open and executing some pretty scary stuff that you’ve probably never done on your horse before that day.